CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 31, 2014
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Each month the Supply Chain Executive Insight e-newsletter will include brief articles about developments that are often overlooked by other supply chain publications. We will present you with summaries of the latest research as well as new ideas on how to make your supply chain operations more effective. And we'll offer commentary that sheds light on what's happening in supply chains today.
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Is Amazon a 3PL?
As Amazon expands into logistics services, the giant retailer is taking on more of the characteristics of a third-party logistics (3PL) company. How might that shape the industry's competitive landscape?
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A farewell, with thanks
I'm proud of what we have accomplished. But the time has to come to embark on a new journey.
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Third-party logistics CEOs report improvements in growth, profitability
Respondents to the 21st Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs appear confident about their current and future prospects.

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Strong supply chain necessary for success in emerging markets
Accenture survey finds that leading companies are more likely to invest in and alter their supply chains to meet the needs of a specific market.

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Talent shortage permeates logistics and supply chain organizations, annual survey concludes
Nearly half of the participants in the 19th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study said they were having trouble finding and retaining qualified employees.

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CSCMP issues research update on India
A new publication in the "Global Perspectives" series looks at the current state and future prospects of India's logistics and supply chain management industry.

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Gooley named editor of CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Veteran business journalist will lead supply chain journal's editorial content and operations

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Perceptions of countries' cost competitiveness are outdated, report says
Changing labor and production costs are leading companies to rethink their global production strategies, according to the Boston Consulting Group.

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Poor visibility still a barrier for manufacturers
KPMG's annual survey finds that a lack of supply chain transparency as well as poor supplier performance remain as challenges for many manufacturers.

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Research: 3-D printing looms large over logistics
Logistics service providers differ in their predictions of how three-dimensional printing could affect their industry.

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Offshoring and reshoring—what's really going on?
A new book from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) examines trends and best practices in reshoring and offshoring.

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Retail supply chains focus on "unified commerce"
An annual survey conducted by Boston Retail Partners finds that creating a seamless shopping experience in stores, on the Web, and on mobile devices is a top priority for retailers.