CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Strategy
October 19, 2017

Commentary: Unleashing your supply chain's potential through a bimodal approach

Gaining the full benefits of this valuable approach requires integrating two ways of thinking.

Opening session of CSCMP emphasizes the power of storytelling and saying "yes"

Keynote speaker Matthew Luhn and Distinguished Service Award winner Nancy Nix urged attendees to embrace opportunities to learn new skills that may be outside their comfort zone.

Amazon's customer-centric focus drives its innovation

Building customer loyalty and trust are front and center in Amazon's mission to continuously innovate every step in its supply chain.

Commentary: Five ways to ramp up supply chain sustainability

Taking the time to model and analyze both the supply chain costs and environmental impacts of key supply chain decisions can help you be both profitable and sustainable.

"Up close and personal" still matters

Online education has its place, but face-to-face communication provides greater value in many respects.

Beyond recycling: To form a truly "circular supply chain," companies need to go to the next level

A report from the consulting firm Accenture says that not enough companies are fully exploring opportunities to reuse, refurbish, remanufacture, or extend the life of their products.

Arizona State University researchers take aim at reducing food waste in the supply chain

Grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund research on the potential for online marketplaces and mobile apps and improvements in scan-based trading to reduce food waste.

Arizona Roundtable wins annual CSCMP supply chain simulation game

Online game teaches participants about risk management through running the supply chain for a simulated company.

An AWESOME choice: CSCMP names Nancy Nix as 2017 Distinguished Service Award recipient

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals honors head of women's supply chain association with its highest honor.

The dangers of focusing only on the supply chain's last mile

In a world where companies are under increasing pressure to tighten product time-to-market, improving efficiency at every stage of the supply chain is a must.

The Great Coordinator

Kaiser Permanente's Laurel Junk is leading the transformation of the health-care giant's operation from a group of locally autonomous sites to a centralized, professional supply chain organization with standardized roles and processes.

Making the journey to a multimodal, segmented supply chain

A supply chain strategy that balances operational excellence with profitably serving the needs of specific customers, channels, and products offers many competitive and cost benefits. Here's what you need to get started, along with a look at how Western Digital Corporation successfully made the switch.

CSCMP's annual conference to focus on leading-edge thinking

CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition is expected to draw more than 3,000 supply chain professionals from across the globe.

How supply chain complexity affects buyer-supplier relationships

Authors of a selected <i>Journal of Business Logistics (JBL)</i> article explain the real-world implications of their academic research.

Supporting and developing tomorrow's supply chain leaders

CSCMP has made a significant investment in its young professionals because we believe they represent the next generation of supply chain leaders.

Annual "State of Logistics Report" shows industry looking in cloudy rear-view mirror

Expenditures dropped in 2016 for the first time in six years; logistics-spending-to-GDP ratio is at its lowest level since 2009.

Hunting for qualified interns? Ask CSCMP!

CSCMP's online Career Center has a new feature dedicated to internships.

How Lenovo tackles the global workforce challenge

The technology giant strengthens its supply chain talent pool by focusing on geographic, cognitive, skill, and generational diversity; its unusual approach to leadership development has created a deep bench of internationally savvy managers.

Happy 10th anniversary to us!

As <em>Supply Chain Quarterly</em> enters its second decade, we will continue to provide readers with fresh thinking about supply chain strategy in an in-depth yet accessible form.

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CSCMP bestows 2017 awards for excellence
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals honors members' contributions to the discipline.

CSCMP names 2017 Emerging Leader Award winners
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CSCMP and TSC Advantage offer cybersecurity resources to protect supply chain
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Arizona Roundtable wins annual CSCMP supply chain simulation game
Online game teaches participants about risk management through running the supply chain for a simulated company.

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