CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Strategy
April 30, 2017

A different kind of inclusiveness

Organizations that embrace all of the participants in the supply chain offer some benefits that more restrictive groups cannot.

In their own words: Members tell why CSCMP is important to them

A new video produced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals features members' thoughts on the personal and professional benefits of membership in the organization.

Supply chain integration and optimization: The keys to realizing deal value

How a buyer integrates an acquisition and optimizes the combined entity's supply chain can make the difference between achieving the deal's desired benefits and, potentially, its failure.

CSCMP roundtables head into spring with a host of new events

With more than 80 local chapters or roundtables, the supply chain organization has events occurring nearly every week.

From dreams to reality: How to turn innovative ideas into real-world applications

Supply chain innovation is not just a matter of coming up with great ideas; you also have to convert them to sustainable, practical applications. Following a disciplined process such as the one outlined in this article will result in less wasted effort and more frequent success.

C-suite crusader

Ann Drake is on a mission: to help qualified women—in supply chain management and beyond—move into the top ranks of business leadership.

University of Michigan revamps SCM program, debuts Supply Chain Consulting Studio

The Master's in Supply Chain Management program now places greater emphasis on data analytics and leadership skills.

Big ideas on campus

Time attending supply chain student events at your local college or university will be time well spent.

Attention, supply chain professionals: The world's problems cannot be solved without your help

Supply chain organizations should work with governments and nonprofit groups to feed the world, heal the sick, save the planet, and make money too, says a new report from the research group SCM World and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Ann Drake takes to the airwaves

In a recent interview on the radio show "Marketplace," the DSC Logistics chairman and CEO talked about how more women can become business leaders and move up the corporate ladder.

Buying or selling an asset: How to prepare for the handoff

Early planning takes risk out of the transition from seller to buyer and sets the stage for a speedy close.

Industrial property market to continue multiyear roll in '17, JLL forecasts

Low interest rates, e-commerce demand to fuel growth, firm says.

Never stop learning

Business needs and practices are constantly changing, so we should all be "students" throughout our careers.

Demand rises for logistics and industrial space in the Americas

Vacancy rates have dropped in the United States and Mexico, while availability has increased in Brazil and parts of Canada.

Best-in-class retailers have greater supply chain visibility than peers

A survey by Aberdeen Group shows leading retailers not only possess better visibility of their in-transit shipments but also have a clearer view of supplier quality and manufacturing processes than their competitors.

CSCMP's redesigned Career Center offers expanded resources

CSCMP has updated its online Career Center to include reference-checking, resume-writing, and coaching services.

SCM World announces its award finalists

The consulting and analyst group created the awards to recognize supply chains that generated improvements for both their organizations and the larger world.

Don't overlook demographics

Changes in population can have a profound impact not only on long-term supply chain strategy but also on day-to-day operations.

Three ways to combat the risk of forced labor in supply chains

Research shows that forced labor touches every supply chain. But there are some practical steps you can take to reduce the chances of it infiltrating yours.

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Perspective
A different kind of inclusiveness
Organizations that embrace all of the participants in the supply chain offer some benefits that more restrictive groups cannot.

Procurement Priorities
Starved for resources?
Sustainable procurement now has management's attention. But a recent study finds that executives may not be willing to commit the human and financial resources needed for such programs to succeed.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
Time for change in direction: Seven use cases for hyperledger in the supply chain
To handle the complex interactions occurring throughout their value networks, supply chain leaders will need to embrace to open source technology.

Research for the Real World
The advantages of a holistic approach to cross-docking
Authors of a selected Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) article explain the real-world implications of their academic research.
Forward Thinking
How to plan for future supply chain leadership
With the "baby boomer" generation retiring and demand for supply chain skills outpacing supply, companies without a well-considered succession plan risk being left without leaders for crucial supply chain roles.

Forward Thinking
U.S. industrial market soars in first quarter with high absorptions, low vacancies, report says
The vacancy rate hit 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017, putting it 300 basis points below the 10-year average, Cushman & Wakefield says.

Forward Thinking
U.S.-Mexico trade relations to survive Trump's anti-trade rhetoric, Mexican official says
The U.S. House's "Border Adjustment Tax" proposal is cause for concern and could affect NAFTA, according to an embassy trade official.

Forward Thinking
Running a large supply chain without advanced analytics is "increasingly unrealistic," says Gartner Research
For companies to take full advantage of "big data," they will need to move beyond the analytic or business intelligence tools embedded in traditional supply chain software.

Forward Thinking
J.B. Hunt funds new supply chain innovation center at University of Arkansas
The J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence will focus on improving supply chain efficiency through technology.

Forward Thinking
Study finds 10 ways to improve supply chain collaboration
A report from research firm SpendEdge report says companies need to pick their partners carefully.

Forward Thinking
Robotics, automation seen as main tools of disruption and competitive advantage, "State of the Industry" report says
Automation will be the norm in five years, report says.

Forward Thinking
Panel of supply chain experts preaches "work smarter, more responsibly"
At the opening session for ProMat 2017, executives from UPS, Boeing, and REI discuss how their companies are benefiting from sustainability efforts.

Forward Thinking
What growing nationalism may mean for procurement
A report from the software and consulting company GEP argues that rising nationalism will mean increases in procurement costs and a growing need for risk-mitigation plans.

Forward Thinking
How Ford is collaborating with suppliers to green its supply chain
By sharing its own best practices with its suppliers, the automaker is on track to save 550 million gallons of water and cut carbon emissions by 500,000 metric tons over the next five years.

CSCMP Notebook
In their own words: Members tell why CSCMP is important to them
A new video produced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals features members' thoughts on the personal and professional benefits of membership in the organization.

CSCMP EDGE conference announces its lineup of keynote speakers
A writer from Pixar Animation Studio, an artificial intelligence expert, and a war hero will provide advice on leading during times of change.

Tackling the challenge of last-mile delivery
In the latest CSCMP Hot Topics publication, A.T. Kearney analysts predict how companies will respond to the increasing demands and costs associated with e-commerce logistics.

Nominate a promising supply chain star for the CSCMP Young Professionals Emerging Leader Award
Nominations are due May 15.

CSCMP renames its annual conference "CSCMP EDGE"
The rebranded annual conference will provide attendees with an edge on the latest supply chain thinking and research.

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