CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Strategy
December 09, 2016

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

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

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.

Food from CSCMP Stop Hunger Now event being used to support relief efforts in Haiti

The food packages assembled during the pre-conference volunteer event were part of a 175,000-pound shipment of food and medicine to nonprofits providing Hurricane Matthew relief.

Divesting an asset? How you can maximize its value and sale price

If your company is selling a product line, manufacturing plant, or business unit, there's a lot you can do to create value for the buyer and boost the sale price—if you get involved early in the process.

Demand management needs to incorporate more than just planning and fulfillment, says Gartner

To improve how they respond to and manage demand, companies must make sure that their forecasting, demand sensing and shaping, planning, and fulfillment capabilities are coordinated, according to a report from the analyst group.

On the rise

Although still relatively new to their careers, the recipients of this year's CSCMP Emerging Leader Award are already making an impact on the supply chain profession.

Bridging the gap between theory and reality

A vibrant supply chain community depends on collaboration and connection between academics and practitioners.

U.S. industrial property market to extend roll deep into 2018, firm says

JLL says demand for e-commerce fulfillment is just getting started.

How supply chain organizations can help with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

The American Logistics Aid Network is coordinating donations of warehouse space and transportation equipment and services in United States as well as Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba.

At Intel, supply chain makes sure it's "in the room where it happens"

Two new programs at Intel are getting supply chain experts directly involved in revenue-generating activities such as designing new products and meeting with customers.

LINCS program provides good, low-cost source of entry-level employees and training

A government grant that provides low-cost supply chain training has been extended for six more months.

CSCMP Annual Conference emphasizes the power of connection and collaboration

Opening session speakers challenge attendees to work together to solve some of society's "hardest problems."

Second day of CSCMP conference addresses disruption

Seth Bodnar of GE Transportation highlights how the software revolution is meeting the industrial revolution in smart products and machines.

Onward and upward ... until you hit a barrier

A new report from AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management and Education) suggests that companies would benefit on several levels by promoting women into top supply chain positions, yet barriers to advancement remain.

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Perspective
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.

Procurement Priorities
Going through a merger? Procurement plays an important role
While new technologies have served to improve indirect procurement, direct materials procurement remains tied to MRP and ERP systems. This needs to change.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
Direct material procurement woes and how to fix them
While new technologies have served to improve indirect procurement, direct materials procurement remains tied to MRP and ERP systems. This needs to change.

Research for the Real World
How supply chains can support the shopper experience
This new department challenges the authors of selected Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) articles to explain the real-world implications of their academic research.
Forward Thinking
Air cargo IT improvements translate into increased trade activity, study finds
IATA-commissioned report seen as first to quantify link between better IT connectivity, trade growth.

Forward Thinking
Survey: Shoppers have rising standards for e-commerce delivery
One-third of consumers will abandon a retailer for shipping a single wrong item.

Forward Thinking
Industrial property market to continue multiyear roll in '17, JLL forecasts
Low interest rates, e-commerce demand to fuel growth, firm says.

Forward Thinking
Panel: Key to Internet of Things is handling data overload
Zebra expands tools for analyzing flood of sensor data.

Forward Thinking
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.

Forward Thinking
A practical guide to vendor compliance
A new book by Norman Katz provides concrete advice for creating or improving your supply chain vendor compliance program.

Forward Thinking
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.

Forward Thinking
Early holiday shoppers have highest expectations for order fulfillment
Early holiday shoppers have higher expectations for swift delivery than their more leisurely neighbors, a survey shows.

Forward Thinking
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.

Forward Thinking
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.

CSCMP Notebook
MercuryGate renews conference partnership with CSCMP
Cloud-based transportation system provider will serve as the premier sponsor of CSCMP's 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta.

CSCMP's redesigned Career Center offers expanded resources
CSCMP has updated its online Career Center to include reference-checking, resume-writing, and coaching services.

CSCMP Educators Conference fosters collaboration between academia and business world
Opening remarks highlight how the conference has evolved to integrate more members of the supply chain community.

Annual conference stresses power of collaboration in mastering disruption
Opening session speakers challenge attendees to work together to solve some of society's "hardest problems."

Caplice receives Distinguished Service Award
The executive director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics was recognized for his work in both academia and private industry.

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