CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Strategy
April 20, 2018

Amazon EU director will present at CSCMP European Conference

Amazon's Sean Olson-Roy leads a strong lineup of sessions on supply chain's latest trends and developments.

The three biggest barriers impeding adoption of the "digital supply chain"

New MHI industry report identifies the five key technologies necessary for the next generation of supply chain management and the three biggest barriers standing in the way.

Zebra Technologies reveals insights from omnichannel study

In spite of growing complexity, more than half of companies are still using pen and paper to manage e-commerce deliveries.

Put your trust in crowd sourcing and big data, McAfee urges keynote crowd

In the "digital future," conventional wisdom is replaced with new playbook for business success, MIT author says.

Modex keynote provides a how-to guide to "disrupting yourself"

UPS CIO Juan Perez challenges Modex attendees to create a culture of—and structure for—innovation within their company.

Should we say goodbye to the demand-driven supply chain?

The CEO of ToolsGroup says that supply chain executives should focus on creating a service-driven supply chain rather than one based on identifying and predicting demand.

Commentary: Rubber sole

Citing abuse, L.L. Bean gives lifetime returns policy the bounce.

The pragmatic futurist

Shekar Natarajan not only foresees the future of supply chain management, he is helping to shape it by finding new and revolutionary ways to apply technology to solve business challenges.

The year of the member

CSCMP has refocused its efforts on providing value to all of our members, offering many opportunities for professional development.

Kohl's fights back—with its stores

Direct-from-store fulfillment, improved collaboration, and improving the use of data are among key drivers moving retailer forward.

Driving profitability via analytics-based value chain segmentation

Designing supply chains based on the segmentation of products and customers helps companies profitably meet different channel and customer requirements. This overview of segmentation success factors and a case study of The Clorox Company's value chain segmentation program explain how it's done.

Navigational aids for an uncertain world

Changes in international economic policy are increasing supply chain risks. Four "guideposts" can help supply chain managers determine whether to change strategy or stay the course.

Are we there yet?

Some retailers are finally making strides in their efforts to master the omnichannel game. But others still have a ways to go.

Know a rising supply chain star?

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be accepting nominations for its Emerging Leader Award through April 15.

One answer to China's ban on scrap imports

merQbiz and C.H. Robinson are helping companies navigate big changes in the recycling market.

Get your entry-level employees certified in inventory management

Inventory management is one of eight tracks offered by the SCPro Fundamentals Certification program.

Five ways consumer packaged goods companies can respond to seismic changes in the supply chain

To respond to growth in e-commerce sales and increasing channel fragmentation, CPG companies must increase efficiencies and collaboration while also exploring new technologies, a new report recommends.

What it takes to innovate

Innovation happens when people are allowed to take risks and test new ideas. They have to be free to devote their energies to problem solving, too.

Online returns activity proves adage that bad things can happen to good products

Millions of online returns have "no fault found" attached to product, RLA says.

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Forward Thinking
Flood of cross-border e-commerce packages challenges customs authorities to keep up, ensure security
U.S. and other governments are missing trade and product data while struggling to identify security risks for time-sensitive shipments, customs broker says.

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How the maritime industry can compete in the age of Amazon
Port of Long Beach head says ecosystem must adopt "24/7 thinking" and a range of operational improvements to meet businesses' need for speed.

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What, me worry about tariffs?
Many international traders are concerned about the possibility of a trade war with China. Their worries may be overstated.

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Marketplaces becoming popular among global online shoppers, UPS-commissioned survey says
Consumers seeking different delivery options, survey finds.

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The three biggest barriers impeding adoption of the "digital supply chain"
New MHI industry report identifies the five key technologies necessary for the next generation of supply chain management and the three biggest barriers standing in the way.

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Capacity crisis (surprise!) hogs the spotlight at TIA annual conference
Public, private networking chatter focus on the rate pain likely to come.

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Zebra Technologies reveals insights from omnichannel study
In spite of growing complexity, more than half of companies are still using pen and paper to manage e-commerce deliveries.

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Put your trust in crowd sourcing and big data, McAfee urges keynote crowd
In the "digital future," conventional wisdom is replaced with new playbook for business success, MIT author says.

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Modex keynote provides a how-to guide to "disrupting yourself"
UPS CIO Juan Perez challenges Modex attendees to create a culture of—and structure for—innovation within their company.

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Warehouse network ill-suited for e-commerce needs, report finds
New construction activity makes just minor dent in the problem, CBRE says.

CSCMP Notebook
Amazon EU director will present at CSCMP European Conference
Amazon's Sean Olson-Roy leads a strong lineup of sessions on supply chain's latest trends and developments.

What is the consumer Internet of Things?
New Hot Topics report from CSCMP outlines the evolution of IoT and advocates for strong standards.

Nominate a leader for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

Know a rising supply chain star?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be accepting nominations for its Emerging Leader Award through April 15.

2017 State of Logistics panel discussion now available on CSCMPtv
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' video library also provides a variety of digital courses.

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