CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 24, 2017
Supply Chain Executive Insight E-Newsletter
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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How should you manage your supply chain talent?
How should companies find the right people and what should they do to hold onto them? Ted Stank has some answers. He is the chair of excellence in business in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee.
Working together for a better supply chain
Kevin Smith, CEO of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting, takes over as the new chair of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals. Hear what his plans are for the organization during the coming year.
Reaching out to a world of need
The American Logistics Aid Network's executive director Kathy Fulton describes the role of the organization and how it has made a difference in the lives of many.
Preparing for the future
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals CEO and President Rick Blasgen talks about what his organization is doing to help managers in their current and future roles.
Young professional focuses on visibility in the supply chain as key to success
Michelle Zhang of LeanCor is one of this year winners of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Emerging Leader Awards. She talks about her career to date and her thoughts on the criticality of visibility in supply chain success.
Taking the Pulse of the 3PL Market
Prof. Bob Lieb of Northeastern University analyzes the results of his annual survey of the CEOs of major third party logistics companies operating in North America, Europe and Asia that focuses on the evolution of the third party logistics industry.
CSCMP's 2014 DSA winner discusses key trends
Mike Regan, the founder of TranzAct Technologies is the 2014 recipient of the CSCMP Distinguished Service Award. Here discusses trends in supply chain management, how they're impacting the industry, and separating the good from the great.
CSCMP CEO Chair Commerce Dept. Competitiveness Committee
Rick Blasgen, president of CSCMP, is the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, advising the Secretary of Commerce on issues that affect the supply chain sector. He provides an update on the group's mission and activities.
Inside IBM's supplier and supply chain risk assessment strategy
Lou Ferretti, the project executive for developing and leading global and strategic programs within IBM's Integrated Supply Chain and across IBM's global supplier network discusses IBM's supplier & supply chain risk tool and process.
The Golden Rule and the "Inspired Supply Chain"
Mark Richards, vice president of Associated Warehouses Inc., shares insights gleaned from more than three decades of experience, including advice on leading an "inspired supply chain."
What Makes Supply Chain an Attractive Career Choice?
Florian Schick of Merck Serono—Germany and a recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Emerging Leader Award, outlines why the supply chain field offers such great career opportunities for young professionals.
Supply Chain Challenges in Danger Zones
John Vogt, global logistics vice president for Halliburton, a major oil and gas services company, discusses the many complex and interesting logistical challenges of operating in hard-to-reach and sometimes dangerous locations around the world.
The Capgemini Global Trade and Container Flow Index
Shanton Wilcox, principal and North American lead for logistics and fulfillment with Capgemini Consulting, introduces his firm's Global Trade and Container Flow Index and explains the value that data can provide to supply chain professionals.
Packaging Optimization Improves the Supply Chain
Jack Ampuja, president of the consulting firm Supply Chain Optimizers, discusses how packaging optimization helps companies improve supply chain efficiency, sometimes in unexpected ways.
CSCMP Marks 50 Years
Rick Blasgen, president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), speaks about commemorating the group's 50th anniversary and its vision for the future as the leading global association for supply chain executives.
XPO Logistics chief sees growth in brokerage, transport management
Bradley S. Jacobs, CEO of XPO Logistics, discusses growth trends in the brokerage, freight forwarding and expedited transportation sectors, and outlines plans to expand deeper into freight brokerage and enter the transportation management category.
Taking the Pulse of the 3PL Market
Prof. Bob Lieb of Northeastern University analyzes the results of his annual survey of CEOs of major third-party logistics companies operating in North America, Europe, and Asia, which focuses on the evolution of the third-party logistics industry.
Filling Up the Supply Chain Talent Pool
Mary Long, vice president of logistics and network planning at Domino's Pizza and a member of CSCMP's board of directors, shares her passionate advocacy for bringing students and young professionals into careers in supply chain management.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 4: Evolution of the Profession, Part II
In Part II, Pioneers Dee Biggs, Bob Camp, Howard Gochberg, Roger Kallock, and James Stock discuss the evolution of the supply chain management profession over the past 50 years.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 1: A Discipline Comes of Age, Part I
In the series premiere, Pioneers Joe Andraski, George Gecowets, Roger Kallock, and Mark Richards discuss the emergence of logistics and supply chain management and the early days of CSCMP.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 5: Supply Chain Reaches the C-Level, Part I
Our fifth episode features Pioneers Joe Andraski, Howard Gochberg, Tom Speh, and Fran Tucker discussing the rise of supply chain executives to the corporate board room level.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 6: Supply Chain Reaches the C-Level, Part II
Part II features Pioneers Ann Drake, Ralph Drayer, Nancy Haslip, and Rick Schorr discussing the rise of supply chain executives to the corporate board room level.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 3: Evolution of the Profession, Part I
In our third episode, Pioneers Ralph Drayer, George Gecowets, Nancy Haslip, and Roger Kallock discuss the evolution of the supply chain management profession over the past 50 years.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 9: Current State of the Profession, Part II
Part II continues our discussion of the current state of the supply chain profession with Pioneers Justin Zubrod, Richard Murphy, Tim Richards, and Fran Tucker.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 2: A Discipline Comes of Age, Part II
In Part II, Pioneers Bob Camp, Ann Drake, Cliff Lynch, Rick Schorr, and Jim Stock discuss the emergence of logistics and supply chain management and the early days of CSCMP.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 8: Current State of the Profession, Part I
For our eighth episode, we’re joined by Pioneers Ken Ackerman, Dee Biggs, John Bowersox, and Mark Richards for a discussion of the current state of the supply chain management profession.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 11: Future of the Supply Chain Management Discipline and CSCMP
The Supply Chain Pioneers series concludes as all of the Pioneers gather together to discuss the future of the supply chain management discipline and its premier association, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 10: The Future, and the Next Big Thing in Supply Chain Management
In our 10th installment, we bring all of the Pioneers (and their crystal balls) together to share their predictions about the future and “the next big thing” in supply chain management.
Supply Chain Pioneers, Episode 7: Key Trends Over the Last 50 Years
Episode 7 brings all of the Pioneers together for a group discussion of key trends in the logistics and supply chain management business over the past five decades.
Same-day Shipment: The Flip Side of Same-day Delivery
There's been a lot of buzz lately about same-day delivery. To make that happen, says Kevin Reader of System Logistics, DCs must have the right systems and processes in place to enable same-day shipment.
Enabling Technology Provides an Advantage in DCs
Marcello Robertson of Viastore Systems explains the benefits of order-picking systems, automated storage/retrieval systems (AS/RS) and automated miniload systems, and other technologies for high-velocity distribution centers.
Why Is "Goods-to-Person" Order Fulfillment Getting So Much Attention?
Ken Ruehrdanz, market manager for distribution and warehousing systems at Dematic, explains the goods-to-person trend in order fulfillment and tells us what is driving the growing interest in this new approach to replenishment.
What Customers Can Teach You About Inventory Visibility
David Schneider, marketing manager for Hänel Storage Systems, recounts a recent conversation with a customer that highlighted how modern inventory management systems can improve inventory accuracy and availability.
Is Multichannel Distribution the Hottest Topic in Logistics?
Steve Schwietert, vice president for integrated systems sales at TGW Systems Inc., takes a look at some of the most important trends in direct-to-consumer and multichannel distribution.
Building the "Next Gen" Logistics Workforce
Robert Sheehan of the National Science Foundation's National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education discusses the center's work with academia and industry to create the new workforce that will drive the U.S. and world economies.
Supply Chain Transformation: A Practical Roadmap
Richard Sherman, Director of Strategic Development for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), discusses his new book, Supply Chain Transformation: Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results.
Why DCs Are Playing a Greater Role in Business Success
Mark Wheeler, director of supply chain solutions for Motorola Solutions Inc., discusses the evolving role and critical importance of warehouses and DCs in business success, and what tools and technology can drive that success.
Fortna President John White on Achieving Success in E-commerce and Multichannel Distribution
John White, president of the supply chain consulting firm Fortna, discusses key market trends, including the very hot topics of e-commerce and multichannel distribution.
How to Optimize Labor Performance in Logistics
Charles Zosel, vice president at the consulting firm TZA, highlights current trends in the way companies are optimizing labor performance and operational effectiveness across the entire supply chain.
Forbes: The Economy Will Improve...If Government Stays Out of the Way
Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, talks about the critical role of logistics and supply chain in the global economy, and why he thinks less government intervention in markets will lead to a stronger economy.
Delivering the Goods -- With Real-time Visibility
Tom Goosmann, director of sales at Panther Expedited Services, highlights the key capabilities and applications of AccuSage, Panther's global shipment tracking application.