CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
April 01, 2020

Current Issue: Quarter 1 2020

On top of the (business) world

Strategy
On top of the (business) world

Women supply chain professionals are increasingly making their way into the highest levels of corporate management. Why are more doors opening for them now?

Strategy

Making an impact

This past year's CSCMP Emerging Leader Award recipients have added immense value to the supply chain field in a relatively short amount of time.
Seven steps to counter catastrophe
Strategy

Seven steps to counter catastrophe

Is it possible to prepare a supply chain for a once-in-a-lifetime catastrophic event? A new framework could help engage supply chain professionals in the process of identifying where there are vulnerabilities and how they could respond.
Ready, set—delay!
Technology

Ready, set—delay!

It's easy for a software implementation to end up taking longer than you originally anticipated. Here's some practical advice for avoiding the common pitfalls and snags associated with selecting and installing a warehouse management system.
A logistics view of the economy
Logistics

A logistics view of the economy

The Logistics Manager's Index, now midway through its fourth year, provides a leading indicator on the state of the U.S. economy.
Strategy

Supply chain design with the marketplace in mind

This excerpt, taken from the new book Transforming Supply Chains: Realign your business to better serve customers in a disruptive world, provides two frameworks for designing your supply chains so that they are aligned with the markets that they serve.
Columns
Reflections

A new player in supply chain innovation

An agile and nimble startup organization seeks to brings Silicon Valley-style fast-paced experimentation to a mature and ossified supply chain.
Perspective

Smart driving

Autonomous trucks continue their development and will soon be on a highway near you.
Direct Connection

A new tool to measure and assess risk

CSCMP, along with the University of Tennessee and research analysis firm IHS Markit, has created a tool designed to improve market intelligence, decision-making, and risk mitigation efforts for supply chain professionals.
Monetary Matters

U.S. freight market: weak growth ahead

IHS Markit forecasts slow volume growth across modes in 2020.
Afterword

Simon says

The past two decades have seen unprecedented changes and advances in logistics and supply chain management. But now what?
Forward Thinking

Commercial real estate market set to continue growth trend in 2020

Market outlook calls for growth in retail, industrial, and logistics sectors, CBRE 2020 report shows.

Three logistics trends to watch in 2020

The growth of networks, data-as-a-service, and heightend use of analytics/AI will shape the logistics landscape in the New Year, tech exec says.

Retailers to delve deeper into supply chain challenges in 2020

With e-commerce revenue forecast to grow by 19%, retailers will invest more in delivery and logistics in the year ahead, research shows.
Departments
CSCMP Notebook

CSCMP offers certifications in Saudi Arabia through new partnership

Deal with the University of Business and Technology to meet management demand in Jeddah logistics zone.
CSCMP Notebook

How sharing trusted data can unite the retail supply chain

Susan Pichoff of GS1 discusses a research study at Auburn University that's exploring how RFID, GS1 Standards, and blockchain can help overcome challenges in the supply chain industry.
CSCMP Notebook

CSCMP and NASSTRAC offer new on-site training programs

Sessions will focus on supply chain fundamentals, leadership, strategy, and risk management.

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Forward Thinking
Report: PPE market set for exponential growth
Global sales of masks and respirators soars; projected to reach between $8 billion and $10.7 billion, depending on spread of Covid-19 virus.

Forward Thinking
Report: Real-time supply chain visibility is key focus of 'retail winners'
Industry research shows that the most successful retailers are determined to "see" the supply chain in motion, and identifies forecasting as a key opportunity for all.

Forward Thinking
Report: 5 actions to take in a disruptive economy
Consulting group outlines five steps companies can take now to improve business in disruptive times.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Getting B2B digital sales right in the wake of COVID-19
Social distancing measures are making it even more important for companies to have a digitally enabled sales and supply chain operations.

Forward Thinking
Supply chain companies to launch healthcare industry exchange
Digital clearinghouse will match available inventory to hospitals' needs, addressing shortages, increased demand for medical supplies.

Forward Thinking
Port of New York and New Jersey expects another strong week amid Covid-19 pandemic
Workers delivered 53,000 containers to customers last week, as ports work to keep supply lines running.

Forward Thinking
Industry groups urge Americans to "thank a trucker"
#thankatrucker campaign urges businesses, consumers to recognize the work truck drivers are doing to keep trade flowing across the United States.

Forward Thinking
Demand for inventory, e-commerce fuels long-term outlook for logistics real estate
COVID-19 and economic recession top the list of five themes shaping the logistics real estate market, report shows.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: How to respond to panic buying—a supply chain perspective
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, consumers have taken to stockpiling staples and health supplies. Beyond Amazon hiring 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers, what steps should retail supply chains take to alleviate shortages and get product back on shelves?

Forward Thinking
XPO supports the next generation of women leaders
Transportation and logistics provider renews its support of Girls With Impact, funding business leadership training for teenage girls.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP to grant free conference registration, membership to three veterans
Applicants will have served in supply chain or logistics field in military and be looking for a job.

CSCMP and Trimble Transportation host video contest for young supply chain professionals
Winner will receive complimentary registration to CSCMP EDGE Conference.

How innovative is your supply chain?
The submission deadline for CSCMP's Supply Chain Innovation Award is March 15, 2020.

CSCMP and NASSTRAC offer new on-site training programs
Sessions will focus on supply chain fundamentals, leadership, strategy, and risk management.

Do you know a rising young supply chain leader?
The nominations period for CSCMP's Emerging Leader Award closes February 14, 2020.

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