CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
February 26, 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.
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.
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.
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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ITA Presidents Forum offers global lift truck market insights
Every four years, the leaders of associated lift truck trade associations worldwide meet in the US to present and discuss trends in the global lift truck market, including representatives from Japan, China, the European Union and the United States.

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Forward Thinking
The Amazon threat: part 2
Traditional retailers need to consider how they will compete against Amazon's growing logistics network, says Morgan Stanley analyst.

Forward Thinking
Innovation at Levi's required radical supply chain changes
A focus on sustainability and new manufacturing processes has changed how the iconic denim company clothes its customers.

Forward Thinking
Covid-19: How can your supply chain respond?
Chairman of supply chain risk data and analytics company Resilience360 outlines steps to responding to coronavirus outbreak at retail supply chain conference.

Forward Thinking
MIT's "tag of everything" could protect the supply chain
Researchers develop tiny, battery-free ID chip that can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Forward Thinking
Demand for industrial space remains strong
Market need for new industrial construction eases concerns of oversupply, CBRE report shows.

Forward Thinking
Report: Trucks remain prime target of cargo thieves worldwide
Cargo in transit by road remains the dominant risk; theft from trucks parked in unsecured lots average 8 per day globally.

Forward Thinking
Security, digital capabilities are ripe for disruption
Study highlights the changing nature of supply chain disruption and companies' need to broaden their perspective on business risks.

Forward Thinking
Containers back up on Chinese docks as coronavirus triggers closures
Ripple effects now seen in U.S. supply chain as agriculture trade group asks ocean carriers to skip penalty fees for delays.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Six best practices for new product introduction
The new product introduction process has not changed very much over the years. Here are six ways to make it more strategic, collaborative, and digital.

Forward Thinking
Coronavirus could crimp U.S. retail sales for February, study warns
Production expected to fall as Chinese government extends factory shutdowns beyond Lunar New Year, NRF says.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

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.

Distinguished Service Award nominations open
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Service Award until April 30, 2020.

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