CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
June 18, 2019

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2007

SCM: The past is prologue

Strategy
SCM: The past is prologue

A pioneer in the field shares his historical perspective on the birth of the discipline and offers some thoughts on the direction it might take in the future.

Strategy

Want to be agile? Master your data

Your supply chain's speed and efficiency depends on the flow of synchronized data between you and your partners. The first step: making sure your own data is clean and consistent.
Strategy

Why has CPFR failed to scale?

The consumer goods industry has paid too much attention to planning and forecasting, and too little to synchronizing product flow with demand, according to a longtime industry observer.
Global

Metamorphosis of a supply chain

By reorganizing and consolidating supply chain operations at its business units, Motorola is improving the three "Cs": cost, cash, and customer service. More benefits will accrue as the transformation continues.
Strategy

Mapping a lean strategy

Ask the right questions about the current state of your supply chain, and you'll get the answers you need to create a lean operation for the future. Two experts explain how to do it.
Logistics

A framework for network optimization

Need to better align distribution with changing business conditions? Use a modeling tool to assess your current network as well as alternatives for meeting your goal.
Technology

The end of cheap oil: Are you ready?

Supply chain managers must take action today to prepare for the end of the Oil Age tomorrow.

Book Excerpt: Know the ABCs of Retail Supply Chain Costs

This chapter from the forthcoming book, Retail Supply Chain Management, focuses on activity-based costing (ABC) as an effective method for understanding actual supply chain costs. With an accurate view of those costs, retailers can assess product profitability, adjust markups, reduce costs, and much more.
Columns
Afterword

Untangling the supply web

No supply web is ever a static thing, and keeping its parts connected is the supply chain manager's perpetual challenge.
Career Ladder

So you think you're ready to be chief supply chain officer?

The focus for supply chain leaders is not just on managing costs, but also on maximizing a company's profitability by improving asset productivity and even identifying new sources of revenue generation.
Direct Connection

On a mission

We are constantly reviewing how best to reach you, our customers, and this new publication is a result of that process.
Monetary Matters

Export diversification will change China's relationships

New ocean shipping options are emerging to handle Chinese exports, especially to its largest trading partner, the United States.
Perspective

Turning up the intellectual heat

CSCMP'S Supply Chain Quarterly was started with a mission: to be the premier journal of thought leadership for the supply chain profession.
Forward Thinking

China's future success may depend on supply chain talent

A report by the Chinese Academy of Sciences says that domestic and foreign-funded companies are having a difficult time finding qualified supply chain and logistics professionals.

CSCMP bridges China education gap

This June in Tianjin, the organization held its third annual conference on advanced technologies and supply chain management.

Sense and respond: MIT blog forecasts supply chain trends

The site also hosts a "Directions" section that includes more abstract, speculative reflections that are not related to specific events.

Land ho! New warehouses will be farther from shore

A severe land shortage around North American ports is driving warehouses farther and farther inland, according to the study "Import-Driven Warehousing in North America: Challenges and Opportunities."

Women favor logistics careers despite challenges

Even though they still must deal with an "old boys'" network in the workplace, respondents to the "2006 Career Patterns for Women in Logistics" study are bullish on logistics as a career.

Playing games with supply chains

In March of this year, game-based learning went global when 12 teams from top business schools around the world vied to create the most efficient supply chain in the first-ever Global Supply Chain Competition.

New translation of famed Toyota book now available

Now that Toyota has become the world's number one automaker, it's only fitting that a new English translation of the seminal Japanese book describing its famed production methods has been released.

Why marketing majors need to get out into the warehouse

Students with marketing degrees often enter the business world without understanding how supply chain practices affect marketing initiatives and strategies.

Say goodbye to "supply chain" and hello to "value network"?

The focus of supply chain management is shifting, moving away from "upstream," or the supply side, to "downstream," or the demand side, causing supply chain managers who participated in a recent study to suggest that that the term "supply chain management" be replaced by a more appropriate term.

An out-of-this-world supply chain

If you think setting up a world-class supply chain network is challenging, consider the task that faces NASA's logisticians as the agency prepares to built a permanent space station on the moon.

outsourcing standouts

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals released its 2007 list of the top outsourcing companies in such areas as information technology, business processes, facility services, and logistics.

World Economic Forum offers prescription for risk mitigation

Supply chains may be wrapping themselves around the world and the global economy may be expanding faster than ever, but it all remains increasingly vulnerable to disruption, says the World Economic Forum in its recently released "Global Risks 2007" report.
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Forward Thinking
Booming economy drives U.S. business logistics costs up 11.4 percent
While shippers struggled to keep pace with tight capacity and rising rates in 2018, many of those pressures are starting to ease, says 30th annual State of Logistics Report.

Forward Thinking
DHL Supply Chain to expand U.S. pharmaceutical, medical device distribution network
Contract logistics firm will invest $150 million to open nine new facilities, enhance technology, and expand existing operations in the U.S., company says.

Forward Thinking
Hackett Group names 2019 Digital Award winners
Consulting firm honors companies on the cutting edge of smart automation, robotic process automation, cognitive computing, and analytics.

Forward Thinking
Imports soar at nation's ports amid peak shipping prep, trade wars
Port of Los Angeles and Port of Virginia both report record monthly volumes for May.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Leading supply chain change by "logrolling"
Supply chain managers are often called upon to lead major change initiatives. Instead of shouting for change from the rooftops, "logrolling," or working quietly behind the scenes to build support by trading votes, is often faster and more effective.

Forward Thinking
Survey: Millennials demand faster, more customer-focused services for industrial buying
Young, tech-savvy customers want quick delivery, post-sales support, UPS says.

Forward Thinking
Digitalization in procurement to accelerate in 2019
Survey shows 84 percent of CPOs consider digitalization important for improving procurement performance.

Forward Thinking
Report: Autonomous supply chains on the way
Half of executives surveyed say they expect fully automated supply chains by 2025, EY Americas study shows.

Forward Thinking
Logistics industry growth slows in May
Logistics Manager's Index remains in growth territory but hits all-time low, researchers say.

Forward Thinking
Maritime industry faces obstacles to efficiency, productivity
Ocean carriers, ports, and drayage truckers are confronting challenges that will ultimately affect shippers, according to speakers at a recent trade and transportation conference.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP looks to give military veterans the EDGE
Veterans interested in a career in logistics and supply chain management can apply until June 1 for free CSCMP benefits.

CSCMP to unveil 30th Annual State of Logistics Report in June
This year's report will be released June 18, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

NASSTRAC spring meeting to focus on federal regulations and legislation
In addition to a full day of educational sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with congressional leaders and discuss topics affecting transportation.

CSCMP's annual conference is looking toward the future
CSCMP EDGE Conference and Exhibition will be held in Anaheim, California September 15 - 18.

How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
CSCMP's Hot Topic publication explores why innovation and customer experience are key factors for all businesses.

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