CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
December 16, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 4 2009

Finding the perfect fit

Strategy
Finding the perfect fit

In a world of increasing supply chain complexity, the "one size fits all" approach no longer works. Smart companies are segmenting their supply chains to match customers' needs —a practice that reduces costs and drives up service levels.

Bend, don't break
Manufacturing

Bend, don't break

A four-part approach to creating flexible supply chains is helping the construction industry in the United Kingdom respond better to economic downturns —and recoveries.
New green strategies replace old notions
Procurement

New green strategies replace old notions

If companies are to generate savings from "green" initiatives, they need to take a total-cost-of-ownership view and throw out old assumptions underpinning common supply chain practices.
Logistics

Danger on the high seas

Piracy continues to threaten some of the world's most important shipping lanes. Two defense logistics experts explain the current situation and look at how some governments and private industry are thwarting attacks.
On the road to a smaller carbon footprint
Logistics

On the road to a smaller carbon footprint

Yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm's initiative to shrink its carbon footprint offers a possible model for other companies that are concerned about their supply chains' greenhouse gas emissions.
Painting a bigger picture
Strategy

Painting a bigger picture

Supermodeling allows a company to take an end-to-end view of its supply chain and make adjustments in production, distribution, and inventory practices to meet changing market demands.
Columns
Afterword

Due respect

The field of logistics and supply chain management has a long way to go to get the recognition and respect it deserves.
Career Ladder

The other side of interviewing

When an applicant goes on an interview, he or she usually is pretty well prepared. But what about the people on the other side of the interviewing table?
Direct Connection

You can't download this

The Annual Global Conference reminded me of the undeniable value of conducting business with colleagues whom we have actually met.
Monetary Matters

New rail service opens up a "Northeast Passage"

In 2008, the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG launched an experimental service between China and Germany by way of Russia.
Perspective

Wal-Mart's green label and you

Wal-Mart's plans to develop a "green" label for products sold in its stores could become a headache for many supply chain managers —and not just for those in the retail industry.
Forward Thinking

For Wal-Mart, being "best in market" is key to global success

When it comes to supply chain strategies, sometimes "best in market" trumps "world class."

When good times come, workers may go

In a recent survey of supply chain professionals, only 22 percent of the respondents said they were treated well and planned to stay in their current jobs.

Associations offer new load-matching service

Three industry standards groups — VICS, GS1 Canada, and GS1 US — have banded together to offer load-matching services.

Future supply chains could be smarter than their designers

Ten years from now, will your supply chain be smarter than you are? That question might sound strange now, but it could make perfect sense in another decade or so, if a report issued by IBM earlier this year proves to be on the mark.

Practitioners split on cap and trade

Supply chain professionals in North America are divided on the issue of "cap and trade" regulations, according to a recent report issued by eyefortransport.

Poorly made in China

Although the furor over the quality of some Chinese-manufactured products seems to have died down, such problems remain a concern for many companies.
Departments

Open Enrollment

Upcoming professional education programs around the world

CSCMP Notebook

News and ideas for success from CSCMP
Latest Video

The moving parts (and the promise) of Blockchain
Richie Etwaru, founder and CEO at Hu-manity.co, which classifies human data as human property, joins us from the MHI Fall 2018 Conference, where he delivered a keynote on blockchain applications and its promise for the future of supply chains.

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Five seismic shifts in supply chain technology
Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind.

Research for the Real World
What is intuition's role in the supply chain?
Authors of a selected Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) article explain the real-world implications of their academic research.
Forward Thinking
Imports break new records under pressure of holiday peak, tariff threats
Container trade could slump in 2019 as political uncertainty boosts prices, dampens consumer sentiment, NRF-Hackett report says.

Forward Thinking
Logistics Manager's Index shows growth rate slowed in November
Economic conditions cool off for transportation prices, transportation utilization, and inventory costs, LMI reveals.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Fritos, aluminum, and unintended consequences
While companies continue to focus their attention on blockchain and the Amazon effect, Trump's tariffs stand to pose a real threat to global supply chains.

Forward Thinking
Supply chain disruptions hit record high
Disruptive events accelerate in first half of 2018, with North America leading the way as most-affected region, company report shows.

Forward Thinking
Global AGV market to reach $7.3 billion by 2025
Growing demand for material handling equipment will boost AGV market over next seven years, study shows.

Forward Thinking
Florida nears opening date for autonomous vehicle test track
$42 million Suntrax site to open in Spring 2019, reach completion in 2021.

Forward Thinking
FedEx Express taps Subramaniam as new chief
Cunningham to retire Dec. 31 from firm's air and international unit.

Forward Thinking
KPMG predicts revolution in last-mile logistics
Use of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically change consumer e-commerce environment by 2040, research study says.

Forward Thinking
DHL to invest $300 million in emerging technologies
Supply chain arm will deploy piece-picking robots, AI, self-driving vehicles in 350 of its 430 North American sites.

Forward Thinking
Global trade growth to slow in early 2019, DHL study forecasts
Logistics index tracks impact of political turmoil from U.S. tarrifs, U.K. Brexit.

CSCMP Notebook
2019 Supply Chain Hall of Fame nominations are open
Industry professionals have until February 1, 2019 to nominate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to supply chain management.

The age of transparency
CSCMP publication takes a look at how supply chains can become more transparent to meet consumers' evolving needs.

ALAN presents Humanitarian Logistics Awards to supporters of disaster relief efforts
The nonprofit organization recognized long-time humanitarian Alison Thompson and five logistics organizations during the CSCMP EDGE Conference.

2018 Supply Chain Innovation Award winner selected
Intel grabs top honors for its artificial intelligence sourcing solution.

CSCMP presents 2018 awards for excellence
A recap of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' prestigious awards for excellence.

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