CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
December 10, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 3 2013

How to fix the 3PL talent problem

Strategy
How to fix the 3PL talent problem

Third-party logistics companies worldwide say recruiting and retaining managers is one of their biggest challenges. Here are some steps providers can take to remedy this growing concern.

How to recognize and reduce risk
Strategy

How to recognize and reduce risk

Three techniques—segmentation, quantitative risk assessment, and scenario planning—can help managers identify, assess, and mitigate supply chain risk.
Collaboration without borders
Logistics

Collaboration without borders

In Europe, Baxter International's experience with "horizontal collaboration," where two or more shippers share transportation movements, has been so successful that the company plans to expand the program beyond its current boundaries.
Logistics

The Voices of the Pioneers

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) brought together some of its most influential members to record their observations about the past, present, and future of the profession.
Logistics

How the discipline came of age

In this excerpt from Episode 1, supply chain pioneers Joseph Andraski, George Gecowets, Roger Kallock, and Mark Richards discuss how the discipline evolved from physical distribution into supply chain management.
Logistics

The current state of the profession

Logistics and supply chain management have come a long way from the old green eyeshade days. In this excerpt from Episode 8 of the "Supply Chain Pioneers" video series, Kenneth Ackerman, Donald "Dee" Biggs, John Bowersox, Mark Richards, and Thomas Speh discuss what the profession looks like today.
Logistics

Supply chain reaches the C-level

In this excerpt from Episode 6 of "Supply Chain Pioneers," Ann Drake, Ralph Drayer, Nancy Haslip, Frederick "Rick" Schorr, and Justin Zubrod discuss how the supply chain evolved from a tactical cost center to a "strategic weapon."
Columns
Perspective

Retail stores can't handle omnichannel fulfillment on their own

To successfully conduct e-commerce with an omnichannel fulfillment strategy, retailers will have to let supply chain managers oversee pick, pack, and ship at stores.
Afterword

STEM and the supply chain

Employers worry about a shortage of workers with training in science, technology, engineering, and math. Yet a number of economists say the nation actually doesn't have enough jobs for the graduates we're producing.
Career Ladder

How to thrive in times of transition

Learning how to adapt to change is a necessary ingredient for success, both in business and in your career.
Direct Connection

Shaping global business past, present, and future

As the Council of Supply chain Management Professionals celebrates its 50-year anniversary, it's a good time to consider how far the organization has come and what role it will play in the future.
Monetary Matters

Africa rising: The new emerging market of the 21st century?

Africa's nascent consumer base is bound to have a profound impact on future international trade patterns and supply chain dynamics.
Forward Thinking

Mobile technologies could save companies thousands of dollars, study says

Many companies still don't see value in mobile use, according to results of a study conducted by Intermec.

Study finds stores are weak link in omnichannel supply chain

Most retailers have yet to bring the same level of order-fulfillment accuracy they've achieved in distribution centers to their retail outlets.

Demand-driven planning both a focus and a challenge for large companies

Respondents to a survey of manufacturers say they struggle with aligning operations with real-time customer demand.

Ten global trends shaping packaging

Staying on top of these trends will lead to both challenges and opportunities for supply chain executives, says one packaging consultant.

Regulatory compliance biggest pain in global health care supply chain, annual survey finds

A UPS-commissioned poll finds product security trumps cost issues as the second-biggest global concern.

College grads recommend supply chain management as a major

Respondents to a survey of college students give supply chain management the highest marks of all fields of study.

Global Trade and Container Flow Index

Despite modest improvements of late, global recessionary trends could hold back trade.
Departments

Notebook

News and ideas for success from CSCMP
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NASSTRAC's new home and focus on the future
Gail Rutkowski, executive director of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), discusses the critical issues facing the industry and her group's new affiliation with CSCMP.

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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
How effective is crowdsourced logistics?
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.

Forward Thinking
Collaborative robot milestone reached: 1 million units picked in five days
Robotics firm 6 River Systems says its solution helped 25 warehouses across United States ramp up for Cyber Monday.

Forward Thinking
AI: The future is now
A recent survey shows that a third of U.S. workers are already interacting with artificial intelligence (AI) as a regular part of their job.

Forward Thinking
Talent shortage to hit manufacturing hard
As many as 2.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next 10 years due to widening skills gap, study shows.

Forward Thinking
DHL Adjusts Prices for 2019
Shipment prices to rise an average 5.4 percent for U.S. account holders in January, DHL Express says.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

2018 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2018 conference held in October in Nashville, Tennessee.

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