CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 16, 2019

Issue Archives: Quarter 1 2014

Conflict minerals and corporate supply chains: The challenge of complying with Dodd-Frank

Procurement
Conflict minerals and corporate supply chains: The challenge of complying with Dodd-Frank

In just a few months, publicly traded U.S. companies will have to report their use of certain minerals and their derivatives to the government. Not ready just yet? Here's how to get your compliance efforts under way.

How Costa Express brewed up a better supply chain
Procurement

How Costa Express brewed up a better supply chain

When its original logistics and procurement model threatened to constrain its rapid growth, the U.K.-based coffee retailer went all-in: new leadership, new supply chain strategy, new logistics provider, and new software. Here's how it all paid off.
Too-great expectations?
Strategy

Too-great expectations?

Many young supply chain professionals have unrealistic expectations about job requirements and career paths. Employers and educators must do a better job of communicating what skills and traits new hires will need in the real world.
A fresh approach to improving total delivered cost
Strategy

A fresh approach to improving total delivered cost

Most companies calculate total delivered cost (TDC) based on inaccurate and outdated assumptions. Using optimization technology to more accurately forecast TDC by product and customer will help them to improve both their supply chain planning decisions and their costs.
The real impact of high transportation costs
Logistics

The real impact of high transportation costs

High transportation costs are driving three main shifts in supply chain strategies. These changes are having a beneficial impact not just on transportation budgets but also on broader supply chain and financial performance.
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Perspective

"Green" supply chains are still too costly

It's not surprising that cost and insufficient return on investment remain the biggest roadblock to adoption of emission-reductions program.
Career Ladder

Stop the "energy crisis"!

Your personal energy is the foundation of everything you do as a supply chain professional. Here's some advice on how to take care of yourself so you can be at your best.
Direct Connection

Supply chain risk: Takeaways from our Singapore conference

A stellar lineup of speakers talked about the array of risks faced by global supply chains today, and how they and their companies are responding to and mitigating those risks.
Monetary Matters

The American consumer and the retail supply chain

After their 2013 experience, retailers are likely to tighten store inventories during the 2014 holiday season. Here's why.
Afterword

Ethical supply chains: Complex, but essential

While building a global supply chain can have enormous financial benefits, it also brings with it enormous ethical responsibility.
Forward Thinking

Study: No link between supplier expenditures and risk

The supplier you spend the most money on isn't necessarily the one that could cause you the most trouble.

Starbucks adds risk management program to help protect its supply chain

The coffee chain's enterprise risk management initiative identifies macro trends that could interrupt its supply chain and helps it to mitigate those risks.

Companies are reducing investments in emission-reduction programs

According to research conducted by CDP and Accenture, companies are becoming more cautious about investing in emission-reduction and supply chain sustainability programs.

Practitioners name top supply chain schools, certifications

The supply chain research and education organization SCM World has published its members' picks for the best sources of supply chain talent.

Improving U.S. economy boosts global trade growth

Global trade is seeing an uptick thanks in part to stronger economic performance in the United States.
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CSCMP Notebook

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Acme's Doug Sampson on the value of lifelong learning in a world of constant change
Doug Sampson, senior VP of Acme Distribution Centers Inc., joins us from CSCMP's 2019 annual EDGE Conference to discuss his experiences, how much has changed in the logistics world, and the principles of business success that still hold true today.

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Forward Thinking
Logistics sector growth holds steady in September
Industry growth continues its slow pace, but activity is down considerably from a year ago, according to latest Logistics Manager's Index.

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Maritime sulfur cap could crimp container port volumes
IMO 2020 emissions cap to have unknown impact on container lines, international shippers, Drewry says.

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Consumer spending props up wobbly economy, NRF says
Peak season e-commerce is forecast for hot growth over winter holidays even as manufacturing tumbles to 2009 levels.

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Digital transformation simmers in supply chain planning circles
Study finds most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks.

Forward Thinking
Carrier and shipper relationships face "dysfunction" over strained rail networks, study finds
Rail transportation networks need digital transformation, according to paper from Maine Pointe and Michigan State University.

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Demand surges for cold-storage warehousing, CBRE says
But construction requirements pose challenges for developers looking to capitalize on the trend.

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Report: Strong supply chains blend technology and humanity
The supply chain of the future requires a 60/40 blend of technology and human expertise, Coyote Logistics survey shows.

Forward Thinking
Report: Technology is transforming the logistics industry
Communication technology and integrated platforms top list of software investments that will yield the highest ROI for logistics operations.

Forward Thinking
Kuehne + Nagel pledges less-than-container-load shipments to be carbon-neutral by 2020
Move comes alongside renewable energy and reforestation programs from logistics giants IKEA, Amazon.

Forward Thinking
Maritime port operators see great promise in artificial intelligence
AI could improve operational consistencies and enhance equipment utilization, Navis survey shows.

CSCMP Notebook
2019 Supply Chain Innovation Award winner selected
Snap-on Tools and vendor FastFetch were honored for their use of artificial intelligence to slash shipping costs.

CSCMP EDGE keynote speakers to focus on supply chain's role in creating a sustainable business
The annual conference's diverse range of keynote speakers will include the CEO of a direct-to-consumer company, a high-tech guru, millennial entrepreneurs, and an NFL official.

CSCMP recognizes 2019 Emerging Leader Award winners
Unilever's Anahi Arza and CoLane's Parker Holcomb will be recognized at CSCMP's annual EDGE Conference for their meaningful contributions to the supply chain profession.

Johnson & Johnson supply chain executive to receive CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will recognize Kathy Wengel for her contributions to the field at the annual EDGE Conference in September.

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.

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