CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
January 18, 2020

Issue Archives: Quarter 3 2014

Is Amazon a 3PL?

Strategy
Is Amazon a 3PL?

As Amazon expands into logistics services, the giant retailer is taking on more of the characteristics of a third-party logistics (3PL) company. How might that shape the industry's competitive landscape?

Three things you should know about big data and analytics
Technology

Three things you should know about big data and analytics

The terms "big data" and "analytics" are widely used but often are not clearly defined. The explanations presented here will help managers understand what these concepts really mean and how they can use them to improve their supply chains.
The big question: Can you do more with less?
Logistics

The big question: Can you do more with less?

BRG Sports wondered whether reducing its number of distribution centers would let it cut costs but still improve customer service. The company conducted a software analysis to find out.
The Supply Chain Index: A new way to measure value
Finance

The Supply Chain Index: A new way to measure value

Supply chain executives need a more relevant set of metrics in order to better measure performance improvement. That's why the Supply Chain Index was created.
How supply chain management can help to control health-care costs
Logistics

How supply chain management can help to control health-care costs

Faced with unrelenting pressure to rein in costs, medical-device manufacturers should look to their supply chains for savings.
Winning strategies for emerging markets in Asia
Strategy

Winning strategies for emerging markets in Asia

Growing economies, complex business environments, and a diverse consumer base make supply chain management a challenge in Asia's emerging markets. Here are five strategies that can help.
Columns
Perspective

A farewell, with thanks

I'm proud of what we have accomplished. But the time has to come to embark on a new journey.
Afterword

Get ready for the next revolution

Supply chain management is on the brink of a period of upheaval driven by such technological advances as 3-D printing, ubiquitous connectivity, and driverless vehicles.
Direct Connection

The power of community

Your membership in CSCMP makes you part of a global supply chain management community and opens the door to new professional connections.
Career Ladder

Leadership is a mindset

You don't become a leader just by being appointed to a specific position. It requires skill, a willingness to listen, and traits like honesty, empathy, and tact.
Forward Thinking

Gooley named editor of CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

Veteran business journalist will lead supply chain journal's editorial content and operations

Third-party logistics CEOs report improvements in growth, profitability

Respondents to the 21st Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs appear confident about their current and future prospects.

Strong supply chain necessary for success in emerging markets

Accenture survey finds that leading companies are more likely to invest in and alter their supply chains to meet the needs of a specific market.

Talent shortage permeates logistics and supply chain organizations, annual survey concludes

Nearly half of the participants in the 19th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study said they were having trouble finding and retaining qualified employees.

ALAN appoints Fulton as executive director

The American Logistics Aid Network has named its interim executive director to a permanent post; Joel Anderson and Felicia Alexander also join the group in volunteer positions.

New book shows how to build a supply chain roadmap

A book by Supply Chain Quarterly contributor Hernán David Pérez expands on his popular article, "Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?"
Departments
Chain Reactions

Chain Reactions

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ITA Presidents Forum offers global lift truck market insights
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Report: Manufacturing execs say global recession is likely in 2020
Trade restrictions, geopolitical instability remain top issues in the new year, but longer term outlook calls for trade improvements, tech firm survey shows.

Forward Thinking
The future of last-mile logistics takes shape
From light-industrial properties to large multistory facilities, the urban logistics real-estate landscape is changing as shippers get a handle on the best warehousing strategies to tackle their "last-touch" challenges.

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Capgemini survey: millennial shoppers ready and willing for autonomous stores
Test cases in Norway and U.S. offer self-checkout aisles to extend store hours, source local vendors.

Forward Thinking
Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains
Tech companies join forces to help retailers modernize their supply chains

Forward Thinking
Wanted: Supply chain innovators
$750,000 global competition seeks experts to develop solutions to supply chain problems associated with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) worldwide.

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"Calmer waters" in trade wars could boost economy in 2020, Paul Ryan says
But long-range challenges include massive technology investments by China, former U.S. House speaker says in NRF keynote.

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Global Healthcare Exchange acquires Lumere
Digital trading platform adds evidence-based data and analytics capabilities to support "clinically integrated" supply chains.

Forward Thinking
Container volumes expected to return to seasonal patterns in 2020 after tariff surges
Facing trade war uncertainty in 2019, traders had rushed imports and exports in recent months, NRF and Hackett report finds.

Forward Thinking
Donations to Australian wildfire victims swamp region's charity infrastructure
Despite challenges, country's businesses are maintaining supply chain operations thanks to "pre-planned resilience-led approaches," local disaster relief worker says.

Forward Thinking
Industry growth slows in December
Growth in the logistics sector continued its slowing trend last month, as the Logistics Manager's Index hit an all-time low of 54.

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

EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens soon
CSCMP's EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions opens on December 15.

Out with the old and in with the new
Instead of searching the website looking for materials, members can now access all of CSCMP's online learning materials via the E-Learning Hub.

The artificial intelligence revolution
CSCMP Hot Topic discusses AI-enabled solutions to help your business prepare for the future.

2019 CSCMP EDGE Conference Report
Here's our roundup of events at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual CSCMP EDGE 2019 conference held in September in Anaheim, California.

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