CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
December 12, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 3 2015

Co-creating value: The next level in customer-supplier relationships

Procurement
Co-creating value: The next level in customer-supplier relationships

In 2011, Bob Evans Farms and Gordon Food Service began to jointly identify and actualize opportunities for profit growth through the use of cross-functional teams. The financial benefits to date have exceeded $31 million dollars. Here's how they achieved those stellar results.

The five dimensions of supply chain agility
Strategy

The five dimensions of supply chain agility

Find out how five elements of agility taken from sports and military science—alertness, accessibility, decisiveness, swiftness, and flexibility—play out in the supply chain world. Then try this quick self-evaluation to learn how agile your own supply chain is.
Consolidation in the 3PL industry: Why is it happening, and what does it mean?
Logistics

Consolidation in the 3PL industry: Why is it happening, and what does it mean?

A wave of mergers and acquisitions is reshaping the third-party logistics market worldwide. A longtime industry observer explains what's going on.
A new way to measure inventory leanness
Strategy

A new way to measure inventory leanness

Most companies use inventory turns alone to measure leanness. But a method that considers economies of scale and industry-specific relationships between sales and inventories will provide a more accurate assessment.
The top 10 myths of supply chain talent development
Strategy

The top 10 myths of supply chain talent development

Misconceptions about managing talent abound. Here's why you shouldn't buy into them, and what you can do instead to get more from your most critical supply chain resource—people.
Strategy

Rising stars

The recipients of CSCMP's 2015 Emerging Leader Award talk about their mentors, their experiences in the workplace, and the lessons they've learned.
Columns
Perspective

The high cost of not caring

The tragedy in Tianjin reminds us of the potentially deadly consequences of failing to ensure safe handling of hazardous materials throughout the supply chain, regardless of how difficult or expensive that may be.
Top-Performing Supply Chains

Seven characteristics of top-performing supply chains

Here are the factors that make the companies on the Supply Chains to Admire 2015 list stand out from the crowd.
Afterword

A trade pact that could reshape global supply chains

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, if it takes effect, will bring big changes in trade not only for the 12 nations in pact, but for the rest of the world as well.
Direct Connection

CSCMP membership: Your key to smart career management

A CSCMP membership provides unparalleled opportunities for connection, education, and inspiration to grow your career and achieve success.
Monetary Matters

The outlook for China's economic-industrial slowdown

The Chinese economy is transitioning from an agricultural and industrial-centric powerhouse to a more consumer- and service-oriented economy.
Forward Thinking

Are the days of global supply chains numbered?

Automation, sustainability, and risk management efforts may influence companies to create more regional supply chains, according to a report by Standard Chartered Bank.

New lab focuses on research at the "Internet edge"

Arizona State University's new Internet-Edge Supply Chain Lab studies how the Internet and mobile technology are transforming the supply chain.

Supply chain's youth problem

A Brookings Institution report suggests that distribution and logistics companies need to do a better job of bringing young people into the industry.

Procurement study recommends segmenting internal customers

The Hackett Group finds that basing the level of responsiveness to an internal stakeholder on its importance to the company brings significant benefits.

CSCMP launches a supply chain simulation game for all levels of experience

The first-ever Roundtable Global Challenge is designed to bring together young professionals, middle management, and senior executives in a global competition.

Industrial robots: Friend or foe?

Instead of eliminating jobs, robots create them, according to a white paper from the Association for Advancing Automation.

The trouble with new products

The more new products are introduced, the harder it is to forecast and plan for demand, according to the results of a recent benchmarking study.

Global Trade and Container Flow Index: Economic rebalancing affects global trade

International trade patterns are changing and demand for containerized transportation is becoming more volatile.
Departments

Annual Conference speakers highlight SCM's strategic role

The critical business value of supply chain management was front and center in presentations by Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz and others.

CSCMP presents Distinguished Service, Doctoral Dissertation awards

Robert Martichenko of LeanCor Supply Chain Group and Jason Miller of Colorado State University are recognized for their achievements and research.

New online community to help with career development

CSCMP's Circle of Excellence will allow members to share information, tools, and resources for career planning and professional achievement.
Latest Video

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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Top-Performing Supply Chains
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
Commentary: Fritos, aluminum, and unintended consequences
While companies continue to focus their attentions 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.

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.

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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