CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
May 22, 2019

Issue Archives: Quarter 4 2018

Urban fulfillment: The battle for city shoppers

Logistics
Urban fulfillment: The battle for city shoppers

More and more people—especially young people—are moving into cities. To reach this increasingly important market segment, retailers need to find a profitable and efficient way to do urban fulfillment.

Adding new tiles to the omnichannel mosaic
Strategy

Adding new tiles to the omnichannel mosaic

As retailers continue to expand their omnichannel service offerings, they're increasingly turning to a traditionally underused resource: the brick-and-mortar store.
How JJMDC helped Intermountain Healthcare streamline supply chain operations
Logistics

How JJMDC helped Intermountain Healthcare streamline supply chain operations

When Intermountain Healthcare had problems with stockouts for crucial surgical supplies, it turned to its supplier, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC), for help. JJMDC deployed a specialized supply chain team to help the health system diagnose what the problem was and discover a solution.
How SKF uses a supply chain twin to enable integrated planning
Strategy

How SKF uses a supply chain twin to enable integrated planning

The threat of disruption and a range of market forces drove global bearings manufacturer SKF to think differently about managing its global supply chain. Building a "digital supply chain twin" allowed the company to globalize and automate planning and "futureproof" the business.
Delivering on
Logistics

Delivering on "direct to consumer" in the CPG industry

Selling direct to the consumer poses an attractive option for consumer product goods (CPG) companies looking to grow sales. But do the benefits outweigh the risks and challenges?
Strategy

Supply Chain: The next generation

The winners of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Award demonstrate that the future of supply chain management is in capable hands.
Columns
Perspective

Commentary: A suggestion for congestion

Congestion wastes time, fuel, and productivity. There must be a better way to manage our infrastructure.
Afterword

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.
Monetary Matters

Crisis managed: What's next for global monetary policy?

As the global economy strengthens, central banks must decide whether to ease back on policies that encourage growth and, if so, how.
Direct Connection

United we stand

The partnership between CSCMP and NASSTRAC promises to strengthen ties between the transportation industry and supply chain management professionals.
Forward Thinking

Book: logistics firms must look past blockchain hype to see its potential

Applications like cryptocurrencies and ICOs create confusion about the technology, economist Jason Schenker says.

Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices

Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

Amazon opens pop-up parcel delivery site in flooded Wilmington, N.C.

Retailer aids in Hurricane Florence recovery by handling packages in a van parked at a local Whole Foods Market location, Amazon says.

The quiet case for RFID

New research says that radio frequency identification tags can help companies achieve greater order accuracy than bar-code scanning.

JD.com unveils plans to study underground urban fulfillment network

Chinese e-commerce giant launches "Urban Smart Logistics Institute" at Beijing supply chain summit.

Retailers set to ban "serial returners," survey finds

Following Amazon's lead—and as a way to curb the high costs associated with reverse logistics processes—two-thirds of retailers say they would stop doing business with problem shoppers, ERP provider says.

The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows

84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s third annual consumer expectations survey finds.

Wanted: The Billy Beane of freight

The data produced by trucks' electronic logging devices could change the way that people manage transportation and logistics operations.

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.

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.

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.
Departments
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.
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.
CSCMP Notebook

CSCMP and NASSTRAC join forces

Both organizations are now offering joint enterprise membership packages to new corporate members.
CSCMP Notebook

Distinguished Service Award nominations open

CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.
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Forward Thinking
Colgate-Palmolive claims top spot in Gartner 'top 25' ranking
Company rises from fourth place in 2018 thanks to financial performance, aligned organization, corporate social responsibility.

Forward Thinking
Logistics providers wary of 2019 hurricane season
Companies apply lessons learned from painful storms in past years.

Forward Thinking
AI leads the way in supply chain technology, survey shows
Real-time visibility is the top supply chain priority in 2019, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning, JDA/KPMG survey reveals.

Forward Thinking
Gartner: Before you dive into digital, be sure you have a strong foundation
Keynote presenters at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference dream of a future where the digital and physical supply chains are combined, but caution that most companies are not there yet.

Forward Thinking
Descartes Systems Group acquires Core Transport Technologies
Deal strengthens software company's mail, parcel, and cargo tracking solutions footprint and boosts global e-commerce capabilities, company says.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Four steps to becoming a "shipper of choice"
With high demand, tight capacity, and a continuing shortage of drivers, trucking companies can afford to be choosy about which loads they take. Here's how to make yours more appealing.

Forward Thinking
Supply chain tasks weigh heavy in healthcare, survey shows
Clinicians and supply chain managers say supply chain-related tasks are causing stress and affecting patient care, according to Cardinal Health survey.

Forward Thinking
Retail imports rising under threat of higher tariffs, report says
The nation's major retail container ports are preparing for unusually high levels of imports this spring and throughout the summer, NRF's latest Global Port Tracker shows.

Forward Thinking
Warehouse demand stays sky-high, real estate firm says
Trend driven by e-commerce logistics, distribution, and warehousing, says Avison Young.

Forward Thinking
Verizon: hackers are targeting C-level executives with social engineering attacks
Cybercrime endangers supply chain information, cloud-based solutions, customer data, report says.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP to unveil 30th Annual State of Logistics Report in June
This year's report will be released June 18, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

NASSTRAC spring meeting to focus on federal regulations and legislation
In addition to a full day of educational sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with congressional leaders and discuss topics affecting transportation.

CSCMP's annual conference is looking toward the future
CSCMP EDGE Conference and Exhibition will be held in Anaheim, California September 15 - 18.

How customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
CSCMP's Hot Topic publication explores why innovation and customer experience are key factors for all businesses.

On the air with CSCMP ...
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has launched a new podcast series, "Supply Chain Conversation." Now members have the chance to participate.

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