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December 2017

December 2017

It’s December and time once again for our annual Executive Guide to Supply Chain Resources. This is a comprehensive guide to services, products and educational opportunities targeted specifically to supply chain professionals. As with years past, we’re also featuring several articles we trust will offer food for thought in your supply chain throughout the coming year.
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December 2017

December 2017

It’s December and time once again for our annual Executive Guide to Supply Chain Resources. This is a comprehensive guide to services, products and educational opportunities targeted specifically to supply chain professionals. As with years past, we’re also featuring several articles we trust will offer food for thought in your supply chain throughout the coming year.

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December 2017 Features

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December 2017 Editorial Highlights: A resource for the year ahead
This is a comprehensive guide to services, products and educational opportunities targeted specifically to supply chain professionals. As with years past, we...

5
Transportation Trends: The last mile, history repeating
When you look beyond the hype of all the new, innovative services and suppliers in the logistics space and view things through...

8
Economic Outlook: A Complex and Uneven Scenario for Global Supply Chains
Growth is projected to rise over this year and next in emerging market and developing economies, supported by improved external factors—a...

14
State of Logistics: Accelerating into uncertainty
Buffeted by crosswinds as the pace of change accelerates, the logistics industry is accelerating into uncertainty.

21
The Emergence of the the Strategic Leader
The strategic supply chain requires a new kind of leader; one with skills and orientations not currently found in many supply chain...

28
The Customer Centric Supply Chain
The importance of dissolving the “wall” between the customer and the supply chain.

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Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators Signal Global Supply Chain Resilience
So far this year, international merchandise trade has risen by 10.6%. Emerging markets and North...
A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council Predictions Released
GBPC’s 10 major predictions, fleshed out in the study, are based on continuous scanning of the...

New Research Indicates Greener Supply Chains Mean More Profit
Transparency is key when selecting new suppliers as 85% of businesses want to achieve a...
New Survey Measures Potential Impact of Tariffs on U.S. Supply Chains
The proportion of total output produced abroad is meanwhile expected to rise very marginally.