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January-February 2011

January-February 2011

No question about it, we have a lot of sophisticated and veteran supply chain professionals who read SCMR. Certainly, over the course of their careers, these individuals have demonstrated a knowledge and mastery of the fundamentals of our profession. But interestingly, every time we run an article that covers the basics of supply chain management—or conduct a reader survey of topics of interest—we’re pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response the “fundamentals” receive.There’s got to be a reason for this counterintuitive result. I haven’t put it to deep analysis yet, but it’s logical that information on the basics is obviously important to persons new to the profession or those who have entered the supply chain space from another business discipline such as marketing or finance. As for the readers who have been in the field for a while, my sense is that they are always interested in revisiting the fundamentals as a way of affirming that their tactics and strategies are well grounded.
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January-February 2011

January-February 2011

No question about it, we have a lot of sophisticated and veteran supply chain professionals who read SCMR. Certainly, over the course of their careers, these individuals have demonstrated a knowledge and mastery of the fundamentals of our profession. But interestingly, every time we run an article that covers the basics of supply chain management—or conduct a reader survey of topics of interest—we’re pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response the “fundamentals” receive.There’s got to be a reason for this counterintuitive result. I haven’t put it to deep analysis yet, but it’s logical that information on the basics is obviously important to persons new to the profession or those who have entered the supply chain space from another business discipline such as marketing or finance. As for the readers who have been in the field for a while, my sense is that they are always interested in revisiting the fundamentals as a way of affirming that their tactics and strategies are well grounded.

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Back to Basics: Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions
“Back to Basics” is a look into how excellence in the core logistics and supply chain activities leads to overall business success. The articles in this seven-part series are written by educators from the University of Tennessee, one of the foremost schools in supply chain education - This is a 'must-read' for all supply chain and logistics professionals.

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Back to Basics: Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions
“Back to Basics” is a look into how excellence in the core logistics and supply chain activities leads to overall business success....

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How Supply Chain Finance Can Drive Cash Flow
Supply chain finance is an invaluable tool for lengthening a buyer’s days purchases outstanding and increasing cash flow. SCF has the...

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Supply Chain Security in a High-Risk World
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Technology Outlook: 2010 and Beyond
As Director of Supply Chain Management for ARC Advisory Group, Steve Banker keeps a watchful eye on emerging developments in the supply...

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Bringing Underperforming Suppliers Up to Speed
When working with suppliers in developing countries, there is a strong case to be made for turning supplier development into a core...

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