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January-February 2017

January-February 2017

Transformation is a topic that comes up in almost every conversation I have with supply chain managers these days. Executives from companies as diverse as J&J Vision Care, the division of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures contact lenses, and Thrive Markets, a startup selling health and wellness products to its members, have talked about how they have had to remake their supply chains to meet new customer demands. Transformation is also the theme of this issue of SCMR.
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January-February 2017

Transformation is a topic that comes up in almost every conversation I have with supply chain managers these days. Executives from companies as diverse as J&J Vision Care, the division of Johnson & Johnson that manufactures contact lenses, and Thrive Markets, a startup selling health and wellness products to its members, have talked about how they have had to remake their supply chains to meet new customer demands. Transformation is also the theme of this issue of SCMR.

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January-February 2017 Features

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2017 Rate Outlook: Changing political landscapes may be reflected in pricing
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as global GDP continues to gradually strengthen,...

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Oil prices will rise eventually
I have long been encouraging a reduction of oil consumption in global supply chains. While I think that oil will be readily...

6
Developing a clearer picture of supply chain transparency
As the food service industry meets growing demand for more product information, there are real opportunities for companies that take a leadership...

8
Global Links: Embracing climate change solutions
At this time last year, we examined the worsening conditions in global supply chains brought about by dramatic shifts in climate patterns....

15
How They Did It: Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Supply Chain Transformation
Southern Glazer’s supply chain transformation did not happen overnight. Instead, it’s been a series of steps over the past decade...

16
Finding Profit in Horizontal Collaboration
Horizontal collaboration is often easier said than done. A new study sheds light on the rewards of getting it right.

25
Guarding Against Cyber Threats
In a world awash in cyber threats, partners and suppliers can be the vulnerable points that cyber criminals exploit to gain access...

31
Navigating the Reverse Supply Chain for Connected Devices
The Internet of Things will change the way supply chains manage the lifecycle of products, as a slew of new connected devices...

36
The Future of Supply Management
Predicting the future is a fool’s game. But new findings from CAPS Research gives a glimpse into how supply managers are...

43
Procurement performance: Voice of the Stakeholders
In the most recent ROSMA Performance Check Report, A.T. Kearney finds a mixed view among stakeholders when asked about the value...

47
Measuring Value of the Supply Chain Executive Education
Executive-level supply chain positions have gained both prominence and importance for today’s global companies. To support this trend, universities and colleges...

60
The Current and Future Value of Benchmarking
Supply chain functions use benchmarking for decision-making, but can do more to track its impact.

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EDITORS' PICKS
The Hackett Group Says Typical Procurement Organizations Need “Digital Transformation”
The potential cost take-out opportunity through digital transformation of the procurement function...
NAFTA Renegotiation and its Supply Chain Implications Explored
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Creating Holistic Supply Chain Sustainability: Not a Choice, a Given
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