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Magazine Archives

July-August, 2010

July-August, 2010

I’ve always liked that old saying that good fortune favors the prepared mind (though I’ve faltered in my adherence to the principle as often as not). Reading the feature articles in this July/August issue only affirms the validity of that wisdom, this time in a supply chain context. From several instructive perspectives we learn about the value of carefully thinking about what you want to accomplish, how you want to accomplish it, and why you need to be flexible enough to respond if things don’t go exactly to plan. As our cover illustration suggests, it’s really about executing a supply chain game plan.
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July-August, 2010

I’ve always liked that old saying that good fortune favors the prepared mind (though I’ve faltered in my adherence to the principle as often as not). Reading the feature articles in this July/August issue only affirms the validity of that wisdom, this time in a supply chain context. From several instructive perspectives we learn about the value of carefully thinking about what you want to accomplish, how you want to accomplish it, and why you need to be flexible enough to respond if things don’t go exactly to plan. As our cover illustration suggests, it’s really about executing a supply chain game plan.

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A Real-World Look at SCM
Supply chain management (SCM) promises to become even more challenging in the months and years ahead. how are professionals in this field coping with the stresses of performing in a tough economy? And what do they see as the keys to success for the future? For the answers, the authors went to the front lines—the logistics and supply chain managers who do the job every day.

July-August, 2010 Features

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A Real-World Look at SCM
Supply chain management (SCM) promises to become even more challenging in the months and years ahead. how are professionals in this field...

20
A Portfolio Approach to Supply Chain Design
In today’s volatile economy, one supply chain design is probably not enough. What’s really needed is a portfolio of supply...

28
Multinational Tax Planning for Supply Chain Facilities
Supply chain managers responsible for locating global operating facilities are familiar with the transportation and pipeline inventory costs that threaten expected savings...

35
Supplier Base Management: A New Competitive Edge
Many companies take a purely tactical approach with their suppliers. Yet in doing so, they miss out on the benefits that come...

42
Ten Traits of the Best Supply Chains
The best companies approach their supply chains in a way that differs markedly from their less-successful competitors. In particular, they consistently embrace...

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EDITORS' PICKS
Supply Chains in Advanced Markets Should Become More Agile, Says Atradius
Higher inflation, falling unemployment, and strengthening Purchasing Manager Indices all suggest...
Trade Trends Report Confirms E-Commerce Urgency
Because trade policies remain fluid, shippers must have the information needed to be flexible and...

Supply Chain Digitization of Ocean Cargo Gateways Examined by chainPORT
The chainPORT initiative is led by the Ports of Los Angeles and Hamburg Port Authority in Germany,...
Procurement Still Falls Behind in Digitized Supply Chains, Says Accenture
“The digital revolution has largely overlooked procurement,” says Accenture.