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July-August 2018

July-August 2018

At Supply Chain Management Review, we’ve been writing about the talent crisis in our profession since at least 2012 when our MIT contributors were publishing a column on talent strategies. Last winter, the topic touched home when I picked up my local newspaper one Saturday morning. One of the lead stories was about two initiatives launched by C&S Wholesale Grocers with two local academic institutions: Keene State College and Franklin Pierce University.
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July-August 2018

July-August 2018

At Supply Chain Management Review, we’ve been writing about the talent crisis in our profession since at least 2012 when our MIT contributors were publishing a column on talent strategies. Last winter, the topic touched home when I picked up my local newspaper one Saturday morning. One of the lead stories was about two initiatives launched by C&S Wholesale Grocers with two local academic institutions: Keene State College and Franklin Pierce University.

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July-August 2018 Features

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Supply Chain Management Certifications offered by Professional Organizations & Universities
The editors at SCMR have compiled a list of the most predominant Supply Chain Professional Associations of 2018

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Future factories now playing in 3D
The future state of factories and plants over the next 10 years: How will they be organized and operated?

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Rushing to adopt AI? Watch out for speed bumps.
Artificial intelligence (AI) along with the AI application known as machine learning have captured the imaginations of supply chain professionals, and many...

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How They Did it: The C&S college connection
The stakes are high: Across the country, small academic institutions are going out of business or merging with other schools to keep...

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Redefining Talent For The New World of Work
In the future world of work, a dizzying mix of robotics, artificial intelligence, freelance workers and full-time employees will all be essential...

21
Creative Procurement: Walking the talk
Procurement is changing from a focus on cost savings to creativity and innovation in a talent rich supply chain. That’s the...

26
A Crisis Ahead
The intersection of the opioid crisis and manufacturing is poised to be a drag on U.S. competitiveness

32
The Living Supply Chain
A new book argues that supply chain ecosystems adjust and evolve in ways similar to how the natural world behaves.

38
Unlocking blockchain’s potential in your supply chain
Beneath the hype, blockchain is a maturing technology that offers great promise.

42
Top 50 3PLs: Collaboration now paramount
As the e-commerce juggernaut creates more complexity for today’s logistics managers, finding the right mix of 3PLs with the essential integrated...

55
Making the Case for Custom Executive Education
Under pressure to perform at unprecedented velocities in a tight labor market, more companies are exploring custom executive education options as a...

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Addressing people challenges that affect efficiency
More comprehensive training for managers can help the supply chain ease employee frustrations.

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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
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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
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