Login



For PLUS+ subscription assistance, contact customer service.

Not a PLUS+ Subscriber?

Become a PLUS+ Subscriber today and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access
  • 7 Magazine Issues per Year
  • Companion Digital Editions
  • Digital Edition Archives
  • Bonus Email Newsletters

Subscribe Today!

Premium access to exclusive online content, companion digital editions, magazine issues and email newsletters.

Subscribe Now.


Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2009.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $109/year*. Begin yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

* Prices higher for subscriptions outside the USA.

PLUS+ Customer Service Support


Customer service for all PLUS+ subscribers is available Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Eastern time.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-800-598-6067 (1-508-663-1500 x294 outside USA)
Mail: PO Box 1496, Framingham MA 01701-1496, USA



You have been logged out of PLUS+


For PLUS+ subscription assistance, contact customer service.

Need to access our premium PLUS+ Content?
Upgrade your subscription now.


Our records show that you are currently receiving a free subscription to Supply Chain Management Review magazine, or your subscription has expired. To access our premium content, you need to upgrade your subscription to our PLUS+ status.

To upgrade your subscription account, please contact customer service at:

Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-800-598-6067 (1-508-663-1500 x294 outside USA)

Become a PLUS+ subscriber and you'll get access to all Supply Chain Management Review premium content including:

  • Full Web Access. All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com.

  • 7 Magazine Issues per year of Supply Chain Management Review magazine.

  • Companion Digital Editions. Searchable replicas of each magazine issue. Read them in any web browser. Delivered by email faster than printed issues.

  • Digital Editions Archives. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2010.

  • Bonus email newsletters. Add convenient weekly and monthly email newsletters to your subscription to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry.

PLUS+ subscriptions start as low as $129/year*. Start yours now.
That's less than $0.36 per day for access to information that you can use year-round to better manage your entire global supply chain.

This content is available for PLUS+ subscribers.


Already a PLUS+ subscriber?


To begin or upgrade your subscription, Become a PLUS+ subscriber now.

For assistance with your PLUS+ subscription, contact customer service.

Sorry, but your login to PLUS+ has failed.


Please recheck your login information and resubmit below.



For PLUS+ subscription assistance, contact customer service.


Magazine Archives

March-April 2011

March-April 2011

Leadership is one of the most popular topics we write about in SCMR. We all seem to be fascinated by individuals who can rally a company, a sports team, a country toward a shared goal. Yet when asked just what makes a good leader, most of us struggle with a precise answer. It's kind of: "Well I know what real leadership is when I see it." Reflecting our leadership theme this issue, we're pleased to introduce a new section of the magazine called "Talent Strategies." It's written by the experts at MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics, which has both a depth of research and hands-on experience in professional development in the supply chain space. We believe their insights and information will help you and the people in your organization ultimately become more effective leaders.
Online access to this and all magazine archives available to premium subscribers.
Already a PLUS+ subscriber?
To begin or upgrade your subscription, become a PLUS+ subscriber today.
Not ready to subscribe, but need the March-April 2011 Magazine Archive? Buy it now.
March-April 2011

March-April 2011

Leadership is one of the most popular topics we write about in SCMR. We all seem to be fascinated by individuals who can rally a company, a sports team, a country toward a shared goal. Yet when asked just what makes a good leader, most of us struggle with a precise answer. It's kind of: "Well I know what real leadership is when I see it." Reflecting our leadership theme this issue, we're pleased to introduce a new section of the magazine called "Talent Strategies." It's written by the experts at MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics, which has both a depth of research and hands-on experience in professional development in the supply chain space. We believe their insights and information will help you and the people in your organization ultimately become more effective leaders.

Download Issue PDF.




Top Story

Anatomy of a Leader
What makes a truly great supply chain leader? What kind of background is needed most? And what character traits? For seven years now, Supply Chain Management Review has been building a rich archive of answers to those kinds of questions through our “Profiles in Leadership” column. Probing deeper into these individual stories here is what we’ve found.

March-April 2011 Features

14
Anatomy of a Leader
What makes a truly great supply chain leader? What kind of background is needed most? And what character traits? For seven years...

22
A Real-World Take on Transformation
Companies recognize that they need to continuously transform themselves to survive and prosper. But they’re finding that traditional, largely internally focused,...

30
How Inventory Optimization Opens Pathways to Profitability
Inventory optimization—the process of scientifically determining the right inventory levels across the supply chain—has never been easy. But advanced tools...

38
A Practical Framework for Strategic Planning
Most everyone acknowledges the importance of strategic supply chain planning. But many companies struggle with translating their plans into action. In many...

46
Value-Focused Supply: Linking Supply to Business Strategies
The ongoing pressure to cut sourcing and procurement costs is certainly understandable. But simply saving money on external spend will no longer...

Latest Whitepaper
Plan. Manage. Recover. The power of risk management and resilience.
Savvy supply chain managers are putting risk management at the top of their to-do lists, planning for the recovery following inevitable disruptions.
Download Today!
From the September-October 2017
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!


Latest Webcast
Managing for Supply Chain Excellence
This webinar introduces a new framework to help supply chain leaders put structure around essential performance drivers like resource management and investment, as well as talent development.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
“Trusted IoT Alliance” Recently Launched to Unite Supply Chain Industry
Open source working group made up of large public and private companies, regulated entities, and...
Helping Supply Chain Managers Navigate the New Ocean Cargo Marketplace
Be carrier friendly: use electronic portals, load legal weights, meet required regulatory or...

Inmarsat Study Finds IoT Gaps in Supply Chains
As reported here recently, IoT promises to completely transform the transportation industry, making...
Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Announced
Part of the recently announced Manhattan Active Supply Chain Solution suite.