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March-April 2015

March-April 2015

Anyone who’s ever bought a house knows the realtor’s motto: Location, location,location. It’s the most important factor in determining the value of a property. Based on the press releases that come across my desk these days, supply chain’s motto is: Innovate,innovate, innovate. This issue includes approaches to inventory optimization, contract management with third party logistics providers and contract manufacturers, and the Goldilocks approach to supply management—an innovative concept aimed at keeping your procurement department from running too hot or too cold.
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March-April 2015

March-April 2015

Anyone who’s ever bought a house knows the realtor’s motto: Location, location,location. It’s the most important factor in determining the value of a property. Based on the press releases that come across my desk these days, supply chain’s motto is: Innovate,innovate, innovate. This issue includes approaches to inventory optimization, contract management with third party logistics providers and contract manufacturers, and the Goldilocks approach to supply management—an innovative concept aimed at keeping your procurement department from running too hot or too cold.

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The Five Key Components for Supply Chain Innovation
Organizations are looking to their supply chain partners to create innovative processes and solutions that span the supply chain and lead to a real competitive advantage. But, what does it take to create meaningful innovation across supply chain partners? Our researchers identify the five components that are common to the most successful supply chain innovation partnerships.

March-April 2015 Features

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E-Commerce Innovation Needed by Retailers
Last summer I wrote a column titled “Holiday e-Commerce: Innovation Required” (SCMR Jul/Aug 2014). In it, I delved into the causes of...

6
Why One-Size-Fits-All Supply Chains Frustrate Innovation
While it is true that supply chains are key for sustained innovation in a company, it is also true that all innovations...

8
IBM Study Points to New Value Proposition
Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North...

10
The Five Key Components for Supply Chain Innovation
Organizations are looking to their supply chain partners to create innovative processes and solutions that span the supply chain and lead to...

18
How They Did it: Supplier Relationship Management at Raytheon
Raytheon is on a mission to be the Customer of Choice and earn preferential treatment from its suppliers. To get there, the...

24
Demystifying Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is often intimidating and frustrating. Once the most common barriers are removed, however, optimized inventory across the supply chain is...

32
Subscription-based Supply Chains: More than a Niche Online Play
Companies as diverse as Amazon, CVS, and Petco are rolling out subscription based programs to build customer loyalty. Doing this successfully calls...

38
Put it in Writing: Sharpening Contracts Management to Reduce Risk and Boost Supply
Having great performance from an outsourced supply chain is really not possible without a strategic approach to contracts management. Similarly, true supply...

46
Not Too Much—Not Too Little: Fostering a “Goldilocks”  Procurement Strategy
If managed just right, procurement can yield a long-term competitive advantage. Although it is tempting to exploit procurement’s competitive “levers” to...

53
Supplier Power: The New Competitive Differentiator
For leading companies, supply management is not just a way to cut costs—it’s a strategic capability.

70
IT Risk Mitigation is Still a Work in Progress
For real results, organizations should implement supply chain risk management practices.

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