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March-April 2017

March-April 2017

Supply Chain Management Review, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this issue.Twenty years after the premier issue, our goal remains the same: To present thought leadership around best practices in supply chain fundamentals, publish case study examples of what leading companies are doing in their supply chains and keep our finger on the pulse of emerging trends and technologies that will shape the future. While Frank’s essay looks to the past and brings us to the present, we also have essays from four experienced supply chain professionals looking to the future of supply chain management.
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March-April 2017

March-April 2017

Supply Chain Management Review, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this issue.Twenty years after the premier issue, our goal remains the same: To present thought leadership around best practices in supply chain fundamentals, publish case study examples of what leading companies are doing in their supply chains and keep our finger on the pulse of emerging trends and technologies that will shape the future. While Frank’s essay looks to the past and brings us to the present, we also have essays from four experienced supply chain professionals looking to the future of supply chain management.

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March-April 2017 Features

1
In the March Issue: Past, present and future
Twenty years after the premier issue, our goal remains the same: To present thought leadership around best practices in supply chain fundamentals,...

4
Executing the S&OP plan
When S&OP goals are aligned to the business strategy, strategicallybased execution happens every day. But, it’s not as easy as...

6
The real keys to innovation: Knowledge and creativity
Technology promises to revolutionize the way supply chains are managed. However, in-depth knowledge and creative problem solving can enable significant supply chain...

8
Procurement’s diversity and threat equation
Procurement professionals need to protect their businesses from the growing legal risk of third party corruption. Meanwhile, virtually all “diversity” suppliers meet...

10
Supply Chain Management: Past, Present and Future
On our 20th anniversary, SCMR asked founding editor Frank Quinn and four industry experts to weigh in on the future of supply...

19
5 Supply Chain Trends Happening Now
The world of supply chain management is exciting, challenging and rapidly changing. According to supply chain managers and executive leaders at a...

26
Aligned and Optimized: The power of framework
All too often considerable managerial resources are directed toward planning activities and processes with little in the way of tangible results. That...

34
How agile is your supply chain?
Zara has earned high marks for its agile supply chain. Despite its success, manufacturers heavily invested in Lean believe that the retailer...

43
The 2016 3PL CEO Survey: Threats, Disruptions, and Opportunities
The 3PL faces unprecedented challenges from e-commerce, Amazon and new technologies. But opportunities abound for those 3PLs that turn them into a...

52
America first: Changing the rules of the supply chain game
There’s a new supply chain game in town and the rules are not widely understood.

60
Supply Chain Finance Trends
Unlocking the hidden financial value in a global supply chain isn’t always easy, but the opportunity exists for companies that want...

64
Less-Than-Truckload: “Upbeat” outlook for 2017
While LTL executives are bullish on the new administration’s “America First” emphasis, shippers should expect rate increases in the 3% range amid...

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