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May-June 2010

May-June 2010

Spring is a time for renewal. It's a time for re-assessing the way we've been doing things and making changes in a manner that ensures forward progress. That's a recurring theme of the articles in the May/June issue of Supply Chain Management Review. With the building blocks in place and the spirit of renewal in full bloom, who knows what level of supply chain excellence can be achieved?
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May-June 2010

May-June 2010

Spring is a time for renewal. It's a time for re-assessing the way we've been doing things and making changes in a manner that ensures forward progress. That's a recurring theme of the articles in the May/June issue of Supply Chain Management Review. With the building blocks in place and the spirit of renewal in full bloom, who knows what level of supply chain excellence can be achieved?

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Driving a Turnaround in Tumultuous Times
For PolyOne Corp., the secret to survival and success is in the supply chain. This global provider of specialized polymers was burdened by excess inventory and production capacity, poor on-time delivery performance, and a sharp downturn in key markets. A series of targeted supply chain improvement initiatives took these challenges head on—and in the process got the business back on the path to profitability.

May-June 2010 Features

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Driving a Turnaround in Tumultuous Times
For PolyOne Corp., the secret to survival and success is in the supply chain. This global provider of specialized polymers was burdened...

22
What Makes a Winning S&OP Program?
Although sales and operations planning (S&OP) has been practiced for several decades now, many companies still struggle to succeed with their...

28
Putting the Structure in Decision Making
Supply chain decision making is fraught with difficulties, largely because decision making frequently is regarded purely as a mental process in which...

36
Are you a Sophisticated Practitioner?
Conventional wisdom is that most companies today, particularly the larger ones, have adopted the practices associated with sound supply chain management. But...

44
Strategic Sourcing: From Local to Enterprise-wide Services Procurement
Many large companies still procure services at the local level, believing that this spend category is best managed and measured there. Yet...

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Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators Signal Global Supply Chain Resilience
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
GBPC’s 10 major predictions, fleshed out in the study, are based on continuous scanning of the...

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
The proportion of total output produced abroad is meanwhile expected to rise very marginally.