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May-June 2011

May-June 2011

People, process, technology. These are the three core elements that determine the relative success (or failure) of any organization. We’ve heard this in countless management books and keynotes speeches. And it’s hammered home in business school curricula across the country. Now it’s our turn. This issue of Supply Chain Management Review is devoted in roughly equal measures to the three core elements. Our rational: Their importance can never be stated enough.
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May-June 2011

People, process, technology. These are the three core elements that determine the relative success (or failure) of any organization. We’ve heard this in countless management books and keynotes speeches. And it’s hammered home in business school curricula across the country. Now it’s our turn. This issue of Supply Chain Management Review is devoted in roughly equal measures to the three core elements. Our rational: Their importance can never be stated enough.

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Top Story

Six Questions to Ask About Cloud Computing
Cloud computing—an emerging technology that gives users wide access to computing capabilities without the costs of ownership—has huge potential for the supply chain. In fact, the cloud is poised to usher in a new era of high-performance SCM. But before making the transition to cloud computing, companies need to address six key questions to make sure that they capitalize on its full potential.

May-June 2011 Features

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Six Questions to Ask About Cloud Computing
Cloud computing—an emerging technology that gives users wide access to computing capabilities without the costs of ownership—has huge potential for...

18
The Powerful Potential of Demand Management
The ability to see customer demand and align it with your supply chain—what’s called demand management—has become a truly...

28
A Textbook Transformation: How Biogen Idec Overhauled Its Supply Chain
The management team at Biogen Idec knew they had to transform the supply chain to cope with increasing volume and complexity at...

36
The Benefits of Early Involvement in Capital Expenditures
Procurement and supply management personnel are becoming involved in more and more areas of company spend. But one category that to date...

44
Samaritan’s Feet: The Trials and Triumphs of a Global Non-Profit
Moving much-needed athletic footwear to some of the most remote corners of the globe can be a daunting supply chain challenge. But...

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Third Party Risk: Too Close for Comfort
You’ve got a handle on many of the potential supply chain "disrupters" that can paralyze your business. But the real risk is embedded in areas you may have overlooked.
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Additive manufacturing and 3D printing promise to simplify manufacturing, reduce inventories, and streamline operations. But, to determine when and how to apply additive manufacturing, organizations need a decision model that assesses it’s market strategy, supply chain performance, and complexity.
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EDITORS' PICKS
Supply Chains in Advanced Markets Should Become More Agile, Says Atradius
Higher inflation, falling unemployment, and strengthening Purchasing Manager Indices all suggest...
Trade Trends Report Confirms E-Commerce Urgency
Because trade policies remain fluid, shippers must have the information needed to be flexible and...

Supply Chain Digitization of Ocean Cargo Gateways Examined by chainPORT
The chainPORT initiative is led by the Ports of Los Angeles and Hamburg Port Authority in Germany,...
Procurement Still Falls Behind in Digitized Supply Chains, Says Accenture
“The digital revolution has largely overlooked procurement,” says Accenture.