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Magazine Archives

November 2010

November 2010

Grace under pressure. Anyone working as a supply chain professional over the last couple of years knows what that phrase is all about. With the economy only recently beginning to rouse itself from the doldrums, supply chain folks are still being asked to find “just a few more” areas where costs can be cut. For a while there, the cost-cutting pressures were unrelenting. But for the most part—as our Annual Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress in this issue confirms—the supply chain came through. One of the key findings from this year’s survey is that absent the supply chain’s ability to control costs and streamline operations, companies would have had a lot harder time surviving the tough economy.
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November 2010

November 2010

Grace under pressure. Anyone working as a supply chain professional over the last couple of years knows what that phrase is all about. With the economy only recently beginning to rouse itself from the doldrums, supply chain folks are still being asked to find “just a few more” areas where costs can be cut. For a while there, the cost-cutting pressures were unrelenting. But for the most part—as our Annual Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress in this issue confirms—the supply chain came through. One of the key findings from this year’s survey is that absent the supply chain’s ability to control costs and streamline operations, companies would have had a lot harder time surviving the tough economy.

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Top Story

Eighth Annual Global Supply Chain Survey
Yes, we’ve all experienced some formidable challenges during the economic downturn of the past two years. But things could have been a lot worse were it not for the supply chain’s positive impact on costs, revenues, and operations. That’s just one conclusion of our annual survey, which suggests brighter times ahead and encourages supply chain professionals to get ready for the upturn.

November 2010 Features

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Eighth Annual Global Supply Chain Survey
Yes, we’ve all experienced some formidable challenges during the economic downturn of the past two years. But things could have been...

20
Sourcing Success under Tight Time Pressure
The pressure to cut costs—and do it fast—shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. Not surprisingly, that pressure is...

28
Are Supply Chain Leaders Ready for the Top?
Why don’t chief executives come from the top supply chain ranks as readily as they do from finance, marketing, and sales?...

34
Blueprint for Change: Georgia’s Procurement Transformation
Can strategic procurement best practices from the private sector be effectively applied to state government? The State of Georgia’s success with...

42
Supply Market Intelligence:  Think Differently, Gain an Edge
Supply market intelligence (SMI) is a proven approach to reducing risk and gaining a competitive advantage. It begins with the collection and...

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