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Magazine Archives

November 2016

Is supply chain management strategic or tactical? Are the best supply chains collaborative? Should the goal be an integrated supply chain or an integrative supply chain? The answers are a mixed bag, according to this month’s contributors.
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November 2016

Is supply chain management strategic or tactical? Are the best supply chains collaborative? Should the goal be an integrated supply chain or an integrative supply chain? The answers are a mixed bag, according to this month’s contributors.

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November 2016 Features

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Defend the company brand, too
Looking back at 10 years’ worth of columns, I see two related supply chain trends that need to evolve more quickly.

8
Innovation is a team activity
Successful innovation projects include team members who can collaborate across multiple functional areas. How is your supply chain team performing?

11
The emergence of the strategic leader
The strategic supply chain requires a new kind of leader; one with skills and orientations not currently found in many supply chain...

28
Protectors of the Brand
In a world where Tweets go viral, supply chain professionals are charged with more than having two sources of supply. They must...

30
The Collaboration Journey: Are we there yet?
After 20 plus years of talking about collaboration, there is still a long way to go.

34
Fighting amazon’s supply chain takeover
Amazon’s investments in freight forwarding and air transport present new competition to logistics providers. Here’s how freight forwarders and air...

40
The “Uberization” of Warehousing
Dynamic warehousing involves buying warehousing services on a pay-per-use basis. Just as with Uber and AirBnB exemplars of today’s “on-demand” economy...

47
Set objectives for optimization tools
To get the most out of supply chain optimization, think beyond cost savings.

50
Currency: The next commodity risk management disruptor
Falling commodity prices have made businesses look good and given business leaders a false peace, but looming currency wars may prove to...

52
2016 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey: Ready to Confront Complexity
Survey respondents indicate a desire to apply more IT solutions and keep up on capital expenditures as they confront complex issues like...

60
Top 20: Automatic Data Capture Suppliers
Suppliers and users of scanners, printers and rugged mobile devices find themselves at the intersection of technological advances, increasing consumer demands and...

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