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September-October 2013

September-October 2013

The 2013 ranking of supply chain leaders from Gartner highlights the best of the best—large, global companies that are furthest along on the journey toward demand-driven supply chains. While the mix of companies is diverse, there are lessons to be learned from these supply chain leaders.
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September-October 2013

The 2013 ranking of supply chain leaders from Gartner highlights the best of the best—large, global companies that are furthest along on the journey toward demand-driven supply chains. While the mix of companies is diverse, there are lessons to be learned from these supply chain leaders.

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The 2013 Supply Chain Top 25: Learning from Leaders
The 2013 ranking of supply chain leaders from Gartner highlights the best of the best—large, global companies that are furthest along on the journey toward demand-driven supply chains. While the mix of companies is diverse, there are lessons to be learned from these supply chain leaders.

September-October 2013 Features

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The 2013 Supply Chain Top 25: Learning from Leaders
The 2013 ranking of supply chain leaders from Gartner highlights the best of the best—large, global companies that are furthest along on...

22
The Socially Responsible Supply Chain: An Imperative for Global Corporations
Recent press reports about unsafe work conditions and the loss of life in apparel factories in Bangladesh have highlighted the need for...

30
A Blueprint for Supply Chain Optimization
When you look at some of the world’s top performing supply chains, the last thing that comes to mind is: This...

40
The Power of Supplier Collaboration and Rapid Supplier Qualification
As industries outsource more and exhaust their traditional sourcing opportunities, the time has come to increase and leverage the capabilities and, in...

48
5 Lessons for Supply Chains from the Financial Crisis
For many supply chain executives, the Financial Crisis has been one of the toughest challenges in their careers. Firms across industries were...

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Third Party Risk: Too Close for Comfort
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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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