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By By Gene Tyndall and Tom Beube · May 21, 2010
Supply chain managers need to learn more about what’s involved in financing international goods movement — and the new methods and technologies available to help them.
<p>Many large companies still procure services at the local level, believing that this spend category is best managed and measured there. Yet this approach forecloses on some important opportunities. Organizations that have successfully moved from a local to an enterprise-wide approach to services procurement report savings of 15 to 20 percent—plus key operational improvements. The Strategic Sourcing approach described here can help guide that transition.</p> By Jim McIntosh and Margot Levin · May 21, 2010
Many large companies still procure services at the local level, believing that this spend category is best managed and measured there. Yet this approach forecloses on some important opportunities. Organizations that have successfully moved from a local to an enterprise-wide approach to services procurement report savings of 15 to 20 percent—plus key operational improvements. The Strategic Sourcing approach described here can help guide that transition.
By Jim McIntosh and Margot Levin · May 21, 2010
Environmental services is often considered to be ill suited for an enterprise-wide procurement and management approach. The reason given: it’s too specialized and difficult to measure. Yet the following real-life example from a large client illustrates the opportunity for applying an enterprise-wide approach to such a complex service.
By Frank Quinn · May 21, 2010
Spring is a time for re­newal. It's a time for re­as­sessing 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 latest issue of Supply Chain Management Review. It's also speaks to the magazine itself, as we begin this stage of our publishing life as part of Peerless Media, a divison of EH Publishing Inc.
By Brian Ceraolo · May 21, 2010
This May/June 2010 edition of Supply Chain Management Review marks a new beginning for us. It’s our first issue published under our new company, Peerless Media, LLC. In addition to SCMR, Peerless Media is publishing several other leading publications you may be familiar with – Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Materials Handling Product News.
<p>Kate Vitasek, Board Member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. She has led the development of practical benchmarking tools for supply chain professionals.</p> By John Kerr · May 21, 2010
Kate Vitasek threw out challenge a few years ago to her fellow board members at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Vitasek, an inveterate campaigner for supply chain performance measurement and management, argued forcefully that the profession urgently needed standards for its processes.
By Michael J. Burkett · May 21, 2010
Expanding into emerging markets is core to almost every major manufacturer’s growth strategy. As the global greening trend accelerates, companies should retool their supply chain infrastructures in order to keep up.
By Larry Lapide · May 21, 2010
The sooner you can learn the difference between "good" and "bad" inventories, the better off your supply chain will be.
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By Smith · May 9, 2010
The Export Compliance Management Best Practices Benchmark Study helps you implement best-in-class export compliance strategies to prevent fines, delays, and loss of export privileges.
By William B. Lee and Errol Wirasinghe · May 7, 2010
Supply chain decision making is fraught with difficulties, largely because decision making frequently is regarded purely as a mental process in which there is an illusion of knowledge. Supply chain managers rely too much on guts and intuition, the authors contend, and not enough on structure and information. They offer seven steps to improving that problem in your supply chain.
By Singh Manoj K · May 7, 2010
Although sales and operations planning (S&OP) has been practiced for several decades now, many companies still struggle to succeed with their programs. A big part of the problem is that the requisite building blocks to success are either faulty or lacking. The five success principles described here can get an S&OP program on the right track and delivering the kind of results expected.
By Thomas Kedrowski · May 7, 2010
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.
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By Clive A Purchase · May 1, 2010
The articles in SCMR come from thought leaders in the acadmic, analyst and management consulting communities. Perhaps most importantly, they also include contributions from supply chain practioners themselves - the individuals who are literally transforming their organizations.
By Morgan L. Swink, Rajdeep Golecha and Tim Richardson · March 1, 2010
The short answer is a resounding yes! New research findings show that the top supply chain management companies significantly outperform their competitors across most financial measures. This article offers insights into those financial gains that differentiate the leaders from their rivals - and offers tips on how to get your top management interested in investing for supply chain excellence.
By Arnold Maltz, Adegoke Oke, Poul Erik Christiansen, Fred O. Walumbwa · March 1, 2010
Research into the sourcing potential and practices in Africa, Eastern/Central Europe, and Asia/China reveal big differences—and big opportunities—for supply management professionals.

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