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SeptemberOctober2016

By Becky Partida · September 9, 2016
Supply chain organizations are searching for ways to reduce procurement cost. APQC’s research shows that organizations have the largest group of their procurement full time employees assigned to ordering materials and services.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · September 6, 2016
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing regulations, and inventory sell-offs all point to a tighter capacity situation in 2017 and beyond. State of Transportation 2016, Trucking update news
By Bridget McCrea · September 6, 2016
A look at what’s going on under the hood and shaping the supply chain execution space in 2016—and beyond.
By Nancy Nix and Dana Stiffler · September 1, 2016
In today’s competitive environment, it only makes sense to advance women into senior leadership roles to fuel supply chain innovation, close the talent gap and improve business performance. Based on the “Women in Supply Chain Survey” from Gartner and AWESOME, progress is being made—but much more must be done.
By Eva Ponce-Cueto and James B. Rice Jr. · September 1, 2016
What benefits do companies gain from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? The obvious one is a better-educated workforce, but how does this translate into making enterprises more competitive and profitable?
By Kai Hoberg and Knut Alicke · September 1, 2016
The new technologies behind Supply Chain 4.0 not only increase efficiency, they may also deliver huge benefits to the customer. Here’s how supply chain managers can leverage SC 4.0 to create game-changing customer experiences—and benefit as well.
By Larry Lapide · September 1, 2016
E-tailers are exerting significant pressure on traditional brick-and mortar retailers.
By Violetka Dirlea, Harris Ng, Marco Gutiérrez and Brendan See · September 1, 2016
The larger and more complex a supply chain becomes, the greater its potential to under-perform.
By Shawn Tay · September 1, 2016
Everyone’s talking about analytics, but supply chain managers want to know if they can drive innovation in their operations. HP’s analytics team explains how.
By Becky Partida · September 1, 2016
Making changes to other procurement processes can lead to fewer resources and cost allocated to tactical activities.
By Sriram Narayanan, Vallabh Sambamurthy and Thomas Y. Choi · September 1, 2016
There are more options for purchasing Cloud-based supply chain software applications than ever. The key is realizing the value and savings promised by Cloud vendors.
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This is a comprehensive guide to services, products and educational opportunities targeted specifically to supply chain professionals. As with years past, we’re also featuring several articles we trust will offer food for thought in your supply chain throughout the coming year.
Transportation Trends: The last mile, history repeating
Economic Outlook: A Complex and Uneven Scenario for Global Supply Chains
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