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Magazine Archives

December 2016

It’s December and thus time once again for our annual “Executive Guide to Supply Chain Resources.” 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 in the coming year.
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December 2016

It’s December and thus time once again for our annual “Executive Guide to Supply Chain Resources.” 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 in the coming year.

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December 2016 Features

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McDonald’s “Secret Sauce” for Supply Chain Success
The fast food leader stays atop the marketplace with a “System” where suppliers and McDonald’s “share the pie.”

10
How They Did It: American Casino’s Winning Strategy
American Casino and Entertainment Properties embraced supply management principles for three of its most critical service supply items. The result has been...

16
Competitive Supply Chains
The best supply chains are more than a collection of technologies and processes. As supply chain evolves from tactical to strategic, they...

26
Global Economic Outlook Subject to Change with Trump Presidency
The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has the potential to upset the established global order and change...

30
Sustainable Distribution at REI
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of materials handling and sustainability into one facility.

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EDITORS' PICKS
Supply Chain Management Issues Confronting Us This Year
A variety of fresh challenges will surface for global traders in January and beyond
Global Supply Chain Pricing May Face New Pressures in 2019
The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth, but the momentum faded as the year...

IHS Markit’s New Economic “Predictions” for 2019 and Impact on Global Supply Chains
The U.S. will remain “above trend,” while other key economies will experience further...
Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators Signal Global Supply Chain Resilience
So far this year, international merchandise trade has risen by 10.6%. Emerging markets and North...