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March-April 2011

March-April 2011

Leadership is one of the most popular topics we write about in SCMR. We all seem to be fascinated by individuals who can rally a company, a sports team, a country toward a shared goal. Yet when asked just what makes a good leader, most of us struggle with a precise answer. It's kind of: "Well I know what real leadership is when I see it." Reflecting our leadership theme this issue, we're pleased to introduce a new section of the magazine called "Talent Strategies." It's written by the experts at MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics, which has both a depth of research and hands-on experience in professional development in the supply chain space. We believe their insights and information will help you and the people in your organization ultimately become more effective leaders.
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March-April 2011

Leadership is one of the most popular topics we write about in SCMR. We all seem to be fascinated by individuals who can rally a company, a sports team, a country toward a shared goal. Yet when asked just what makes a good leader, most of us struggle with a precise answer. It's kind of: "Well I know what real leadership is when I see it." Reflecting our leadership theme this issue, we're pleased to introduce a new section of the magazine called "Talent Strategies." It's written by the experts at MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics, which has both a depth of research and hands-on experience in professional development in the supply chain space. We believe their insights and information will help you and the people in your organization ultimately become more effective leaders.

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Anatomy of a Leader
What makes a truly great supply chain leader? What kind of background is needed most? And what character traits? For seven years now, Supply Chain Management Review has been building a rich archive of answers to those kinds of questions through our “Profiles in Leadership” column. Probing deeper into these individual stories here is what we’ve found.

March-April 2011 Features

14
Anatomy of a Leader
What makes a truly great supply chain leader? What kind of background is needed most? And what character traits? For seven years...

22
A Real-World Take on Transformation
Companies recognize that they need to continuously transform themselves to survive and prosper. But they’re finding that traditional, largely internally focused,...

30
How Inventory Optimization Opens Pathways to Profitability
Inventory optimization—the process of scientifically determining the right inventory levels across the supply chain—has never been easy. But advanced tools...

38
A Practical Framework for Strategic Planning
Most everyone acknowledges the importance of strategic supply chain planning. But many companies struggle with translating their plans into action. In many...

46
Value-Focused Supply: Linking Supply to Business Strategies
The ongoing pressure to cut sourcing and procurement costs is certainly understandable. But simply saving money on external spend will no longer...

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