May-June 2022

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May-June 2022

I recently returned from three days in Atlanta at the Modex trade show. Although advertised as a supply chain event, it’s really a materials handling automation show with a handful of logistics providers thrown in for good measure. Heading out the door to the airport, I had no idea what to expect. The two-year absence from the trade show and conference scene had me, and many of the individuals I spoke to before the show opened, wondering what’s next—not just for the show but for operations in general. If the turnout and the enthusiasm is any indication, I think supply chain is in pretty good shape these days, despite the disruptions we’ve all lived through. The show was packed, and attendees were on the hunt for solutions to optimize their manufacturing, order fulfillment and delivery operations. Ultimately, that energy is going to turn into POs, and those POs will be managed by procurement. It’s going to be another busy year.
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Procurement: What’s next?

As in year’s past, the May/June issue of SCMR, is focused on procurement.
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Decision making under uncertainty: A primer

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Measuring reusable packaging performance in omni-channel networks

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The CPO balanced scorecard

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Don’t let negotiations upset the apple cart

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The ABCs of Competitive Bidding

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Would you apply to your own job posting?

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Acts of God and other force majeure events

Five ways to mitigate uncontrollable SCM risks.
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Buy now, pay later: Is it a supply chain thing?

Buy now/pay later is one of the hottest trends in marketing, creating new sales for organizations. It’s also creating headaches for supply chain professionals from procurement…
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How is same-day delivery becoming a viable strategy for U.S. retailers?

The pandemic has changed the conversation. Now is the time to rethink long-standing practices for adoption of a same-day delivery strategy best suited to your operations.
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Using governance to improve procure-to-pay

Adopting a global process owner can lead to improvements.
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Top 50 Trucking Companies 2022: Pedal to the metal

Leading carrier executives say a key strategy for staying on top is creating a company culture that “sets the tone for everything and everybody.” Investing in new equipment,…
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Look back at MODEX 2022

Modex 2022 was the largest to date, with registrations reaching 37,047—­a 20% attendance jump over the pre-Covid Modex 2018. The four-day show (March 28-31) covered 405,000…
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Global Trade Management (GTM) Software Update: Using technology to manage global trade complexities

With world trade volumes climbing and the dynamics of buying and selling overseas changing, companies need GTM software more than ever.

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