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Magazine Archives

September-October 2016

What does it take to be a supply chain leader and what can the rest of us learn from their efforts? Those are questions we attempt to answer each September when we publish Gartner’s annual look at the Top 25 supply chains. While the Top 25 is a celebration of great supply chains, the leaders also offer lessons for the rest of us who aspire to the top.
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September-October 2016

What does it take to be a supply chain leader and what can the rest of us learn from their efforts? Those are questions we attempt to answer each September when we publish Gartner’s annual look at the Top 25 supply chains. While the Top 25 is a celebration of great supply chains, the leaders also offer lessons for the rest of us who aspire to the top.

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Women in Supply Chain
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.

September-October 2016 Features

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E-tailing update: Thinking fulfillment strategies
E-tailers are exerting significant pressure on traditional brick-and mortar retailers.

6
How MOOCs can raise a company’s IQ and increase competitiveness
What benefits do companies gain from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? The obvious one is a better-educated workforce, but how does this...

22
Technology Spotlight: Big Data Plus Analytics Equals Innovation
Everyone’s talking about analytics, but supply chain managers want to know if they can drive innovation in their operations. HP’s...

28
The Customer Experience
The new technologies behind Supply Chain 4.0 not only increase efficiency, they may also deliver huge benefits to the customer. Here’s how...

44
Women in Supply Chain
In today’s competitive environment, it only makes sense to advance women into senior leadership roles to fuel supply chain innovation, close...

52
The Power of Modern Supply Chain Modeling
The larger and more complex a supply chain becomes, the greater its potential to under-perform.

55
A holistic view of procurement leads to efficiency
Making changes to other procurement processes can lead to fewer resources and cost allocated to tactical activities.

58
Supply Chain Execution Software
A look at what’s going on under the hood and shaping the supply chain execution space in 2016—and beyond.

70
Quarterly Trucking Transportation Market Update: Is the Party Over?
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing...

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2019 Top 5 Trends of Enterprise Labeling
This year’s sixth annual Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling report outlines significant shifts in labeling that are impacting businesses and global supply chains at an unprecedented level.
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From the January-February 2019
If history is our guide, economies take a turn every nine years. Yet time and again, a strong business cycle and fading memories convince us the good times will go on forever. Ten years after the great recession, we surveyed 100 manufacturing firms to find out if businesses are ready to fight through the next recession.
Truck Driver Shortage: No one behind the wheel
Intermodal to the rescue
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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...