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Research and Development

Effective supply chain management is a necessity in today’s business environment. That’s why ASCM research seeks to provide detailed insights into a variety of industry topics such as environmental impact, ethical and sustainable supply chains and economic growth.

Research Reports & Journals

It’s our expertise and knowledge along with our strategic partnerships that allow us to produce publications and journals on relevant topics and growth opportunities to assist supply chain professionals in their strategic and operational supply chain activities. Browse through the publications and journals below that offer a wide variety of industry topics.

How to Build a Digital Supply Chain: Focus On Capabilitities

In this report by Dr. Nada Sanders and Dr. Morgan Swink, state-of-the-art digital transformation was studied to get a deeper understanding of the keys to success, as well as the obstacles that impede development.

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Supply Chain Resilience for an Era of Turbulence

This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by ASCM, highlights how more focus is needed on how companies and industries can take effective steps to build resilience into their supply chains. Two types of supply chain resilience are defined along with key approaches companies can implement to strengthen their resilience.

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Building Resilient Supply Chains: What Past Experiences Taught Us About Gaining Advantage in the Current Recession

Over 1,800 publicly held firms were studied to determine why some were able to better withstand the economic downturn of the Great Recession of 2008 to 2009. Learn about the key performance indicators that were evaluated and the attributes that make up a resilient supply chain.

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Supply Chain Salary & Career Survey Report

More than 2,400 U.S. supply chain professionals participated in our annual Supply Chain Salary and Career report. Find out how your salary and benefits compare to your peers and how education, certification and other factors impact your salary in our report.

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Supply Chain Top 10 Trends

Supply Chain Top 10 Trends

From manufacturing to advanced robotic solutions, supply chain is constantly evolving. The latest trends in supply chain focus on smart, tech-driven solutions to reduce operating expenses and increase efficiency.

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Why Business Leaders must Make Supply Chain Ethics a Priority

83% of surveyed supply chain professionals consider supply chain ethics extremely or very important. Find out why businesses need to prioritize supply chain ethics and how doing so should be part of your competitive advantage.

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Working Together to Enhance Supply Chain Management with Better Costing Practices

This report uncovers common barriers to creating useful costing systems and presents a solution that more closely aligns the supply chain and accounting and finance business units.

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Millennials in Supply Chain

A survey carried out in April 2017 was designed to gain insight into millennials as a critical segment of the supply chain workforce.

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Supply Chain Risk and Reslience

Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

This whitepaper dives into some clear risks that are currently on top of mind and will continue to be when looking ahead to the year 2020. 

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Supply Chain Risk and Reslience

Supply Chain Salary & Career Survey Report - Canada

Canada Supply chain professionals participated in our annual Supply Chain Salary and Career report. Find out how your salary and benefits in Canada compare to your peers and how education, certification and other factors impact your salary in our report.

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Transportation Journal

The Transportation Journal is an ASCM quarterly publication. The journal is devoted to the publication of articles that present new knowledge relating to all sectors of the supply chain, logistics and transportation fields.

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Journal of Operations Management

The Journal of Operations Management (JOM) is an ASCM owned journal and the leading journal in the ISI Operations Research and Management Science category.

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ASCM Research Grants

The ASCM Future of Supply Chains Research Grants examine the influence of emerging trends on supply chains and value networks. Applications are reviewed by the Research Subcommittee of the ASCM Research, Innovation & Strategy Committee (RISC). The criteria for evaluating proposals included relevance to the program theme, rigor of methods and analysis, meaningful advancement of the supply chain body of knowledge, and the potential to contribute to related disciplines.

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ASCM for Academics

ASCM has academic resources to use in the classroom, particularly when transitioning to an e-learning platform. Many resources are available to nonmembers. Browse through the publications and journals that offer a wide variety of topics for your students.

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