1 What do you think will be some of the most important innovations in logistics over the next ten years? As you identify these large innovations, discuss how they will affect your companyâ€™s products or another company that you know of.
2 Consider your company’s supply chain management team. What are some of the higher level positions and what are their responsibilities? If you came in as a consultant, discuss some recommendations for change including staffing, policy and anything else you can think of.
3 There are 3 primary professional organizations supporting Supply Chain Management. Based on your interests, pick one of them and browse their web site for information about their services to their members. Briefly summarize what you find most interesting.
- Institute for Supply Management (ISM) — primary focus on purchasing
- APICS — primary focus on manufacturing
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) — origins were primarily focused on distribution