SEC Regulations and Supply Chain Visibility

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Political and social environments in other countries can quickly affect supply chains, so supply chain visibility is a must for organizations. This is a sentiment repeated so much that it can be easy to block out. But that isn’t so easy when regulations appear that force organizations to take a close look at their suppliers.

Looking at Supply Chain Risk

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The globalization of supply chains has made risk a primary concern for organizations. The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the recent flooding in Thailand serve as stark reminders of how natural disasters can throw supply chains off balance.

What's on the SCM Radar

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Here at APQC we’re always on the lookout for the next hot supply chain topics. And with 2011 winding down, it’s the perfect time to take stock of what has happened in supply chain management over the last year and what you want to know about in the new year. So we want to hear from you: what are the most pressing issues in supply chain management?

Specifically, what issues are you most concerned about in:

APQC Recognized as a Global MAKE Award Winner

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The news was just released today that APQC has been named a 2011 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award Winner. This is the second time we’ve been recognized as a Global Winner and the seventh time we’ve been acknowledged in the North American category. We are thrilled and humbled to be included on this list of amazing organizations, which includes many of our members, customers, and featured best-practice firms.

Something for Just About Everyone

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This month we’ve released several new content pieces related to supply chain management. We have something for just about everyone, whether you want a high-level look at supply chain processes, information on procurement practices, or best practices in reverse logistics.

Reverse Logistics Best Practices for Less

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At APQC we’re having our own version of a Black Friday sale on one of our most popular reports. Through November, nonmembers can purchase an electronic version of Reverse Logistics: Backward Practices That Matter at the discounted price of $99! (As always, APQC members can download a copy of the report for free).

Read All About It! Recently Published APQC Reports

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Here are some of the newest additions to APQC's bookshelf. All are free to APQC members and available for purchase by everyone else. 

Business Excellence: Using Process Frameworks and Reference Models to Get Real Work Done

Financial Management: Effectively Managing Risk Across the Enterprise

Give the People What They Want

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We’ve been getting a lot of feedback on the content in the Knowledge Base. So far the majority of the feedback has indicated that you are satisfied with our content. We’ve also gotten some requests for content on specific topics. Here are a few of these topics, along with content that may be just what you’re looking for.

U.S. Congress Passes Three FTAs

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On October 12, the U.S. Congress passed free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. Originally negotiated five years ago, the agreements must be signed by President Obama before they go into effect.

What’s Going on with Supplier Relationship Management?

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Supplier relationship management (SRM) has received attention for its potential to improve supply chain effectiveness and dependability through greater collaboration with suppliers. Perhaps you’ve wondered: How many organizations have implemented SRM programs? How dependable are the supply chains for these organizations?