Research & Whitepapers

The Global Supply Chain Institute’s white papers reveal the best practices of the industry in supply chain’s greatest challenges. Research from these white papers has appeared in publications such as Supply Chain Management Review, DC Logistics, Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

Use the search field below to find Global Supply Chain Institute publications by title, author, or date of publication.

Young Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion

Authors: Diane Mollenkopf, PhD, Mary Long

Publication Date: November 1, 2019

Women make up 40 percent of the workforce in supply chain organizations, yet only 15 percent of these firms have female representation at the executive levels, recent research shows. To help understand this disparity, our latest white paper reports on the experiences of new women supply chain professionals and those just entering the workforce. The paper also includes a framework to guide you toward fostering better working environments and, ultimately, more diverse organizational leadership.

High Performance Organization (HPO) Best Practices

Authors: Mike Burnette, Mike Policastro, Timothy P. Munyon, PhD

Publication Date: November 1, 2019

What will it take for businesses to perform at a high level in the supply chain and hold a competitive advantage over their rivals in the next decade? High performance organizations (HPOs) align their values with their business and cultural objectives, and their leaders ensure they keep that alignment by adhering to best practices. Those best practices, however, are evolving over time. This paper includes a checklist for leaders to evaluate their organization’s preparedness for business challenges in the coming decade.

Driving Shareholder Value with your Supply Chain

Authors: J. Paul Dittmann, PhD, Dan Pellathy, PhD

Publication Date: April 9, 2019

While supply chains are increasingly recognized as vital to corporate finance and risk mitigation, not all supply chain managers yet understand the need to be total business leaders and provide growth solutions. The institute’s new white paper aims to mitigate the issue.

End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Framework and Key Concepts

Authors: Mike Burnette, Chad Autry, PhD

Publication Date: April 9, 2019

In a world of increasingly complex supply chains, companies must learn to adhere to detailed planning that integrates supply and demand plans at strategic and tactical levels. This study advocates for the central role of planning in global supply chains.

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