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2019 SCM Now Magazine Editorial Calendar

Content is subject to change without notice. SCM Now welcomes contributions on these and other supply chain management topics at any time. Please review the feature article and author guidelines before submitting.

Q1 Issue (published January 2019)

Ad close: 12/1

Material due: 12/7

Feature Articles

  • Embrace collaboration to win the last mile
  • Case study: Multidisciplinary work cells boosts manufacturer’s productivity 
  • Supply chain optimization via elevated value-stream mapping
  • Predictive analytics, big data, and effective risk management create next-gen S&OP
  • Digitized procurement drives superior business results 

Q2 Issue (published April 2019)

Ad close: 3/1

Material due: 3/7

Feature Articles

  • Futuristic wearable devices eliminate risk and worker injury
  • ASCM feeds supply chain data to the artificial intelligence programming of IBM’s Watson
  • How mentoring can empower supply chain professionals at any career stage
  • Will autonomous trucks help supply chains deliver during the driver shortage?
  • Advance forecast accuracy by refining people and processes

Q3 Issue (published July 2019)

Ad close: 6/3

Material due: 6/10

Feature Articles

  • Dynamic supply chain strategies address the complex trade landscape
  • Optimize resources by freeing employees from non-value-added work
  • Negotiation skills that will elevate your career
  • Ensure efficiency in the digital marketplace through standardized fulfillment processes
  • Drive supply chain optimization through automation and risk modeling

Q4 Issue (published October 2019)

Ad close: 9/2

Material due: 9/9

Feature Articles

  • Machine learning matches companies with vetted suppliers to streamline sourcing
  • Supply chains are employing hackers to identify and resolve security vulnerabilities
  • Case study: Reverse-supply-chain approaches cut costs and grow revenue
  • Ethical and sustainable supply chains continue to gain momentum
  • How best-in-class corporations are evolving from linear to digital supply chains


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