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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. In addition, ASCM research also provides innovations in supply chain management best practices, and practical advice to help organizations gain a competitive advantage.

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.

Supply Chain Salary & Career Survey Report

The full report is free to all ASCM members. More than 1,700 U.S. supply chain professionals participated in the survey.

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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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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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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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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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