Christine Van Roosen

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Exceptionally strong B2B marketing/PR writer & editor

Extensive experience with thought leadership content development & management, interviewing, ghostwriting

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
How to create a supply chain center of excellence that works

A center of excellence (CoE) staffed by analytics experts can drive supply chain improvements across your organization. Here are six recommendations for ensuring a successful CoE initiative. Significant business change and fluctuating levels of complexity make it extremely difficult for companies with multiple, independent supply chains to achieve internal supply chain alignment across divisions.

Supply Chain Asia
China & India: All About Expansion, Consumers & Connectivity - Supply Chain Asia

China and India both have big economic aspirations: India just surpassed China as top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). Prime Minister Modi's "Make in India" initiative has aggressively and successfully marketed the country to multinationals seeking manufacturing and intellectual capacity and market access.

Supply Chain Asia
Building Resilient ASEAN Supply Chains - Supply Chain Asia

Asia's inter-country, regional, multinational and mega trade deals are big daily news across the globe- -from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP). But let's take a look at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which has been successfully honing in on trade growth and economic solidarity for years.

Who Wins and Who Loses in Australia's Fuel Shell Game? - Chainalytics

By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Operations, Chainalytics | Unless you've been otherwise preoccupied, you know there's an ongoing global fuel glut. Transport Topics reports oil prices have plummeted 45 percent over the past year. Meanwhile, U.S. diesel prices are hovering around $USD 1.70/gallon and the cost for diesel fuel based on Singapore benchmark (Gasoil)-the ...

Holiday Returns Can Be Gifts to Your Supply Chain

By Irv Grossman | Executive Vice President, Chainalytics Several months before the holiday season, retailers diligently prepare their teams for the holiday rush. Significant energy is expended by these companies to plan assortments, analyze inventory strategy, and build promotional buzz with the goal of delivering positive results while servicing the mad rush of customers.

European Supply Chains: A 2015 Retrospective

We are about to close another very exciting year in Europe that has had--and will continue to have--a huge impact on supply chains and their performance. GDP growth in the EU remains weak, despite massive stimulus and the recent sharp fall in oil prices.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Invest in Your Supply Chain

Manufacturers and multinational firms with globally scattered manufacturing facilities and operations have emerged from the economic downturn lean and mean. They are in fighting shape, having stripped non-essential costs and investments to the bone. But as they take a deep breath, business issues on the horizon demand even more stringent and strategic planning.

Is It Time to Optimize Your Distribution Center?

By Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Growth is good for a business. But growth can severely strain an outmoded distribution center (DC), hampering productivity and fulfillment capabilities. In this two part blog series, I'll offer some thoughts on the best way to optimize your existing and future DC to meet growing demands.

Last Mile: The New Frontier in the Retail Supply Chain

E-commerce sales have become ubiquitous. According to e-marketer, worldwide e-commerce sales will increase 20% this year to reach $1.5 trillion. Fueling retail's expansion into untapped markets, the e-commerce fire is putting immense pressure on retailers to seamlessly meet customers' expectations across devices, platforms and locations on a global scale.

Supply Chain Management Review
Going to Market in APAC, One Burgeoning Market at a Time

Many North American multinationals are paying renewed attention to doing business in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. But low-cost manufacturing/sourcing is only one impetus for these firms: As domestic demand increases rapidly, they are going where the most-affluent consumers and expansion opportunities lie. According to McKinsey, China is transforming retail through e-commerce players like Alibaba and

Tennessee building a better state government through smart real estate | 9 July 2104

Governors of many states are turning to the private sector and following proven strategies for delivering cost-effective real estate management that saves taxpayers money. In Tennessee, Governor Bill Haslam took office in 2011 and challenged his new commissioners to determine more effective ways to run state government and to provide the very best services at the lowest possible costs.

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