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California’s supply chain law has had global implications for business

In 2010, a little known and under-reported supply chain regulation was signed into law in California

Strong relationships with suppliers ‘crucial’ for success

Understanding suppliers’ motivations has never been more critical and research proves it makes good business sense

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains

Survey reveals extensive ‘perception gap’ between procurement and stakeholders

Businesses could be squandering budgets, using risky suppliers and spending without permission due to a lack of collaboration with procurement

Partner with suppliers to cut supply chain risks

Suppliers and manufacturers should be partners to reduce the risks of an increasingly diverse and globalized supply chain

Demand Management: What’s the Plan?

The starting point in any successful supply chain strategy has to be understanding the demand it will have to meet

Building a Right-Shoring Strategy: A Holistic Approach to High-Tech Supply Chain

Winning organizations are innovative, get their products to market quickly, and have the right supply chain strategy

Shining A Light On Indirect Category Strategies

Research found a number of dynamic changes in the behavior of important categories, which provided valuable insights into markets

Academy Insider Vol 1 – Summer 2015

ACADEMY INSIDER Message from the Editor As procurement professionals and leaders, it’s imperative that we navigate our way through Procurement’s rapidly changing roles within the enterprise. We’ve made profound shifts over the past decade from operating in tactical, back-office roles to becoming strategic partners who are able to influence our companies and drive more savings than […]

Where Category Management Falls Down (And How It Gets Up Again)

Category strategies are, instead, better thought of as a way of organizing expertise in procurement to integrate more directly with relevant areas of spend