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Is There Such A Thing As A Great Leader In Procurement?

October 2, 2014 – There’s a theoretical opposite procurement chief, a kind of ‘west coast-style’ of developing a function that’s more focused on top line value and enabling growth

Getting the Most From Your Supply-Chain Talent

October 1, 2014 – The need to attract and retain the best possible supply-chain talent is more important than ever before

An ‘explosion in complexity, volume and urgency of demand’ highlighted in survey of supply chain managers

October 1, 2014 – Globalization, reshoring and disruptive technologies have been identified as “hot topics” by supply chain managers

Utility Procurement – Best Practice Case Study

The study identifies industry-specific best practices and trends in the Procurement space, as well as to quantify key operational metrics for comparison of participants. Most metrics and practices were organized along three primary themes: Value Creation Operational Excellence Strategies for Growth We gathered and evaluated 53 quantitative benchmarks* and qualitative practice points. * Only participants […]

Communication with suppliers key to driving innovation

September 30, 2014 – Understand suppliers’ needs to reduce procurement spend without compromising on quality

Scrutinizing the spider web structure of strategic sourcing

September 29, 2015 – Companies are on their way to achieving corporate cost reduction by centralizing procurement, but are they forgetting about their contacts halfway across the globe?

Getting More Entrenched In Your Supply Chain Is A Few Clicks Away

September 26, 2014 – Becoming more entrenched in your supply chain is only a few clicks away. The secret is information

Supply chain researchers claim a shift toward ‘supply ecosystems’

September 25, 2015 – Research suggests that disruptive technologies are creating an evolution from supply chains to “supply ecosystems”

4 Areas Of Supply Chain Compliance To Fix Today

September 23, 2014 – Many businesses are challenged by the dual demands of the internal economic drivers of an organization and the external customer requirements for quality and efficiency

The New Strategic Sourcing Paradigm in Action

September 22, 2014 – The end of the FOB-only competitive era has opened the way to new, more rational strategies