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Companies are looking towards their CPOs for a supply chain revolution

July 25, 2014 – Companies are looking towards CPOs to help understand supply chain risks, while firms which are collaborating and sharing information about their suppliers are making their business more competitive

Managing Complexity – A Reevaluation of Energy Procurement Strategy

July 24, 2014 – There are few areas of corporate spend that invites as much fierce debate in strategy as the area of energy

The Case for Future-Proofing Supply Chains With Sustainable Procurement

July 23, 2014 – Sustainable sourcing is turning out as the most important function of supply chain management

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking

July 22, 2014 – While many supply chain executives are aware of the risks facing their supply chains, many are still not developing strategies to properly manage identified risks

How to respond to environmental hindrances with strategic sourcing

July 21, 2014 – Droughts, severe summer storms, winter blizzards, rising temperatures and a number of other ecological factors can hinder the distribution of goods

Steps the outsourcing industry needs to take to survive

July 18, 2014 – What happens when you look at a culmination of many buyers’ first five years’ experiences after signing a contract? HfS takes a look at some collective journeys

Five smart supply chain trends for sustainable business

July 17, 2014 – From centralizing information to using predictive software, companies use different techniques for adaptable supply chains

Using Contract Management to Build Third-Party Visibility and Manage Supply Risk

July 16, 2014 – Many organizations implement contract management solutions to create efficiencies in the contract authoring and implementation process

Procurement jobs set to grow rapidly, but skills shortage remains a problem for employers

July 15, 2014 – Permanent procurement and supply chain jobs could be set to increase with 63% of surveyed employers saying they are prioritizing such positions

Suppliers Held Hostage To Procurement Platforms, Services

July 14, 2014 – Pricing models penalize suppliers for increasing their business with retail, other customers