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Eight weaknesses that leave your supply chain vulnerable to cyber attack

December 12, 2014 – Companies must take steps to protect themselves online and ensure their supply chain doesn’t expose them to cyber-criminals

What Procurement Strategies Drive Business Value?

December 11, 2014 – Top CPOs focus on improving enterprise success, not just procurement performance

Many companies lack resources to manage sustainable supply chains

December 10, 2014 – More than half of companies have sustainable purchasing policies, but just 15 percent have staff dedicated to manage supply chain sustainability

Procurement Needs To Lose Traditional Mindset

December 9, 2014 – Procurement managers have to manage for innovation, manage often well-established markets and be able to do this in the increasing complexity of our globalized business world

How to Use Supplier Communications to Drive Increased Supplier Innovation

December 8, 2014 – Further investment is needed in both a centralized supplier communications plan and execution

Using Strategic Sourcing to Prepare for Emerging Markets

December 5, 2014 – Setting up new protocols and procedures to satisfy the needs of consumers or businesses in “uncharted” territory means considering the impact such changes will have on existing strategies

What characteristics are CPOs looking for in candidates?

December 4, 2014 – Procurement is playing an increasingly important role in many businesses and the skills of those working in the function needs to evolve to reflect this

Procurement Outsourcing: Four Keys to a Successful Deal

December 3, 2014 – Procurement outsourcing is a great business proposition if the company picks a service provider that can deliver and it has strong contract protections that enable “guaranteed” savings

Does Management Neglect Supply Chain Talent?

December 2, 2014 – If companies do not get more serious about supply chain talent, it will become the broken link in the supply chain

Reasons your supply chain is costing you money: No. 8 Keeping Supply Chain Information in Silos

December 2, 2014 – Keeping supply chain information in silos prevents users from making the best decisions