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2022: The Year to Build Supply Chain Resiliency

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Global supply chains have suffered immensely in the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a shortage of materials, shipping prices have gone up, and ports have been backed up. A lot of companies missed their demand forecasts.

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Supply Chain Sourcing and Buying 101

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• There is a lot of work that goes into a company’s sourcing and buying activities beyond just the transaction. In many cases, the nature of the transaction and the intended frequency of purchase will dictate the sourcing process. •

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What is the Role of Suppliers in Supply Chain Management?

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• Efficient and well-ordered suppliers are worth their weight in gold. In an increasingly competitive world, establishing favorable relationships with such high-caliber suppliers is imperative for good business. • But who or what are suppliers? And why are they so important? •

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Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain Management: What is it?

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• Strategic procurement refers to a long-term plan to enhance the supply of specific goods and services essential to meeting an organization’s core objectives.

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Building Supply Chain Resilience in the Real World

Speaker: Kelly Barner - Co-Founder & Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point, LLC

In this webinar, join Kelly Barner, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point, Head of Content and Brand Partnerships at Art of Procurement, and Host of the Dial P for Procurement podcast on Supply Chain Now, as she considers the most pressing challenges of the day, looking for lessons we can learn to bolster agility and resilience in the future.

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Supplier Contract Negotiation In Procurement: 5 Things to Remember

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• In the business world today, delivering the highest possible value from the supply chain depends a lot on the kind of supplier relationships an organization can maintain. Relationship management begins from vendor prequalification, to contracting, and eventually to performance and evaluation.

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You Didn’t Know These 7 Steps of an Effective Procurement Process

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• The step of the procurement process is the sum of the activities an organization takes to ensure goods and services necessary for operation are available on time and in the right quantity and other specifications.

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What’s Inspiring Supply Chain Leaders Now

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• The coronavirus pandemic is nearly over. Global supply chains are gradually getting back to their former efficiency and economies are beginning to pick up. • All of this is of course welcome news for a lot of supply chain leaders for whom the past two years have been nothing short of a nightmare.

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6 Things a World-Class Strategic Sourcing Team Must Consider

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• Strategic sourcing is a practice in procurement that seeks to utilize a single, integrated process for purchasing and supply chain management.

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9 Latest Trends That Will Shape Procurement in 2022 and Beyond

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• The latest trends in the procurement sector for the last two years have been informed by the disruptions that came about in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. • The events of 2020 exposed weakness in supply chains, especially the lack of visibility and agility.

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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Seven Trends in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

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• Beyond flying cars and hoverboards, we’ll see a lot in the future. Machine learning, analytics, big data, cloud, and artificial intelligence are some of the few forces that are revolutionizing and defining the tech landscape. •

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What is Supply Chain Management Process?

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• Defining supply management is difficult because of the many processes and disciplines involved. However, the best way to understand it is to refer to it as the aggregate of activities done to ensure a smooth flow of products from production to delivery to customers.

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Global Procurement Services and Strategic Sourcing – ProcurePort

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• The quest for efficiency and agility in supply chains has led companies to develop relationships with suppliers from all over the world. Companies cannot limit themselves to only sourcing from one supplier or market when value opportunities abound elsewhere.

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Why Supplier Relationship Management Should Be Your First Focus

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• Firms today are facing supply chains that are increasing in complexity. A manufacturing entity may work with hundreds of suppliers on different continents. Customers are demanding competitive pricing, hence making margins even slimmer.

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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Types of Sourcing Strategies in Procurement

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• Robust and flexible procurement strategy can help you reduce operational and logistical experiences and equally serve as a competitive advantage. Today, supply chain and transportation costs amount to 60% to 70% of total sales, depending on the company and industry. •

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In the Face of Inflation, and Supply Chain Shortages, How Can Businesses Cut Corporate Travel Costs and Spend Less?

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• A year ago, a gallon of gas in the United States set you back around $3. Today, the same gallon costs $5. The long and short is that inflation and supply chain shortages are rearing their ugly head and making its effects felt far and wide. •

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How to Overcome the Top 3 Challenges to an Effective Digital Supply Chain

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• In many companies, customer-facing activities have been digitized much faster than supply chain operations. The procurement of maintenance, repair, and operation items for manufacturing enterprises and inventory for trading companies can benefit immensely from digitization.

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Top Vendor Management Problems and How to Overcome Them

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• Most companies rely on secondary systems to store and manage information on their vendors. Most times, it is an accounting or payables management system. • Yet, such systems are not sufficient in an environment where the company has tens or hundreds of vendors.

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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Vendor Management for Dummies

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• A vendor management system provides efficiency, reduces operational costs, and extends a collaborative approach to improving products and services. Managing vendors is a central part of any procurement process.

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How to Prepare for Emerging Supply Chain Regulations

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• The global development goals have highlighted the changing role of sustainability. The GDPs seek to ensure that individuals, organizations, and institutions follow the set regulations in protecting and safeguarding the sustainability of future generations. •

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What is Sourcing Strategy and Why is it Important?

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• Strategic sourcing is a combination of activities aimed at aligning a company’s procurement spend with its overall objectives. • It’s about spending money in the wisest ways rather than just angling for the lowest prices of items.

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The Role of Procurement and Supply Chain in Manufacturing Companies

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• Manufacturing shop floors convert resource inputs into finished outputs. Finished products are packaged and distributed to wholesalers, hypermarkets, retailers, and consumers. •

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Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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What Is a Procurement Strategy? 8 Steps to Develop One

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• What is procurement strategy? Procurement is a hinge operation in most organizations. Done right, it greatly facilitates cost mitigation, improves risk and supply chain management, and expedites sourcing. •

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Supplier KPIs | 7 Performance Indicators You Should Be Measuring

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• A procurement function without supplier performance KPIs is likely a fruitless process. While this procurement function may work in the short term, it cannot meet long-term procurement needs and changing supply chain demands.

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A New Reality for Oil and Gas Procurement and Supply Chains

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• The oil and gas procurement has endured some turbulent times over the last 24 months. In 2020, the world witnessed record low prices as the demand for oil and gas reduced dramatically due to lockdowns.

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Business Benefits of Deploying Supplier Performance Dashboard

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Are you keen to improve your vendor supplier relationship but don’t know how? Supplier performance dashboards are the latest innovation when it comes to improving vendor monitoring and overall business performance. Tackling supply chain challenges in a digital world requires digital solutions.

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

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Procurement Software Trends to Keep Track Of in 2022

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As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, procurement professionals are looking to find ways to continue creating value. It’s clear that businesses need more resilient supply chains to continue fulfilling business procurement needs.

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The Importance of Supply Chain Collaboration

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Supply chain collaboration is a common practice in the supply chain industry. It occurs when different autonomous firms collaborate or team up to execute supply chain tasks and operations. Collaboration is a cooperative strategy because two or more business units cooperate to realize mutual benefits.

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Supply Chain Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

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Is your supply chain optimized for efficiency or effectiveness? Well, ‘what’s the difference?’ you would ask. Efficiency is related to the traditional approach to supply chain management and optimization. The cost was always the important indicator of performance.

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Supply Chain Analytics: What It Is & Why It Matters

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Organizations generate huge amounts of data from the activities at various stages of their supply chains. This information is recorded through applications that aid inventory management, warehouse management, shipping, and procurement.

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New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

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Applying e-Procurement System in The Healthcare

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Following the increased complexity of healthcare procurement and the benefit of sound supply chain controls, experts are calling for hospitals to introduce advanced technologies for the effective management of healthcare procurement and supply chain processes.