The drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. As featured in the ‘ The 10 Most Innovative Procurement Solution Providers ’ article published in the September 2017 Insights Success Magazine , Claritum discuss the drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products….

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning


A North American-based survey of nearly 200 supply chain professionals from top CPG, distribution/wholesale, food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail companies found that 58% of respondents are still in the exploring or evaluating phases of digital transformation. PRESS RELEASE.

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Introductory Guide to Spend Analysis - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

While a big chunk of cost lies within procurement, manufacturing and distribution activities, cost reduction from procurement function seems to deliver substantial savings quicker. In fiscal year 2002, the U.S. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

Looking at the sustainable supply chains behind some classic Valentine’s Day favorites


Although not a manufacturer or procurer of fresh cut flowers, Green America has a mission when it comes to the planet: “harness economic power — the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace — to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine


Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to wholesalers to retailers, and retailers to consumers. In recent years the evolution of the green supply chain or green procurement, have become incredibly popular.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. There is seldom one technology used within a manufacturing company to connect B2b value networks.) As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The biggest career transformation for me was after leaving Dell when I joined Lucent in 2002 and entered supply chain in technology sourcing. We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. I also believe that SAP is one of the best, if not the best, ERP system for most process manufacturers.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

3-D Printing: localization of manufacturing through the sharing of digital images using additive manufacturing. SAP APO became the market share leader for supply chain decision support in 2002. I know that the discussion within manufacturing organizations are political.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

As an example, Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325) encompasses a variety of chemical manufacturing codes including petrochemicals (3251), but none for biobased chemicals. Manufacturers go through a certification process that has been developed in a partnership with ASTM International to ensure quality control and consistent results. As noted by manufacturers, the program allows manufacturers to reveal the actual percentage of a product’s content that is biobased.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology


China’s low prices have historically undercut global prices and pushed out foreign competitors –– such as the Mountain Pass mine in California, which closed in 2002. These credits can then be purchased directly by manufacturers.

Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies

Supply Chain Shaman

To gain competitive economies of scale and drive the segmented response, the back office operations–procurement, manufacturing and transportation–are automated and effective. This was the lie spun by Gartner in 2002. The streets below me today are icy and wet.