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….

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business


The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. Between 1997 and 2002, approximately 50% of growth by all American firms came from minority businesses alone.

Why Our Goal Should Not Be an Integrated Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2002 I worked for Gartner Group in the business applications practice. The focus is outside-in, from the customer back, and demand-orchestrated across the silos to guide procurement decisions. This week I spoke at an SAS Global Analytics Summit on the connected supply chain.

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.

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. The Ariba infrastructure is so heavily entrenched in indirect procurement processes that it is hard to adapt to the solution to manage direct materials in the supply chain.

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


In recent years the evolution of the green supply chain or green procurement, have become incredibly popular. Implementing green procurement practices can seem overwhelming.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. Ariba, while mature for indirect procurement, is still not the preferred method for direct material management.

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.

Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company


Listening to him reminded me of the fun we had starting up the first ever company to produce supply market intelligence focused on the procurement space. Today, Beroe is the most successful procurement intelligence company, and continues to lead the pack in this space. A week in, the head of logistics procurement quit – and I became the new head of logistics procurement, managing over 300 truck movements.

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Circular Economy in ICT – Completing the circle of supply


Besides material and equipment, energy efficiency improvement of internal processes and networks comes on the agenda when realizing that the carbon footprint generated through ICT in 2002 will more than double by 2030, as it was estimated by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSi).

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

Supply Chain Shaman

The 1610 SAP S/4 HANA release includes advancements in response management (allocation, ATP and order management) and procurement tracking and collaboration of purchase order workflows. SAP APO became the market share leader for supply chain decision support in 2002.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

Established by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) and strengthened by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), and the Agriculture Act of 2014 (H.R. Plant construction must be carefully managed to control costs, especially with engineering procurement construction supplier contracts.

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.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling & Logistics

million during the period 2002 through 2017. The Port of Virginia addressed this inefficiency by procuring the cassette container handling system. The Port of Virginia serves as a case study in how the nation’s ports are adapting to the needs of the new economy.

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.