SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

Although strategic sourcing capabilities are well established in industries ranging from automotive to electronics, they are still in the formative stages in the biotechnology sector. With their external spend increasing so fast, there is great pressure on biotech companies to rethink how their sourcing structures are set up to add most value. It was formed from the November 2003 merger of Biogen, Inc.

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area, based on the discussions I had with the individuals present. Anu discussed how when she signed contracts for her house she bought in 2003, it involved 80 signatures. Chris Hahn from Coupa did a demo for me, showing me the ease with which Coupa software allows Accounts Payable and Sourcing groups to access all of their data online.

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7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

Zara who is the fashion retailer in Spain, has managed to get the attention from academics and the first case study about its strategies was published by Harvard Business School in 2003. 3) Utilize work cell organization : each new product development team has its own designers, sales, procurement and production planners the same way as in a cellular manufacturing.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. Since the outbreak of SARS in 2003, the last major epidemic to hit China, the country has become even more important as a source of key components and materials as well as finished consumer goods. China ’ s economy has grown in leaps and bounds from roughly 4% of world GDP in 2003 to 1 6% today.

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The Strategic National Stockpile that Failed Us

NC State SCRC

ii] We observed an intense and immediate response by the Joint Acquisition Task Force to rapidly source supplies and quickly institute a robust vendor risk assessment process. health care system and risks in a supply chain dependent on global sourcing, would buffer the country from unanticipated disruptions. Procurement’s Value Proposition, London: Kogan-Page; 2014. [ii] 2003).

The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

A range of bad practices are observed on the visibility provided to suppliers: Failure to share forecasts with the supplier: this bad practice causes suppliers to secure their lead time by prolonging it, which has a negative effect on the customer’s sourcing flexibility. One of the most common bottlenecks in supply chain management and burdensome processes (purchasing, procurement, preparation, etc.) Sources Cachon G.P.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling and Logistics

SCOTT: Obviously tariffs, if implemented for the long-term, will impact global supply chain strategies—sourcing, nearshoring versus offshoring, etc. In the case of RFID, Walmart’s 2003 edict to its top 100 suppliers that they implement RFID technology by 2005 propelled the technology into the spotlight. Omni-channel begat sharing sourcing, procurement, allocation, deployment, inventory, and yes in many cases, distribution.

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