The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

When we are managing a procurement event for a customer, the project will kick-off with a discovery call. Procurement Strategy (Annual RFP, Targeted RFP, etc.). Once you have finalized your strategy, be sure to communicate with your carriers so they are aware of how they will be measured; a procurement event is the perfect opportunity to implement your strategy or to make any changes to existing requirements (FSC Program, Accessorial changes, Service standards, etc.).

JAGGAER Webinar with Accenture Strategy and Attijariwafa Bank Case Study: Accelerating Trust in Banking – Internal, Suppliers and Customers


He was joined by Youness Taghrichte, Head of Procurement at Attijariwafa Bank, together with Richard Hogg, VP Northern Europe, JAGGAER, and Javier Lopez, Senior Value Engineer, JAGGAER. The procurement team consists of 40 buyers, around half of them based in the bank’s Casablanca headquarters.

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Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

The reporting of manufacturing and procurement organizations through the supply chain leader has the probability of the flip of a coin. There is only a 50% chance that manufacturing or procurement are one of these functions reporting through the supply chain organizations. They first appeared on the scene in 2005. Tomorrow starts a new year. It will take me awhile to adjust.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

It ceased to exist in 2005 when it merged with 1Sync. In the height of the e-commerce craze, the marketplace offerings started with a focus on e-procurement. The widely-held view was that the e-procurement market would fuel the next generation of marketplace applications. The rebirth of marketplace offerings is not on the back of e-procurement or ERP. Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001.

Future CPOs and a ‘pinball career’: lessons from headhunters


We are going to share what the smartest procurement and supply chain headhunters think about the Future CPO and discuss the idea of a ‘pinball career’. Their thoughts are of huge importance to the procurement profession, and they are the conduit to understanding what those who Procurement report to are thinking about. The successful Chief Procurement Officer earns their C by thinking about the business through a lens broader than procurement.

Adapting Pharmaceutical Companies’ Distribution and Supply Networks


For more on pharmaceutical procurement, register for our upcoming webinar. From 2005 to 2015, most companies expanded their portfolio with at least 25% of total revenue coming from Asia Pacific and emerging markets. If you are interested to learn more about procurement in the pharmaceutical space, register for our July 8 webinar. Pharmaceutical companies have complex supply chains that are often not optimized to their full potential.

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper


1] It also means minimizing damage and the time taken to return to a normal state of operations (Sheffi and Rice, 2005). [2] Not only were we not prepared, but our previous strategies had left us crippled by overseas supply chain dependencies, often accrued through the pursuit of low cost procurement. 1] Sheffi, Y (2005). 2005).

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

This growing association of supply chain management with strategy is reflected in the Council of Logistics Management’s changing its name to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in 2005. SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Distribution #History #Procurement. Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Business Distribution History Leadership Logistics Procurement SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?


Research suggests that up to 80 percent of the total cost of a product is ‘locked in’ by the procurement organization during this early engineering concept and design. Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005). Enhancing supplier relationships also reflects a central theme of the most recent effort to improve federal procurement practices (Rung, 2014).

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Sometime in 2005, I had ordered a birthday gift hamper for my friend from one of the web based retailer in US, to be delivered on her birthday, which happened to be a couple of week later. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Amazon’s trucking fleet is expanding rapidly; it launched in 2005 with the purchase of thousands of trailers used to shift goods between fulfillment centers. However, the three ocean freight roles are all pivotal and have all been posted in the last couple of months: The Senior Manager, Ocean Procurement position focuses on ocean freight procurement, shifting goods to global fulfillment centers on both the import and export side.

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How Hong Kong is Enhancing its Sustainability Efforts


Rated by the coverage and magnitude of impact, hereunder are four initiatives that are considered as major milestones of Hong Kong’s sustainability effort : Climate Action Plan 2030+, ESG Reporting as a Listing Rule under Stock Exchange Hong Kong (SEHK), Green Procurement Initiative by the Hong Kong Government, and. Green Procurement Initiative by the Hong Kong Government. Green procurement has been practiced by the Hong Kong Government since early 2000s.

Podcast: Susie Bodnar on the CSCMP and the New Directional Shifts in Supply Chain


Why the era of supply chain is now at hand: When I graduated in 2005 there was no such thing as a supply chain manager, and now there is. It’s not just about procurement or warehousing, we go all the way to reverse logistics. Susie’s career in supply chain started in 2005 after she completed her Master’s in International Business and Economics at Andrássy University Budapest. Susie Bodnar is part of the generation that is driving supply chain innovation forward.

This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In my post last week about Descartes’ user conference , I commented on how the company had made 28 acquisitions since 2005, including 7 acquisitions since 2013, and how global trade content was a growing focus for the company (evidenced by its acquisition of Customs Info). There was a lot of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it. UPS Said to Be in Talks to Buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion (Bloomberg). Descartes Acquires MK Data Services LLC.

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

The product naming convention changed to Demand Sensing (DS) in 2005. Used as a one-to-many data model for sourcing and procurement by companies like IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, Motorola, Seagate, and Vodafone , there is much promise; but in the last five years the Company, plagued by execution issues, encountered problems. Traditionally E2open sold to the procurement organization.

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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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6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016


Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units. With an estimated skills gap in manufacturing estimated to be 2 million unfulfilled jobs by 2025 , manufacturing companies will promote the use of such advanced technologies to bridge the skills gap and attract millennials and procure the talent that typically goes to Silicon Valley. As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016.

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Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21


In case you weren’t able to make it to Paris, here’s a summary of the insights and discussion from this excellent panel procurement and sustainability leaders: Jeroen Wegkamp. CPO / Director Procurement & Chair in Railsponsible. Chief Procurement Officer. L’Oreal recently achieved a goal to reduce carbon footprint by 50% between 2005 and 2015. The surprise benefit of sustainable procurement initiatives they discovered at Air France?

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Dave joined Campbell Soup Company in 2005 after a 24-year career in product supply at Procter & Gamble. We would not have succeeded without a team effort across R&D, the business leaders, and SC disciplines of engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index.

The American Red Cross: A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model!

Supply Chain View from the Field

The model was originally published in their 2005 book, “Influence Without Authority.” The team spent about two weeks preparing and explaining the market situation to key stakeholders, who together (led by procurement) developed the sourcing and negotiation strategy for engaging the supplier. The head of IT was brought in, and her role in supporting procurement’s contracting strategy was explained.

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. After that it quickly went on to buy many other optical retailers including the French based, multinational GrandVision SA in 2005. Grandvision has grand plans.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Following its acquisition of competitor Maytag in 2005, Whirlpool found itself entering an unprecedented period of growth, at which point the management team recognised the need to continuously optimise its supply chain design and make it more flexible and adaptive to ride out economic fluctuations. Procurement costs. There is also the question of ethical procurement and purchasing to consider. . Ethical Procurement and Corporate Responsibility.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

If you follow the previous IMO holdings the first reduction came in 2005 by set a limit of 4.5% Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Maritime Industry in Search of Blockchain Orchestrator! IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth. The IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) new Sulphur regulations, IMO 2020, will have far-reaching consequences for the global trade community.

Cognitive Machines and the Future of Work

Aera Technology

These include ERP, CRM and systems for procurement, supplier and warehouse management and manufacturing. Shariq Mansoor is the CTO and Founder of Aera Technology A visionary technologist, Shariq founded FusionOps in 2005, building the core data technology that powers Aera today. by Shariq Mansoor, CTO and Founder of Aera Technology You have an appointment in 90 minutes. It’s a simple half-hour drive down the freeway, so you’re in no great rush.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?


In 2005, department stores alone sold $60 billion in apparel; in 2015, it was half with nearly $28 billion shifting to online retailers like Amazon. Instead of having to invest in fixed assets, or working with only one 3PL, you can procure the space you need, when and for however long you need it. eCommerce is fast-paced and competitive. Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. Can you remember your first online purchase? Seems like forever ago.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Mary Kay @MaryKay Mary Kay has a long history of supply chain innovation, earning accolades as far back as 2004 and 2005. In 2017, Smith & Nephew expanded its use of business network and cloud-based applications to support a centralized, efficient procurement process for managing spending from end to end. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

Beginning in 2005, with its first designation of six product categories, the program has now designated 97 product categories representing approximately 20,000 products that are included in the mandatory federal purchasing initiative. Plant construction must be carefully managed to control costs, especially with engineering procurement construction supplier contracts.

Is the Globalized World Flat or Mountainous?

Enterra Insights

Former IBM executive Irving Wladawsky-Berger writes, “Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat became an international best-seller in 2005 by nicely explaining what this new golden age of globalization was all about, including the key forces that contributed to flattening the world, from the explosive growth of the internet, open source software and related technologies to the rise of outsourcing, offshoring and global supply chains.”[1]

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Are You Afraid that Stakeholders Will Think You Are a Dummy if You Ask Too Many Questions?

EC Sourcing Group

If you want stakeholders to buy in to your procurement process you may need to ask some “dumb” questions. Amazon Prime was started in 2005 but really took off in the last 5 years. If you are a procurement professional, it is certain that you will be asked to source products or services that haven’t existed previously. Why would I recommend this approach? Because it works. Think about the new products and services that have changed our lives in the last 10 years?

Production of Lead-Acid Batteries Indefinitely Suspended in China


China began the pollution discharge permit management system for the battery industry in 2005, according to which all the new installations must be audited before the operation. Yet, one means to avoid collateral damage to the supply chain is to implement sustainable procurement systems cross-checks. Recently, Chinese authorities launched a national wide campaign to fight against the lead pollution of the battery industry in China.

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Public Purchasing and Green Transport


The famous double-decker London imperial buses (The Routemasters) are going to be reintroduced on the streets of London after disappearing in 2005. This is reason why the European Union has long been promoting green procurement in public purchasing. See link on the European Union guidelines on the green procurement of transport services and buses ( click_here ).

Supply Chain Management:Smarter Partnering for Smarter Business

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. He also emphasized on analytics and mentioned that IBM has done more than 16 BUSD acquisitions since 2005 in this area. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services.

Future economics: Get recession ready


History suggests that a flip into recession is not instantaneous, in 2005 it took 28 months, but there were a unique set of prevailing circumstances. External suppliers are now 5/6th of the cost base of most large corporates and since 60% of UK procurement functions report into finance, the CFO is undoubtedly accountable for getting ‘recession ready’ from a cost perspective, but also for ensuring that businesses are operationally sound during the downturn.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

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. For the most part organizations quickly got together on the sourcing, procurement, allocation and deployment.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Rebuilding Public.

Global Trade Management

The new Public-Private-Partnership to facilitate trade is becoming a different method of procuring public services and infrastructure by combining the best of the public and the best of the private sectors capabilities – sharing activities in a trusted environment. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990.

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