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

NC State SCRC

defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. 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.

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 formerly worked in procurement at Kaiser Permanente, and also pointed out how increasingly young physicians want to do everything on iPads (including accessing patient records) – and this will be a problem as patient confidentiality regulations can inhibit the ability of physicians to be electronically productive.

Spend Analytics in the Federal Acquisition Sector

Supply Chain View from the Field

Acquisition in the federal government has been identified as a major source of potential savings in the future, as in the private sector, but a recent set of workshops and interviews identified some major challenges that exist. First, the majority of data exists in a database called FPDS, or the Federal Procurement Data System, which was created in 1979. Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Government Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics

Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In 2006 the analyst community predicted that gap between the Best of Breed (BOB) WMS and ERP WMS has narrowed significantly and it was just matter of time before the ERP vendors caught up with the BOB vendors (1). Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. ” In 2009, I moved into the supply chain area, and worked with Rob in understanding how to apply analytics with a procurement focus. We built our muscle on supplier management and business cooperation, contract negotiation and sourcing.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Comprehensive view of source, make and deliver. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Focus is on make, source and deliver together. Design of cash-to-cash cycles strategically through complexity analysis, sales and procurement policies. Procurement.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Working out of a single Beverly Hills office and six regional affiliates, the chain’s procurement system deals with suppliers that then negotiate warehousing and delivery. We hear it often, but it’s important to reiterate: whatever the customer wants, they get.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006. In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally. As a B2B company, procurement management is essential.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006. In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally. As a B2B company, procurement management is essential.

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

Provenance

Lack of standardised sustainability reporting makes it difficult to compare sustainability performance between source mines, set sustainability targets and reward best practice. Certificate is sold in the ‘Certificates Market’ by the ‘Source Mine’ to the ’Manufacturer’.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

Founded by 32-year-old Sophia Amoruso in 2006, Nasty Gal’s rise and fall happened in less than a decade. But, because it operated at such low product minimums, it struggled to source quality factories that produced quality product. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

In the majority of today’s cold-chain operations, data from condition monitoring is either nonexistent or requires hours or days to procure – making it inactionable. 1 “Shelf Life,” Forbes, Suzanne Hoppough, May 12, 2006.