Supply Chain Management – A 2012 Priority

Logility

ChainLink Research and SupplyChainBrain just released “ Business Priorities 2012 – Research and Results ” which takes a look at where companies will invest in the coming year.

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link?

Supply Chain Shaman

While positions in customer service, transportation management and procurement are relatively easy to fill, the positions in mid-management, especially in supply chain planning leadership, are growing more difficult to recruit. Members of today’s supply chain teams are busy.

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Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

This heightened awareness on business continuity has increased the emphasis on supplier development and is changing the processes in procurement to focus from squeezing costs and terms to building relationships. reference Carbon Disclosure Project 2012).

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

That is the role of marketing or sales or procurement. Yes, I believe that supply chain overlays on top of the sales and marketing organizations and the procurement function. The transactional nature of procurement and sales is a barrier to redesigning for higher value.

Taming the Supply Chain. Will It Ever Be Social?

Supply Chain Shaman

The ends of the supply chain–both in customer and procurement– are fragile. It believe that it will become part of the existing processes of order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. The supply chain is knotted. It is unruly. It is complex. Will it ever be tamed through social? Yesterday, @DamarqueViews asked me a question on twitter: “What do you think are the greatest barriers in the adoption of social technology in the supply chain?” ” I laughed.

IBM Beefing Up for Matrix Commerce in 2012

Supply Chain Network

Emptoris solutions bring more intelligence to procurement and supply chain operations with spend, supplier and contract management for Smarter Commerce. Extends Smarter Commerce capabilities to Chief Procurement Officers. My POV: The emergence of Matrix Commerce means the procurement and sourcing process must become more flexible, rapid and automated, period. In the past two months, IBM has made three strategic moves that bolster its SmarterCommerce portfolio.

Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

Why the CMO Needs to Bond with the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Supply Chain Network

Depending on your firm, some of these functions may be segregated under a Chief Procurement Officer or CPO, but my point of view is procurement for products is a key role within the supply chain function. 2012 ACI Ltd.

Bangladesh Clothes Factory Fire

SCM Research

Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization Procurement At the end of last month, a garment factory fire in Bangladesh killed more than 100 people and injured many more. Let us view this tragedy from a supply chain perspective. Supply chains are typically customer-focused. The incident suggests that customers expect cheap prices, but are not willing to pay for social standards.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Alternate Bill of Materials and Alternate Sourcing: The more alternatives that exist through the manufacturing and procurement processes, the easier it is to design the supply chain to absorb cost and supplier variability. My iphone buzzed on my nightstand. I groaned. I had gotten to bed late. It was 6:00 AM. This was before my wake-up call. I am not a morning person. As I picked it up , I saw a twitter alert welcoming people to the APICS webinar with @lcecere on Agility that afternoon.

Global Supply Chain Survey 2013

SCM Research

strategic procurement, sales and operations planning and research and development); (5) Companies in emerging markets should introduce differentiating processes; (6) Companies are increasingly interested in next-generation technologies and sustainable supply chains. I recently received this year’s Global Supply Chain Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

Analytics Powering the Next Evolution of the Supply Chain

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, May 09, 2012. Sunil Founder International Institute for Procurement and Market Research www.iipmr.com/education. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com.

Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Supply Chain Network

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. Without better visibility into the sourcing process, procurement can’t uncover the problems they need to fix. Make your procurement team active participants in the process – share what you’re learning, have honest conversation about their concerns and limitations, and showcase why adoption matters. Procurement cares about realized savings, not what’s negotiated.

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.

How Spend Analysis Drives M&A Action

Supply Chain Network

Acquiring companies can analyze the procurement function of their acquisition prospect to identify areas where the two companies could combine volume of purchases with the same supplier. Emerging Trends New Ideas News & Info PaulMartyn Procurement Professional Communications With M&A season in full swing, there’s a new epiphany driving (and nixing) acquisitions that goes far beyond the typical high-level revenue and cost savings projections.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of calendar year 2012, subject to Ariba stockholder approval, clearances by relevant regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions. The acquisition will also significantly boost SAP’s cloud applications portfolio with the addition of Ariba’s leading cloud-based procurement solutions. Industry experts estimate the cloud-based enterprise network and procurement segment at a current size of $5 billion in revenue.

2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect

EcoVadis

Chief Procurement Officers, procurement professionals, etc.) On a grander scope, there is a systemic shift happening in the world of sustainable procurement. This is why EcoVadis has coupled expertise on both Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable procurement strategy to provide tools on the leading edge of movement in CSR including: CSR suppliers assessments, corrective action plans, supply chain risk mapping and buyer training. HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Mapping Your Way To Faster Shopping | Main | Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying Period Point to Significant Change and Fulfillment Challenges » Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying Season- Overcoming the Challenges of Fulfillment Complexity. Posted by Bob Ferrari on November 16, 2012 9:50 AM | Permalink. Procurement Blog.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Mobile Gift Cards | Main | Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1 » Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0. I am back again in Vegas for IBM Pulse 2012. Then onwards, IBM is enhancing it every year, from a mere service management in 2008 to Dynamic Infrastructure to optimization of world infrastructure in 2012. Procurement Blog.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, July 02, 2012. In 2011, approximately 90 percent of IBMs global spend in Production and Logistics Procurement (in support of our hardware and logistics business operations) occurred with 50 firms. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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5 Key Sustainable Procurement Trends

EcoVadis

Do you hear more and more companies talking about Sustainable Procurement? The “California Transparency Act” is also active since January 2012 and in the UK the UK Bribery Act in 2010. Going beyond Social Compliance : In the past Sustainable Procurement Initiatives, were largely focusing on social audits, but more and more companies realise that they need to cover the complete Sustainability agenda , including environmental, product stewardship, fair business practices issues.

Supply Chain Management:Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying Season- Overcoming the Challenges of Fulfillment Complexity | Main | The Learning from the 2012 Holiday Buying Season: Balanced Investments in Online and Physical Supply Chain Fulfillment Capabilities » Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying Period Point to Significant Change and Fulfillment Challenges.

Supply Chain Management:The Learning from the 2012 Holiday.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying Period Point to Significant Change and Fulfillment Challenges | Main | Information Driven Innovation in Supply Chain » The Learning from the 2012 Holiday Buying Season: Balanced Investments in Online and Physical Supply Chain Fulfillment Capabilities. Procurement Blog. December 2012. May 2012.

5 ways to sell Sustainable Procurement to your boss

EcoVadis

It is very difficult to convince management to invest in sustainable procurement. It will require not only money and resources, but also time and can involve an overhaul of the entire procurement process. This is why it’s useful to focus on the benefits of sustainable procurement. One of the truly best things about sustainable procurement is that it encourages long term performance thinking, thus avoiding short-sightedness.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0 | Main | Leveraging Social Media for Improving Forecast Reliability » Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1. Roadmap for 2012 is to release significant enhancements on Maximo Scheduler, Fix packs for various Industry Solutions (SP, Utilities, Nuclear etc). Posted by: Ankush Deshmukh | March 6, 2012 7:13 AM.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 2

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Leveraging Social Media for Improving Forecast Reliability | Main | Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 3 (Last Day) » Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 2. Organizations are spending more money in maintenance of servers than on procurement. Posted by Praveen Kumar Agrawal on March 7, 2012 7:59 PM | Permalink. Procurement Blog.

Sustainable Procurement: Want change? The first step is to create urgency

EcoVadis

When new clients come to us they often have many questions about the right steps to take in order to ensure effective implementation of their sustainable procurement program. Procurement professionals are an extraordinarily busy breed and are especially bogged down with supplier data on cost, quality, delivery, price, etc. So, what are those realities for sustainable procurement? implementing sustainable procurement business processes).

US Election Count Down : How America’s Leadership Can Influence Global Supply Chain Sustainability

EcoVadis

On September 25th, 2012, President Obama issued an executive order mandating government contractors put in place a compliance program throughout the supply chain to prevent human trafficking. – US President Barack Obama on human trafficking and slavery in the supply chain.

Quest for Interoperability of Suppliers CSR Databases

EcoVadis

We ensure that EcoVadis data is really used by procurement managers and deeply integrated in procurement processes.

Apple Procurement Leader Hails from NC State

NC State SCRC

Today’s WSJ front page shares the important role of one of Apple’s top senior executives who runs much of the procurement and supply chain activity for Apple – Tony Blevins. He wanted to weaponize procurement in a short-term way.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management. SCM #SupplyChain #ikea #retail #logistics #procurement #purchasing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

CSR Ratings are putting more emphasis on Supply Chains!

EcoVadis

It follows a similar move by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) which in early 2012 introduced a new model to significantly increase the focus on Sustainable Supply Chains , moving from 5 to 20 questions on it. These regulations require many companies to place greater emphasis on responsible Supply Chains & procurement choices. Yesterday, the FTSE4 Good announced they were reviewing their methodology with an increased focus on Sustainable SupplyChains.

New partnership with Carbon Disclosure Project

EcoVadis

CDP Supply Chain will benefit from the EcoVadis supplier scorecards as a means to accelerate the adoption and deployment of its data by procurement managers. >> EcoVadis and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) announced on the 10.23.2012 a partnership to offer an enhanced service to both EcoVadis and CDP Supply Chain customers, as well as to reduce the requests for companies in the supply chains of large purchasing corporations to report on how they are managing carbon.