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.

Imbalanced Investments: Transportation Spending vs. Procurement Technology (Part 1)

Supply Chain Network

According to the latest American Shipper benchmark survey, transportation spending increased in 2012 – according to 75 percent of respondents – remaining unscathed by budget cuts. Shockingly, though, companies are failing to invest in the necessary procurement tools to manage spend and optimize their transportation networks. In my next post, I’ll hit on the top strategies to improve the procurement process and uncover hidden savings in your logistics network.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

These can be shift in the channel, issues in manufacturing, increasing variability in transportation, or a shift in commodity prices. 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.

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.

2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect

EcoVadis

According to UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), human trafficking : involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Chief Procurement Officers, procurement professionals, etc.) On a grander scope, there is a systemic shift happening in the world of sustainable procurement. 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.

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).

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.

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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.

Supply Chain Management:Enabling individual item picking in.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. 1 - Refer - Aberdeen Group Research article - Completing the Journey to Voice and the Paperless Warehouse, July 2012. Bafana on August 21, 2012 1:44 PM | Permalink.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. What you now have is a broader solution set to address the same problem encompassing Master Data Management, Demand Planning, Replenishment Management, Web Analytics, Order Capture, Warehouse Management Systems, and Transportation Management Systems. Posted by Arun Kumar on February 8, 2012 8:35 AM | Permalink. Procurement Blog. December 2012.

Supply Chain Management:'Asset' in Enterprise Asset Management

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. The 90s and early 2000 witnessed a transition of EAM from a mere package dedicated to a Production class of Assets to wider portfolio including IT Assets, Transport Vehicles, Pipelines, Roads, Landscapes (yes, you have read correctly landscapes) etc. Posted by Guest Blogger on July 3, 2012 1:21 PM | Permalink. Posted by: Pritam Saha | August 18, 2012 12:40 PM.

Supply Chain Management:Bricks and Clicks - The New Business.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing and transportation strategies need to balance the needs for lowest cost with newer dimensions of customer service and inventory visibility needs. Posted by Bob Ferrari on March 28, 2012 6:29 AM | Permalink. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2012. November 2012. October 2012.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In order to compete in todays environment, companies have realized the importance to shrink manufacturing and transportation lead times through effective planning and logistics management which is possible only through integrated systems. Posted by Atin Bhola on August 29, 2012 12:55 PM | Permalink. Procurement Blog. December 2012. November 2012.

Supply Chain Management:How to make Preventive Maintenance a.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Confluence of IT and Business Strategy for a Transformation program | Main | SAP acquired Ariba, what does it mean for the on-demand, procurement and SAP world? Posted by Shardul Dnyate on May 24, 2012 1:32 PM | Permalink. Posted by: Kumar Rahul | May 25, 2012 8:16 AM. Procurement Blog. December 2012. November 2012.

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

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. RedPrairie which was once synonymous with WMS today offers packages for Warehouse, Store, Transportation, Workforce, Visibility, Performance and multi-channel commerce. Posted by Pragash Muthukumar on January 5, 2012 9:26 AM | Permalink. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2012. November 2012.

Supply Chain Management:SAP acquired Ariba, what does it mean.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. » SAP acquired Ariba, what does it mean for the on-demand, procurement and SAP world? With IBM acquiring Emptoris and folding it into the Smarter Commerce theme, all eyes in the procurement world was on Ariba. Sourcing & Procurement, primarily the indirect spend area. Posted by Gopi Krishnan on May 25, 2012 9:28 AM | Permalink.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. We spoke to many sustainability and business domain experts who have wide expertise working within asset intensive organizations like Power Generation, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Transportation. Posted by Praveen Kumar Agrawal on June 29, 2012 7:13 AM | Permalink. Posted by: Rohit Choubey | July 5, 2012 4:12 PM. Procurement Blog.

Four Strategies to Optimize Logistics Spending (Part 2)

Supply Chain Network

In my last post , I shared some surprising stats about the lack of a systems-based approach for logistics procurement. More than 80 percent believe that procurement technology streamlines data management and improves the efficiency of managing complex sourcing, and 68 percent understand the impact that procurement technology has on the bottom line. Do you still depend on spreadsheets or have you made the investment in procurement technology?

Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips

Talking Logistics

In a Forbes blog post last week, Kate Vitasek highlighted an issue that continues to negatively affect 3PL-customer relationships: Procurement organizations looking to shift more and more risk on third-party logistics providers — while, of course, also demanding lower costs. In other words, this company was turning over several hundred million dollars of transportation management responsibility to the lowest bidder.

Asset Management and Dynamic Work Plan- Part I - Infosys Blogs

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. This helped the management to make a decision on procuring the right system fitting the bill. The decision in this case had to be made to be made quickly; slag would get solidified making the transporting process difficult. Posted by Rejeesh Gopalan on September 15, 2012 2:07 PM | Permalink. Procurement Blog. December 2012. November 2012.

Online Grocery Retailing that too in.India - Infosys Blogs

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Being a very huge initiative with manpower and transportation involved it would take some months to cater in whole city. Posted by Sudhanshu Raj on April 30, 2012 1:14 PM | Permalink. Posted by: Arindam Burman | May 3, 2012 2:11 PM. Posted by: Anand Mehta | May 15, 2012 9:48 AM. Posted by: Sudhanshu Raj | May 16, 2012 7:21 AM. August 2012.

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Day 3 (Last Day) - Infosys Blogs

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 2 | Main | Flying Robots in a Warehouse? » Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 3 (Last Day). Met few of our clients at our booth from oil & gas, manufacturing and transportation areas and listened to them. Posted by Praveen Kumar Agrawal on March 8, 2012 10:38 AM | Permalink. Procurement Blog.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. She was also honored with WeConnect Canada’s Doing Business International Award for Morai Logistics in 2012.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. Ellen’s was to design and execute the transportation planning logic. in to transportation management to drive routing information and booking optimization).

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I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? SAP’s acquisition of Ariba (May 2012). Past performance is not indicative of future results.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In 2012, for example, he was elected as a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), where he served as chair of the Sections and Societies Subcommittee and as president of the Transportation Science and Logistics Section.

Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

Talking Logistics

Keith Richard is Vice President, Operations, Transportation Management, at Transplace. Mr. Richard later became the Director of Transportation at Ryder, leading the $300MM transportation and logistics operations for Dr. Pepper and Cadbury Adams.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I have to admit, I don’t know much about Transfrieght, and the company’s website hasn’t been updated in almost three years (the most recent press release listed under “What’s New” is from July 2012). Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

But as I wrote back in April 2013 , “If you look closely, Amazon’s real advantage comes from its logistics assets — the 89 distribution centers it [had at the time], including 20 opened [in 2012], with more scheduled to open in the months ahead.

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Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

Marina Mattos, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, bluntly asks, “How will such a shift affect supply chains?”[3] The approach involves new procurement methods that promote asset sharing (for example, cars), grounded in new distributed models and infrastructure.” ” The Green Supply Chain , 31 July 2012

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

GT Nexus is one of the strongest providers of transportation visibility for the global ecosystem. SAP purchased Ariba in 2012 for 4.2B$, and the company has been slow to actualize the asset and drive incremental revenue.

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2007-2014 Terra added inventory management, multi-tier demand sensing, transportation forecasting, and long-term forecasting. Traditionally E2open sold to the procurement organization.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

She is a global executive with a wealth of experience in leading procurement operations, business outsourcing, transformation and technology across industries. It is no longer sustainable for companies to delay the enhancement of their procurement and supply chain organizations.

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

6 River Systems

Belk experienced substantial growth in its e-commerce business in 2011 and 2012, leading to the expansion of its original North Carolina fulfillment center plus the opening of an additional 515,000 square foot fulfillment center in South Carolina.