Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

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A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. Supplier Data is at the core of every procurement activity, and it is critical for those dealing with direct materials in manufacturing.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

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Project Based Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Table of the key differences between Project and Category based procurement. Types of activity suitable for Project based procurement. The inherent challenges of project-based procurement. Characteristics of good Project Procurement activity. Associated articles. Project-based procurement occurs when there is a specific project activity and goal.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article and permission to publish here provided by Nikita S at [link]. Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Which are the key Procurement metrics?

Technologies that Impact Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Technologies and Procurement Table. There are a lot of articles around on what Procurement needs to do; how Procurement needs to change; and how technology will fundamentally change Procurement. This article summarises, as a table, technology areas that impact on Procurement that you might need to investigate. 2 Technologies and Procurement Table. Virtual Procurement Agents.

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.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

OneSCM

The ease of implementing and onboarding supply chain management solutions gives wider visibility in manufacturing, as well as orders and inventory. Bundling order-to-cash and procure-to-pay functions not only gives companies a holistic view of their supply chain operations, but also improves decision-making and business growth. In some instances, sales can become risky; procurement staff maintain higher buffer stock levels as a safety net.

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Challenges During a Pandemic

QAD

A pandemic can so easily shape the future for manufacturers and suppliers. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, big changes are already happening, such as an increase in manufacturing automation and a reduced need for assembly line workers. Manufacturers are under a significant amount of pressure, and many have stepped up to produce essential products like hand sanitizer , protective face shields , respirators and ventilators.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. This is particularly true in the food manufacturing industry, which characteristically has a high volume of products stored, and an urgent need to fill existing client orders to match ongoing consumer demand. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. Basing this on the many articles I have read covering this subject. I rapidly came to the conclusion that these articles were excellent at the helicopter view of the challenges, however seemed unable to apply categorisation to the challenges. These two procurement domains have distinctly different challenges.

How to Build a Digital Procurement Ecosystem in 8 Minutes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. The artist explains: “This work attempts to bring out certain forms and structures by combining organic materials (earth, plants, vegetables, fruit, fish) and manufactured products (a pair of shoes, pigments used to colour the layers). When building a digital procurement and sourcing ecosystem, it’s important to dig into your existing procurement process.

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy. But, we can’t begin our journey towards the future of procurement excellence in a ’93 Escort. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Project Based Procurement

Claritum

Project-based procurement occurs when there is a specific project activity and goal. The defining nature is that there is a duration of time over which the project procurement occurs and a need to capture the procurement activity in the context of this project. There are also time dependencies within a project procurement activity, where purchases need to occur in chronological order for the project to run smoothly. Transactional procurement and expediting.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

Jaggaer

Our recently published report, “ Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? ”, which is based on a global survey with responses from 391 CPOs and other senior procurement decision makers, showed that most progress had been made with the automation of supplier management, procure-to-pay and spend management processes. Strategically, a digital assistant simplifies strategy development and execution within the procurement function.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you! The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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What Are The True Costs And Challenges Behind Your Supply Chain?

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles procurement transparency impact Gravity Technology disruption supplychain flexibility delivery visibility logistics retail manufacturing cost platform #risk #shipment mitigate solution lastmile customercentric manufacture tech challenges bottomline complexity customerdriven costcutting consumerdriven consumercentric Gravitysupplychain retailer margins sipping touchpoints analysis analyse analyze costcuts

Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild

Proxima

As we have said in other Proxima articles, the CPO can be an advocate here, but organizations need to be joined up on its purpose, from the customer all the way back through the supply chain, to the leadership. Notable examples included the grocers adapting their corporate mission to simply “feed the nation,” or organizations like Dyson, Babcock, Brewdog, and others demonstrating the power of innovation and agility to manufacture and supply PPE, Ventilators, and Sanitiser.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Procurement Technology – What It Can & Can’t Replace In A Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience And Agility

ivalua

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. Supplier Data is at the core of every procurement activity, and it is critical for those dealing with direct materials in manufacturing.

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

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JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. Q: What are the big trends in manufacturing? How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency?

The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

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Niul Burton wrote a great article in Industry Week titled “Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing”. For those of you who are executives in Supply Chain, Procurement or New Product Introduction/Development, this is a must read. Burton predicts a further evolution of what we are seeing already in the market—Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO) roles are changing rapidly. Check out Burton’s article and then check out Directworks.

What’s Next for Digital Procurement?

Jaggaer

Our survey of the global procurement community and the subsequent report, Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? revealed heightened awareness of digital technologies and their potential to transform the procurement function, but little progress over the past two years. We dealt with one of them in the previous article in this series: the need to integrate data across the full spectrum from source-to-pay. The post What’s Next for Digital Procurement?

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

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Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. National Procurement Standards. Although public procurement policies vary widely from country to country, most national governments issue purchasing guidelines for state-owned enterprises. The commitment to sustainable procurement extends to ensuring suppliers follow sustainable practices.

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. The research explores a new approach to combating drug counterfeiters: devising mitigation strategies based on the way dispensers procure medicines. The Panamanian public health sector had unknowingly purchased and distributed the medicine, which was manufactured in China and handled by brokers and wholesalers in Asia and Europe before reaching consumers in Latin America. Counterfeit cures.

Optimising M&M Spares Supply Chain – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The automotive and farm equipment manufacturing giant’s Spares Business Unit (SBU) witnessed lost sales revenues due to stockouts and tight working capital as a result of high inventory investment. Article August 202010% increase in both forecast accuracy and revenue.

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Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. Working closely with strategic teams and exploring implications for procurement, logistics and distribution, supply chain teams can better prepare for risks related to supply and demand. Article September 2020

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

For Pedro Paiva, Operations Director, EMEA for major footwear manufacturer Alpargatas, which owns the Havianas brand, they “Estimate that we will lose between 30% and 50% of sales this year.”. We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. As demand rides a rollercoaster in the last few months, huge adjustments have been asked from businesses in every corner of the world and sector.

Is There a Future for ERP and Procurement Suites?

HICX Solutions

” This scathing remark, made in reference to outdated procurement technology and ERP software, is taken from AT Kearney’s report The Future of Procurement Technology. The procurement technology that the report is taking aim at is primarily that of suites, offering the view that while they “look great on paper” they are rather less able to deal with “the realities and complexities of day-to-day procurement” in practice.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025. Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization, volume leveraging, and cost reduction. Charles Babbage’s book on the economy of machinery and manufacturers, published in 1832, referred to the importance of the purchasing function. i] Charles Babbage, On the Economy of Machinery and Manufacturers, 2nd ed.

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Three big mistakes procurement & supply chain leaders must avoid

EFT

Supply chain leaders need to look at minimising risk through by focusing on cash flow, diversifying production and enacting strong financial discipline to cope with disruption, according to procurement and supply chain service provider GEP. In the immediate term, supply chain costs will increase as manufacturers expedite shipping and pay overtime labour costs to meet customer commitments.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This article explores 10 possible areas in which can help at each stage of the flow in Supply Chain Management. Procurement. Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Article August 2020

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus. Diversify manufacturing base: need to avoid single production base and create multi-location, multi-supplier and building multi-production bases with a diversification strategy. . It can enable manufacturers in controlling the impact of future disruptions in several ways. The Deloitte report and Manufacturing Institute (2018) illustrates the skills gap could result in 2.2

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