Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. Important Digital Procurement Trends. Subscribe Here!

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile.

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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. There are many supply chain management lessons to learn from the Covid-19 crisis.

Optimising M&M Spares Supply Chain – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

With Blue Yonder capabilities, Mahindra & Mahindra Spares Business Unit (M&M SBU) now has greater visibility regarding demand, inventory, supply and distribution plans and are able to make more accurate and timely supply chain decisions. Article August 2020

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Horsemeat Supply Chains

SCM Research

Food supply chains are affected by supply chain trends such as globalization, consolidation, and commoditization. Supply chain managers have eagerly sought to apply textbook knowledge to these supply chains. However, the horsemeat scandal is just another example to reveal that food supply chains got out of control. The more complex supply chain systems become, the less controllable they seem to be.

What are the Different Jobs in Procurement?

Logistics Bureau

We have received a lot of questions regarding the different roles in procurement. Good thing we got a long-time friend and our Supply Chain & Procurement Consultant, TRENT MORRIS, to tell us more about it in the video below! Robobyrne: Procurement Tips.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

The reasons behind this were well chronicled in a recent Wall Street Journal article. The effects of these delays are being felt by many companies including McDonalds, Kellogg, Kraft-Heinz, and PepsiCo, as the article cites. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market excellence in supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Supply chain planning and the discipline and rigor is a different way of working.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field. Increasing supply chain vulnerability along with uncertainty and disruption, are exposing business ecosystems and accelerating the need for digital transformation. Article July 2020

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

RPA as it is also referred to, has the capability to transform supply chain management. For an industry that increasingly requires higher logistics pipeline velocity without sacrificing accuracy and at lower costs, RPA is a natural choice for high performing supply chain organisations.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! Digital Procurement article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Operational procurement?

The Science and the Art of Procurement

ivalua

As we move towards a new decade is the emphasis in the procurement world changing – are we going to see a new age, where the Art of Procurement comes to the fore? Much of our focus in the last twenty years or so within the procurement profession and within our specific procurement functions has been on what we might call the “Science of Procurement”. Author: Peter Smith , Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd.

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Why is diversity of supply important. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Drivers including opening up new markets/customer groups, investors supporting initiatives for diversity, brand awareness and to encourage increased levels of innovation in their supply chain. 2 Why is diversity of supply important? Accessing new supply channels. Articles

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Procurement, or Purchasing, function is considered by many to be a necessary but non-strategic part of any organization. But there is a profoundly significant Procurement value chain. This is not to say that they believe Procurement doesn’t play a role, but rather that they don’t view Procurement as playing a critical role beyond cutting costs and finding suppliers. Procurement is strategic!

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com.

Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Why is diversity of supply important. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Drivers including opening up new markets/customer groups, investors supporting initiatives for diversity, brand awareness and to encourage increased levels of innovation in their supply chain. 2 Why is diversity of supply important? Accessing new supply channels. Articles

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN : “ Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains “ The article describes research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute. There were some interesting ideas that came out of this study, like how collaboration in supply chain management is key to success.

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.

How to Recruit and Organize Supply Chain Talent to Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Potential

Talking Logistics

Recently it seems that more and more organizations are recognizing that their supply chains are a key component to the organization’s success. From the increasing adoption of a chief supply chain officer at major organizations to discussions of legislative changes , the influence of the supply chain on competitive advantage is more recognized than ever. So what does this mean for global companies and supply chain strategy?

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. Subscribe Here!

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

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. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

Maintaining Brand Equity in Extended Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

This article discusses new crowd sourcing apps that could allow brand owners a tool to better protect their reputation. Labor Procurement/Sourcing Retail Social Media Supply Chain Risk Management brand equity corporate responsibility extended supply chainsThere are as many ways to approach corporate social responsibility as there are companies.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. IKEA article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at [link] . If you don’t have a Supplier CoC, I’d strongly suggest looking into developing one with your sourcing and procurement team.

Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published and provided by [link]. The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain. If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com. “A

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

As you flip through the articles on your iPad, you see it. You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. A few hours later, your procurement head walks in the office. “We Many companies have accepted the need for Supply Chain Risk Management because they understand that just such a scenario could occur and if they are ready for it but their competitors are not, they have an opportunity to gain market share.

Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Procurement is a core function in every single company. Whether purchasing goods or services to support the company’s product offering or purchasing goods or services to support the infrastructure and operation of the company, Procurement is key. Depending on the type of industry you are in the Procurement of goods and or services can be the largest, or one of the largest, expense areas. What Exactly is Procurement?

Supply Chain Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

SCM Research

Two recent disasters in the garment industry, the Tazreen Fashions fire (2012) and the Rana Plaza building collapse (2013), have caused outrage over the lack of social responsibility across global supply chains. Second, visibility is important for those categories of supply that cannot be directly controlled; hereby, electronic and smart technologies promise new opportunities. It is time to become serious about socially responsible supply chain management.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market being good at supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Getting good at supply chain planning requires the adoption of a different paradigm.

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Through the supply chain. Modern slavery is one of the supply chain industry’s dirty little secrets, but thankfully, governments in the US and UK are attempting to wash it clean, working to put a stop to a problem that should never have been allowed to exist in the first place. It’s based on California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which was passed in 2010. So how is this going to solve the supply chain slavery issue?

Three Steps to Creating a Value-Oriented Supply Chain

OneSCM

This transition from a traditional transaction-based (more tactical) to a value-oriented supply chain is a necessary step for companies to realize their full market potential. The value-oriented supply chain enhances collaboration, and the ability to acquire the relevant data needed to make faster and more strategic business decisions in today’s rapidly evolving and competitive environment. How can the supply chain improve the company as a whole?).

Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

An article written by my former PhD student, Rejaul Hasan, and I just came out this week in Contracting Excellence , the journal published by IACCM, which documents the catastrophe that is unfolding in Bangladesh, one of the world’s major exporters of garments for the apparel sector. Buyers who postpone payments or use clauses in their contracts to issue payment delays should take the additional steps of helping to secure supply chain financing for their apparel suppliers.

Category-based Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Category-based Procurement Examples. The Inherent Challenges of Category-based Procurement. Characteristics of good Category Procurement Activity. Associated articles. This is the third article in a series. The first two articles covering Bespoke Procurement and Project-based procurement. Monitoring of the supply chain and the environment.