Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore

NC State SCRC

Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit. On software, there is a move towards government-wide software licenses, to begin to appoint individuals to manage software license inventory, and establish government-wide solutions that are smarter on refresh cycles. I will be speaking on procurement analytics tomorrow, but got to attend a set of great sessions over the first half of the day.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1943. _. Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment.

Welcome to Wilmington!

Arkieva

Located in New Castle County, we are a jump, skip and a hop from cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Want to bet that some of your inventory has come through Delaware? Here at Arkieva we have three offices.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

David Sparkman, head of David Sparkman Consulting, reports, “Empty stores and shopping centers are increasingly being converted into warehouse and e-commerce distribution centers, according to the global industrial real estate firm CBRE, which examined in detail two dozen such projects ranging from southern California to Baltimore.”[2] These growing expectations have put pressure on retailers to locate inventory closer to large consumer populations.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

BMW to Mazda Imports Slowed as Strike Shuts Baltimore Port ( Bloomberg ). Simply put, retailers and others are taking a fresh look at their supply chain networks (and those of their partners) to better balance inventory and transportation costs with service levels that are becoming more stringent.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

What is to stop individuals from using other gateways in the region such as Baltimore or Washington DC to enter the country? The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example.