10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

What are the essential purchasing books you should read? In this article, we will uncover the best purchasing books to help you get the edge over competition. In order to become successful in purchasing career, lifelong learning is a key and good purchasing books play the important role in your career advancement. Data Collection To come up with a list of top 10 purchasing books, we collect the names of books available on Amazon.com.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. One of the core trends you’ll see weaved thru out this year’s “Trends” e-book ( you can download last year’s here ), is a stronger focus on the fundamentals such as adhering to risk management, collaboration, focusing on your core, and using expert vendors to achieve your goals. We hope you enjoy this new e-Book. e-Books Logistics Supply Chain

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[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. Technology’s Role in Procurement. Download the e-Book Below. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Frequency of “Supply Chain” in Books

SCM Research

The following Google Ngram Viewer graph shows the frequency of the terms “supply chain”, “logistics” and “procurement” in books published between 1975 and 2008. Practice Research Logistics Procurement Supply Chain ManagementIt turns out that the use of the term “supply chain” accelerated in the late 1990s and took over “logistics” in 2007.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. In Search of Best Logistics Books In order to help you develop your skills, we would like to introduce you to the best logistics books to keep within reach. Logistics books listed here share the same characteristics, it provides basic information that is practical enough to read and understand. We try to shy away from the math-heavy book as much as possible.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. e-Books Logistics Transportation Management logistics and transportation management

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes. Some of the emerging views on the “future of procurement” focus on the importance of being a strong internal consultant, the importance of building relationships, coaching suppliers, post-award contract management, and relational contracting.

Why Agility and Creativity are the New Vital Procurement Drivers  (but don’t sacrifice “effectiveness”)

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Peter Smith, Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd. If Procurement people, functions and organisations are going to be successful, it is obvious that we have to adapt to the changing wider business and social environments. Whilst we might question why there aren’t more CPOs on the Board and so on, there are far more Procurement professionals than 50 years ago, and the profession is much better recognised and established.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement language article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. I’m currently reading Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime. I do believe S2P is a domain that every sourcing and procurement organization needs to have a handle on.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. I’m currently reading Trevor Noah’s book, Born a Crime. Maybe we are camouflaging procurement with language: if no-one else understands what we do (or say) we will be safe from being replaced or consumed by other functions. What Exactly Is Procurement? Subscribe Here!

Procurement Bots – Transformer or Destroyer?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? The last few years have seen a lot of real (and over) hype associated with the emergence of Software Robots (called Bots/Bot) which are disrupting the legacy procurement processes involving human interface. In summary – Bots will have a high appeal on the transactional and digital side of procurement processes and will gain exponential growth in the coming years with the advent of cognitive and machine learning tools. Subscribe Here!

What’s the role of data in ‘Bad buying’ and ‘Procurement with Purpose’?

HICX Solutions

An Interview with Peter Smith on ‘Bad Buying’ and ‘Procurement with a Purpose’. HICX was pleased to welcome Peter recently to our interview series on data in Procurement, in which we asked him more about his book, as well as his other project, ‘Procurement with a Purpose.’

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Interview with Supply Chain Management Review on our new book

Supply Chain View from the Field

Bob Trebilcock, the editor of the Supply Chain Management Review, interviewed me and my co-author Gerard Chick on our new bookProcurement’s Value Proposition” Here’s an excerpt from the interview. I recently had a chance to speak with Chick and Handfield about their book. First, tell us a little about the book and how procurement is changing. For a long time, procurement was boxed into a corner.

[e-Book] How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry

Cerasis

We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics. But, with any procurement or outsourced partnership, after you’ve successfully on boarded the partner, in this case a 3PL, you then have to make sure that not only is the 3PL giving you the shipper the most value, but you must also hold the 3PL accountable and effectively manage the relationship. 3PL e-Books Logistics

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Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it. For companies of this size and influence, supplier adoption of the procurement portal simply becomes a criteria for inclusion in the company’s approved vendor list (AVL).

Sustainable Luxury:  Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands (BOOK REVIEW)

Supply Chain View from the Field

In this blog, I review the new book “Sustainable Luxury” by Gardetti and Torres. This books brings together a series of thought pieces, empirical research studies, and theoretical arguments that provide a broad platform for thinking about sustainable luxury. The remainder of the book is divided into three sections: Luxury, sustainability, fashion and value chain in textiles. “Luxury is a necessity that begins when necessity ends.” – Coco Chanel.

“Procurement at a Crossroads”: Spot On and Makes You Think

NC State SCRC

I had a chance to review the new book by Jim Hansen and Kelly Barner, “ Procurement at a Crossroads “, which explores the many changes that the profession is facing, and challenges individuals to do things differently. (I I blushed a bit at the number of my citations in the book including an interview I did with Kelly, so I promise this is not self-promotion!) The authors also go through and explore a number of other procurement issues that are often debated.

Book Review – Strategic Sustainable Procurement (by Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden)

EcoVadis

Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden, a duo of British lawyers, have collaborated to write “Strategic Sustainable Procurement,” and they’ve successfully brought sustainability back down to Earth. Following the goal of the DoShorts series, to which the book belongs, the authors dig into the everyday aspects of sustainability that procurement officers must now incorporate in their routine. However, the book itself offers no details on how this should be accomplished.

What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Then you need Virtual Procurement! We are too small and can’t afford to hire a full-time procurement person. We are busy and just don’t have the time to focus on procurement.”. “We Many began looking hard at their expenses, how they were buying, often tactically without leveraging their full procurement power, and began centralizing the procurement function rather than leave it to each individual department to buy on their own. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Is Procurement Being Too Aggressive in Negotiations?

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent post by my colleage Kate Vitasek (author of the “Vest Outsourcing” model) in Forbes magazine argues that procurement is taking too aggressive a stance in negotiations with major logistics providers. ” Kate also refers to my new book (written with my colleague Gerard Chick), The Procurement Value Proposition: The Rise of Supply Management , which effectively calls for change in procurement!

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to use procurement data to avoid failure and fraud

HICX Solutions

As Peter explains about the link to Procurement, “It’s not surprising because that’s where money flows. The post Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to use procurement data to avoid failure and fraud appeared first on HICX Solutions.

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Why Procurement Transformation Can Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Why Procurement Transformation Fail article created by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jill Button at [link]. Over these past 28 years of my career in Procurement (yes I started when I was 12), I’ve had the privilege and pain of seeing, not just procurement, but many different types of Transformation initiatives succeed and, unfortunately, fail. What Procurement dreams are made of!

Book Now: Instant bookings with your trusted carriers

Parade

We’re proud to announce Book Now: a feature that enables Parade freight brokerage customers to securely digitally book a load end-to-end with their trusted carriers. As your team pushes for more carrier re-utilization to reduce the number of new carriers entering your procurement mix, your team builds trust with the carriers that you do the most business with. One way to express your trust is to enable these trustworthy carriers to digitally book your available freight.

New Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi Highlights our LIVING Supply Chain Book

NC State SCRC

I recently learned that the new incoming CEO of Flex, one of the largest global contract manufacturers in the world, has highlighted the book I wrote with Tom Linton last year called the “LIVING Supply Chain: The Imperative of Operating in Real Time” The CEO, Revathi Advaithi, noted in one of her opening messages to shareholders and the public, that real time data is essential for delivering supply chain accuracy.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to use procurement data to avoid failure and fraud

HICX Solutions

As Peter explains about the link to Procurement, “It’s not surprising because that’s where money flows.

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“Procurement Value Proposition” Recognized

NC State SCRC

My most recent book co-authored with Gerard Chick, the Procurement Value Proposition , has received some nice accolades recently. The book was listed by Peter Smith of the site Spend Matters on the “ Christmas Books for Procurement People “, based on Smith’s earlier review appearing back in May. The interview was focused largely on the key themes we develop in the book.

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Moving the Shipping Industry Towards a Spot Driven Rate Procurement Model and Reduce Cost through Shipsy’s Inquiry Module

Shipsy

As a result, existing RFQs are seeing Force Majeure being invoked and shippers are using spot rates to make bookings to transport their goods. . Rate Procurement Through Inquiries In these testing times, shippers are now exploring spot rates in Shipsy’s Inquiry module to transport their goods. How the Covid-19 Crisis is Moving the Shipping Industry Towards a Spot Driven Rate Procurement Model and Reduce Cost through Shipsy’s Inquiry Module.

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Moving the Shipping Industry Towards a Spot Driven Rate Procurement Model and Reduce Cost through Shipsy’s Inquiry Module

Shipsy

As a result, existing RFQs are seeing Force Majeure being invoked and shippers are using spot rates to make bookings to transport their goods. . Logistic Post Uncategorized COVID-19 Digital Plathform Freight procurement Freight procurement software rate procurement

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3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Over these past 28 years of my career in Procurement (yes I started when I was 12), I’ve had the privilege and pain of seeing, not just procurement, but many different types of Transformation initiatives succeed and, unfortunately, fail. There are many reasons why Procurement Transformations fail, however, the below 3 keep coming up time and time again. Failure to look beyond Savings for Procurement Value.

Is Procurement a True Profession….Yet?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Gerard Chick and I are working on a new book, that is effectively questioning whether procurement, as we know it, is on the right track, and if not, what it will take to get it back on track. There is certainly a lot of work to be done, and this exciting project that we’ve been traveling through will I believe provide some provoking ideas to drive the profession of procurement to new heights.

Adapting to a new rhythm of retail – Marketing procurement

Proxima

But procurement functions within retail businesses need to adapt to this rhythm too, ensuring they are nimble and agile enough to support retail businesses at this unprecedented time, as they redefine their brand and marketing approach. History books show us that brands that ‘go dark’ during a downturn will lose ground and struggle during the recovery phase. The post Adapting to a new rhythm of retail – Marketing procurement appeared first on Proxima

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

Specifically, the company deployed a Vendor Interaction Portal (VIP) powered by Elemica to exchange documents like purchase orders and invoices with suppliers (for direct procurement). Time Slot Booking/Optimization (aka “Dock Appointment Scheduling”) Delivers Cost and Productivity Savings. What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

For most companies, greater economy of scale is possible through the global management of procurement and transportation and local management of sales, manufacturing and customer service. I shared the recent research on how an effective S&OP process improves Market Price to Tangible Book Value. In this research, we tested sixty-five different factors to correlate to Price to Tangible Book, but found only four to correlate. Improving Price to Tangible Book Value.

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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.

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“The Procurement Value Proposition”: Guest Post by Gerard Chick Part 1

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was recently interviewed by Jon Hansen on Blog Talk Radio , discussing my new book “The Procurement Value Proposition” co-authored with Gerard Chick. In the interview, I discuss some of the major changes going on in the procurement area, and how we are at a crossroads for driving change. Procurement has two types of people working in it – doers (the buyers) and enablers (the value adders).