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

It is against this context that the two books in this review represent two anchors that exist in the procurement environment, both the old, traditional model of power-based, “red meat eating buyers, and that of the procurement professional focused on driving relationship contracting and vested value to create mutual benefit for both parties. Andrew Cox’s new bookSourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning. Supply Chain Management Book Ranking In publishing industry, Nielsen BookScan is the most widely used database for a book ranking method.

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7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion. In the publishing industry, Nielsen BookScan is the most widely used database for a book ranking method. A number of citations of the books are collected.

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.

Andrew Cox’s “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis”: More of the Same

Supply Chain View from the Field

Against the many new articles and books being produced on the changing face of procurement and the importance of value creation and collaboration, Andrew Cox’s new bookSourcing Portfolio Analysis” came out earlier this year. The book is essentially a series of prescriptive 2 X 2 and 8 X 8 matrices that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, that ostensibly can lead to improved sourcing outcomes.

Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and.

Supply Chain Opz

Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the book " Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy " and explain how it can help you to create sustainable supply chain excellence. The first chapter deals with the foundation of the book. Note: this book is listed as 10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals, find out here.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

He provides a wide array of educational content for supply chain practitioners, including the Supply Chain Secrets channel on YouTube and a number of books, including his latest, Supply Chain Secrets. All of that is going to be giving us flexibility and multiple sourcing.

7 Best Team Building Books for Managers

Supply Chain Opz

We will show books that inspire CEOs and business leaders which are considered to be the best team building books to read. Why do you need a Team Building Book? In Search of the Best Team Building Books Team building tries to enhance various skills such as target setting, effective communication and collective decision-making. We also gather the list of the team building and leadership books available on Goodreads.com. Are you trying to build a dream team?

How is technology transforming global sourcing ?

Claritum

Does your business source products and services from global markets? If your company is sourcing goods and services internationally you could be reaping many benefits. However, you could also face many challenges when globally sourcing across geopolitical boundaries. Without good visibility, maximising the benefits from global sourcing is impossible, as it is impossible to track exactly how much is being spent. Global Sourcing Technology. BOOK A DEMO.

What is the Best Team Building Book?

Supply Chain Opz

We will show some books that inspire CEOs and business leaders which are considered to be the best team building book. In Search of the Best Books about Team Building Team building tries to enhance various skills such as target setting, effective communication and collective decision-making. We also gather the list of the best books available on Goodreads.com. After that, we combine 2 data sources into one and remove duplicate items. -

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.

Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. So what is the right way for companies to source promotional goods effectively in order to maximise the considerable benefits promotional products offer? Source: PPAI Sales Volume Study Summary.

What is the Best Lean Book?

Supply Chain Opz

We rank top lean manufacturing books based on lean tools, popularity, industry awards and endorsements from business leaders to find best lean books to read. We are requested by a reader who is a new lean manager to suggest good lean manufacturing books or lean six sigma for his leadership development. The idea is to check how often each book is mentioned to determine overall popularity. Then, we check if each book on lean gets positive reviews or industry awards.

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Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Every amendment, be it a booking change or a schedule change, is preserved in order. Acquire the source materials: add a block. Re-book the carrier: add another block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. In fact, the distributed nature of blockchain adds additional value as it removes the entire concept of a central clearing house or source vendor.

7 Books on Team Building CEOs Want You to Read

Supply Chain Opz

We will show books that inspire CEOs and business leaders which are considered to be the best books on team building. In Search of the Best Team Building Books Team building tries to enhance various skills such as target setting, effective communication and collective decision-making. We also gather the list of the best team building books available on Goodreads.com. After that, we combine 2 data sources into one and remove duplicate items. -

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.

Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth

NC State SCRC

We hear the words “innovation” as a source for growth in the economy over and over again. But what will be the true source of innovation? In a recent e-book I co-wrote with IBM , we argue that the real source of innovation in the global economy will be fostered and developed by small to medium sized suppliers. To generate such forms of value creation, procurement will need to tap into a key source of new ideas and creativity: their suppliers.

10 CEOs Reveal Favorite Time Management Books

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you 10 best time management books that get the attentions of leading CEOs. What's the Best Time Management Books? In order to provide recommendation for time management books, we conduct a small survey as below, We would like to know which time management books get attention from leading business leaders (who are in needs of time management the most). So, we identify 4 data sources.

10 Most Influential Lean Books for All Lean Enterprise

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for lean books that help you create sustainable change? In this article, we will show you 10 best lean books every lean enterprise should read. Background According to a short survey we conducted, we found that the best "classic" lean book is The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production by James P. As of today, this book has been cited more than 12,000 times by both research and industry publications.

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Supply Chain News on Determining Relative Power Positions Key to Sourcing Success, New Book on Procurement Argues

Supply Chain Digest

Famous Kraljic and Porter Models have Too Many Shortcomings, Andrew Cox Says

e-Book Pricing

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The tumultuous contract negotiations between Amazon.com and the book publisher Hachette have recently received a lot of attention in the press (see, for instance, the article in Bloomberg Business Week or The Guardian ). The controversy arose because Amazon has been dissuading customers from buying Hachette titles on its website, removing discounts from some books, or delaying shipments by as much as five weeks after it disagreed with Hachette on its proposed contractual terms.

Book Review: Logistics Clusters-Delivering Value and Driving Growth

Supply Chain Opz

Book Review: Logistics Clusters-Delivering Value and Driving Growth. Recently, Ive found the new book called " Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth ". Then, this post will explain how this book help to solve my question. Author of the Book. Dr. Sheffi also has another award winning book called " The Resilient Enterprise ". This book is quite different from books about the industrial clusters. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies.

7 Business Statistics Book CEOs Think You Should Read

Supply Chain Opz

What is the best business statistics book in the age of big data? In this article, we will show you 7 business statistics books CEOs think you should read. When more diverse sources of data and data volume are available more readily, many businesses find it overwhelming to make sense of these data. After that, we review each business statistics book one by one to ensure that it is practical enough for people from all experience levels.

“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!)

7 Team Building Books That Leading CEOs Actually Read

Supply Chain Opz

Do you know what team building books CEOs actually read? This article will show you 7 greatest team building books that deserve a space on your bookshelf. Data Collection We believe many team building books in the market focuses heavily on team building games that only appropriate for entry level staff. Some team building books from many training coaches are not beyond common sense.

Unpacking Sourcing Business Models: 21st Century Solutions for Sourcing Services

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper is a collaborative effort among the University of Tennessee, the Sourcing Industry Group, the Center for Outsourcing Research and Education, the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management, and was the inspiration for the 2015 book, Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models in Modern Procurement

10 Greatest Lean Books for The Ultimate Lean Enterprise

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for lean books that help you create sustainable change? In this article, we will show you 10 best lean books every lean enterprise should read. Therefore, the aim of this article is to provide the list of best lean books for our readers. In Search of the Best Lean Book According to a short survey we conducted, we found that the best "classic" lean book is The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production by James P.

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Supply Chain Management:Face book, Twitter and Asset Management

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Main | TOC for Electric Utility industry.Part 1 » Face book, Twitter and Asset Management. Information capture mechanism from various sources would form an excellent front end to the underlying EAM programs which can interpret and convert them into meaningful maintenance programs. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us.

How Big Data is Changing Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

In conjunction with the latest analytics technology, big data enables companies to quickly gain useful knowledge from massive volumes of structured and unstructured data from multiple sources. Analytics Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Big Data Book Reviews Director's Blog Internet of Things SCM ResourcesToday’s blog is written by guest blogger, Lisa C.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The provider has more than 1,000 clients on its books and says it moves more than 110,000 individual loads annually. The software system allows users to quote, book shipments, and track in real-time.

How freight brokers can source carriers for your bulk shipping operations

Bulk Connection

Imagine that you want to book your dream European vacation but you’ve never been to Europe before. You could take the time to research and plan every aspect of your trip yourself. Or, you could hire a travel agent to expertly handle your entire trip for you. If you’re new to the world of bulk shipping and tasked with moving bulk freight for your company, your choices may seem similar.

How Tech can Tackle Capacity

Parade

What happens when all trucks are booked? The transportation industry deserves the same: Tools that prepare us to take on surprise loads and book carriers with confidence. Smarter scorecards that include the safety history and reputation of any carrier in depth, helping them book with confidence. trucking capacity relationships sourceBusiness is a lot like the weather: unpredictable.

Needed: An Analytics Platform to Support the New Face of Procurement Transformation

Supply Chain View from the Field

As Gerard Chick and I noted in our recent book “The Procurement Value Proposition” (2015), many organizations see their supply function as a key driver of competitive advantage. In many organizations procurement is now an integral part of the supply (chain) management function, focused on the management of the part of the upstream, supplier-focused, supply chain (sourcing).

Interview: Get ready for Supply Chain Outlook conference!

Supply Chain View from the Field

I will be delivering a session on the Value of Procurement, as part of the noise we’re creating around the new book “ The Procurement Value Proposition “ As part of this promotion, I recently did an interview on what I plan on covering at this event. MBA Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Students Supply Chain Talent Management

How Yelling at Your Employees Brings Better Results

Supply Chain Cowboy

What started me thinking about this was a great book I just finished called The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow. Image Source ]. Cowboy Thoughts Product/Service Reviews Book Reviews Company Culture Human Resources People Process Control Chart Let’s pretend you manage Chuck. He’s a fairly good employee most of the time, but occasionally, he really messes up.