“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).

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Working Capital Management Supply management research has established the axiom that firms are no longer operating independently, but indeed are part of an extended global network that is subject to high degrees of volatility, increasing customer expectations, and is subject to major forms of disruption risk.

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Supply Chain Outlook 2015: Looking to the Future

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a chance to engage with the audience on a spirited discussion of how procurement needs to seize the opportunity to expand its role through increased business value drivers to the business. BRIC Supply Chain Commodities forecasting Design for Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Supply Chain EconomicsI presented at Supply Chain Outlook 2015, an event hosted by the Supply Chain Management Review in Chicago on Monday morning.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

Supply Chain View from the Field

BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart’s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

BRICS summit. The 9 th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit is being held in Xiamen September 3-5, 2017 (the summit location rotates between its member countries). Robinson offices, procurement teams, and customers.

Growing the logistics network means building partnerships with the right people

Supply Chain View from the Field

Large BRIC country governments have recognized their power in the channel, and have raised the stakes for import and export requirements and regulation. BRIC countries all have significant import challenges. In another example, a German company Symrise closely collaborates with more than 1,000 vanilla farmers and “the entire procurement process takes place locally, from cultivation and harvesting, to the fermentation of the beans, all the way through to extraction”.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There was no such thing as supply chain in my consciousness early in my career – I was only vaguely aware of functions such as planning, production control, procurement, shipping and receiving. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Derek Panchyshyn.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There was no such thing as supply chain in my consciousness early in my career – I was only vaguely aware of functions such as planning, production control, procurement, shipping and receiving. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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