Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Danny Wang, VP at Canada Goose!

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Hey Procurement! This interview is with Danny Wang, Vice President of Sourcing and Procurement at Canada Goose. We worked in the Commodity Management organization, responsible for Strategic Sourcing and Procurement. Danny Wang, Vice President at Canada Goose. The work that Canada Goose is doing to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the Coronavirus pandemic is truly inspirational. leadershipadvice #canadagoose #procurement.

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

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A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. IT services, applications and servers are of course a very significant cost to the government and ultimately the people of Canada. All of the above types of services could also benefit from closer scrutiny and elimination of redundancy, standardization and joint procurement activities and practices.

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Supply chain talent a big issue for the oil industry in Western Canada

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was speaking on the subject of importance of developing skills and capabilities in procurement, and that this is in effect the “golden age” of procurement. On the other hand, it is also an opportunity for procurement to disappoint and fall short if the right approach is not taken. As I’ve said many times in previous blogs, price is only one of many different problems that procurement people face on a day to day basis.

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. The research explores a new approach to combating drug counterfeiters: devising mitigation strategies based on the way dispensers procure medicines. Mahmut Parlar, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada. The research is modeling the procurement practices of dispensers such as clinics and pharmacies that can buy product from genuine manufacturers as well as local and regional wholesalers.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The report also shows that Brazil, Canada and India must do more to encourage supplier to report emission reduction initiatives. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain SustainabilityThe global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.

What is Supplier Diversity?

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Manage Procurement Spend Like It’s Your Own Business! Specifically in the area of Procurement there has been a history associated with attempts to direct spending toward diversity owned businesses. ProcurementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

IVALUA NOW 2019 reveals innovations that will transform The Art of Procurement


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and extensive line-up of industry leaders. The event will bring over 1000 procurement, supply chain and finance leaders together at 2 locations, April 10-12 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and April 29 – May 1 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.

Ivalua Selected by State of Maryland to Power ‘eMaryland Marketplace Advantage’ e-procurement system


Ivalua builds momentum as technology platform of choice for public sector procurement. Redwood City, CA March 14, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that the State of Maryland has selected its Source-to-Pay platform to power a new statewide e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage. Ivalua has increasingly become the technology of choice for public sector procurement leaders throughout North America.

Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit to Showcase Innovations & Government Success Stories


Premier event for Acquisitions / Procurement practitioners will showcase the innovations and best practices delivering improved efficiency, transparency and value to taxpayers. The Ivalua Public Procurement & Acquisitions Summit will bring together thought leaders and public sector professionals at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington D.C. A case study on how Shared Services Canada is transforming federal procurement in Canada.

Former Teva Pharmaceutical Procurement Leader Joins Synovos


3, 2019 – Thomas Cummins, former Global Head of Manufacturing Goods and Services Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been named Senior Direct of Global Procurement for Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in North America. RADNOR, Pa. –

Why Procurement Simplified Is Much More than a Slogan


Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey identifies the key challenges that procurement professionals are struggling to tackle. The complex role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) now faces emerging economic and political risks in every direction they turn — and they feel pressured to cut costs along the way,” writes Deloitte. Full details of the report, which was conducted in association with procurement market intelligence firm Spend Matters and Odgers Berndston, are available here.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Procurement Resources

Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply


Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. It becomes even more complex when, as at Airbus, almost a dozen locations in Europe and Canada coordinate operational purchasing.

Procurement’s Role in Managing the Tariff War


Forward looking procurement organizations need to begin to take the time to think through how they are going to deal with these issues. Then think about domestic sources within the NAFTA region of Canada and Mexico, and whether you will be able to shift supply to these locations, even though at face value product prices may be higher. The news is in – in the form of more Tweets, of course.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and Canada customs best practices. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into Canada. While importing into Canada has some similarities—like changing regulations—there are some clear differences to be aware of as well. So, whether you’re looking to import PPE for the first time or as part of your normal procurement process, C.H.

Natural Gas is Cheaper and More Sustainable for Transportation….Just Ask Truckers!

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The explosion of fracking activity in the US combined with the plentiful supply of gas found in Western Canada, has dropped the price of gas to record lows. Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Innovation Sustainability Transportation Planning Today’s story in the Wall Street Journal discusses how more operators of the largest truck fleets in the US are in the process of converting their fleets over to natural gas powered trucks.

Challenges in the Cannabis Supply Chain!

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Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Closer to home in Canada, sales are expected to reach $ 5.7 Subscribe Here! Email Address.

CG Consus


Established in 2006 and privately held, Consus is a global procurement solutions integrator and services provider. With offices across Malaysia, Philippines, India, Singapore, London, USA and Canada, Consus collaborates with customers to implement source to pay (S2P) solutions and services required for rapid adoption, and realize the return on investment envisaged from such procurement initiatives. [link].

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Other industries that don’t ship physical goods (for example Financial Services or Insurance) have adopted sophisticated Strategic Sourcing methodology for their Procurement.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe. carriers can pick up a shipment in Canada and deliver it to the U.S., but they cannot travel to Canada, pick up a load in Canada, and deliver in Canada. and Canada; and peak seasons converge, U.S. Canada, and Mexico. Truckload Procurement.” When EU and U.S.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

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Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. “We live and work in every neighbourhood in Canada,” said Tom Schmitt, President and CEO of Purolator. “So Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider.

The Three “Habits” for Successful IoT Implementations


They included 300 executives in 11 industries in Canada, China, Germany, and the United States. Now the unmanned coffee stations transmit POS data every 15 minutes to help forecast demand, optimize inventory, and generate replenishment proposals for distribution and procurement; SCP software calculates the refill order requirements nightly for frequent, low-volume deliveries. Editor’s note: Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be our last blog for 2018.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Digitizes Supplier Registration & Solicitation Process with Ivalua in 1 Week


Rapid deployment ensures department can continue to operate procurement while maintaining necessary controls during the COVID-19 crisis. In recent years Ivalua has become the technology of choice for public sector procurement leaders throughout the U.S.

Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain


May 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced the availability of a new best practices article: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Click the title to request the paper: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Singapore.

Ivalua Achieves FedRAMP Ready Designation


The objective of FedRAMP is threefold: (1) Ensure that information systems/services used government-wide have adequate information security; (2) Eliminate duplication of effort and reduce risk management costs; and (3) Enable rapid and cost-effective procurement of information systems/services for federal agencies. In recent years, Ivalua has become the technology of choice for public sector procurement leaders throughout North America.

How Firms Use eSourcing to Optimize Their Supply Chain Networks

EC Sourcing Group

A good example is when the big box store Target had to suspend operations in Canada when they began to experience supply chain problems. While there are particular benefits that occur when you use eSourcing and optimization, there are general benefits that ring true for any company that apply this method to procurement management. How Firms Use eSourcing to Optimize Their Supply Chain Networks.

7 Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes From the Experts


We’ve interviewed executives and thought leaders from all corners of the discipline in Canada about issues of talent, hiring, the field’s development and, well, just about every relevant Supply Chain question we could think of. We’ve interviewed everyone from a rising star in the retail industry, a Procurement expert with a diversity of leadership experience internationally.

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Nitor and Ivalua Join Forces to Successfully Launch eMaryland Marketplace Advantage


Nitor, the leader in source-to-pay transformation, and Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud Solutions , announced the successful launch of the Maryland Department of General Services’ new e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), which deployed on schedule and on budget. eMMA is state-of-the-art procurement technology powered by the Ivalua Platform, a global leader in procurement technology.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

DELMIA Quintiq

The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. These companies spent an average of 20% less on their buying operations, and the number of their procurement staff is less than half of their peers who do not have supplier diversity programs in place. More than just charity.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

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CBSA is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of Canada, while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. NAFTA is a Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that entered in force on January 1, 1994.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization


Redwood City, CA – January 16, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and OJC Consulting, recognised software solutions implementation and consulting provider, have been chosen to transform procurement operations at Laerdal Medical – a world leading provider of training, educational and therapy products for lifesaving and emergency medical care. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal.

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How Process Visibility from Cloud ERP Incentivizes Faster Payment


Deliver insight into point-of-sale transactions, shipping data, procurement and production data – all from one source of intelligence. Business owners, CEOs, and CFOs know that positive cash flow is the heart and soul of rapidly growing manufacturing and distribution businesses.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019


It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution. By automating everyday tasks and increasing visibility into the procurement process, the company is now positioned to enrich its supplier relationships, generate significant savings through better sourcing decisions, and improve contract monitoring and compliance.

Leadership Commitment to Strategic Suppliers Makes a Big Difference

Supply Chain View from the Field

The meeting was opened up by the CEO of the company, who shared his thoughts with the suppliers on some of the issues facing everyone in the oil and gas supply chain in Canada and the US. At the same time, for us here in Ontario and points east, we’re seeing less gas making its way from Western Canada, which has traditionally been our largest source of supply.” I visited a Canadian oil and gas company this week, and participated in their first annual Supplier Day.

Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? And Where Does Supply Chain Fit in?


It’s true that more transactional Supply Chain related roles (such as Procurement Clerks and Warehouse personnel) are under threat of automation. Which is maybe why the CSCSC is projecting that the sector will add 15,000 jobs a year in Canada going forward, with most of the growth occurring at manager and executive-level jobs. by Alexa Cheater This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.