How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. How do you account for Free Time across your global supply chain? This is where metrics can get a little fuzzy.

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Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains.

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Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019


This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston. I got twice lucky as an MBA student at NC State, getting to attend two supply chain events. The second reason was motivated by my mentor and supply chain professor Dr. Robert Handfield to attend.

Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

Supply Chain View from the Field

This led to the development of Coca Cola Consolidated, located in Greensboro North Carolina, which later moved its headquarters to Charlotte, NC. The metric used to determine if this criteria was met was the “binary rule” that went as follows: users were able to find their exact match or 100% of all alternatives the first time using ONE SEARCH. Contract Management Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Adapt your financial metrics, incentives, and compensation programs accordingly. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Stay on top of the latest trends in supply chain.

Guest post: Technology Solutions Are The Secret Weapon For Bringing CSR Into Procurement


Guest post by Charlotte Spencer-Smith, Marketing, Pool4Tool. Supply chain transparency is one of the key challenges facing Procurement and Sourcing in the coming years. There is growing awareness among consumers of the effect of supply chains on environmental sustainability and social well-being, for example, child labor. Governments, consumers, and corporations are calling for new levels of supply chain transparency – and this is no easy task.