Chatting about the future of procurement with Charlotte de Brabandt

Xeeva

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Charlotte de Brabandt, Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars 2017 Megawatt Star and member of ISM’s Thought Leadership Council. During our discussion, we chatted about the impact of technology on the future of procurement, and how to prepare for these inevitable changes. XEEVA: As technology is evolving, procurement and supply chain are also evolving at a faster rate.

Charlotte Area CPO’s Share Insights on Supplier Relationship Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a roundtable at Fleming’s Steakhouse in downtown Charlotte for a group of Chief Procurement Officers hosted by Accenture, sharing thoughts on the subject of SRM. The gathering was an opportunity to get to meet peers in the procurement leadership in the Charlotte area, and exchange ideas on themes and issues of interest.

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Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. But the low supply of seafood is the major driver, not the packaging capacity. The fish house supplies them with ice, and they will sell the product for them. But the structure over the last 20 years has been that it is NOT a good commodity, due to supply limitations.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

At the Coupa INSPIRE procurement conference in San Francisco this week, the Chief Procurement Officer of Coca Cola Consolidated, Patrick Hopkins, shared his views on the “4 Truths of Procurement”, and how he has operationalized his views through the deployment of Coupa procure to pay software. This led to the development of Coca Cola Consolidated, located in Greensboro North Carolina, which later moved its headquarters to Charlotte, NC.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

An up-close look at the the young people who embody the best traits of the new Supply Chain Generation. While the ratio of male-to-female managers in the supply chain field has hovered around 9:1 for an uncomfortably long time, that trend may slowly but finally be changing.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

The American Red Cross: A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model!

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to visit with the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC yesterday, and held a negotiation workshop with the supply chain directors and managers. At every place, he has landed, he has been a strong supporter of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative , and his engagement at the ARC was no different. We are proud to be working with the Red Cross, and look forward to kicking off a set of student projects their supply chain team this coming fall.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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