Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. Meanwhile, this large volume of expenses is directly related to 80 percent or a company’s working capital via inventory and accounts payable. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Companies need to carefully manage the asset and mitigate the waste.

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Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

It has been a huge challenge to understand what is changing moment-to-moment, let alone predicting what will happen, so eft by Reuters sat down in a webinar with experts working at the coalface of inventory planning and distribution to understand what can be done to survive and thrive. Visibility is the centrepiece … not only in terms of where my inventory is, in which channel, and where to move it, but also in consumer demand, and how can I be ahead of that game and forecast the demand?”

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

In some cases, only one or two companies in the world can produce the components ANCA needs. Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. In some cases, only one or two companies are capable of making the components ANCA needs, and lead times can be up to 12 months. Machines can’t be built and shipped without having the right parts in inventory , but at the same time, keeping parts on the shelf consumes space and cash.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer? I find that most of the time, companies cannot answer the first question of “ Who is your customer? I find that in this world of the global multi-national that procurement processes have become convoluted and increasingly complex. (In In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value.

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT

Eyvo

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT. For example, ML is used regularly by top companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook. Importance of Machine Learning in Procurement. Procurement, on the other hand, has been famously known to increase efficiencies and time and cost savings. Digital procurement has automated the processes and has abolished the tedious methods of traditional procurement. At times, managing of supply chains gets ignored in procurement.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

OneSCM

In my conversations with mid-market companies looking to implement supply chain improvements, supplier adoption routinely ranks near the top of concerns. A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it. Step 1: Talk to your own company’s sales staff.

Third Party Logistics Company

LeanCor

When dealing with the inherent complexities of supply chain logistics, many companies come to a point when they may wish to use a third party logistics company to manage their supply chain. Using a third party logistics company to manage the supply chain frees up your company’s resources and allows your business to focus on its own core competencies. However, cost-cutting should not be the sole reason for choosing a third party logistics company.

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

OneSCM

Mid-market companies can no longer afford to manage their supply chains in individual silos that often produce inaccuracies in overall performance and constrain supplier relationships. To combat inefficient operational models, mid-market companies need an end-to-end view of the supply chain by integrating revenue and expense operations. The ease of implementing and onboarding supply chain management solutions gives wider visibility in manufacturing, as well as orders and inventory.

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations. Then, this article will show you 10 simple principles that you can use to streamline your inventory management practices right away. 3) Forecast at the right level Standard inventory management textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level.

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT

Eyvo

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT. For example, ML is used regularly by top companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook. Importance of Machine Learning in Procurement. Procurement, on the other hand, has been famously known to increase efficiencies and time and cost savings. Digital procurement has automated the processes and has abolished the tedious methods of traditional procurement. At times, managing of supply chains gets ignored in procurement.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Integrate all supply chain systems, increasing savings in transportation management, procurement and everywhere in between.

5 Procurement Questions for Santa

Jaggaer

After pulling a few strings, we managed to catch Santa on one of his few coffee breaks at this busy time of year to fire five burning questions at the reigning world champion in procurement. To get a grip on all the orders, I use JAGGAER, a globally recognized for procurement optimization. I especially use the solutions for complex logistics: Vendor Managed Inventory, call-off, Kanban, and more. The post 5 Procurement Questions for Santa appeared first on Jaggaer.

Digitized Procurement: Your Setting-off Point to Autonomy

Jaggaer

In five to ten years, procurement in many of the world’s leading companies will be “truly digital”. They will have succeeded in transforming their procurement organizations to leverage artificial intelligence-based technologies to achieve autonomous procurement. Autonomous Procurement: The Reality versus the Hype. Over the coming months, we will identify and describe the four levels of development stages on the road to autonomous procurement.

5 Ways SMEs Can Improve Inventory Turnover

Unleashed

To ensure your small business is operating efficiently, effectively managing inventory and meeting customers’ needs, you should aim to improve inventory turnover. Inventory turnover is the number of times a business sells and replaces inventory within a specified timeframe. The inventory turnover ratio is used to determine the effectiveness of inventory control and how long a business takes to sell its on-hand inventory stock. Procurement.

Supply Chain Financing: Liquid Inventory That Keeps Things Moving

NC State SCRC

It is essentially the flow of funds that keep the supply chain running – think of it as “liquid inventory”, in that it frees up working capital and free cash flow that ensures things don’t grind to a halt.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Inventory Turnover Mystery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! The company I had just joined went to market declaring that it was a world leader in Distribution and Logistics. For a company that declared their world leading capability I was astonished. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How many parts of your company act as independent silos? How many functions in your company conduct themselves like they are islands? One of the main problems in a functionally organized company is that those functions over time can become isolated from each other.

Podcast: Procurement Expert Alan Dunning on Digital Transformation

Requis

On episode 7 of Supply Chain Next, host Richard Donaldson speaks with Alan Dunning, Principal Supply Chain Manager (Procurement & Contracts) for Worley. Alan Dunning has been in procurement for almost 40 years, and has spent the last 20+ years doing project procurement management. Alan and Richard talk about procurement, implementing new technology, and most importantly, the importance of good people in supply chain. ?. Advice to new procurement professionals.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning. PRESS RELEASE.

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Manage Procurement Spend Like It’s Your Own Business!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! Procurement. They are all running their own businesses within their companies, or at least they should be, whether they realize it or not. Goods and services spend in many companies is the largest, or one of the largest, expenses. And all of this is managed by Procurement personnel. In What Exactly is Procurement? Now also consider that companies can spend as much as 75% or more of their revenue on the Procurement of goods and services.

Changing the face and pace of procurement

Requis

During my career, I have worked for a range of different companies both in and out of the oil and gas industry and have seen four downturns during my time. But very little real and lasting changes were made to make the procurement process more efficient. Sure, I adapted to meet my customers’ needs and the many changing faces of business during those times, but the actual job of a Procurement Manager largely remained the same. Marketplace Procurement

What are the 3 Decision Rules for Inventory Control?

Unleashed

Effective inventory control is a process. It involves many areas of an organisation and is a delicate balance between the three categories of inventory costs. As one of a business’ greatest assets, inventory is also the cause one of the hardest decisions manufacturers, retailers and eCommerce businesses have to make. Therefore, it is important to establish a set of guidelines to improve inventory decisions and optimise inventory control.

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT

Eyvo

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT. For example, ML is used regularly by top companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook. Importance of Machine Learning in Procurement. Procurement, on the other hand, has been famously known to increase efficiencies and time and cost savings. Digital procurement has automated the processes and has abolished the tedious methods of traditional procurement. At times, managing of supply chains gets ignored in procurement.

Companies See Strongest Working Capital Performance Since Recession

Material Handling and Logistics

The 1000 largest non-financial companies in the U.S. In 2017, companies significantly extended payments to suppliers, taking 3.4 Performance of the other major elements of working capital performance, receivables and inventory, both deteriorated slightly in 2017.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. A 2016 Accenture survey, reports RF Gen , explained how more companies are taking advantage of AI benefits through linked supply chains. Essentially, a supply chain that is linked together is more responsive and intelligent than individual workers or silos within the company. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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4 Ways Technology Can Simplify Inventory Management

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Inventory is the biggest entry in the balance sheet of many distribution companies and fast deliveries are becoming increasingly important in today’s digital world – especially as an increasing number of people are working remotely. Unhappy customers can ruin a company’s online reputation in a few clicks and if you can’t deliver, one of your competitors most likely can. Here are some ways technology can help you simplify inventory management.

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain

OptiProERP

Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time. To ensure inventory visibility, you should have access to view, manage, and update your inventory status from trusted software. What Improved Inventory Visibility does. Inventory ties up money. How ERP Improves Inventory Visibility.

A Supply Chain Evangelist can help your mid-size company get on board with strategic supply chain improvements

OneSCM

I recently participated in a Supply & Demand Chain Executive panel webinar on the procurement challenges of small and mid-size companies. As you can imagine, the challenges are many, ranging from poor visibility, productivity, and predictability, to low inventory turns, difficulty gathering data to measure supplier performance, and problems reconciling/matching/paying supplier invoices on time.

5 steps for Procurement to impact on financial results

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Address Procurement Strategy. Focus Procurement on supplier optimisation. Don’t lose Procurement’s focus on costs. Keep Procurement up to date. It is procurement at the heart of any impact on P&L.

4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction

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Though it’s often overlooked as an element of customer satisfaction, procurement is an essential component for delivering that satisfaction. Procurement involves buying goods and services that keep an organization operating; it ensures warehouses are well-stocked with the proper supplies at all times. Procurement can be responsible for up to 70 percent of a company’s revenue , so small changes in procurement functions can have a major impact on profitability.

My Biggest Mistake: Inventory Levels are the Thermometer for the Management of the Company

Arkieva

As a Phd in inventory optimization, I’ve started my supply chain career in adjusting inventory parameters with surgical precision. Calculating inventory parameters, using Linear Programming to optimize planning. Little did I know at that time, that the surgical precision with which we were changing inventory parameters, was soon to be hit by a tsunami of constraints and influences that were going to annihilate the effect of my brave efforts.

Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?

Eyvo

There is no shortage of predictions from procurement experts and companies. Anyone can purchase products and services so procurement, as a department, has the challenge of showing value in every aspect of their existence. The race for procuring, pun intended, the best talent has been challenging. Project-based procurement, consultative engagement, product and service specialization, need for geographic presence, among the many factors will permeate procurement.