Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education


Muddassir Ahmed is a supply chain strategist, researcher, and educator. He is the founder of the SCMDOJO blog, podcast and educational platform , and is a widely celebrated thought leader with a large following. On the fifteenth episode of Supply Chain Next, Muddassir talks with host Richard Donaldson about innovation in supply chain management, updating educational curricula, and the accessibility gap he sees in accessing instruction in supply chain best practices. ?.

Procurement, Supply Chain & Sales Academy among Top 10 Corporate Education & Training Companies 2018

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Procurement, Supply Chain and Sales Academy Competency Development Experts Companies who provide e-learning face many daunting challenges. Procurement (and now Supply Chain… The post Procurement, Supply Chain & Sales Academy among Top 10 Corporate Education & Training Companies 2018 appeared first on Procurement Academy. News & Events Top 10 Corporate Education and Training companies

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Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

That was the start of Supply Chain education. But is just taking courses in basic topics like Procurement, Negotiation, Statistics, Operational Research or Planning sufficient? What is missing in Supply Chain education and certification? Supply Chain Education in Conclusion.

A Humble 2020 Procurement Resolution – Transform the World 


For Procurement leaders, that typically translates into saving a few percent here. For Procurement leaders today, those missed opportunities can be great. But for the most part, Procurement objectives remain too incremental rather than transformative. . So how can Procurement leaders drive such change? Digitization of Procurement and supply chain is an area that is ripe for incrementalism. Procurement Procure-to-Pay procurement supplier relationship management

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Digital Procurement article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains. Operational procurement?

The procurement Summit 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The procurement Summit 2016. Launched in 2014 and brought to you by the eWorld Procurement & Supply team, The Procurement Summit will provide senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. The Procurement Summit will provide: Educational seminars on the latest industry issues.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management. SCM #SupplyChain #ikea #retail #logistics #procurement #purchasing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Inspiration, Education, and Practical Advice: Modern Supply Chain Experience 2018

Oracle SCM

Procurement. By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director. Planning is well underway and registration is open for Modern Supply Chain Experience, taking place from January 29–31, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center. Now in its sixth year, the conference will feature over 100 sessions presented by Oracle customers, experts, and supply chain partners; in-depth product demonstrations; and numerous networking opportunities.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is Becoming Younger, More Educated, More Diverse!

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Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. As a recruitment company specializing in Supply Chain and Procurement, Argentus sits at the nexus of a lot of these demographic changes. Educational Opportunities Are Taking Off . Subscribe Here!

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Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

We’d like to know what you believe your managers and staff need from a supply chain education program. … Well… As you may know, we have an education division in our group called Supply Chain Leaders Academy, and every so often we like to make sure our program is still up-to-date and relevant. General Supply Chain Education. We also cover production and manufacturing to some extent, and touch on other functional areas such as human resources and procurement.

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Talking Logistics

The shift began, and in procurement we saw an increase in bid activity that has continued into 2019. Transportation Procurement: Things to Keep in Mind. Today, whether you’re managing procurement events or working with a partner that manages the service on your behalf, here are some things to keep in mind. The post Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Digitized Procurement: Your Setting-off Point to Autonomy


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.

6 Ways Smart Companies Improve Supply Chain Education for Employees

Logistics Bureau

In this post, I want to share 6 tenets adhered to by certain companies which in my experience, make them stand out as exceptionally good educators and consequently, as employers that have little problem attracting and retaining high quality supply chain talent. Supply Chain Education is Not Owned By the HR Department. Companies that are smart about supply chain education don’t leave talent acquisition and development in the hands of their HR department.

What the Department of Education’s Guidance Means for Higher Ed Procurement Teams


Let’s be honest… it’s a confusing time to be in higher education. As the Department of Education, along with state education departments around the country, begin issuing recommendations for return to school plans , procurement teams are left asking what’s next for them. Each school is left making complex decisions, and the impacts on procurement planning are constant. Listen to our new podcast, The Procurement Mindset , to learn more about the return to school.

The Procurement Summit – 17 November 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The Procurement Summit. The Procurement Summit provides senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. The Procurement Summit offers an education-rich event including: - Educational seminars on the latest industry issues. - First-hand case studies on the challenges of procurement leadership.

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough! Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management.

Why are capability assessments not done?

Prophetic Technology

Procurement is the fastest-growing division in many companies, consequently, it originates a war for talent remarkably in this section that still undergoes the lack of higher education courses. procurement supply chain

How JAGGAER and the UK Ministry of Justice Exceed Public Procurement Demands


?. Public sector procurement is stuck in limbo – frequently the differences between public and private sector seem enormous, but they’re of te n exaggerated or misunderstood. We sat down with Richard Hogg, Managing Director, JAGGAER UK, and Jim Rawlings, Commercial Direc tor, UK Ministry of Justice, to talk through the challenges and misconceptions about digital procurement in the public sector. to understand the full supply chain from which we procure. ”.

4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction


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.

Contingent Workforce is a Major Focus for Procurement


Brian Hoffmeyer from IQ Navigator, a procure to pay solution, spoke today at IBM’s Empower event on this trend, and the implications for procurement. The third factor is there is a shortage of college-educated workers. It helps to manage the procure to pay process for contingent labor – and helps to manage workflows. Analytics Category Management Contract Management Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Procure to Pay

Is Procurement a True Profession….Yet?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Gerard Chick and I are working on a new book, that is effectively questioning whether procurement, as we know it, is on the right track, and if not, what it will take to get it back on track. There is certainly a lot of work to be done, and this exciting project that we’ve been traveling through will I believe provide some provoking ideas to drive the profession of procurement to new heights.

Hello Automated Procurement, Goodbye Tedium


Many tasks in procurement are repetitive, tedious, time-consuming and, when performed by humans, highly error prone. They absorb precious time – time that could be spent on more important strategic tasks that add value to the organization and make work more satisfying and rewarding for a procurement professional. Automated procurement means that procurement professionals are released from tedium while organizations enhance their efficiency and release additional value.

5 Procurement Focus Areas for States in 2020


It must be clearly visible to everyone in the state that procurement is well run. These legacy systems include many different processes, including sourcing, procurement, and payment systems used by the states. Although all states will benefit from modernizing their procurement processes and systems by eliminating this technical debt, modernization has other benefits that can look differently for each of the states. Procurement Public Sector

Transparency with Purpose – Public Sector Procurement


Procurement transparency exists within the public sector because it is required by law. Running a transparent procurement operation contributes to the trust that both suppliers and the general public have in government agencies. Public sector procurement transparency is steadily evolving towards more transparency with full context. The post Transparency with Purpose – Public Sector Procurement appeared first on Ivalua. e-Procurement Public Sector

CAPS Procurement Analytics Study Highlighted in Inside Supply Management


This month’s Inside Supply Management published by the Institute for Supply Management features an article announcing the launch of a study being undertaken by the Center for Advanced Purchasing on the evolution of procurement analytics. Examples include mapping product and service genomes, “block chains”, embedded procurement solutions, elimination of purchase orders, buyer assistance, and other solutions). There are an incredible number of procurement platforms.

The Future of the Chief Procurement Officer … Is Already Here!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? Kodiak Rating’s CTO was recently in attendance at a Procurement Leaders event held in London, titled DITx?—?Data As written by Procurement Leaders, “DITx is Europe’s ONLY event specifically designed for procurement professionals wanting to capitalize on a whole new set of opportunities that disrupt yet provide new transformative, value adding capabilities” ( Procurement Leaders 2017 ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How does procurement evaluate outsource providers?


In the RFQ process, procurement should ideally be transparent about answering this question. The Request for Quote process, if done correctly, is a way for procurement to be able to quantify the elements of value and in many cases, and for the sales team at suppliers to educate the customer on what their true performance capabilities are. Procurement should be fully versed on stakeholder needs, and be open and transparent in their willingness (and ability!)

Five Predictions (About Prediction) that Every Procurement Professional Should Consider

Supply Chain View from the Field

As part of the conference, I’m delivering a talk on five predictions that every procurement professional should consider. These aren’t so much “predictions”, as opportunities that procurement professionals should become aware of, and educate themselves on. As we’ve noted in prior posts, talent is the key to procurement organizations. Talent should be part of building a procurement transformation, and not an after-thought.

Lessons from Leaders: Tools and Tactics that Drive Sustainable Procurement ROI


Data from this year’s Sustainable Procurement Barometer shows there’s a clear ROI for moving along the sustainable procurement maturity curve. . Getting up and downstream partners to consistently and collaboratively improve performance across key sustainable procurement criteria is critical for not only getting sustainable procurement initiatives off the ground, but also driving real, long-term improvements. .

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How to Overcome the 5 Common Hurdles that Limit Sustainable Procurement ROI


Executive commitment to sustainable procurement is at an all-time high, but several roadblocks continue to impact organizational ROI. Despite the growing awareness and commitment to sustainability in the supply chain, our 2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer uncovered common challenges that limit company success and business value, including: Tracking supplier performance (cited as an issue for 39 percent of procurement organizations).

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


Last week, we read a report that stopped us in our tracks: an Australian non-profit studying education and career prospects for young people in Australia reported that nearly 60% of Australian university students are studying for “dying” careers – or jobs that will be automated during those students’ lifetimes. It’s true that more transactional Supply Chain related roles (such as Procurement Clerks and Warehouse personnel) are under threat of automation.

New Report Reveals 5 Trends Reshaping Government Procurement


National survey of state procurement officials finds states are moving toward a more modern approach to buying. Those are just two of several findings in the Governing Institute’s newly released 2019 procurement survey, 5 Trends That Are Reshaping How Governments Buy , which highlights some of the biggest emerging trends, issues and innovative best practices in state contracts and purchasing. Procurement offices are forging closer relationships with vendors.