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. ?.

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

There are certain sources you need to take full advantage of in order to find the confidence needed. Transportation Education. This is a great source of information. The post Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first.

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Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

That was the start of Supply Chain education. What is missing in Supply Chain education and certification? Before training and education in the basics was needed because the jobs to be done were transactional. The skills, education and training that future Supply Chain leaders will need are: 1. They need to be able to draw on their broad based education, training and expertise to assimilate all information simultaneously to drive the best decisions.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions. in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina. Source: Nestlé. procurement #sourcing #purchasing.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing


Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. Since then I’ve been in education and consulting. I think education and consulting go hand in hand. It’s a change in focus that requires education.

6 Practical Supply Chain Education Tools for Employers

Logistics Bureau

If you’re serious about continuous improvement and developing a best-in-class supply chain to serve your organisation, keeping your managers and workforce educated is paramount. Of course, many of your hires may come to you with a ready-made supply chain education, but perhaps not all of them and besides, there is so much that can only be learned and made sense of outside the confines of academia. Keeping your managers and workforce educated is paramount.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions. Associations Conferences Education Emerging Trends Information Technology Professional Communications Retail Retail E-Commerce Supply Chain Management Third Party Logistics

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. After a first era of development and opportunity catch up particularly positive and characterized by consistent purchasing gains , most of these Sourcing Offices are now searching for their second breath. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

Sourcing Cost and Time Savings for America’s Brightest Orange


“We have captured many benefits thanks to the decision we took to extend our JAGGAER implementation to include sourcing. And not least, double-digit cost savings on our electronic sourcing bid events.”. Since then OSU has conducted around 900 sourcing events via JAGGAER.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Government investing in education and infrastructure. Well-educated English-speaking office staff. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

Change Management in Moving from Tactical to Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a panel of Chief Procurement Officers at the Zycus Horizons 2015 meeting on October 5, 2015, on the subject of the journey organizations take in moving from tactical to strategic sourcing. We are moving to a model where we focus less on the tactical things and the strategic sourcing, and are looking at revenue drivers around innovation to create a more sustainable model.

Is More Innovation in Education Required?

Enterra Insights

Board of Education of Topeka died at the age of 76.[1] Board of Education was one of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement, and helped establish the precedent that ‘separate-but-equal’ education and other services were not, in fact, equal at all.”[2] ”[2] As we know, inequality in education didn’t end with that ruling. Do we need disruptive education innovation. Technology and Education Innovation.

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight


More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Performance management must be done regularly in order to be sure of always choosing the best supplier, while also educating others on how to improve their performance and grow their business.

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Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

Ken Glasser, a global sourcing contracts manager at Axcelis Technologies, told Supply Chain Dive that dual sourcing has made supply chain disruptions easier to manage. “We’ve been able to maintain a good flow of materials from our sources in China throughout the pandemic,” Glasser explained. ” Dual sourcing serves as a hedge against supply chain risk. Ongoing worker education.

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. Department of Education is that students must be able to return to schools when classes resume in the fall. Education

2017 – The year of learning


by Bill DuBois Education and training – What’s the difference? In this case the two modes would be education and training. A number of years ago I was in a session with a client when someone asked, “What’s the difference between education and training?” For supply chain organizations, there is a need to continually educate their employees on new technologies and gain an understanding on how these technologies might impact their business.

Unpacking Sourcing Business Models: 21st Century Solutions for Sourcing Services

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper is a collaborative effort among the University of Tennessee, the Sourcing Industry Group, the Center for Outsourcing Research and Education, the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management, and was the inspiration for the 2015 book, Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models in Modern Procurement

6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Some, pointing to the falling costs of wind and solar energy, are demanding that their energy provider supply clean, renewably-sourced electricity. Invest in Education.

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Some, pointing to the falling costs of wind and solar energy, are demanding that their energy provider supply clean, renewably-sourced electricity. Invest in Education.

Dirty Words – a QAD Podcast Mini-Series


We will cover current issues within the context of those “dirty words” and how they affect manufacturing in an easily digestible, succinct format, so that you don’t have to piece together a story by trying to chase down multiple sources.

JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants


In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. After being named a Leader by Gartner analysts in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites*, JAGGAER was recognized on Gartner Peer Insights as a direct reflection of customer satisfaction.

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


In particular, social programs, education and infrastructure construction costs are un matched by even the world’s largest companies. Public Sector Source-to-Pay

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Supply Chain Brain

It’s the model under which companies draw on talent from multiple sources, including in-house staff, outsourced services providers, and freelancers. Talent today comes from the source that meets a company’s needs of the moment. As with any supply chain, it all begins with the source. expertise, that’s education. I would say that there’s a greater awareness in the education industry of the need for I.T.

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

If you start on the factory floor, you start creating change step by step,” says Sofie Nordström, co-founder of QuizRR , a Swedish training and education venture for ensuring corporate social responsibility (CSR). Often it’s those deeper levels that are the source of violations or inadequate working conditions. Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

How the Pandemic Has Cast a Spotlight Emphasizing Contingency Planning

USC Consulting Group

Evidence of this was the fact that over 60% of respondents said they experienced delays in receiving orders from China, an issue that may have been avoided by dual sourcing. The same can be said for those who use dual sourcing strategies. Particularly popular among manufacturers, dual sourcing serves as a smart fallback because it ensures that if one supplier is unable to deliver a particular product, the alternative likely can.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


This is good news for worker, especially those on the low end of the education spectrum, and the growth of new jobs will require in most cases a high-school diploma. The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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Q&A: Recent Blockchain Developments Driving Supply Chain Automation and Global Trade Momentum

Supply Chain Network

A: The major hurdles blockchain currently faces are education/misinformation and too many options/variables at play for supply chain and global trade managers to make sound decisions. Education, because many still are not clear on what blockchain is and what it can do for their supply chains to facilitate global trade and other benefits. Education Emerging Trends Information Technology New Ideas News & Info

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing


It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. The “locally grown” movement has been fueled by the perception that locally grown, produced and sourced foods contain many benefits. It’s important to read up on individual food and beverage products and educate yourself on where exactly they’re being sourced. It is a concept and source of food products that is here to stay.

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The results are achieved when extraneous costs are removed and product can optimally move from source to end-user with minimal friction. Cash Supply Chain Definitions Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology Inventory New Ideas News & Info Professional Communications Security Supply Chain Management Supply Chain RiskGuest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain @ MIT

Redefining education. A curriculum for online learning that MIT CTL plans to launch next year will provide new sources of supply chain talent across the globe. The new virtual classroom is called SCMx, and it has the scale and flexibility required to educate huge numbers of individuals worldwide in a single sequence of courses. In our opinion such a curriculum would expand the talent pipeline and provide a world standard for supply chain education.

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Digitized Procurement: Your Setting-off Point to Autonomy


Sourcing automation. Sourcing Strategy Advisor. The new sourcing platform brings us the opportunity to connect data much better and generate new value-adding information for our internal business partners.” – Head of Regional Procurement, DPDHL. Also in higher education, at the University of Virginia : UVA’s previous processes required users to input exception invoices from scratch, then handle it all the way from the mailroom to the file room.

Leveraging Data in a Digital Transformation: Lessons from JAGGAER’s Fireside Chat


Carmen Gonzalez , who has decades of experience in the supply chain space and now manages procurement in the higher education field, spoke about how a digital transformation allowed her to more accurately see spend across her university, between the undergraduate college, graduate schools, and the university hospital. Events Source-to-Pay

Supply chain disruption happens. Logility can help.


Reprioritizes products to be produced, sourced and moved throughout your global network. Rapidly identifies supply constraints and alternate sourcing opportunities across multiple time horizons with AI and ML driven insights. Phone * Company * Job Title * Zip Code * Source Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.