Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. What is Electronic Data Interchange? First we must understand and get on the same page of what is Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, as it is not only used in the transportation industry.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement language article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. The way we buy and sell procurement technology needs to reflect this new era.

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Electronics Industry: Top 3 Steps to Keep in Mind When Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program

EcoVadis

The complexity of the electronics supply chain leads to a variety of sustainability issues, including unfair labor practices, presence of harmful chemicals and conflict minerals. There are a few steps to keep in mind when implementing a sustainable procurement program.

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. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. And you don’t need to purchase an expensive procurement technology suite to do so.

A Moral Revision of Electronic Supply Chains (Guest Post by Bas van Abel, Fairphone)

SCM Research

Business practices in the supply chains of the electronics industry are in urgent need of moral revision. What do we know about the production of complex electronic devices and the people who make them? Instead of hiding behind the complexity of the supply chain, Fairphone wants to unveil the problems associated with the smartphone production like poor labor conditions, the use of conflict minerals and the rise in electronic waste.

Survey: How to benefit from electronic invoicing

SupplyOn

A scientific survey details the positive effects of electronic invoicing for the invoice’s issuer and the recipient Despite all the buzz over catchwords like Industry 4.0, automation and digital transformation, when it comes to invoicing, we still live in a mainly analogue, non-electronic, non-automated world. Formats that cannot (or hardly) be processed electronically. Furthermore, the longer one uses electronic invoicing, the greater its impact on savings.

eWorld Procurement & Supply

Supply Chain Movement

eWorld Procurement & Supply. eWorld Procurement & Supply in association with The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), is the UK’s leading event focusing on the use of leading-edge technologies and techniques within the procurement & supply chain functions.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. The way we buy and sell procurement technology needs to reflect this new era.

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. These include motors, spindles, bearings, slideways and electronic controls. Procurement System Improvement Goals. A technology some businesses use for purchasing is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor

EcoVadis

Though we don’t typically consider the production background of the electronics we buy, it might come as a shock to know many of these devices are created in environments where exploitive labor practices are unfortunately commonplace across the supply chain.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. 10 LTL Procurement Cost Cutting Tips. Saving money on less-than-truckload or LTL procurement is a laudable goal, except when operational problems eclipse savings gains. Logistics LTL ltl procurement

The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality

Talking Logistics

He was referring to some of the hype and speculation surrounding the electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate, which goes into effect in December 2017. Data from recent transportation procurement engagements support the survey findings. “As

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.

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future in the Present

Jaggaer

For more, and to learn about all four steps of the autonomous procurement process, register for our webinar, “ Four Steps to Autonomous Procurement “ In modern procurement teams, many are wondering what will happen when AI technology is truly integrated into purchasing systems.

7th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit

Supply Chain Movement

7th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit. Join the only niche Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit in Europe to hear from world class speakers, get involved in crucial industry debate and network with your senior supply chain peers. Mark Slegers – VP Procurement & Supply Chain – Telenet. Date: 16-17 May 2013. Venue: Novotel Hotel, Amsterdam. Organisation: Eyefortransport. URL: [link].

6 metrics tips and tools to benchmark P2P Digital Transformation

ivalua

Data is beyond critical to Procurement Operations. It’s everything, and the burden falls on procurement leaders to capture pertinent data to build good teams, track performance and show value. Now with Digital Transformation as a mandate, Procurement officers must also find ways to measure their digital progress. Here’s a look at some of the Procure- to-Pay metrics procurement leaders should watch in order to better understand their digital progress.

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs): Separating Hype from Reality

Talking Logistics

Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Consulting & Engineering at Transplace addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)? Are shippers asking carriers if they’re ELD compliant during procurement engagements?

Tariffs and Procurement: A perfect match?

Proxima

According to recent Procurement Leaders research , 40% of category managers are anticipating risk associated with tariffs. 1 include consumer electronics worth $52 billion, including smart speakers, earbuds and televisions. How Procurement fits into the equation.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 2)

Resilinc

In Part 2, we discuss why many shippers and advocacy groups disagree with the prohibition, what this ban can mean to supply chain and procurement professionals, and provide next steps for those potentially affected.

What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Then you need Virtual Procurement! We are too small and can’t afford to hire a full-time procurement person. We are busy and just don’t have the time to focus on procurement.”. “We This is a sure sign of the growing level of understanding and sophistication of procurement.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Kristie Syndikus, VP of Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. It was very easy to see early on that Kristie had a great aptitude for Procurement and Sourcing. Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

EBA Guidelines – A Call to Action for Banking Sector Procurement?

ivalua

Peter Smith, Managing Director, Procurement Excellence Ltd. The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published new guidelines on outsourcing , a document that has wide-ranging implications for every banking organisation, and requires careful consideration by procurement leaders and functions.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

Resilinc

In Part 2, we discuss why many shippers and advocacy groups disagree with the prohibition, and what this ban can mean for supply chain and procurement professionals.

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. The research explores a new approach to combating drug counterfeiters: devising mitigation strategies based on the way dispensers procure medicines. Counterfeit cures.

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

Cerasis

Let’s take another look at how procurement, computing power, industry 4.0, cyber security, advanced robotics and automation became top priorities for research, development, and implementation throughout the past year’s operations in the manufacturing industry. . Procurement Operations Became Decentralized and Adaptable. Procurement is also becoming more interesting and involved. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement, Industry 4.0,

New challenges for electronics Supply Chain

EcoVadis

The IT and telecommunications sectors have long been at the forefront of sustainable procurement, yet the pressure to successfully actualize sustainable practices along each stage of the supply chain (raw materials, manufacturing and end-of-life recycling) is intensifying. Beyond all the existing issues of diminishing raw materials, electronics companies source minerals such as cobalt, coltan and copper in countries that are often marred by corruption and civil war.

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.

Direct Material Woes: Seven Steps to Take to Improve Value

Supply Chain Shaman

With this in mind, in this blog, I make an argument that we, as supply chain leaders, have screwed up direct material procurement. My goal is to have supply chain leaders consider a procurement redesign for 2017. Most of the focus in the last decade was on indirect procurement.

How 2011 Prepared Us for Today

ivalua

The country was well known for its production of automobiles and electronics. They found that 94% of “Advanced” procurement organizations proactively monitored risk and 91% of those organizations planned on increasing their incremental investment in technology. .

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Procurement Fact File

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. We’ve read through some of the best analyst reports and surveys to bring you this procurement fact file containing some of the most interesting findings, statistics and quotes. Procurement. Outsourcing of non-core procurement activities.

3 Costs that are Secretly Sabotaging Your Strategic Procurement Budget

AFFLINK

Strategic procurement is the key to controlling your indirect spend just as robustly as direct spend in your budget and planning processes, whether you’re buying heavy equipment or a box of paperclips.

Seeking Evidence of Procurement’s Impact and Momentum

ivalua

Much has been made in 2019 about the gap between the findings of procurement self-assessments and where each organization stands when they are evaluated against their peers using objective measures. Just as procurement’s impact on the organization is quantitatively captured using metrics such as savings and spend under management, the maturity and digital readiness of the function can be objectively tracked and benchmarked (check out Forresters Digital Procurement Maturity Assessment ).

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Full Truckload Procurement

Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Talking Logistics

Tim described this as a perfect storm, including actual storms — hurricanes Harvey and Irma — as well as the looming impact of the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate, an expanding economy, driver shortages, and other factors. As the dust has settled in Q1 of this year, many shippers have now gone out to bid through procurement processes. Within 30 days of a procurement event in Q1, they had already reduced their use of the spot market to 3.6

Your e-Auction Process as an Essential Step in Procurement

ProcurePort

Today, technological advancements have changed the procurement process via e-auction, or electronic auction. The post Your e-Auction Process as an Essential Step in Procurement appeared first on ProcurePort Blog.