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Procurement on the Thames: Ivalua’s London Summer Symposium

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Blog » Procurement on the Thames: Ivalua’s London Summer Symposium June 26, 2023 | | Thought Leadership by Eloise Barnum As businesses navigate through supply chain disruptions, high inflation, and sustainability initiatives, procurement, and supplier management has taken center stage in driving change.

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Volkswagen Group Selects Ivalua to Digitize its Indirect Procurement Processes

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Ivalua platform selected to improve efficiency, transparency, and the employee purchasing experience. A top-10 Forbes 500 company, the Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. Redwood City, CA, December 15, 2022. Learn more at www.ivalua.com.

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Concerns Abound for Europe and Germany’s Manufacturing Sector

Supply Chain Matters

For the specific region of Europe , we noted that the HCOB Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® report for August was headlined with plummeting new orders rates and rapidly depleting backlogs of work across the region. This may be the situation the German manufacturing sector is in. percent in Q1-2023, after declining by 0.2

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Manufacturing and the Titanium Economy

Enterra Insights

We all know the storyline that insists advanced economies have moved on from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age and have become service-focused rather than a manufacturing-focused. ” Santhanam is one of a trio of co-authors who have labeled this manufacturing resurgence the “Titanium Economy.” ”[4].

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Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

Lean practitioners believe that when manufacturers stockpile large quantities of raw materials, load up the shop floor with work-in-process, and pack warehouses with finished goods, that the results are more product defects, long and unpredictable lead times, higher costs, and too much cash tide up as working capital.

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How is the Logistics Economy Holding Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: J.P. Global Manufacturing PMI Global Trade as a Barometer Clearly domestic business activity is much larger than international trade. I also looked at changes in exports by the US, Europe, and China. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Indexes The J.P. I see that as a positive.

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Apple Reportedly Acknowledges by Action Risks in Manufacturing Sourcing Within China

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on added developments which now indicate that consumer electronics icon Apple is accelerating actions to source the company’s hardware component and assembly production to other countries. Background. Challenges have always surrounded the company’s reliance on China.