6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe

Supply Chain Movement

6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe. Europe’s annual meeting of the leading supply chain executives featuring the biggest names at leading retailers and manufacturers. Virginie Vast, Head of Vodafone Asset Management Services & Tactical Sourcing from Vodafone Procurement Company. Datum: 14-16 October 2015. Locatie: De Maaspoort Theatre, Venlo (NL). Organisatie: Eyefortransport. URL: events.eft.com/cscoeu/.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

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Supply chain events calendar Europe for 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Procurement Transformation Summit. Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit. Multimodal Europe. Intralogistics Europe. Fleming Europe. ECR Europe Conference. ECR Europe. CSCMP Europe. Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit – Europe. Europe Trade & Finance Week. SCL Europe. TOC Container Supply Chain: Europe. SCC Europe Regional Conference.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to use procurement data to avoid failure and fraud

HICX Solutions

As Peter explains about the link to Procurement, “It’s not surprising because that’s where money flows. The post Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to use procurement data to avoid failure and fraud appeared first on HICX Solutions.

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Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic


From early on in the Covid-19 pandemic , and for pretty obvious reasons , procurement in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has been in the spotlight like never before. The post Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic appeared first on Jaggaer.

How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


Define your procurement response strategy. She predicted that shoppers would see more restricted ranges on supermarket shelves “to allow more throughput from suppliers and manufacturers of food”. And of course, the problem is acute right across Europe. It may seem like an eternity ago now, but the disruption to component supply from China had a severe impact on many automotive and hi-tech manufacturers. Adapting to the present and future challenges of COVID-19.

Manufacturing Quality Issue Turns into a Huge Success Story for Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

If you sell a premium product, manufacturing quality issues can kill your image and your bottom line. The manufacturer made several attempts to rectify the issues but were unsuccessful. Here is a brief overview of what they did: They scoured the US, Europe and Asia for suitable bottle manufacturers. The results far exceeded the original goal of finding a quality manufacturer and it was accomplished in 3 months. Most people in procurement dislike change.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. National Procurement Standards. Although public procurement policies vary widely from country to country, most national governments issue purchasing guidelines for state-owned enterprises. The commitment to sustainable procurement extends to ensuring suppliers follow sustainable practices.

Putting Procurement Front and Center of Your Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

Procurement professionals are now playing an increasingly strategic role within their organizations. Procurement of raw materials and components that go into the manufacturing process is essential to ensure final product quality and strong financial performance. Companies depend on procurement teams to mitigate the impact of those disruptions and ensure supply continuity. The new procurement professional needs a broad set of skills. By Mark Lauterbach.

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. The Panamanian public health sector had unknowingly purchased and distributed the medicine, which was manufactured in China and handled by brokers and wholesalers in Asia and Europe before reaching consumers in Latin America. Counterfeit cures.

Becoming a Valued Busienss Partner: Procurement Analytics SCRC Meeting Insights


After highlighting some of the results from the IBM study I worked on this past fall on procurement analytics, I introduced Rich Hughes, former Chief Procurement Officer from Procter & Gamble. Rick told me that my presentation brought back a lot of early memories from P&G back when it was in its early days of procurement transformation in 2000-2001. The goal was to ensure that procurement was no-touch.

Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain


The key to Zara’s ability to establish an agile Supply Chain rests on the following unique approaches: Procurement Methodology: Zara’s Procurement team doesn’t work on the number of finished clothes but on the quantity of raw materials needed to manufacture the clothes. Local Manufacturing: Zara presents a drastically different approach than its competitors. The post Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain appeared first on Ivalua.

How 2011 Prepared Us for Today


And sellers in the Japanese market, such as Australian mining companies, had to find new customers to replace those Japanese manufacturers who were forced to halt production due to the quake. A Procurement Officer Survey conducted in 2012 by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that 53% of respondents believed their organization was “effective” or “very effective” at leveraging Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Risk Management technologies.

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Quality Improvement in Manufacturing: Relief for Operations Manager


For Europe, operations are now resuming from the extended production breaks. Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in the industrial world are about to pick back up until Christmas. The fight for money During the downturn, when oilfield operational expenditure budgets were so tight, I would just put things on my own credit card to keep operations going, and deal with “breaking procurement policies” later. Fall has begun.

Overview of European supply chain events 2015

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14th annual Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe. Multimodal Europe. 9th Edition Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management for the Oil and Gas Industry. Fleming Europe. Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit. Europe Trade & Finance Week. TOC Container Supply Chain: Europe. SCL Europe. Europe. Trends calendar Europe events overview supply chain

New Goals for Procurement – Driving Revenue Growth Through Supplier Collaboration


Procurement professionals need to think in more innovative ways about how we can drive competitive advantage and shareholder value for our organisations. In my recent article , I talked about “the Art of Procurement”, and suggested that the time is right for procurement to move beyond our traditional focus on transactional improvement and basic cost reduction. In every case here, it’s clear that procurement has a potential role to play.

Port Congestion Update – There growth in the number of containers cleared at Nhava Sheva and Mundra


Major mobile phone manufacturers also have resumed operations in Uttar Pradesh, Bangalore and Chennai. Steel manufacturers have witnessed huge volumes moving through exports since the domestic demand has been slowed down due the lockdown.

Port Congestion Update


Major mobile phone manufacturers also have resumed operations in Uttar Pradesh, Bangalore and Chennai. Steel manufacturers have witnessed huge volumes moving through exports since the domestic demand has been slowed down due the lockdown. 16 sailings have been withdrawn on the Transpacific, Transatlantic & Asia-North Europe/Mediterranean trades in week 23 (1-7 Jun 2020), as opposed to 115 scheduled sailings for this period (14%).

The drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. As featured in the ‘ The 10 Most Innovative Procurement Solution Providers ’ article published in the September 2017 Insights Success Magazine , Claritum discuss the drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products…. Procurement of relatively low cost, unpredictable products and services is still highly manual, inefficient, and error prone.

Former Teva Pharmaceutical Procurement Leader Joins Synovos


3, 2019 – Thomas Cummins, former Global Head of Manufacturing Goods and Services Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been named Senior Direct of Global Procurement for Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in North America. His team works with suppliers in developing sourcing strategies that leverage the company’s $500 million spend and that are managed by the Central Procurement and Operations teams. RADNOR, Pa. –

IvaluaNow – the Morning After the (Louvre) Night Before


He emphasised the partner network – from KPMG, Capgemini and other giants to regional players such as OptiBuy in Poland and eastern Europe. There are 200 certified consultants in EMEA, and all projects in Europe last year were primed by partners – there is very strong partner culture and ecosystem. (I Industry-focused solutions are coming soon too – manufacturing in May, financial services and healthcare Q3. Until recently also Managing Editor, Spend Matters UK/Europe.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Shortly thereafter the tsunami of infections overtook Europe.

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union


So what does the economic forecast look like in Europe? and the European Union and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare in the new year. With Brexit looming and the possibility of World Trade Organisation rules coming into effect in UK/EU trade, the European procurement and supply chain markets look unsteady. Brexit will be one of the biggest stories in 2019, not only in Europe but worldwide. Procurement Resources

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

Beef, poultry and pork producers from Europe and North America all share a similar challenge: how to get the most value out of an animal. The right planning system will support every link in the supply chain — sales, logistics, supply chain, procurement, operations, planning, customer service and management. Manufacturing Protein

Job opportunity – Category Lead– EMEA Procurement at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

Do you have extensive Procurement experience and in depth understanding of Category Management? Category Lead– EMEA Procurement. Your job as a Category Lead– EMEA Procurement. As Category Lead EMEA Procurement you will be accountable for leading all supply-related aspects for and as such, deliver industry leading value whilst maintaining alignment with business needs. Your personal qualifications as a Category Lead – EMEA Procurement.

Boeing's Vertical Leap: Where Will It Squeeze Suppliers Next?

Supply Chain Brain

Europe and Japan. Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Aerospace & Defense Industrial Manufacturing All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. What could Boeing take in-house next? “It’s It’s bigger than what many people realize,” says Kevin Michaels, managing director of the consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory.

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HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

This announcement expands HCL’s existing relationship with JDA thereby extending HCL’s offerings in professional services for industries such as retail, manufacturing, CPG and life sciences for the Americas and the Europe. The alliance addresses the unique supply chain challenges for business in the areas like planning, procurement, production, distribution, warehousing, inventory, transportation and customer services.

Creating high-performance supply chain teams using the Kraljic model

Supply Chain Movement

Even though the era of ‘procurement through power’ is well over, I still see a lot of purchasers getting lost or sidetracked in the wrong quadrant of the Kraljic model in their quest for good prices to maximize profit. That is perfectly understandable, given the linear, results-oriented business culture in Europe. These are the t-shirts to the fashion manufacturer. Blogs culture Heidi Larsen high-performance teams Kraljic Procurement profit

Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply


Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. It becomes even more complex when, as at Airbus, almost a dozen locations in Europe and Canada coordinate operational purchasing.

Pivot88 strengthen its presence in Europe by partnering with DDS Logistics


By joining their forces, Pivot88 and DDS Logistics aim to provide procurement professionals with increased visibility into their operations for improved profitability and optimized processes. Pivot88 is a cloud- and mobile-based collaboration platform designed to ensure that manufactured products meet the highest quality standards. Sharing experiences for the benefit of procurement professionals.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

In Western Europe, Brexit has had an adverse effect on trade, creating volatility and weakening the British pound. Supplier consistency applies to manufacturers as well. Procurement departments must take the full burden of ensuring supplier consistency. riskmanagement #supplychainmanagement #procurement #distributionlogistics. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management Distribution Logistics Risk ManagementSubscribe Here!

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The CEO called me. “Mike I need you to fly to Europe and solve these part shortages. The manufacturing lines were up and running and we were meeting our customer commitments again. The local buyers at each manufacturing location had the real day to day insight as to what was going on but they didn’t have the supplier contacts to resolve their issues. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Supply Chain Movement

Prior to this, Simonetta served as Director for Valeo’s Group China Supply Chain and Production, based in Shanghai, and before this as Supply Chain Director Europe for one of Valeo’s businesses. We want to build an end-to-end supply chain as a competitive advantage by aligning front and back end in order to satisfy demand across value chains and leveraging our scale in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics.

Lars Syberg : “Taming Tigers’ supply chain is a real challenge”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s been dubbed the posh pound store in the UK and the Danish company is certainly bringing style to discount shopping across Europe. Since then its fun, trendy stores, that sell low-priced, Scandinavian- designed products are springing up in high streets across Europe. By the end of this year it expects to have more than 400 stores, mostly in Europe but also in Japan. 80% of our products are manufactured in China and we have a lead-time of six to eight months.

Overview of European supply chain events 2016

Supply Chain Movement

14th annual Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe. Multimodal Europe. ARC Industry Forum Europe 2016. 17th annual Clinical Trial Supply Europe. ISC Europe 2016. The Global Procurement & Supply Chain for Oil & Gas Industry. Manufacturing SC Officer Summit. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Home Delivery World Europe 2016. Europe Trade & Finance Week.