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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.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

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A Fast, Accurate and Collaborative Supply Chain – The JJA Story


As a brand manufacturer, JJA design, make manufacturing, carry and distribute more than 22.000 items, continuously displayed in their showrooms. The company employs 500 people located in France and in China with strong competencies to serve the needs of our customers. JJA have to manage a complex supply chain with headache constraints such as fast market changes, long manufacturing lead-times, high sales seasonality and up to 40% of new items every season.

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. ’s In-procurement Magazine Public spending is big business.

Supply Chain Skills for the Future – Developing the Team of Tomorrow


There are more pressing demands from customers, accrued procurement complexity as well as the new technologies such as Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Collaborative Platforms, IoT, Machine Learning, etc. The vast majority of products are indeed manufactured in a country different from the ones they are consumed and for years now English is the language most commonly used.

Integrating Circular Economy Principles In Procurement


Procurement teams may be wondering “What is the Circular Economy and how might it be integrated into supply chain management?”. Correctly, many companies are focusing on the supply chain, engaging with their upstream partners to implement innovative procurement practices. Innovative procurement practices and supply chain engagement is fundamental to the success of any such strategy.

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. “We have now significantly streamlined our operational procurement as part of a digital transformation.”

Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

Until June of this year, Tecniplast, an Italian manufacturer of laboratory equipment and specialised plastics, did not have a formal supply chain. One is the customised manufacturing of high quality design plastic objects such as tables and chairs.

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Golden Results in the Supply Chain


More than 600 CSR and procurement professionals, attended Sustain , the annual EcoVadis event dedicated to responsible purchasing earlier this year. LPR operates in several European countries, including Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks


Eight people tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, while five British nationals tested positive in France following the businessman’s trip to a French ski resort, and an NHS clinic he attended had to be temporarily closed.

China 72 Optimizes Inventory and Improves Competitiveness with ToolsGroup


Products are stored at an 84,000 sqm space in France which manages the distribution of tires across the whole of France and some neighboring countries. Moreover, the supply cycles of manufacturers who are very far away can be quite long. NEWS RELEASE.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities.

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Supplier Data Comes of Age: The Benefits of Knowing Your Suppliers

HICX Solutions

The French unit, meanwhile, may have its own record for ‘FedEx France’. Bryan Nella, an executive at multinational enterprise software organisation Infor , talks about some of the practical advantages that can be enjoyed in the world of digital procurement once supplier data is accurate.

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Limiting e-waste through ethical supply chain practices


A significant amount of waste – including flame retardants and gas pollutants – is generated during the manufacturing process of electronic components, which is hazardous to both plant workers and the environment if not handled and disposed of properly.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

Embracing the rules: Incoterms® 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Case in point: A small retailer in Seattle, Washington, wanted to purchase three pallets of product from a mid-sized manufacturer in Paris, France. For example: A manufacturer in the U.S. manufacturer is the importer of record into Brazil, responsible for exporting from the U.S.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

If left to further its own evolution, they could have served as a source of competition to British Manufacturers. Ferling reports, “So much heavy clothing arrived from France at the beginning of the winter in 1779 that Washington was compelled to locate storage facilities for his surplus.” Today in America, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The American Revolution left us with stories of heroism, betrayal, sacrifice, and struggle.

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. Grandvision has grand plans.

Paris Calling and BoostAeroSpace Mission


Anne CARRERE welcomes the participants In the morning of October 18th 2018, Anne CARRERE from BoostAeroSpace (BAS) welcomed about 45 participants, mostly customer representatives, mainly from France, Germany and Italy, but also solution providers. He also pointed out that BoostAeroSpace should not be seen as French company, but at least as a European company, as the suppliers are European, with many of them in France, Germany and the UK.

Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing

Logistics Bureau

Waste is also limited by the efficient manufacturing process. On the other hand, traditional manufacturing is subtractive. Costs must also be correctly compared, if 3D printing is to justifiably replace traditional manufacturing. However, costs must also be correctly compared, if 3D printing is to justifiably replace traditional manufacturing. 3D printing allows such structures to be manufactured like any other shape.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. In addition, Liège is equidistant from the major cities of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Frankfurt (Germany), and Paris (France).

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Orders are typically placed by different factions within a single facility, and fulfilled by multiple manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. Rather than outsource the operation, Intermountain chose to keep control of all procurement and supply activities.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Air France KLM is Evaluating MRO Potential for Blockchain. Visibility Enables Faster Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes : for example, you can leverage Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) and geofencing to initiate invoicing and payment process. . Source: Evan, Flikr. “I