Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…


Last week, round 40 Procurement leaders got together in the very pleasant surroundings of the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London to talk about collaboration, and to celebrate Ivalua’s increased presence in the UK.

Supply Chain Event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Event 2016. Organisation: Reed Expositions France. Supply Chain Event is the cutting-edge trade event of the year, presenting new solutions and technologies to optimize operations for an audience of 3000 supply chain managers and project officers.

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Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. “While climate and water risks are apparent, the implications for businesses and economies reliant on complex supply chain models are less understood”, says Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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


The company employs 500 people located in France and in China with strong competencies to serve the needs of our customers. They have more than 4 000 customers worldwide, representing all retail chains: from independent stores, to central purchasing and online Pure Players. 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.

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.

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


During the last few years the rhythm of the digital transformation has increased and it impacts greatly upon the Supply Chain world. 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 post Supply Chain Skills for the Future – Developing the Team of Tomorrow appeared first on Dynasys Blog.

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.

France’s Sapin II Anti-Corruption Law Requires Risk Assessments of Suppliers & Other Third-parties


France, with its Sapin II draft law, is the latest in this group and should be closer aligned with other regulations such as the US FCPA or the UK Bribery Act, in what seems to be becoming an international standard. Just earlier this year, Transparency International ranked France 23rd in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, next to Chile and the UAE – confirming France has been lagging behind on this issue. This represents about 1570 large groups in France.

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.

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. The site’s lax return policies have conditioned consumers to expect the same treatment from other retailers, adding to pressure on brick-and-mortar chains. However, Maersk’s leading competitors, German Hapag-Lloyd and France’s CMA CGM, aren’t jumping on the Maersk-IBM bandwagon.

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How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

“Procurement Value Proposition” Recognized


My most recent book co-authored with Gerard Chick, the Procurement Value Proposition , has received some nice accolades recently. The book was listed by Peter Smith of the site Spend Matters on the “ Christmas Books for Procurement People “, based on Smith’s earlier review appearing back in May. We spent some time emphasizing how important it was to think about procurement talent, to enable analytics that drive conversations with stakeholders that enable value.

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.

The American Revolution and the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Few people, however, think about the war for independence and the vital role played by the supply chain. Once the revolution commenced, trade and the supply chain continued to play an important role. ” We now commonly hear the aphorism, “An army marches on its stomach” — meaning an army not well supplied soon grinds to a halt. The British supply line stretched nearly 3000 miles across an often tempestuous ocean.

ISO 20400: Building Value Through a New Standard for Sustainable Procurement


No matter what industry you operate in, procurement can create immense value — in some sectors, for instance construction, as much as 80 percent of revenue goes into the supply chain. Are Your Sustainable Procurement Policies in Line With the Standard?

Blockchain for Brexit

Supply Chain Movement

He predicted that Brexit will spell disaster for supply chains. To illustrate his point, he used the example of a purchaser at an Italian company that mainly sources semi-finished products from France. The supply chain in this real-life example crosses the UK border twice.

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

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

Limiting e-waste through ethical supply chain practices


Instead of addressing risk in their own electronics supply chain, many companies are comfortable pushing the problem to other shores. Alcatel-Lucent Sustainable Procurement Case Study

Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21


In case you weren’t able to make it to Paris, here’s a summary of the insights and discussion from this excellent panel procurement and sustainability leaders: Jeroen Wegkamp. CPO / Director Procurement & Chair in Railsponsible. Air France.

New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is mandatory in France for publicly listed and non-listed companies with at least 500 employees and a minimum of 100 million Euros turnover. Read our latest blogs: Are You Ready For Supply Chain Sustainability Reporting requirements?

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains


While environmental repercussions of overfishing have traditionally been the focus among seafood consumers, labor practices in the seafood industry supply chains have recently emerged as the most discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issue plaguing the sector. Introduction.

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.

Ivalua NOW 2020 Paris to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World by how they Spend


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders. Ivalua NOW 2020 digital procurement e-procurement procurement Spend Management

CSR Leaders Work With UNGC To Drive Corporate Attention On Supply Chain Sustainability


Before the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City June 22, a pre-conference roundtable session on supply chain sustainability was held at the UN Headquarters. Government Expectations Can Drive Global Supply Chain Sustainability.

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Supply Chain Movement

For the past years Simonetta has been with Honeywell Transportation Systems, based in Rolle, Switzerland, as Head of Supply Chain then Vice-President of Operations.

Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain management is a constant juggling act. This is a form of supply that takes traditional warehousing and demand planning out of the equation. These capabilities mean three levels of opportunity using 3D printing for spare parts and supply chains. Also, overall lead time is low for making and supplying spare parts. The operation is more streamlined and life for procurement team becomes easier. Enterprises can supply on demand.

Global Supply Chains Key Lever for a COP21 Commitments


The devastating effects of climate change are increasing every day, and the only way to get back on track with our goal of keeping the average rise in global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius is to take a deeper look at our supply chains. Supply chain a key lever for making Cop21 commitments happen. On average, a large company spends about 55% of its revenue on purchased materials, and 80% in supply chain activities.

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. The consequences on supply networks?

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Sustainable Procurement: Are public authorities doing enough?


The B2B community Agrion just published an interesting article , raising the question: Green Procurement: Are private companies greener than the authorities? There is at least one area where I see a fundamental difference between Private and Public Green Procurement. There are 2 dimensions to Sustainable procurement: – Products (i.e. It could be summarized saying that Sustainable Procurement is about « what you buy » and « who you buy from ».

Book Review – Strategic Sustainable Procurement (by Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden)


Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden, a duo of British lawyers, have collaborated to write “Strategic Sustainable Procurement,” and they’ve successfully brought sustainability back down to Earth. Following the goal of the DoShorts series, to which the book belongs, the authors dig into the everyday aspects of sustainability that procurement officers must now incorporate in their routine. A couple examples from the authors are that Danone France saved €2.5M

Two Timely Learning Events Not to Miss: Spotlight On Human Rights In The Supply Chain, New Laws, Benchmarks, Tools


Human rights-related risks have re-emerged to grab the spotlight as a top issue for procurement and supply chain professionals in 2016. For example Recently two new benchmarks focused on company performance on human rights have been released: The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark announced a few weeks ago a pilot of its rating system to benchmark the performance of large companies on human rights issues in their supply chains.

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. This immediately highlighted the need for an end-to-end process view of the supply chain.

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New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In collaboration with Amber Road, Supply Chain Movement has put together this Global EU Trade Map which provides an overview of current EU trade agreements and an insight into potential trade risks and how to mitigate them. By Supply Chain Movement in collaboration with Amber Road.

Supplier Motivation, A Key Component of Supplier Management


Convinced that their sizes and brands will attract suppliers anyway, they entrench themselves behind the gates of rigid procurement processes. This translates into a powerful lesson learned for Procurement: motivate your suppliers rather than merely manage them.

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

Supply Chain Movement

the world’s largest network of optical retail stores is far along the path from historically being supplier-led to having a strong demand driven supply chain. And we are still on a journey with many more opportunities,” the Vice President Supply Chain says.

Top Six Reasons to Attend Sustain 2018


With over 400 procurement and sustainability directors and executives from large multinationals in the EcoVadis network you will make amazing connections. When it comes to innovation and shaping the future of sustainable supply chains, this is the place.

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.” Beyond that, it offers even much more potential for the supply chain.