50th Symposium Procurement and Logistics

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50 th Symposium Procurement and Logistics. Location: InterContinental, Berlin (Germany). Previous years have seen former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and former Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, extraordinary post-war politicians who played a significant role in Germany‘s economic success, give moving talks at the event. Register today and travel to Germany‘s capital to THE meeting place for specialists and managers from purchasing, Supply Chain Management and logistics.

EPE – European Procurement Excellence 2016

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EPE – European Procurement Excellence. Venue: Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany). Providing procurement value in a complex world. In a world in which procurement is emerging as the key value driver for maintaining a company‘s competitive edge, the role of CPO is becoming more strategic. Procurement leaders are continuously developing strategies to deal with these challenges. Be part of our procurement and supply chain community!

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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.

The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management for Oil And Gas Industry 2016

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The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management for Oil And Gas Industry 2016. Venue: Intercontinental Berlin, Germany. SCM and Procurement teams will need to build internal supply planning capabilities, create higher value and efficiency, and out- source to third parties at a reasonable cost to help consolidate their position within the business. Date: 11-12 April, 2016. Organizer: Magvoy Energy – MagVoyages ltd. Url: [link].

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

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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? Secondarily, we will include information from other procurement professionals and procurement firms about their experiences, what they forecast, and what they are seeing. We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects. The Next in Procurement.

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.

YP@Airbus – International event 2016

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Young Professionals should begin as early as possible to gain knowledge in the fields of possibilities for procurement and logistics. Therefore the Association Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) invites Young Professionals to an international top event on 6 September 2016 at Airbus in Hamburg. Date: September 6, 2016. Venue: Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (D). Organisation: BME. URL: www.bme.de/yp@airbus. yp@airbus. Innovation meets Global Sourcing.

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The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019


World powers such as Britain pledged legislation in 2019 to cut plastic pollution, Germany promised to phase out coal by 2038, and Copenhagen has made plans to become the first carbon neutral capital. What does this momentum tell us about the state of sustainability this year – and what does the current landscape specifically mean for procurement teams? We’re still very early into 2019 and all signs point to an interesting year ahead.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

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The report reveals that suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany are identified as the most sustainable ones, whereas suppliers in China, Italy and the U.S. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain SustainabilityThe global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.

Reputational Dependencies in the Supply Chain

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A Munich court is currently hearing a case that involves several members of a supply chain: (1) Alfred Ritter, a manufacturer of chocolate (“Ritter Sport”), (2) Symrise, Ritter’s supplier of piperonal, an aromatic compound, (3) Stiftung Warentest, an influential consumer organization, whose verdicts frequently lead to an increase or decrease in sales in Germany, and (4) the end consumers.

Creating Added Value beyond Corporate Boundaries

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Apps for more efficient procurement procedures

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SynerTrade, provider of purchasing software and apps for more efficient procurement procedures, is growing robustly. Catalogue System is an app which increases the procurement process efficiency, among other things. The fourth app in the top five is Purchasing Controlling which evaluates and analyses complex procurement processes and data. SynerTrade is headquartered in France but is also active in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, the USA, China, Brazil and beyond.

The Global PSCM 2015

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Venue: Radisson Blu Berlin 5*, Germany. The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Conference is a 2 days event being curated by the industry’s leading procurement & supply chain executives and features high-level discussion on your most pressing challenges including: Achieving excellence in internal collaboration and integration. Supply chain strategy and procurement excellence. The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Conference is a much-requested event.

Blockchain for Brexit

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But the French supplier has used components from Spain that in turn contain some parts originating in the UK and others from Germany. A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply found that 43% of British businesses are unable to prepare for Brexit because of a lack of clarity about future trade agreements. 29 March 2019 is set to be another D-Day: Brexit.

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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.”

Duke Energy CEO Talks About Leadership

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Her comments echoed much of what I heard in Germany by Dr. Michael Seuss, head of Siemens at a conference in Germany, and documented in a blog I wrote last year. ” Corporate Social Responsibility Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Energy Supply Chain Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Sustainability Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s CEO, spoke at NC State this week, and shared her many thoughts on leadership and transformation.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

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The acquisition will also significantly boost SAP’s cloud applications portfolio with the addition of Ariba’s leading cloud-based procurement solutions. Industry experts estimate the cloud-based enterprise network and procurement segment at a current size of $5 billion in revenue. Germany: +49(0)89 1214 00699. Germany: +49(0)89 2030 3201. Crossgate, m@gic EDDY, B2B 360°, and B2B 360° Services are registered trademarks of Crossgate AG in Germany and other countries.

600 Dead in Bangladesh: Is there a soul to the enterprise?

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Officials from two nongovernment organizations, PVH (Phillips Van Heusen) and Tchibo Group from Germany, have signed on to a group that would ensure a broad plan to ensure fire and building safety in Bangladesh factories. Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability

The Three “Habits” for Successful IoT Implementations


They included 300 executives in 11 industries in Canada, China, Germany, and the United States. Now the unmanned coffee stations transmit POS data every 15 minutes to help forecast demand, optimize inventory, and generate replenishment proposals for distribution and procurement; SCP software calculates the refill order requirements nightly for frequent, low-volume deliveries. Editor’s note: Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be our last blog for 2018.

Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

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Jim Hoefflin, president and COO of logistics, Kewill Driverless trucks, currently being tested in Germany and Nevada, could be revolutionary to the supply chain and might be the solution to the truck driver shortage that’s poised to have a huge negative impact on the industry. Brian Miller, VP of Services at Intesource, a PROACTIS company Managed services is a sourcing approach less common in the procurement industry today, but poised to grow tremendously over the next couple years.

Bristlecone Flash – May 2020


Bristlecone has introduced several new fixed-price, fixed-scope offerings for SAP products across supply chain planning, procurement and execution. S/4HANA and Ariba integration for Germany-based manufacturer. Procurement Center of Excellence creation for discrete manufacturer. Ariba-driven procurement transformation for event management entity. NEW SAP-QUALIFIED PARTNER-PACKAGED SOLUTIONS.

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

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Venue: InterContinental Berlin, Germany. Europe’s biggest congress for procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals awaits you. 51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics. Date: 9 – 11 November 2016. Organisation: BME Verband. URL: bme.de/en/all-events/51st-symposium-purchasing-and-logistics/. en/all-events/51st-symposium-purchasing-and-logistics/. Agenda 2030: Agile and Networked.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

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Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia. In addition, its operation launched last year will be re-routed to offer twice weekly departures from Wuxi, China to Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks


Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. The situation is perhaps even more serious in Germany, whose auto industry has a deep and multidirectional relationship with China. Take, for example, procurement of equipment and supplies in healthcare. In this context procurement organizations must rapidly develop risk mitigation strategies.

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Bristlecone Flash – February 2019


It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution. By automating everyday tasks and increasing visibility into the procurement process, the company is now positioned to enrich its supplier relationships, generate significant savings through better sourcing decisions, and improve contract monitoring and compliance.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization


Redwood City, CA – January 16, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and OJC Consulting, recognised software solutions implementation and consulting provider, have been chosen to transform procurement operations at Laerdal Medical – a world leading provider of training, educational and therapy products for lifesaving and emergency medical care. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal.

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Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

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What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? Specifically, the company deployed a Vendor Interaction Portal (VIP) powered by Elemica to exchange documents like purchase orders and invoices with suppliers (for direct procurement). Simply put, it’s a regulation that went into effect a couple of years ago requiring companies to verify that goods shipped from Germany to another EU member country actually arrive there.

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. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Don’t Blame Purchasing! (The Hardest Job in the Enterprise)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Over the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with a number of individuals about how important it is to change people’s view of the procurement function. Up to now, let’s face it, procurement people haven’t always been the most popular folks around the water cooler. But in the last two years, I’ve personally witnessed a change in how people are starting to view the procurement function.

E2open Acquires icon-scm: Five Reasons Why You Should Care

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Based in Germany, icon-scm and the company leadership team was driven by a very product-based mentality. <I find it hard to see the value in using the Ariba network that was designed for indirect procurement to seize this market opportunity.> The websites are swept clean. The messages are honed. The Wikipedia pages are aligned. The E2open marketing machines are spinning. The blogs, social media networks, and pundits are whirring with predictions and accolades.

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Overview of European supply chain events 2016

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The Global Procurement & Supply Chain for Oil & Gas Industry. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Germany. eWorld Procurement & Supply. Global Supply Chain & Procurement Summit. The Procurement Summit. Did not have or make enough time to attend any events this past year? Time is scarce, but to take one step away from reality every now and then is healthy for your helicopter view and development of your vision.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning


Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 Honeywell is integrating AI and machine-learning algorithms into procurement, strategic sourcing and cost management. Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52

Patrick Dittli: “Supply Chain in many cases mediator in challenges”

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Global wholesaler Metro/Makro Cash & Carry launched In october 2015 a new operating model, appointed an operating board and embarked on a new strategy: Its global headquarters in Germany largely decentralised operations and gave a higher degree of responsibility and autonomy to the countries in order to bring value creation even closer to the customer.

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


This workshop brought together Global Compact LEAD companies and other members convened to define and bring urgency to sustainable procurement, and to discuss how they can motivate and mobilize their companies to address this next frontier in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) progress. Today, a lot of procurement departments are still focused heavily on (and rewarded for) the traditional procurement metrics of cost, quality, on-time delivery.

Mid-Year Progress Report – EcoVadis Continues to Build Momentum and Expand CSR and Sustainability Impact


We’re excited to see sustainable procurement gaining momentum and driving positive change in supplier sustainability and CSR practices worldwide. Customers using EcoVadis’ sustainable procurement solution are inviting suppliers to be assessed and share their CSR scorecards at a record run-rate, that surpassed 3,000 in May. Hello readers! We’re checking in to update you with recent stories and notable achievements in the world of EcoVadis.