Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

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A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. Supplier Data is at the core of every procurement activity, and it is critical for those dealing with direct materials in manufacturing.

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

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Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Regional supply chain companies are attempting to define global requirements. They are well versed in requirements for regional supply chain planning, but they are attempting to redefine their processes and be more global. Initially companies believe regional planning systems easily adapt to become global, but they quickly learn otherwise and hit roadblocks. This allows shared services of procurement and transportation to function smoothly to achieve the economies of scale.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. This global footprint demands a digital supply chain.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

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Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

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Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. What Is Procurement Management?

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

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Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Solutions for Manufacturers

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Best practice supply chain & procurement capabilities now available for rapid deployment to manufacturers. Redwood City, CA July 10, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for manufacturers. Procurement leaders can improve efficiency, reduce costs, improve the employee experience and better collaborate with stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Project Based Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Table of the key differences between Project and Category based procurement. Types of activity suitable for Project based procurement. The inherent challenges of project-based procurement. Characteristics of good Project Procurement activity. Project-based procurement occurs when there is a specific project activity and goal. Transactional procurement and expediting.

Inefficient Procurement processes are costing UK businesses almost £2m per year, reveals research

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29 th August 2019, London – Research from Ivalua , a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has shown that Procurement, supply chain and finance professionals are spending almost a third (31%) of their time dealing with inefficient paper-based or manual Procurement processes, which is costing UK businesses on average £1.94m annually* and limiting Procurement teams’ ability to deliver more strategic value.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

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Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

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By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Like so many professionals Procurement people are very proud. But at some point in their careers, especially in the age of Outsourcing, they are likely to have to deal with potential suppliers who provide Procurement services. Procurement typically negotiates deals for other functions like I/T, HR, Manufacturing and every other area in the company. When selling Procurement Outsourcing services you need to have a lot of credibility to begin. Subscribe Here!

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Challenges During a Pandemic

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A pandemic can so easily shape the future for manufacturers and suppliers. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, big changes are already happening, such as an increase in manufacturing automation and a reduced need for assembly line workers. Manufacturers are under a significant amount of pressure, and many have stepped up to produce essential products like hand sanitizer , protective face shields , respirators and ventilators.

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? 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.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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Real-time Information Increasingly Important for Manufacturers

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Manufacturers Thrive on Timely Information. While this is an extreme example of timely information access from the financial sector, manufacturers are realizing the need to access timely data in order to rapidly respond to changing business conditions. Many manufacturers still rely on outdated processes or fail to understand the role supplier integration plays in maximizing global supply chain performance.

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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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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At Flextronics in Milpitas, CA, judges from outside of the Flextronics organization also contribute to the nature of Flex’s global lean competition. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

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7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. Due to globalization, growing consumer demands on transparency, the pertinence of sustainable development and technological advancements, procurement and supply chain professionals have been highlighted as an integral part of their organizations. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy.

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet the lack of attention and focus that Indirect Procurement is often given is inconsistent with the true importance of this area. Indirect Procurement takes a back seat to Direct Procurement unfortunately. But it is time for Indirect Procurement to stand up and be counted! The Importance of Indirect Procurement! Indirect Procurement is referred to by many different names. It might be called Non-Production Procurement or MRO for instance.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

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Our recently published report, “ Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? ”, which is based on a global survey with responses from 391 CPOs and other senior procurement decision makers, showed that most progress had been made with the automation of supplier management, procure-to-pay and spend management processes. JAGGAER, with a global network of four million suppliers is particularly well placed to provide such data. “AI

Time to Look into the Future of Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? There has been transformation in the Procurement function over the past decade. A typical Purchasing Function is limited to the transactional job of collecting information about the requirements of user departments and carrying out commercial checks and balances to finally procure the product & service based on c ost reduction only and focused on supply continuity. A Paradigm Shift in the Procurement Function. Subscribe Here!

5 Drivers of the Digital Supply Chain in Manufacturing

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According to recent studies , in the absence of a solid digital supply chain infrastructure, manufacturers can expect up to 44% supply chain complexity and inefficiencies, which can create growth barriers. What is Digital Supply Chain in Manufacturing?

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Project Based Procurement

Claritum

Project-based procurement occurs when there is a specific project activity and goal. The defining nature is that there is a duration of time over which the project procurement occurs and a need to capture the procurement activity in the context of this project. There are also time dependencies within a project procurement activity, where purchases need to occur in chronological order for the project to run smoothly. Transactional procurement and expediting.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

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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. With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. Procurement at the pivot point.

Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild

Proxima

We have also had glimpses into the power of corporate purpose as businesses collectively came together to help the world navigate this global challenge. Notable examples included the grocers adapting their corporate mission to simply “feed the nation,” or organizations like Dyson, Babcock, Brewdog, and others demonstrating the power of innovation and agility to manufacture and supply PPE, Ventilators, and Sanitiser.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

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Corona v irus could wreck the global auto industry.’. Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. Coronavirus could wreck the global auto industry.” . Coronavirus could wreck the global auto industry.” . Other manufacturing hubs in China, particularly in Hubei province, have also been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. .

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Understanding the top 10 global supply chain risks can work to reduce their impact. on a scale of 1-10 regarding its concern for the impact on global trade. As explained by Lucy Dixon of Supply Chain Digital , economic instability represents another threat to global trade. For instance, the bankruptcy of South Korea’s 7th largest shipping company (Hanjin Shipping) led to a dramatic reduction in global supply chain shipping capacity. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry.

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Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. To my mind, your challenges depend on where you are in transformational change within your organisation, the scope of your function within Procurement and the nature of the organisation’s supply chain.

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

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JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. Q: What are the big trends in manufacturing? How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency?