Medical Manufacturing Under Pressure: How Encompass Group Is Responding to COVID-19

Demand Solutions

When COVID-19 first broke out, Demand Solutions customer Encompass Group decided not to sit on the sidelines. Encompass Group is on a mission to ensure every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member feels safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environment.

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Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Healthcare Source-to-Contract

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Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution.

Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Talking Logistics

Global Trade Industry Trends Supply Chain Risk Management coronavirus COVID-19 Descartes Systems Group global sourcing logistics supply chain

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 1)

ivalua

Since its inception in the late 1980s, strategic sourcing has always been about getting the best value for the goods and services purchased from third party suppliers. The processes and strategies driving supply chain management success are evolving and strategic sourcing is being redefined.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

ivalua

In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. Strategic Sourcing Requires Collaborative Working Arrangements with Key Suppliers.

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. Are you getting the most out of your current sourcing vendor relationships? An important lever for modern organizations.

Why Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

ivalua

However, few manufacturers ever sit back and ask, “How can our procurement or strategic sourcing initiatives contribute to the overall customer experience?” I would argue that, if you’re in manufacturing, strategic sourcing is the first place to start shaping the customer journey.

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar? appeared first on USC Consulting Group.

What Does It Take To Make Sourcing Truly Strategic?

USC Consulting Group

Marketplace pressures have forced procurement professionals to abandon traditional sourcing practices and implement more responsive strategies designed to promote organizational efficiency, agility and flexibility for growth, not to mention cost reductions.

Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. So just how strategic are you when it comes to sourcing transportation capacity?

Sorting out Risk in FinTech Source Chains

NC State SCRC

But emerging technology is now beginning to create new ways to think about sourcing risk, which in the past has been a very manual, encumbered process. This has caused banks to look at the flow of activities in the “source chain”, which refers to the way that third parties use bank data for different opreations. Today, this end to end sourcing process has literally hundreds of different steps in the process. Let’s examine the source chain in more detail.

PRO Point of View: Pascale de Felix, Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing at the Bel Group

EcoVadis

Following Mathilde Goussault de Bonduelle and Thibault de Montrion d’Orange, we now have a portrait of Pascale de Felix from the Bel Group. Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing (Bel Group).

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

Jaggaer

More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling & Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

While the Greenfield optimization approach doesn’t consider aspects like building capacities, inbound costs, transportation, or sourcing policies, it does offer a smart recommendation for the optimal amount and placement of your distribution centers. Eric Robinson is a Senior Project Engineers at Kenco Group. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Supply Chain Risk Management Kenco Group supply chain design

Unpacking Sourcing Business Models: 21st Century Solutions for Sourcing Services

Supply Chain 24/7

Supply Chain Visibility: An Important Piece of the Logistics Puzzle

Talking Logistics

By integrating your Supply Chain Execution (SCE) systems and integrating with your customers to connect different data sources together, you can create reports and dashboards with real-time data. Steve Hitchings, Senior Vice President of IT at Kenco Group.

How the Pandemic Has Cast a Spotlight Emphasizing Contingency Planning

USC Consulting Group

Evidence of this was the fact that over 60% of respondents said they experienced delays in receiving orders from China, an issue that may have been avoided by dual sourcing. The same can be said for those who use dual sourcing strategies.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results TPG Capital to sell Transporeon Group to Hg BluJay Hires Andrew Kirkwood as Chief Executive Officer Tool Company Claims IPS Worldwide ‘Misappropriated’ Millions (WSJ – sub.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

I watched a TED Talk video by Philip Evans, from Boston Consulting Group and shuddered to think that all our traditional fulfillment and inventory models can be drastically transformed by the “consumer”. They want to assure the sourcing meets their “sustainable” expectations.

Coronavirus Supply Chain Response: Near-Term Actions to Take Today

Jaggaer

One group updated their terms and conditions, which prompted a message for every end-user the next time they logged in to make a purchase. Consider Your Sourcing Options. It’s vital to quickly establish an alternative source of supply before something goes wrong. .

How to Get Your Purchasing Group Out of Chaos Mode

EC Sourcing Group

Driving efficiency in sourcing and supplier management are common goals in purchasing and procurement. What would be the impact on profits if your group could enhance: Visibility Analytics Knowledge Retention Communication Efficiency.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The Hackett Group provides a useful visual for describing the maturity stages that supply chain is moving through as the industry strives to leverage data and advanced analytics. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group).

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Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

According to CoStar Group, a provider of commercial real estate information, the number of malls with vacancy rates greater than 40 percent — which generally means the mall is in “a death spiral” — has increased from less than 0.5

Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

A slight change within a function–in sourcing or manufacturing, or along the chain–can greatly impact the outcomes of cost, customer service, or working capital. Let’s take a closer look at sourcing.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study,” [link]. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management Systems Building the Smarter Energy Supply Chain Florian Dussler Oil and Gas shale oil TMS TRANSPOREON Group transportation management systems

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

I will be leading a webinar with the Sourcing Interest Group next Nov. In particular, there is a noticeable gap between procurement executives’ explicit intentions of driving value for the business, and documented results as they pertain to improved engagement with internal business groups, ability to drive innovative analytical tools, and the resulting gap in alignment with business strategy. 12 at 2 PM, based on a study I have been working on with some folks at IBM.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform. This week Walmart announced Spark Delivery, “a crowd-sourced delivery platform that allows Walmart to learn even more about the full last-mile delivery process.” I joined Snapchat this week.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Coincidentally, at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference yesterday, I attended a presentation by Justin Dillon, Founder and CEO of Made in a Free World , a nonprofit group that is “building a coalition of consumers, businesses, and governments to disrupt the system of slavery.”

What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

I have been an industry analyst covering the market– Gartner, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and my own company Supply Chain Insights– since 2001. I think that within a global organization there is a need for a design group, a S&OP plan and a replenishment process.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Deutsche Post DHL Group and S.F. ” Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, Aug. Robinson Cainiao CVS Deliv Deutsche Post DHL Group Ford JDRF Ride to Cure Kroger Pitney Bowes S.F.

Sourcing Challenges – Will Technology Help You Solve Them?

EC Sourcing Group

As part of my weekly routine, I speak with many talented people in sourcing about their challenges. If you are patient and implement tools and system changes that make it easier for stakeholders and suppliers to do business with your group – excellent results are inevitable.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part III)

Supply Chain Movement

Sourcing and manufacturing lead times. In this chapter we want to take a more upstream view to discuss about sourcing and manufacturing lead times. The first is the question of sourcing location. 3) Sourcing and manufacturing lead times.

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