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Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition


In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader


5) Ongoing Assessment of Key Supplier Site Metrics to Ensure Business Continuity with Companies' Requirement and Proactively Identify Potential Risk Factors. Every business has their set of metric which they want to focus on. People: Are our SCM people aware of Quality Manual or Guidelines available in business? Editor's Note: Today's blog is by Dr. Muddassir Ahmed of

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Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

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Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

The Beginner's Guide to Inventory Control and Management

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However, we can provide some guidelines as below, - Forecast at the right level: Standard inventory control textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level. Order Fill Rate is the hardest metric because you have to ship every item in the same order at the same time. Then you have to be more specific which service level or fill rate metric you are talking about. What is Inventory Control?

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

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We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). Dave Munson @saddlebackbags Dave Munson is the founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather and of their leather factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing. It is no longer sustainable for companies to delay the enhancement of their procurement and supply chain organizations.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

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The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table. Chinese manufacturers did the same as they evolved their operations during the 1990s and early 2000s.