Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. All such guidelines or rules are at this moment incorporated by reference into the TOS.

What is Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

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Where does Procurement stand in your organization’s Value Chain? I speak with Procurement, Sourcing and Purchasing professionals every day, from various globally functioning organizations, and there’s a resounding similarity in every one of those conversations…. Procurement is?—?still?—?largely

Procurement Integrity Breach – A Sure Way to Get Fired!

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Check out Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity! The details were still a bit sketchy but pointed to a serious breach of our business conduct guidelines. Is there anything worse than cheating your suppliers as a procurement professional? . Subscribe Here!

IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

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Check out Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough! Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management.

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.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union


and the European Union and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare in the new year. With Brexit looming and the possibility of World Trade Organisation rules coming into effect in UK/EU trade, the European procurement and supply chain markets look unsteady. Combined with increasing isolationism in other parts of the world, procurement teams dealing in the EU and UK will have to take steps to prepare for unstable markets. Procurement Resources

Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard


A new post discussed the development of a sustainable procurement standard developed by the International Standards Organization. ISO 20400 , Sustainable procurement – Guidance, has just reached a second draft international standard stage, meaning interested parties can submit feedback via their ISO member on the draft before final publication in 2017. It’s about time that the concept of sustainable procurement has a standard established around it.

Government Procurement Guide for Schools


Schools are often working within strict budgets, as well as guidelines and standards that they need to meet. Consequently, the government procurement process can be complex and will often need to be streamlined to cut costs. Starting Government Procurement: RFPs.

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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Loading the supplier dice in the procurement process


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. In the case of procurement, loading the dice refers to taking actions that ensure a particular supplier is either always favoured, selected or is at least short listed. Contents. Introduction. Eliminating or reducing competition.

Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore


Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit. I will be speaking on procurement analytics tomorrow, but got to attend a set of great sessions over the first half of the day. The first speaker was Anne Rung, Administrator from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Next up was Dan Carrell, Vice President of Global Procurement at IBM.

Are you a Game Changer? Tell us your Story!

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As you complete the form and tell us about your Game Changing activities we ask that you consider the following guidelines: Guidelines: Articles should be at least 1000 words long. SupplyChain #Leadership #supplychainmanagement #procurement #purchasing #logistics #freight.

Job opening:Procurement Manager at DaVita

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The procurement manager provides customer service support to DaVita employees for the purchase of products and services used in dialysis facilities and in business offices. Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures.

Opportunity cost of transactional activity in Procurement


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Key transactional areas of Procurement. Strategic focus areas of Procurement. If your procurement team is spending over half their time on transactional activity, what opportunities are they missing? Contents. Introduction.

Sustainable Procurement Milestones in 2015, And How We Can Carry The Momentum Into 2016


Looking ahead, we see great hope that the momentum will carry us forward: As we move into 2016 we are already starting to see the next steps and trends to put the tools and processes in place to bring Sustainable Procurement into mainstream business. It was a year of growing awareness, agreeing on commitments, defining targets and guidelines, and embracing a mandate for sustainability in 2015 for governments, businesses, leaders and consumers alike.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

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Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016. How many slaves are in your supply chain?

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain


If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. It seems like there are more product recalls now than ever before.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

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In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link].

Managing Outsourcing Risk: A New Framework for Banking and Beyond


A lack of transparency in the procurement of outsourced services can also lead to a number of other challenges, putting banks at risk for corruption and fraud. . To combat this risk, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published draft guidelines for the management of outsourcing practices i n June, 2018 to establish a common framework f or risk management in outsourcing activities. What do the new EBA Guidelines for managing outsourcing risk look like? .

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

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Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex with rising costs, ever more demanding customers and rigidly upheld guidelines. Improving hospital logistics processes, outsourcing logistics and improving procurement activities can deliver impressive results.

How to Reduce HAI Infections With Strategic Procurement


According to the CDC, from 2008 to 2014, hospitals that adopted HAI prevention guidelines saw a 50% decrease in bloodstream infections associated with central lines, a 17% decrease in surgical site infections, an 8% decrease in c. And it starts with strategic procurement.

Sorting out Risk in FinTech Source Chains


The tools here are very immature, and must be compliant with what are very general guidelines provided by the OCC and FRB policies, which are also written in a very general manner. A further complication arises because of the inability to correctly classify the project, supplier, and procurement transaction. The risk standard set up following the financial crisis are officially known a “guidelines”, but are in fact very prescriptive.

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets


As well as design and weight capacity you’ll need consider export and import guidelines as these will influence which pallets you required. If you’re currently in the procurement process and finding it difficult to decide, you might want to review the advantages of plastic pallets as well as these handy buying tips ! It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business.

Sustainable Luxury:  Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands (BOOK REVIEW)

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These philosophical evaluations provide a very interesting set of guidelines for executives to consider when building corporate and ethical codes of conduct that underlie their mission and values. Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Luxury Brands Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Sustainability “Luxury is a necessity that begins when necessity ends.” – Coco Chanel.

Collaborative Approaches to Design-Build Contracts in Oil and Gas Construction

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The description provides very clear guidelines on how to handle issues as they arise. Contract Management Customer Relationship Management Oil and Gas Procurement Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Many companies are still proclaiming that they have “collaborative relationships”, but nowhere is this less the case then in the construction industry in oil and gas.

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

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A number of comprehensive business process and supply chain specifications designed for the automotive industry are in use today, including the TS16949 standards (related to ISO 9001) and the AIAG Materials Management Operating Guidelines (MMOG).

The Drive To 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottles


Coke works with the WWF and other consortiums, including competing brands such as Nestle, Danone, Unilever, Ford, P&G, and others – to set the guidelines and industry standards that prevents others from jumping in with “green washing” claims, and drive confusion over the issue. Biobased Products Food Supply Chains Local Food Systems Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Sustainability


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. Emerging Trends Information Technology News & Info Procurement Professional Communications Spend Management Supply Chain Management SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc.

[WHITE PAPER REPORT] Revenue Growth At The Hand Of Improved Digital Supply Chains


The research suggests improved enterprise Digital Supply Chains ( DSC ) can lead to a 20% reduction of procurement costs, a 50% reduction in supply chain costs, and an increase in revenue of 10%. Editor's Note: Todays blog is from Kristen Palmisano from The Center for Global Enterprise.

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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


As the logistics process includes transportation and resources, the whole process also needs some other major activities like inventory management, procurement, warehousing, order fulfillment and distribution.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More


They expect manufacturers to adhere to the guidelines within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), governing proper disposal of goods, including reclamation of raw materials and removal of personal information from electronic devices.

The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader


People: Are our SCM people aware of Quality Manual or Guidelines available in business? Dr. Muddassir Ahmed is a Manufacturing Operations, Procurement and Supply Chain leader from international multi-site manufacturing experience in Electrical, Hydraulics and Internet industries. Editor's Note: Today's blog is by Dr. Muddassir Ahmed of In this blog he provides a simple reference guide to better yourself as a supply chain leader. Why Focus?

Targeted Action On Energy Use Along The Product Lifecycle: Four Steps Industries Can Take To Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goal 7


While supplier collaboration can help companies better understand where their ingredients come from and how they are procured, engaging third parties in this kind of mission is not always easy. Step One : Integrating E nergy Criteria Into Procurement.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

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Then, general guidelines for level of forecast can be found as below, - If your customer doesn''t share demand forecast with you, use your own historical data to make a forecast at SKU level - If you get POS data from customers, use it to make forecast at SKU/store level.

How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain


Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group, introduced its Sustainable Procurement Framework for cobalt. 3TGs: Updates on Gold Sustainable Procurement. The guidelines invite members to develop case studies, use a universal language and carry out cost assessments.