Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

Emerging Issues for Procurement in Oil and Gas

Supply Chain View from the Field

This past week, I hosted a meeting with a small group of oil and gas procurement executives in Houston to share thoughts on some of the major trends occurring in oil and gas, changes to the global oil and gas organization structure, as well as the impacts on procurement capability in the emerging ecosystem. As companies become more decentralized, procurement executives need to be able to employ the influence model , described in other of my posts.

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Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

From networking to insights: our 5 favorite parts of ISM 2018

Xeeva

From speakers like Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, to Dan Bartel, chief procurement officer at ABB, the conference was full of highly informative presentations, forward-thinking ideas from thought leaders, and big goals for the supply chain management community as a whole. Many companies just automate procurement and haven’t created autonomous procurement. Either way, stay in touch because we hope to see lots of familiar faces next year in Houston!

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

and HOUSTON, Tex. Our services help clients develop the right supply chain strategy for their business challenges and implement the process and technology solutions to improve Demand/Supply Planning, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics and Warehousing, and Reverse Logistics business performance. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. If you live in Houston, you know who it is. We found equipment and materials that can’t be sourced locally. I was involved with the procurement of equipment and materials. As globalization has taken place, more things can be sourced locally. For the last four years, I’ve been teaching at the University of Houston.

The American Red Cross: A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model!

Supply Chain View from the Field

This was at the request of my good friend, Tom Nash, who I have known since 2000, when he was an IT Sourcing executive at Shell Oil in Houston. In Tom’s short time that he has been at ARC, he has already helped to make the influence model a core part of the sourcing team culture. In discussions with the managers yesterday, we emphasized how influence will need to be a core part of the changes to their sourcing agreements.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages. Cast a wider net to source capacity for a “better safe than sorry” approach due to unknown surge volumes. Also, provide weekly data and reports to operations and procurement teams. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

The problem in most supply chains is “not enough data”, because data is being created from machines, from people, from systems, and from external sources. Often the sources of information are hidden in piles of data that we don’t think about. A problem in procurement can impact manufacturing and logistics and planning, but often these dots are never connected, so there never emerges a cross-functional approach to working on them.

Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

While the eye of the storms have passed (we hope; the latest news is that Tropical Storm Nate could develop into a hurricane this weekend), their effects will be felt for months to come, particularly as they caused closures at major ports including the Port of San Juan, the Port of Houston, the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the Port of Savannah. Companies have an even smaller margin of error than usual entering peak season, due to the ripple effect of the recent hurricanes.

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Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere.

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

On the line was a procurement person for a big-box home products retailer, wondering if the manufacturer, which produces doors, windows and other home construction materials, could, on extremely short notice, fill an order to meet what the retailer was projecting to be a 400-percent spike in demand for a particular product in the wake of the impending storm. Recent estimates suggest that Hurricane Harvey destroyed a minimum of 100,000 homes in the Houston-Beaumont, Texas, area.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Port Houston Container Terminals to Resume Operations Friday (WSJ – sub. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. The rains and winds of Tropical Storm Harvey are over, but the impact of the storm on the residents of Houston and the surrounding areas will continue for some time. August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks.