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Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive


Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. This dispute presents a classic Battle of the Forms example.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: I find that in this world of the global multi-national that procurement processes have become convoluted and increasingly complex. (In In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value. In my research, I find that the companies with the most progressive procurement processes also have the most advanced customer supply chain process evolution.)Without So, why did I ask SanDisk to present?


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The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Inventory Turnover Mystery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! As I settled into the job and started learning, and studying, the various Supply Chain metrics I was surprised when I looked at the Inventory Turnover performance of the company. Looking at recent and historical Inventory performance I could see that turnover always stayed around 5-6 turns with little variation. There was no mentorship given to promote the team and raise visibility to inventory. Subscribe Here!

5 Procurement Questions for Santa


After pulling a few strings, we managed to catch Santa on one of his few coffee breaks at this busy time of year to fire five burning questions at the reigning world champion in procurement. To get a grip on all the orders, I use JAGGAER, a globally recognized for procurement optimization. I especially use the solutions for complex logistics: Vendor Managed Inventory, call-off, Kanban, and more. We have a special strategy for such single-source suppliers.

Our 2020 Top 10 List Part 2!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The site is viewed as a key influencer platform in the arenas of Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement and Management. It is a must read place source for Professionals, Students and Experts alike. Continuing in our tradition of years past we present here our 2020 Top 10 List Part 2.

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Do You Understand Your Chief MRO Inventory Challenges?

Logistics Bureau

If your company is in the business of maintenance, repair, and operations, you should already be aware of the strengthening trend in service as a source of value , both in business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketplaces. Given this knowledge then, does your organisation place enough importance on the management of MRO inventory? If yours is one of them, and you’re wondering where and how to start getting a grip on MRO inventory, this post might help.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips” We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about the incredible experience he went through. Chris Sawchuck from the Hackett Group interviewed three heads of procurement from three large companies, and asked an important question. Does procurement add to top line revenue.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Purchase Price Variance (PPV)! A Profit or Loss Opportunity?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Purchase Price Variance, or PPV, is a common term in the realm of Purchasing/Procurement and Finance. As a result PPV can either become a source of great profitability for your company or the cause of tremendous financial losses.

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How Inventory Control Can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence


Effective inventory control centres on the fine balance of holding enough inventory to ensure the business operates effectively while avoiding the overstocking that ties up valuable cashflow and leads to waste. Inventory control can benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) because AI provides powerful insights for companies, highlighting interesting trends from large volumes of data that help procurement and warehouse teams to better manage the daily tasks of inventory management.

Winning Student Posters Focus on Visibility, Total Cost of Ownership, and Procurement Processes

Supply Chain View from the Field

Students presented a total of 26 projects, including both practicum projects from our undergraduates, our MBA, and the new Local Food Systems Class. Bayer Crop Science – Internal Procurement Audit – Undergraduate Team: Hamilton Brewer, Emily Ciriano, Scott Gray. I could not have been prouder of the two awards you all won, in addition to being selected to present to the Conference this morning.

The Basics of Walmart Replenishment


Learn about: Cross-docking Walmart’s inventory technology Shelf-scanning robots Vendor-management inventory. Walmart’s global inventory is worth more than $32 billion on any given day and presently operates more than 11,500 stores across 27 countries. In order to maintain that inventory, the retail giant uses three basic strategies for replenishment : Cross-Docking. Walmart’s inventory strategy primarily revolves around cross-docking.

Supply Chain Scams and Fraud!

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Source: As stated by Wikipedia : he Fraud Triangle describes three factors that are present in every situation of fraud: Motive (or pressure) – the need for committing fraud (need for money, etc.); Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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The Great Gap Year of 2020


Last Node of the Supply Network: Gain visibility into the last level of the supply node in the case of single or multi-sourcing. Multi-sourcing, for the sake of it, does not mitigate risk. Businesses must evaluate if different supply sources can be traced back to the same source.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization


I used the many nuggets of information from this book to determine my company’s inventory performance against accepted standards and to alter inventory rules in our legacy system. Companies still use rules of thumb like ‘days of supply’ to manage inventory when it has been proven that reductions of up to 30% in overall inventory can be achieved through the adoption of inventory optimization. Inventory Optimization

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student


He became a director at that point, working with sales planning, inventory planning, and financial planning, and pulling together the Sales and Operations Planning team, as well as introducing new products and eliminating obsolescence. In 2013 we had $8M of raw material inventory – due to poor purchasing, poor safety stock decisions, and a lot of WIP in the system. in inventory, and well over double the sales volume.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]


Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Good food manufacturing software provides a means to track inventory in real-time, through every step of the supply chain. Why your food inventory management system is going stale.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial reengineering focuses on the optimization of short-term results that are usually based on a functional analysis of source, make, or deliver. Few consultants understand the interrelationships between source, make and deliver. The concept of the Effective Frontier is that best in class companies align functional metrics to balance growth, cost, inventory and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) performance while balancing customer service metrics.

How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program!

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In some cases, purely transactional suppliers in regional or out-sourced models may be placed below the level of “approved” in this model. It is critical that this type of program be aligned across the entire corporate enterprise to present a single face to the suppliers. All levels of the organization must be involved, from the procurement person responsible for the supplier up through the CEO, depending on the value of the supplier. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. Other data sources, however, suggest the market is in good balance. We’ve produced several Talking Logistics episodes related to transportation procurement (see links below), with each guest providing great insights and advice on the topic. Talking Logistics episodes related to transportation procurement: What Are Other Shippers Doing?

Seasoned Leadership in Action? ? An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As an experienced business professional, he has served in diverse roles ranging from Marketing and Strategy, to Procurement and Supply Chain. Past leadership titles include Chief Procurement Officer at both Lucent Technologies and Micron Technologies, in addition to other leadership positions as Vice-President Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence Executive, and Chief Strategy Officer. Creating clear and compelling presentations. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

SCRC Student Project Lineup Off to a Great Start…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Students will learn core processes around initial exploration and assessment of supply chain relationships, establishing metrics/expectations for the relationship, crafting and managing contracts, and sustaining continuous performance improvement in sourcing, logistics and operations. Supply chain risk is an important subject in today’s environment, and a set of risk tools is presented and applied.

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Embracing the Macro Growth in Micro Supply Chains

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This rapid growth is presenting new challenges for stakeholders across the grocery and perishables industry and fresh opportunities to capture additional market share. . Replenishment and real-time inventory of these high-demand items are critical for a customer’s perception of the retail store and impacts repeat customers. Rapid replenishment of perishable goods along with increased demand for more locally sourced produce has changed transportation and logistics strategies.

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Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems


Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. In a presentation at the EMPOWER conference held in Orlando, a large utility shared how procurement had used the decision-making algorithm embedded in the Emptoris suite of tools to guide users into the appropriate contractual mechanism. This is a key component of the sourcing initiative.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF


Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). It managed local inventories fed by regional warehouses and factory warehouses (See Figure 1 below). If this sounds manually intensive, then it won’t be surprising that SKF has few hundred planners, not unusual for a company present in 130 countries with 17,000 customer distributors/dealers, but quite substantial. Figure 1 Source: SKF. Figure 2 Source: SKF. Inventory planning was local.

What Changes is the Coronavirus Bringing to eCommerce?


Concurrently, restricting outdoor movement except for supplying and procuring essential goods and services. This rather presents lucrative avenues and business opportunities for the eCommerce owners during the pandemic and beyond. Shipping agencies may encounter the ultimate burnt due to inadequate stocks or inventory. Look out for Alternate Supplier Sources. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and impacted the daily lives of citizens in an unparalleled manner.

Recognizing Culture at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Demand Solutions

But what if I told you that establishing supply chain planning and procurement processes also helps your company's culture, would you believe me? This past March, Tim Carroll, Product Availability Team Captain at AutomationDirect, was presented the 2020 World-Class Culture Award at the Atlanta Supply Chain Awards (ASCA). Tim was recognized for his exceptional leadership of the supply chain planning and procurement processes teams.

5 Strategies for Retailers to Combat the Coronavirus Impact


Meeting their real-time expectations can rather present better avenues for retailers in these trying times of declining sales. Sourcing stock to meet customer demand is unarguably challenging in the recent times as factories/production houses continue to be quarantined. It is also highly essential to avoid the scenarios of excess stock, deadstock and excess inventory replenishment. With this, retailers can also save a lot on costs in terms of stock procurement.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains


But for businesses of just about every type, the disruptive impact of the epidemic was something more ominous: It presented an existential threat to their survival. The effective shutdown of industrial activity in Wuhan, China — ground zero for the virus – presented particularly difficult problems for manufacturing firms worldwide, many of which had come to depend on materials, components and finished goods made in China.

Collaborate to Win


The need for Procurement to improve collaboration with suppliers, and other stakeholders, has gained broad acceptance in recent years. Looking beyond Covid-19, virtually any of Procurement’s growing list of objectives can be better achieved through better collaboration. To Procurement leaders’ credit, they have made significant improvements in collaborating with suppliers. I don’t source goods and services, I source relationships”.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last six years, we studied the connection between business results (growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)) and the link to company characteristics. We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups.

15 Improvements by the Deployment of The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain


Current and future applications have the potential to provide new methods of value creation and sources of revenue streams for companies in the digital age. Thus, in the global supply chain, exploiting the opportunity presented by the Internet of Things technology can improve: revenue growth, asset utilization, waste reduction, customer service, profitability, sustainability, security, risk mitigation, working capital deployment, agility and.

Introducing ThroughPut Demand Sensing : Your Toolkit for a Resilient & Agile Supply Chain


The ThroughPut Demand Sensing Module is your data-driven, go-to planning and forecasting tool to accurately analyze and correlate demand insights and respond to fluctuating margins and inventory needs. Accurately forecast and respond to fluctuating margins and inventory needs.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain


Source: Supply Chain Digest. Source: Lennox. Lennox almost tripled the percentage of orders that can be delivered the next morning, yet reduced inventory by almost 20%, even with a 250% increase in physical locations. They also reduced distribution costs as a percentage of sales by over 15%, increased inventory turnover by more than 20%, and reduced response time. Click below to download Lennox's CSCMP award-winning presentation: Supply Chain Planning

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”


At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, analyst Marc Halpern clarified three key concepts about supply chain digital twins in his presentation “Busting the Myth of Digital Twins to Deliver Value.” Digital twins drive benefits such as improved business planning and improved sourcing, procurement and supplier management.