COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

It has been a huge challenge to understand what is changing moment-to-moment, let alone predicting what will happen, so eft by Reuters sat down in a webinar with experts working at the coalface of inventory planning and distribution to understand what can be done to survive and thrive.

Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together. Accordingly Supply Chain and Procurement will need continuous collaboration. Procurement Supply Chain Planning

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Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Sourcing Agent article and permission to publish here provided by Joyce Chen at Epic Sourcing. Your manufacturer is the backbone of your company; it regulates your inventory, which determines how consumers perceive and communicate with you. Functions of a Sourcing Agent.

What is Inventory Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory makes the world go round. Trillions and trillions of dollars of inventories exist all over the world in every conceivable form and in every conceivable channel. What is Inventory Management ? Subscribe Here!

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. Also, is multi-functional engagement important and, how does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? In addition, Jim says many retailers are facing inventory management challenges in the realm of “ship from store” and “pickup at store” fulfillment models.

Sourcing is No Longer a One-Trick Pony

Requis

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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

Procurement strategies shifting to restore growth post-COVID-19, reveals Ivalua research

ivalua

8 April, Redwood City, CA – Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has announced the latest findings of a worldwide study of supply chain, procurement and finance business leaders on restoring growth. Inaccurate data leads to inventory management challenges.

Procurement Strategies Shifting to Restore Growth Post-COVID-19, Reveals Ivalua Research

ivalua

8 April, Redwood City, CA – Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has announced the latest findings of a worldwide study of supply chain, procurement and finance business leaders on restoring growth. Inaccurate data leads to inventory management challenges.

What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight. Freight capacity procurement, therefore, focuses on how much load space or capacity is available on a railroad car, truck or van, vessel, or aircraft.

The 10 Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2021

Unleashed

What is procurement? In simple terms business procurement is the process of locating and acquiring goods and services from external sources for the business to use. This is often managed with the help of supplier management software or inventory management software.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. How do you build a Sourcing Strategy?

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. ANCA builds their machines in Australia but these precision components are sourced from around the world. Procurement System Improvement Goals. Manage consignment inventory.

What to Look for in Procurement Software Solutions

EC Sourcing Group

Procurement software covers a lot of bases, and there are many facets to procurement management that could potentially be streamlined and automated if you haven’t done so already. Procurement Software Solutions: What Is Procurement Software? Have inventory management.

Online Inventory Management: What it is and Why it’s Important

Unleashed

In this comprehensive guide to online inventory management, we’ll take a look at what it is and why your product-based business can’t do without it. Online inventory management for manufacturers. Online inventory management for retailers.

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. For businesses on the outside looking in, it might be difficult to understand how strategic sourcing differs from other long-established procurement practices.

Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Supply Chain Network

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. That’s because strategic sourcing is complex and challenging – success requires more than fancy software purchases. How many of our sourcing events are run through the system? Without better visibility into the sourcing process, procurement can’t uncover the problems they need to fix. Information Technology Inventory PaulMartyn Procurement

What Powers Artificial Intelligence (AI)? A Guide to Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

But few people really understand what it is, how it works and more importantly, why it is so important to Procurement. This paper seeks to answer those questions and specifically address its benefits to the Procurement process by addressing the following checklist: Checklist.

ERP vs. Best-in-Class — What is Best for Managing the Healthcare Supply Chain

ivalua

That’s the question we set out to answer in our recent panel discussion with Procurement and Supply Chain experts. For example, a single-stack approach can lead to low user adoption, because the incumbent sourcing solution, for example, fails to meet the needs of various business units. .

Consignment Inventory Management: The Complete Guide

EMERGE App

There are different ways for retailers to get and sell their inventory. The most common being where a retailer purchases their inventory and stocks it in their warehouse for the customers to buy. However, consignment inventory can be a risk-free option for the retailer.

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

GlobalTranz

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. Procurement

Digitized Procurement: Your Setting-off Point to Autonomy

Jaggaer

In five to ten years, procurement in many of the world’s leading companies will be “truly digital”. They will have succeeded in transforming their procurement organizations to leverage artificial intelligence-based technologies to achieve autonomous procurement.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations. Then, this article will show you 10 simple principles that you can use to streamline your inventory management practices right away. 3) Forecast at the right level Standard inventory management textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. 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

Procurement Transformation Delays – The Role of Personality!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article provided to Supply Chain Game Changer by Katalin Brennan at Eyvo E-Procurement. We’ve all heard of the need for Procurement to embrace the Digital Transformation for many years. There are few procurement-specific personality surveys available. However, I am aware of one from Pierre Mitchell that found the Myers-Briggs ESTJ type is the dominant one in procurement with over 20% of survey takers. There are a number of free sources to do this like 123test.

Upstream Unconventional Oil and the Chemicals Used in Drilling: A Supply Chain in Need of Improvement

Logistics Viewpoints

Business Intelligence Chemical Industry Inventory Management Mobile Technologies Procurement/Sourcing Unconventional Oil includes shale oil and oil from tar sands. In producing oil, chemicals are injected into the ground to increase flow. The amount of chemical treatment is tied to the oil and gas production rates; treatments need to be adjusted as production rates vary. In many situations production treatment chemicals represent the second highest […].

What is Work in Process Inventory and How-to Calculate it (WIP) + Formula

EMERGE App

First, there is the sourcing of requisite raw materials from suppliers. This article discusses how to calculate the in-process inventory, the costs associated with it, and exactly why you need to account for it. . What Exactly is Work In Process Inventory (WIP)?

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. The Inventory Turnover Mystery had been solved!

Manage Procurement Spend Like It’s Your Own Business!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! Procurement. And all of this is managed by Procurement personnel. In What Exactly is Procurement? we offer the definition of Procurement from PurchasingInsight.com which considers that “Procurement is the overarching function that describes the activities and processes to acquire goods and services” That is a very broad, and all-encompassing definition and scope of responsibility. Procurement Responsibilities.

Sourcing vs Procurement: Covering the Pros and Cons

ProcurePort

When it comes to securing inventory there are two main approaches that companies can take. The first is known as sourcing – which is mainly applied to direct goods inventory. The second is procurement, which is more aligned with indirect inventory supplies.

The Importance of Using Supply Chain Management Software in Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

When you’re trying to control the entire procurement process within the supply chain, you want to make sure that you have the best software for your needs at your side so that everyone—you, vendors, and suppliers, are getting their needs met within the supply chain. Procure-to-pay operations.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

GlobalTranz

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain

OptiProERP

Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time. To ensure inventory visibility, you should have access to view, manage, and update your inventory status from trusted software. What Improved Inventory Visibility does. Inventory ties up money. How ERP Improves Inventory Visibility.

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

OneSCM

The ease of implementing and onboarding supply chain management solutions gives wider visibility in manufacturing, as well as orders and inventory. Bundling order-to-cash and procure-to-pay functions not only gives companies a holistic view of their supply chain operations, but also improves decision-making and business growth. In some instances, sales can become risky; procurement staff maintain higher buffer stock levels as a safety net.

How to Manage Inventory in a Growing Business

EazyStock

Inventory Management, Business Growth & Expanding Product Portfolios. At EazyStock we talk to a lot of small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who are struggling to effectively manage their inventory. Inventory Management Challenge 2: Expanding Product Portfolios.