4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction


Though it’s often overlooked as an element of customer satisfaction, procurement is an essential component for delivering that satisfaction. Procurement involves buying goods and services that keep an organization operating; it ensures warehouses are well-stocked with the proper supplies at all times. Procurement can be responsible for up to 70 percent of a company’s revenue , so small changes in procurement functions can have a major impact on profitability.

My Biggest Mistake: Inventory Levels are the Thermometer for the Management of the Company


As a Phd in inventory optimization, I’ve started my supply chain career in adjusting inventory parameters with surgical precision. Calculating inventory parameters, using Linear Programming to optimize planning. Take out any of these steps, and inventory performance will drop.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


Linton] co-authored The Living Supply Chain , which argues that “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. The sourcing or procurement function will own the relationship and manage the overall process. Subscribe Here!

European Supply Chain Directors Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The event is comprised of an agenda of original case studies, inspirational keynote sessions, interactive workshops and specialist working groups. Procurement. Learn from the best case studies, workshops and examples in the industry on how we must collaborate to orchestrate.

European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Bringing together leaders from multiple industries, the programme provides best practice guidance on how to implement effective supply chain strategies and improve supply chain planning and optimisation in order to achieve a world-class logistics network and attain procurement excellence. How to get the right balance between customer service and cost-effective product inventory levels. Keynotes, case studies and workshops from 70+ speakers.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management


It involves procuring the goods, storage facilities, and delivery of products to the exact location. Procurement of the goods at the warehouse, and lastly, Delivery of the goods at the destination.

Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

OI has been more focused on transactional efficiency, procurement and IT standardization. A company that is effectively working a supply chain strategy will have a nice, neat pattern at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns.

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects


Lenovo Excess and Obsolete Inventory. This project is the e xtension of an executive workshop we ran last fall. The students will review and document the current geography allocation process for Surplus/excess, Overage and Unconsumed Purchase parts inventory (SOUP).

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

I am facilitating a workshop between supply chain business visionaries and technology innovators. Traditional procurement functionality in SRM focused on improving transactional efficiency. Holiday travel. Packed airports and the children screaming in unison.

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Changing Mental Models

Supply Chain Shaman

I also had the opportunity to speak at the GHX conference and facilitate a leadership workshop on the required changes for implantable devices. Be sure to not overlook the inventory carrying costs and the impact of demand latency. Generalize procurement of materials.

No Easter Bunny?

Supply Chain Shaman

Stuck at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns, only 10% of companies are making progress. Unable to power additional year-over-year improvements at the intersection of cost and inventory, companies struggle.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Implement supply chain actions, including with internal procurement teams, with suppliers and through broader collaboration, and develop measurable targets for these efforts. “As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to visit with the American Red Cross in Charlotte, NC yesterday, and held a negotiation workshop with the supply chain directors and managers. She was also able to establish inventory strategies for five large distribution centers that form the neural network for the entity’s emergency operations. The head of IT was brought in, and her role in supporting procurement’s contracting strategy was explained.

Case Derome: Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Change Management During Rapid Growth

RELEX Solutions

In 2015, Derome set out to improve its supply chain processes knowing it needed an agile solution to support its growth as keeping track of stock levels without an inventory management system was difficult. At the outset, Derome wanted to maintain high availability and good presentation stock, however, its processes were labor intensive and based on average sales and inventory balances. The first workshops were held in February 2016. Average inventory value. %.

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Supply Chain Management:Get,Set,Go-Agile Implementation of.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. They understand the benefits derived from a unified view of customer orders and inventory across different fulfillment types. At the start of the project a workshop can be planned with Business users. The goal of this workshop will be to come with set of Sprints and the capabilities which each Sprint will deliver to the Business. Procurement Blog.

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Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

Logistics Bureau

We take a pragmatic approach to education using a blended learning model , combining a number of classroom-based workshops with a full program of online classes , educational videos, and other forms of media designed to make the learning process productive and enjoyable. Inventory management.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

Reflecting on our many meetings with industry representatives and discussions with small groups at workshops and conferences it became very clear that individual actors within the industry are expending significant human and financial capital to address a number of environmental, social, and economic issues. The global apparel sector’s effort resulted in the development of the Higg Index, a universally accepted LCA tool and life cycle inventory database.