These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn.

50th Symposium Procurement and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

50 th Symposium Procurement and Logistics. en/all-events-en/50th-symposium-purchasing-and-logistics/. . This year we are celebrating two important anniversaries: for 50 years the symposium has been THE meeting place for buyers, logistics experts and Supply Chain Managers for exchanging information about current trends in their fields and networking with colleagues. German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics).

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Speed, Collaboration and Innovation – Key Words for the New Procurement Decade

ivalua

Competitors or new market entrants can use it to attack you these days – you don’t need a chain of retail shops on the high street, just a good idea, a great website and an outsourced logistics operation. And even in governments, there is a growing cadre of public servants who see opportunities being presented by digital technology and are looking to drive dramatic change. What does this mean for procurement and supplier management?

Supplier Diversity in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supplier Diversity in Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Overall, better relationships and supplier diversity in logistics lead to wealthier and more profitable opportunities. The post Supplier Diversity in Logistics!

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

Cerasis

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.

Time to Transform Transportation Procurement?

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year, in a presentation at the Manhattan Momentum Connect conference, Dr. Chris Caplice from MIT argued that “the dominant design in transportation procurement is now outdated and it’s time to transform the process.” Read more Time to Transform Transportation Procurement?

Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Like so many professionals Procurement people are very proud. But at some point in their careers, especially in the age of Outsourcing, they are likely to have to deal with potential suppliers who provide Procurement services. Procurement typically negotiates deals for other functions like I/T, HR, Manufacturing and every other area in the company. When selling Procurement Outsourcing services you need to have a lot of credibility to begin. Subscribe Here!

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

Supply Chain Movement

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. How to effectively identify and benefit from these potentials will be the main focus of the 3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. In addition to several workshops and presentations which focus, among other topics, on legal aspects, market overview, commodities and best practices in CEE, procurement professionals and suppliers will get the opportunity to network and to discover new potentials during a supplier-buyer-matchmaking.

5 Procurement Questions for Santa

Jaggaer

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. The post 5 Procurement Questions for Santa appeared first on Jaggaer.

Technologies that Impact Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Technologies and Procurement Table. There are a lot of articles around on what Procurement needs to do; how Procurement needs to change; and how technology will fundamentally change Procurement. This article summarises, as a table, technology areas that impact on Procurement that you might need to investigate. 2 Technologies and Procurement Table. Augmented Intelligence for Procurement professionals.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

What Does Augmented Analytics Mean for Procurement?

Jaggaer

And that, of course, includes procurement professionals. So, let’s examine Gartner’s words in more detail, but from the specific perspective of procurement. As is well known, procurement generates massive volumes of data. In the past, if a procurement professional wanted to run a query against data to determine what might happen in future (e.g. An obstacle to more rapid progress is the lack of relevant skills in many procurement organizations.

IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. A Supplier CoC, and its application, is relative and individual to the organization that plans on implementing one, but should always be present. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

It’s All About the Logistics

Enterra Insights

Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” He was hired as a purchasing agent and was directed to obtain some procurement training at a local certificate mill.[1] Today, logistics and fulfillment [are] the underpinning[s] of any successful supply chain management processes, be it in the business or consumer markets.”

The UNICEF Supply Chain

SCM Research

Last week, I visited UNICEF’s Supply and Logistics headquarters in Copenhagen, together with my International Logistics Management students from Copenhagen Business School. I was very impressed by interesting presentations about UNICEF’s supply chain and the processes of their almost fully automated warehouse. Practice Humanitarian Logistics Logistics Procurement Supply Chain Management

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018)

Talking Logistics

Top Talking Logistics Posts in Q2 2018. Big Data in Logistics. Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future. Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever. Big Data in Logistics. Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future. Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines? The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. At an MIT conference last year, Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flextronics, presented his top 10 list of supply chain trends.

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

NC State SCRC

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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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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Analytics Powering the Next Evolution of the Supply Chain

Supply Chains Rock

Linda Sanford, senior vice president of enterprise transformation, is currently presenting. A replay of the presentation and a copy of Lindas charts are available here. Sunil Founder International Institute for Procurement and Market Research www.iipmr.com/education. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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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Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! What do we know about "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" to date? According to Lummas et al 2001 , the word "Logistics" in English appeared in the article as early as in 1898. 2) Origin of "Logistics". Its here that the word "Logistics" in English language appeared for the first time. 1) Practitioners with traditional view sees SCM as part of logistics (Traditionalist). (2) NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

Did you come up with any New Year’s resolutions to improve as a supply chain and logistics leader this year? From “5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives” originally published on January 14, 2014: 1. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. Leadership Development Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Business Advice New Year's resolutionsHappy New Year!

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Coincidentally, at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference yesterday, I attended a presentation by Justin Dillon, Founder and CEO of Made in a Free World , a nonprofit group that is “building a coalition of consumers, businesses, and governments to disrupt the system of slavery.” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

What Exactly Is Procurement? So here we present a short video of many varying definitions of Supply Chain Management. What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? supplychainmanagement #scm #supplychain #procurement #logistics #distribution #purchasing #technology. Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Procurement Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology Distribution Logistics Purchasing SCM supplychain supplychainmanagement

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The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres. Real Estate in the Logistics Industry: A Changing Landscape. If that trend continues, their growth in logistics could be even more remarkable.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From the inbound perspective he Supply Chain team typically procures raw materials, expedites their delivery. The Supply Chain arranges for the appropriate logistics, and negotiates terms and conditions with Suppliers, audits Suppliers, and deals with quality strategies and issues. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery. Supply Chain is central to the present and future of your company and it’s success.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – Our 2019 All Star Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We are honoured to present, in order of publication, our compilation of Seasoned Leadership In Action™ interviews from 2019! Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! leadership #supplychainmanagement #logistics #procurement #operationsmanagement. Interview Leadership Supply Chain Management Logistics Operations Management Procurement

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Fit for Growth 2016

Supply Chain Movement

In cooperation with the companies Dräxlmaier and Stabi lus, the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) is organizing the first German-Romanian Supplier Dialogue Fit for Growth on 24 November 2016 in Bucharest, Romania. You are invited to discuss the latest developments in the industry and meet with buyers from Dräxlmaier and Stabi lus – as well as procurement professionals from other German companies. Services, logistics & packaging.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Invariably those metrics include cost reduction, productivity improvement, delivery performance, lead time reduction, asset velocity, cash flow improvement, customer satisfaction, revenue growth and enablement, competitiveness, environmental protection and sustainability, and product return rates and reverse logistics. Business Process Optimization Freight and Logistics Lean Process Improvement Procurement Supply Chain Management Productivity improvementSubscribe Here!

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

When that day came, when truckload capacity tightened, I reached out to the logistics executive to see what happened: “The jury is still out on whether our strategy has worked or not,” the logistics executive told me. “We 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. Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement.