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Sustainable Manufacturing for Sustainable Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

For many companies, this process begins with an overhaul of their manufacturing processes, looking at ways to promote sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing is one step in the process of building sustainable supply chains. What exactly is sustainable manufacturing? Not all emissions are created equally.

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Managing Supply Chain Disruptions: U.S., U.K. Manufacturers Accelerate Procurement

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Ivalua study finds 97% of procurement leaders see significant disruption in direct materials supply chain; 67% not confident in existing technology; 84% consider modernization a ‘strategic priority’. A full 84% of procurement leaders agree that dealing with supply chain disruptions has been their biggest career challenge to-date.

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Procurement Rising: The Silent Inflation Tax on Manufacturers

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Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] Procurement Rising: The Silent Inflation Tax on Manufacturers February 27, 2023 | | Manufacturing by Doug Keeley Last year, the Consumer Price Index was the highest it has been in four decades, making inflation one of the most concerning macroeconomic factors facing the business world today.

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What Are the Differences Between Procurement and Purchasing in Manufacturing?

OptiProERP

Acquiring goods from vendors and suppliers is one of the critical and routine tasks for manufacturers. Procurement and purchasing are terms interchangeably used in manufacturing but are distinct activities. In this blog, we will see how purchasing and procurement differ. Steps in the Procurement Process 1.

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How One Manufacturer Used GEP SOFTWARE To Save $45M in Direct Material Sourcing

For global manufacturers, managing direct and indirect material spend can get very complicated very quickly. Multiple legacy systems prevent procurement from standardizing processes and tracking what they’re spending with each supplier.

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Inflation + Source-to-Pay Strategies: The Cure for the Common Price Hike

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Understanding how inflation impacts procurement and then taking action to mitigate its effects is essential for any business looking to stay ahead of the game. How Inflation Impacts Procurement Inflation affects a number of aspects of a business, including its ability to compete in the market, financial performance, and overall strategy.

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Purchasing Manufacturing Network Design Software? Consider These Factors

River Logic

Manufacturing network design software focuses on optimizing plant locations, capacity, and product flow paths. With manufacturing network design software, planners can determine the best arrangement of manufacturing operations to meet the organization's objectives in a world of unprecedented change.

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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Contract Management in Telecom & High-Tech

Continual technological changes necessitate adjustments to manufacturing and supply chain processes, leading to a heavy volume of contracts that outpaces most industries. The high-tech and telecom sectors face a contract management crisis if the process isn’t managed properly. What can CPOs do to ease the contract management burden?

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Problem Solved: Boost Resilience with Supplier Diversity

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

Supplier diversity programs are impactful and effective tools in your business strategy because they guarantee a diverse supplier base and ensure inclusivity within your ultimate procurement plan.

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Chip Shortages

It will have a long-term impact on all industries, even those that don’t directly relate to the chip manufacturers. TadaNow has helped many customers with short-term and long-term planning to prepare them for supply chain shortages and procure needed electronics components in the most efficient way possible.

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Diversifying sourcing and manufacturing. Optimizing your supply chain based on costs and service levels. Modeling carbon costs. Dealing with multiple capacity constraints. Network design for risk and resilience. Evaluating M&A and investment opportunities.

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How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

We’ll address how automation in the supply chain will provide employees with the following: More Strategic Procurement. More Efficient Manufacturing as well as ability to fill the skills gap & make more strategic employees. Improved Picking & Warehouse Efficiency thanks to Picking Autonomous Mobile Robots & Voice Commands.

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The State of Data and Insights in Healthcare Logistics

Medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers have faced increasing logistical challenges over the past two years. Readers will also find key suggestions from procurement leaders in the healthcare space on how to prepare for the future. Increasing demand for specific products is also causing supply chain shortages.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

The supply chain management techniques that dominated the last 30 years are no longer supporting consumer behavior or logistics and manufacturing capabilities. Procurement strategies in response to network delays and bottlenecks. Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? So what’s working now?

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S&OP Reimagined: Overcoming the New Normal with a Revamped S&OP Process

Speaker: Fernando Penteado, CPSM - Supply Chain and Logistics Executive, Global Markets Expert, and International Speaker

Now, as a variety of disruptive events cause supply chain challenges, companies are contemplating bold moves to keep business moving, including moving sourcing and manufacturing closer to home markets and maintaining a larger reserve stock to help manage the fluctuations in supply and demand.