ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America

ToolsGroup

BOSTON (May 13, 2019) – ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, announced today that David Barton has joined ToolsGroup as the new general manager of North America. Barton succeeds Patrick Smith, who served as managing director for North America from 2011 to February 2019. Barton’s appointment comes at a time of rapid expansion for ToolsGroup, with double-digit growth of its North American business in 2018.

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

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It’s a niche industry, but also one of the cornerstones of discrete parts manufacturing. They’re complex machines assembled from thousands of parts, many purchased from highly specialized manufacturers. Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. Each part must be manufactured to the highest standards possible if the assembled machine is to deliver the speed, precision and surface finish that users demand.

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Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

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Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. National Procurement Standards. Although public procurement policies vary widely from country to country, most national governments issue purchasing guidelines for state-owned enterprises. The commitment to sustainable procurement extends to ensuring suppliers follow sustainable practices.

Procurement Leaders Americas Procurement Conference, 14th – 15th March 2019, Miami

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Ivalua has been developing Procurement Technology for Nearly 20 years and we work with many customers and partners in North America. Visit our booth and ask us about the work we are doing with US Public Sector Organizations and with Manufacturers such as Meritor. Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine!

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Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America. The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally: the ability to generate ideas and bring them to market. To begin with, there needs to be a fundamental shift away from price-based procurement, to target costing.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Procurement Blog. About Us. Contact Us.

How 2011 Prepared Us for Today

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And sellers in the Japanese market, such as Australian mining companies, had to find new customers to replace those Japanese manufacturers who were forced to halt production due to the quake. A Procurement Officer Survey conducted in 2012 by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that 53% of respondents believed their organization was “effective” or “very effective” at leveraging Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Risk Management technologies.

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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.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

Beef, poultry and pork producers from Europe and North America all share a similar challenge: how to get the most value out of an animal. Manufacturing Protein

Coffee Shops Are Already Running Out of America's Newest Milk Craze

Supply Chain Brain

is working with its manufacturing partners to increase output by 50 percent by this summer, said Mike Messersmith, general manager for U.S. Food & Beverage All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content North AmericaIt’s called oat milk, and baristas love its light, hearty flavor that lets the java beans take center stage.

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

One strong incentive for bringing the money home is the availability of financial technology products, including working-capital marketplaces, that speed up payments to suppliers while letting manufacturers hold onto their cash for longer periods of time. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog All Technology North America

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia.

Former Teva Pharmaceutical Procurement Leader Joins Synovos

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3, 2019 – Thomas Cummins, former Global Head of Manufacturing Goods and Services Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been named Senior Direct of Global Procurement for Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in North America.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Automotive manufacturers are looking to manufacture ventilators.

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Is Business ‘Transformation’ a Dirty Word?

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I think that many companies, especially in the manufacturing world, have come to mistake the “blind task” or “haircut” cost-cutting approach for transformation. Indirect buying now works “this way”, and direct material procurement works “like that”. Featured Manufacturing Trends Change erp manufacturing Mergers & acquisitions operations planning process map Processes Purchasing process strategy synergy Systems Transformation

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

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This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. It might be manufacturing , sales, or even customer service that cuts into your truckload lead times. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload ProcurementFirst come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

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This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. It might be manufacturing , sales, or even customer service that cuts into your truckload lead times. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload ProcurementFirst come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union

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However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. and the European Union and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare in the new year. With Brexit looming and the possibility of World Trade Organisation rules coming into effect in UK/EU trade, the European procurement and supply chain markets look unsteady. Either profit margins will suffer or EU companies may stop manufacturing in the UK.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

Jaggaer

As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Changes to NAFTA may see similar disruptions in North American supply chains.

Optis Consulting

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OPTIS Consulting is a premium consulting firm focused on Source-to-Pay Transformation Services in North America. Our clients are procurement visionaries who expect a committed, flexible consulting partner with leading edge technical skills and a proven method of achieving measurable outcomes. The OPTIS team is comprised of supply chain and procurement experts who understand your processes and utilize Source-to-Pay platforms as tools to drive value across your organization.

Bristlecone Flash – May 2020

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Bristlecone has introduced several new fixed-price, fixed-scope offerings for SAP products across supply chain planning, procurement and execution. North America. S/4HANA system support for North American electronics company. Middle East and North Africa.

Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience

ToolsGroup

They drive benefits such as improved business planning and improved sourcing, procurement and supplier management. George Fowler, Group Vice President, Spinnaker Supply Chain (North America).

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My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?” TO drive success, they then focus the individual functions–sales, marketing, manufacturing, procurement, distribution, finance–around metrics that focus on reliability. I am planning a book tour in Europe in March and North America in April. Last week, I held my new book in my hand.

Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.

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RTi, based out of Forth Worth, TX, is working with NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, attracted by our strong program in procurement and supply chain, the focus on analytical thinking and modeling, and the mix of engineering and business students who work on projects with our industry partners. Pete shared with me that “we need to bring in young people who have an interest in procurement, because most of the information we develop is used in procurement negotiations.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

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Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Logistics Managers, Manufacturing Directors and other Supply Chain leaders often rose from the shop floor, from front-line warehousing and transportation positions.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets

EFT

The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. India and China are expected to be the projected growth driving markets for the warehousing industry mainly due to the anticipated increase in manufacturing facilities and the growth in the e-commerce sector.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

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I’m speaking, of course, of the growing number of companies who are either making a choice to manufacture in America by never offshoring in the first place or moving manufacturing back to America from overseas. Moser: I’ve spent 45 years involved in the manufacturing industry in one way or another. My ties to manufacturing date back to my grandfather. Supply Chain Manufacturing Reshoring

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. We recognized the emergence of contingent staffing (contract) within Procurement and Supply Chain several years before a few others, and expanded our business to service that area. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. As a leading manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, Lennox Residential’s business strategy depends on exceptional parts availability and customer service. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. The global air freight market for Asia, Europe and North America is impacted by the dramatic decline in commercial passenger flight volume creating capacity shortages and volatile spot market pricing without transit time commitments. Also, provide weekly data and reports to operations and procurement teams.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Although they represent a range of manufacturing industry segments, the common thread is their dedication to quality manufacturing through lean principles and techniques.

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All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

Supply Chain Network

My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America. Over the next several years the TBG business grew from 20,000 square feet of facilities in Canada to more than 20 million square feet across North America with annual revenues of over $2 Billion. ig fan of procurement when used prudently and for the appropriate commodities and services.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. Other manufacturing hubs in China, particularly in Hubei province, have also been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. .

BluJay Improves Position on Completeness of Vision Axis in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems Compared to Previous Year

BluJay Solutions

However, as shipper requirements grow, notable differences remain across TMSs in their ability to address the most complex requirements, and their ability to deploy outside North America and provide TMS-native support for modes other than over the road. With one platform and workflow for transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement, Transportation Management delivers increased efficiency and reduced spend.