Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

CHAINalytics

The award recognizes the company’s innovative transportation procurement work for one of the world’s leading coffee manufacturers and retailers.

Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

New technologies revolutionizing transportation are creating tremendous opportunities but also unprecedented challenges for tire manufacturers. Leveraging DELMIA’s planning solution, powered by the 3D EXPERIENCE platform, tire manufacturers can realize these benefits: Long-term benefits.

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Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

ivalua

A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. Supplier Data is at the core of every procurement activity, and it is critical for those dealing with direct materials in manufacturing.

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

How Modern Software Empowers Procurement with Agility and Resilience in Times of Crisis

ivalua

In a recent webinar, “ How to Leverage S2P Platforms to Enable Supply Chain Resilience ,” procurement experts from Forrester, Ivalua and Procurement Leaders discussed how digital transformation and the technologies that enable it can help companies mitigate risk and be more agile and resilient.

A Quick Guide to Roles in Procurement

Logistics Bureau

For small companies, it is usually enough to have one person dealing with procurement but in large enterprises teams of people are needed, all with specific roles to play. The Finance Manager , on the other hand, controls the financial input and output of the procurement division.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. Cloud-based systems offer many benefits throughout the procurement supply chain, reports Procurious HQ.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018. These facts set the stage for exponential manufacturing growth in 2018. Supply chain executives need to take a few moments to learn more about the top 2018 manufacturing trends that will make it possible. Check Out the Top 2018 Manufacturing Trends. Reshoring is expected to be a major driving force and one of the most important of the 2018 manufacturing trends. Manufacturing Trends

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

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. 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. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Integrated Procurement and Payment Systems Simplify the Process.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer? What are you trying to accomplish through the execution of a customer segmentation strategy? 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.

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?

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

HICX Solutions

In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

Advantages and Pitfalls of Push and Pull Strategies in Distribution Networks

Kinaxis

The most common strategies for moving from upstream to downstream sites are push and pull strategies , or some mix of both. A pull strategy is when customer demand drives the entire production process. On the other hand, a push strategy is when production is based on long term customer forecasts. There are pros and cons to using push vs. pull strategies within your distribution network. Supply chain management Push and pull strategy push vs. pull strategies

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

HICX Solutions

In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

Distribution Management: Top 6 Factors That Influence Distribution Management Strategy

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

The ideal situation for any retailer or manufacturer is to have just enough inventory on hand to sell or to keep production lines running smoothly. Additional variables, such as sales promotions at the retailer or seasonal inventory build by the manufacturer, can make forecasting difficult.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. What Is Procurement Management?

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. As e-commerce continues to rise in use by both manufacturers and distributors. Procuremen

5 Procurement Strategies For Small Medium Enterprises

CormSquare

Subsequently, procurement tends to be an afterthought, when it should be approached strategically! Small businesses spend between 40% – 65% of sales revenue on procurement of inputs. Following are the 5 strategies that can help SMEs in nearly any phase of their procurement efforts. Improved Internal Procurement Processes. Overall internal procurement processes should try to resemble bigger businesses with rules in buying and structured employee training.

Commodity (or Category) Management – What is your Buying Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? A well constructed Procurement Strategy will raise the value of the Supply Chain to your company. Are you executing a Buying Strategy or are you just blindly placing purchase orders ? “Commodity Management” may also be referred to as Category Management, Strategic Procurement or Merchant Management for instance. What is a Commodity Management Strategy? Environmental/Green strategies.

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy – a topic that I discussed with Eric Meister, LeanLogistics’ former COO, in a follow-up episode. Here are some of the valuable insights that Eric shared regarding the path to building an effective transportation strategy: Q: An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

10 Strategies for Improving Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy! Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is the hallmark of the Modern Procurement Function. In this article we are providing our list of 10 strategies for effective Supplier Relationship Management: Understand and Accommodate Supplier Interest. From new product design to the manufacture and delivery of finished goods, involve your suppliers for better supply chain results. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Parallel Supply Chain … A Twilight Zone Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

It sounds beneficial on the surface but is it a realistic long term strategy? Every source of materials and components, every manufacturing facility, every warehouse and distribution channel, and every logistics mechanism is duplicated. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

Simply using common calendar tools, such as Google, means you are using the IoT, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leads to the use of connected, smart devices to reduce inefficiencies, delays, and inaccuracies throughout the product lifecycle, including procurement as well. Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Internet of Things Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

Steve Osburn ( @skosbu ), Managing Director at Kurt Salmon — a part of Accenture Strategy specializing in Supply Chain, observes, “E-commerce customers in the U.S. A recent study from Accenture Strategy found that 62 percent of U.S. To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. ” Omnichannel strategies can help meet consumer demands. Understand your business and customer strategy.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? As we’ve chronicled on the Argentus Blog, it’s no secret that the world of Procurement is changing and fast. With automation, big data and burgeoning AI systems removing more and more of the profession’s “tactical” or “clerical” tasks, companies are calling on their Procurement teams to be more strategic, more nimble, and more innovative.

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!

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. Ultimately, manufacturers no longer have to concern themselves with what might sell well in the coming months.

Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Earlier in my career I was responsible for running the Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations for a particular operating Division. Collaboration is a winning strategy for you and for your Suppliers. Check out Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Procurement #SupplyChain #SCM #Business #Purchasing. The post Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

3 Questions to Ask Before Developing Your Strategic Procurement Strategy

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There’s a tipping point where supply chain management is no longer enough: You need strategic procurement. Single-source procurement is efficient, but it’s also risky. And it’s not just the raw materials you need to manufacture your products. Never assume that any supplier has the capacity to meet your demand or offer solutions for your strategic procurement needs. Unclog the bottleneck with strategic procurement.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. . How to Get Started with Your Big Data Strategy. . Gather Stakeholders, and Explain the Potential ROI of Your Big Data Strategy. . The amount of information and improvement possible through big data can be overwhelming.