SCRC Meeting: Closing the Gap Between Marketing and Procurement

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Our upcoming SCRC meeting on April 25 will explore a topic that has been top of mind for me and several other people for some time. To give you a clue as to what this is about, consider the typical sessions you see at, for instance, the ISM meeting, that I plan on attending this year. ” This session captures the essence of what I believe is wrong with procurement’s relationship with sales.

Procurement and the Need for Speed

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In my last two articles ( here and here ) I’ve been talking about the need for Procurement to think about how we can move beyond our historical transactional role and embrace approaches to help drive competitive advantage and real value for our organisations.

A Procurement Resolution – Realize Your True Potential

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For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to do so. A recent study by the Hackett Group found that only 63% of Procurement organizations have even developed a plan for digital transformation. Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

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It’s no secret that retail supply chains can be particularly complex; trying to continuously meet changing consumer demands while also driving growth can result in missed opportunities to manage cost and drive efficiency. Change your thinking on retail procurement.

Ivalua Now and the Art – or is it the Science – of Procurement?

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But what do you call the space in between, where the two world’s meet? It’s a question that you can answer for yourself at Ivalua Now – The Art of Procurement , being held, appropriately enough, at The Louvre, Paris 10 th – 12 th April. The event is free to attend and aims to attract hundreds of procurement and supply chain professionals to discuss and learn more about the latest industry trends and processes.

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Meets Industry 4.0 Adoption

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Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Internet of Things Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Addidas Futurecraft MFG supply chain Addidas supply chain supply chain advancements in footwear manufacturing Supply chain Matters blogThe apparel and footwear industry, one of the earliest adopters of global based, low-cost manufacturing outsourcing is now on the verge of adopting Industry 4.0 supply chain practices.

50th Symposium Procurement and Logistics

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50 th Symposium Procurement and Logistics. Register today and travel to Germany‘s capital to THE meeting place for specialists and managers from purchasing, Supply Chain Management and logistics. More than 2,200 decision-makers from procurement, SCM and logistics.

EPE – European Procurement Excellence 2016

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EPE – European Procurement Excellence. Providing procurement value in a complex world. In a world in which procurement is emerging as the key value driver for maintaining a company‘s competitive edge, the role of CPO is becoming more strategic.

6 Lessons for Procurement Digitization

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Chief Procurement Officers stand at the precipice of change and taking the next steps towards Procurement innovation is going to require strong leadership and expert guidance. Procurement digitization is the result of having innovative leaders such as Sylvie Noel, CPO of Covéa.

Becoming a Valued Busienss Partner: Procurement Analytics SCRC Meeting Insights

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The December 2015 SCRC meeting was held this week in the brand spanking new Talley Student Center, and was a resounding success. After highlighting some of the results from the IBM study I worked on this past fall on procurement analytics, I introduced Rich Hughes, former Chief Procurement Officer from Procter & Gamble. In streamlining the P2P system, Rick notes that he had to take someone from procurement to go work in AP in finance to fix it.

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

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Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. What Is Procurement Management?

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

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7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy. procurement #technologyadoption #supplychainmanagement.

Automotive Component Supply Strategy Meets Sensitized Regulatory Environment

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Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Quality Service-centered Supply Chains Supplier Management connecting product management with supply chain Honda supply chain linkage of product management and supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters Toyota supply chain

7 Tips: A Guide to Mastering Procurement

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With the digitization of the source-to-pay process being a key initiative for many chief procurement officers, to the inherent automation which promises to accelerate innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), digitization is growing.

Procurement Transformation Delays – The Role of Personality!

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Article provided to Supply Chain Game Changer by Katalin Brennan at Eyvo E-Procurement. We’ve all heard of the need for Procurement to embrace the Digital Transformation for many years. There are few procurement-specific personality surveys available. Subscribe Here!

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

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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.

Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019

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I was self-motivated to attend, as I felt these meetings provide a great platform to meet people and share ideas and perspective. I’m glad I took his advice, as the meeting was an awe-inspiring experience, the icing on the cake was that I would get to listen to his talk on combating counterfeiting in the supply chain, an issue I care about passionately. So, a big thank you to NC State and my professor, for encouraging me to attend this meeting.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

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Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement.

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

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If you have not yet tackled the question of ethics in procurement, now is a great time to start. It does not matter whether you are a procurement professional, internal customer, external customer, senior executive, or supplier. Ethical Procurement: Some Scenarios to Consider.

OPTSUM 2015: Where SCM meets Science

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Sreedevi Gannae and Vishal Agarwal from Cognizant provided insight on how predictive analytics is transforming procurement through the five pillars, namely: price forecasting, cost modeling, spend and contract optimization, risk modeling and behavioral analytics.

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How Strengthening Team Relationships Leads to Better Strategic Procurement

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Strategic procurement teams must be able to work closely with many departments throughout the organization, while still keeping the organization's broad-spectrum goals in mind. Take a look at your current procurement process to identify potential issues and areas of improvement.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

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at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. 10 LTL Procurement Cost Cutting Tips. Saving money on less-than-truckload or LTL procurement is a laudable goal, except when operational problems eclipse savings gains. Logistics LTL ltl procurement

Asia Pacific Leaders Wrap-up Their Weekend Meeting in Peru and Vow to Continue Trade Alliances

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Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy global trade impacts on industry supply chains RCEP Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Supply chain Matters blog TPP ratification Trans-Pacific PartnershipThis past weekend, political leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum met in Lima Peru to discuss free-trade, and specifically pending ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Challenges Facing Procurement Leaders

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From limited visibility beyond their tier-one suppliers to teams that don't have the capabilities to deliver on the strategy, procurement officers have their work cut out for them. There’s no doubt that digital is a game-changer in procurement," said Michael Daher, U.S.

High Tech CEO’s Meet with the President of China to Gain Favor

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China Supply Chain Strategy High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy Cisco Systems supply chain intellectual property protection product innovation Supply chain Matters blogSupply Chain Matters provides a follow-up to our prior commentary: high tech supply chains- increased risks associated with global access.

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Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

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Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

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. ’s In-procurement Magazine Public spending is big business.

Tesla Motors Model 3 Unveil- Product Marketing Meets Supply Chain Realities

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Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Marketing Strategy Supply Chain Execution blog commenting on supply chain management developments Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Motors Model 3 supply chain Tesla Motors supply chainToday marks a product milestone for Tesla Motors, namely the public debut and availability of the new Model 3 SUV targeted for a broader customer base.

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring!

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Procurement bridges the gap between product, internal stakeholders and customers. In order to support the weight of internal and external expectations, Procurement teams must be prepared to perform as a key value adder within an organization. Procurement ROI. Subscribe Here!

Tesla Motors Meets 2015 Delivery Milestones But That Does Not Satisfy All Customers

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Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Motors supply chainTesla Motors has indicted that it delivered 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015, nearly 50 percent more than the 11,627 vehicles delivered at this same period a year ago. Yet, the bloom is somewhat off the rose when considering certain Tesla customers delivery expectations. Tesla reportedly met its internal goal to deliver […].

The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

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Niul Burton wrote a great article in Industry Week titled “Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing”. For those of you who are executives in Supply Chain, Procurement or New Product Introduction/Development, this is a must read.

4 Reasons Procurement Consulting is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Mary Poppins might not be real, but her deliverables certainly can be – when you hire the right procurement consulting firm. Just as Mary Poppins delivered more than a traditional nanny, today’s procurement consulting firms do a lot more than improve your KPIs.

Procurement Integrity Breach – A Sure Way to Get Fired!

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Check out Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity! I was shaken by the reality that our people, our trusted procurement professionals, were being implicated for fraudulent behavior towards our suppliers. The procurement and engineering teams knew this.

Interview on Buyer’s Meeting Point BlogTalk Radio: Creating Procurement Value is a Lot of Work!

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Gerard Chick and I were recently interviewed by Kelly Barner on the Buyer’s Meeting Point Blog Talk Radio yesterday, and this was posted on their site for any interested parties to view. We talked about how procurement needs to think about the five core “game changers” that are going on in the world, including the balance of power, technology, globalization, demographics, and sustainability.

Customer Segmentation Meets Continued Labor Unrest in High Volume Manufacturing Regions

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Procurement teams of mid-sized brand owners need to be especially cognizant that labor unrest has become much more prevalent within low-cost manufacturing regions and the implications to less influential customers have greater significance. Supply chains directly associated with up and coming or mid-sized businesses need to be constantly diligent to the effects of a major supply chain disruption, both overt and not so.