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.

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation

ivalua

Axbility Consulting, a subsidiary of Ivalua European partner Axys Consultants, reinforces Ivalua’s capabilities to empower today’s Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders. Axbility Consulting, headquartered in New York City, is the North American subsidiary of Axys Consultants, a major player in management consulting with 215 consultants with an annual turnover of $31 million. is the Axys Consultants subsidiary created in 2018 for the North American market.

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.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

EcoVadis

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.

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

Jaggaer

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. As your procurement organisation moves into 2019, you can prepare your team for uncertainty.

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

ivalua

Ivalua has been developing Procurement Technology for Nearly 20 years and we work with many customers and partners in North America. Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine!

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Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. Expect tight capacity across North America. Procurement Risk management Uncategorized disruption hurricane readiness risk management transportation

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

AFFLINK

In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Today's food industry supply chain operators would do well to learn from the excellent procurement management example that McDonald's has set.

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Ivalua Selected by State of Maryland to Power ‘eMaryland Marketplace Advantage’ e-procurement system

ivalua

Ivalua builds momentum as technology platform of choice for public sector procurement. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, said in a public announcement , “With the addition of this e-procurement system, Maryland is taking a significant step forward in the way we do business.”.

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.

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

Supply Chain Brain

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. As more consumers choose plant alternatives to dairy, it’s gotten so popular that just in the last month, some coffee shops were left without oat milk for days, even weeks. To meet demand, producer Oatly Inc.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

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.

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog All Technology North Americabased corporations are reported to have between $2tr and $3tr stashed away in offshore accounts, to avoid paying high taxes on domestic income. Apple alone is said to be holding some $269bn in cash and cash equivalents through its overseas affiliates.

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.

A Canadian Perspective on Negotiating Nafta 2.0

Supply Chain Brain

and Canada: rules on government procurement , protection for the Canadian dairy industry , automotive content , investor-state dispute settlement , and a U.S. On the creation of reciprocal procurement agreements, a “dollar-for-dollar” match would actually give Americans less access to that lucrative market. percent to 85 percent the minimum North American content needed to qualify for tariff-free treatment would establish “the highest [bar] in the world.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload Procurement

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. There has been a significant resurgence of the U.S. oil and gas industry in recent years, and U.S. is now second leading producer of oil (behind Saudi Arabia).

Reactive Supply Chain Risk Management is No Longer Viable

Material Handling & Logistics

To determine how well procurement teams today are balancing cost savings vs risk management to drive growth and to better understand how the role of procurement has changed in our modern business landscape, riskemthods conducted a survey.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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

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.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

EcoVadis

Now in our sixth year supporting the SPLC, it did not disappoint: This was the strongest and the most diverse gathering of committed and capable practitioners we’ve ever seen in North America — it felt like a real groundswell of action on sustainable purchasing!

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. Subscribe Here!

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

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. But I believe this quote by Richard MacLaren, President & General Manager North America at Unipart Logistics, from a presentation he gave many years ago on Vested Outsourcing sums it up nicely: “Have the courage to manage for the long term against the pressures we face today for instant results.”.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

Unmanned coffee stations transmit POS data every 15 minutes to help forecast demand, optimize inventory, and generate replenishment proposals for distribution and procurement; SCP software calculates the refill order requirements nightly for frequent, low-volume deliveries.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

The Van Horne Institute is recognized both within Canada and internationally as one of North America’s leading research institutes focused on transportation, supply chain and logistics, regulatory affairs and information and communications, as measured through its contributions to the strategic decision-making and implementation processes in the public and private sectors. This leaves one option open: Go North.

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. ig fan of procurement when used prudently and for the appropriate commodities and services.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe. In North America, cabotage is more restrictive. Truckload Procurement.” When EU and U.S.

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Across multiple industries, suppliers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America all experienced a sudden drop in volume, leading to a uniform financial threat and risk of default. BRIC Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Working Capital Management

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

ToolsGroup

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. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Business Landscape

Enterra Insights

Windy Garrett ( @wgarrettatos ), Vice President of Cloud Partners at Atos North America, notes, “The biggest advancements and overall game changers [in the business world] are artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML), which have the capability to transform businesses and industries so greatly that they can no longer afford for it to simply be aspirational. AI systems can be used across supply chain networks from procurement to last mile delivery.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

While companies “talk” about collaboration with suppliers, in reality, the procurement organization is doing the opposite due to financial re-engineering placing more responsibility on the role of banks to fund working capital in the value chain.

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.,