ToolsGroup Names David Barton General Manager of North America


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.

10 Key Issues The Hackett Group Says Will Impact Supply Chain Transformation in 2021


What Will Impact Procurement Processes in 2021? Supply Chain Transformation is ongoing but never more important than in 2021. The research encompasses organizations across industries and sectors, with focus on North America and EMEA.

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Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience


It’s been an interesting decade for supply chain: just when you think things can’t get any crazier, a new extreme weather event, political drama or tech start-up pops up, disrupting entire industries. Algorithmic supply chain planning will go mainstream.

The Sustainable Supply Chain – What is it and how to execute it


Supply chains play a crucial role in moving goods along to the end user. But as simple supply chains grow into vast and complex networks, how do you make sure yours remains ethical, profitable, and viable in the long term? 6 benefits of a sustainable supply chain.

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


Source: Supply Chain Digest. What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? 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. Award-winning supply chains don’t come from incremental thinking. Transformative Supply Chain Planning.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. Apart from the panic buying are there Supply Chain lessons that we should learn from the Coronavirus pandemic to improve the robustness of Supply Chains in the future?

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Ivalua Study: Tech Challenges Hinder Procurement


New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives. Key findings include: 97% of advanced procurement departments say procurement strategy is well aligned with overall business strategy versus only 14% of beginners. .

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The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain


Today’s Wall Street Journal article on the impact of the Texas winter storm on the petrochemical industry highlights many of the challenges that exist with this supply chain, that has been overlooked for perhaps too long. as supplies tighten.

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Reactive Supply Chain Risk Management is No Longer Viable

Material Handling and Logistics

New survey finds that only 27% of companies have structured, quantitative assessment of financial impact related to supply chains. 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.

Procurement strategies shifting to restore growth post-COVID-19, reveals Ivalua research


Ensuring supply chain continuity, identifying new revenue opportunities, and improving decision making are key focuses as firms recover from the pandemic. Now is the time to digitalise procurement and use it as a growth driver.

Procurement Strategies Shifting to Restore Growth Post-COVID-19, Reveals Ivalua Research


Ensuring supply chain continuity, identifying new revenue opportunities, and improving decision making are key focuses as firms recover from the pandemic. However, the research reveals that many organizations feel their procurement strategies are being hampered by outdated technology:

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal


Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. Procurement System Improvement Goals. Recognizing the vital importance of procurement to their business, ANCA management set about finding a tool to help. Streamlined Component Procurement.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

One area in which there is no shortage predictions is the supply chain. Simon Ellis, Vice President of IDC Manufacturing Insights, observes, “The supply chain continues to undergo almost unparalleled levels of change. The supply chain has increasingly become a critical function for companies to realize their business aspirations and is a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy.”[1]. Supply chain trends.

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There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Women Supply Chain Leaders article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at

CO2, supply chain tracing company Circulor raises $14M in Series A

The Supply Chain Journal

Circulor said it is planning to use the funds from the “significantly oversubscribed” round to invest in expansions in North America and Asia. Circulor’s enterprise software platform combines blockchain technology, business logic and machine learning to track supply chain data.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?


There has been a lot of news about driverless cars, and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit there was also some news about “driverless” supply chain planning when two companies described supply chain planning with almost no human intervention. More on this later, but to start, by driverless (whether referring to vehicles or supply chain planning) I don’t mean completely no touch at all times. Supply Chain Planning

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

DELMIA Quintiq

The meat supply chain is long and complex, starting from farm to processing to packaging and logistics, right up to retail and catering. Sharing of data across the chain is minimal, if non-existent. 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. These challenges are due to lack of visibility of data and processes, a problem that stems from a disconnected supply chain.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. TradeEdge – Demand Chain Management. Supply Chain Management. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. Discuss the latest trends and solutions across the supply chain management landscape. Supply Chain Management.

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


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.

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.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Sharing Dutch supply chain knowledge in Turkey. Acquisition of GT Nexus Underlines Infor’s Focus on Supply Chain. Supply chains in Europe are facing a wide variety of changes. To arrive at optimal European supply chains it is crucial to consider shifts in economic growth, currency fluctuations and tax reductions in addition to production and distribution costs.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

ESG in the Public and Private Market: Putting the Supply Chain in Focus


The recent uptick of sustainability bonds from global companies like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and most recently Amazon sends a strong market signal that focus on corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is no longer just a trend – it’s the new business imperative.

Only 10% of companies have the supply chains required for resilience, says report


Just 10% of companies were on the right path to building customer-centric supply chains that are resilient and enable growth prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Accenture. Support from the top is key to true supply chain transformation.

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. It’s no surprise, then, that public buyers are increasingly pondering supply chain transparency and looking for ways to guide them through sustainable purchasing such as sustainability ratings by third-party appraisers. National Procurement Standards. ’s In-procurement Magazine

COVID-19: Three challenges procurement leaders must address in the next three months


Observations from EVP of North America – Dan Collings, May 19th. This presents challenges for procurement leaders. Just as the world is having to change, Procurement will need to change too. Remote working is the new normal for procurement teams.

COVID-19: Five things Procurement Leaders need to be ready for post-pandemic


Observations from EVP of North America – Dan Colling s, April 13th. During this time, Procurement teams have played a critical role in helping businesses manage these extremely challenging conditions – in some cases, they have enabled businesses to meet vast levels of demand.

Petrochemical supply chain in flux


. The supply chain for oil-derived products is in a state of upheaval, as demand for automotive and construction products nosedives but pharmaceuticals, food additives, derivative health products and disinfectants is soaring.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking.

HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

Dave Elias, vice president of supply chain management, and Josh Stauffer, senior director of IT, spoke at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. They have implemented a broad suite of enterprise and supply chain applications and are still implementing more.

Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction


CVSA-certified inspectors will commit a blitz of inspections across North America, creating a sudden strain on resources for both domestic and cross-border freight. Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption during the CVSA Roadcheck by Partnering With The Right 3PL.

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

OTIF is a key supply chain metric. Andrew Lynch is President and co-founder of Zipline Logistics , an award-winning North American 3PL that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods. The Supply Chain is Broken – How to Fix it with Jeff Dangelo.