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Maintaining Brand Equity in Extended Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

For large apparel and retail companies, the treatment of labor in sweat shops in third world countries presents a critical set of issues. This article discusses new crowd sourcing apps that could allow brand owners a tool to better protect their reputation. Labor Procurement/Sourcing Retail Social Media Supply Chain Risk Management brand equity corporate responsibility extended supply chains

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

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Procurement Rising – The Time is Now

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Procurement’s stature has grown during the COVID-19 crisis as costs, cash flow and supply continuity quickly became top boardroom priorities and homepage news. Across the world, procurement leaders have risen to the challenge. Digitization is key to procurement transformation.

Speed, Collaboration and Innovation – Key Words for the New Procurement Decade

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Competitors or new market entrants can use it to attack you these days – you don’t need a chain of retail shops on the high street, just a good idea, a great website and an outsourced logistics operation. And even in governments, there is a growing cadre of public servants who see opportunities being presented by digital technology and are looking to drive dramatic change. What does this mean for procurement and supplier management?

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future in the Present

Jaggaer

For more, and to learn about all four steps of the autonomous procurement process, register for our webinar, “ Four Steps to Autonomous Procurement “ In modern procurement teams, many are wondering what will happen when AI technology is truly integrated into purchasing systems. The good and bad news is that autonomous procurement isn’t here yet. There are four main steps to autonomous procurement. What is the Future of Procurement? .

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

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New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes. Some of the emerging views on the “future of procurement” focus on the importance of being a strong internal consultant, the importance of building relationships, coaching suppliers, post-award contract management, and relational contracting. Vested is a Sourcing Business Model in.

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan

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What are the key elements of a sourcing and procurement process plan? Strategic sourcing is a fact based and systematic approach that organizations use to optimize the management of their supply chain. Creating a sourcing and procurement plan. Three essential steps to creating a sourcing and procurement plan. Strategic sourcing goes beyond negotiating for better prices with suppliers.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

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Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere, a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Established in 2007, Consus is a leading procurement services provider operating across 9 countries.

Ivalua Paints a Great Procurement Picture at Ivalua NOW Chicago 2019

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The event was themed on “The Art of Procurement” relating to how the further procurement leaders mature in their transformations, the more their approach shifts from science to art. Just building great Procurement solutions that customers clearly love (in 2018 once again maintaining the industry’s highest retention rate, over 98%). The most eye-catching statistic of the event came from Duncan regarding procurement’s self-assessed v.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Supply Chain Predictions 2020: Uncertainty Demands Resilience

ToolsGroup

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. Global supply chains are particularly vulnerable to the changes triggered by these events, including increased regulation, new tariffs and radical shifts in demand patterns. . Algorithmic supply chain planning will go mainstream.

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Digital Procurement – Pack your bag, you are going on a journey

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The Hackett Group and Ivalua have been working together for some months to assess the status of Digital Procurement transformation and lessons learned from early adopters. Digital Procurement – a place we are planning to visit soon (and hopefully stay). There is no doubt that Digital Procurement is a reality for many organisations. It’s boring, and it’s so not sexy, but everyone knows that adage, rubbish in, rubbish out and this just as true for Digital Procurement.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

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But for businesses of just about every type, the disruptive impact of the epidemic was something more ominous: It presented an existential threat to their survival. A March 11 analysis by trading platform Forex.com claimed that nearly 75% of all companies had already reported supply-chain disruptions, with more than 80% believing that at some point they would experience impacts as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Supply Chain

Modeling Supply Chains with “Digital Twins”

ToolsGroup

The growing momentum around systems-based thinking in supply chain planning has given rise to a new concept called the “digital twin”. It allows you to accurately test the resilience of a complex, multi-echelon, global supply chain. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, analyst Marc Halpern clarified three key concepts about supply chain digital twins in his presentation “Busting the Myth of Digital Twins to Deliver Value.”

Procurement & Supply Chain Experts lined up for Ivalua NOW Virtual 2020 on May 5th!

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Like every industry Procurement & Supply Chain software vendors are having to find new approaches in the pandemic world, and firms are coming up with ways of holding events virtually, some of which work better than others. Next month, on May 5 th and 6 th , I’m looking forward to what looks like an interesting and worthwhile virtual Procurement conference – Ivalua NOW 2020 Virtual Edition. .

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Procurement, or Purchasing, function is considered by many to be a necessary but non-strategic part of any organization. But there is a profoundly significant Procurement value chain. This is not to say that they believe Procurement doesn’t play a role, but rather that they don’t view Procurement as playing a critical role beyond cutting costs and finding suppliers. Procurement is strategic!

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere , a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Established in 2007, Consus is a leading procurement services provider operating across 9 countries.

Supply Chain Scams and Fraud!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. So let’s discuss Supply Chain scams and fraud. Source: bestbusinesscircle.com. Vulnerable Areas in Supply Chain. Spend the time to focus on putting in the measures to prevent Supply Chain scams and fraud.

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Achieving Healthcare Transformation, Powered by Supply Chain

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We believe that a key pillar of this transformation is the supply chain. Taking a step back, if we look at the bigger trends taking place in this industry, there are a few of note that may ultimately be a driving factor for improvements within healthcare supply chains: Healthcare spend is highest in the world: The US spends significantly more than most of the world on healthcare per capita. With such growth comes supply chain complexity.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

Jörg Schlager describing SKF's Integrated Planning (Source: Optilon). The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? When I started my career the term “Supply Chain” had just been coined. As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. What Makes Supply Chain Special? Subscribe Here!

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3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

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3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Global sourcing and sourcing in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) has long been state of the art for international companies. How to effectively identify and benefit from these potentials will be the main focus of the 3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Date: 19 October, 2016. Venue: Prague, Czech Republic. Organisation: BME Verband. URL: www.bme.de/en/all-events/cee/. en/all-events/cee/.

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

ivalua

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. But now with strategic sourcing and category management, the process has become much easier to track, monitor and control.

Recognizing Culture at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Demand Solutions

But what if I told you that establishing supply chain planning and procurement processes also helps your company's culture, would you believe me? This past March, Tim Carroll, Product Availability Team Captain at AutomationDirect, was presented the 2020 World-Class Culture Award at the Atlanta Supply Chain Awards (ASCA). Tim was recognized for his exceptional leadership of the supply chain planning and procurement processes teams.

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

ToolsGroup

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. And last year Costa Express won the “Technology” category award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards , also a top honor.

Tapping the Power of Many- The Application of Social Enabled Supply Chain Processes

Kinaxis

by Bob Ferrari The following guest blog commentary is contributed by Bob Ferrari, Founder and Executive Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog and Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC. In March of 2011, I had the opportunity to join fellow supply chain management bloggers Trevor Miles and Lora Cecere in a Kinaxis sponsored thought-leadership webcast focusing on the potential of the social supply chain.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management. In fact, it made me think of a specific chapter I read from Magnus Carlsson’s Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA. In 1995 IKEA faced an organizational shift in purchasing and sourcing methodology. Subscribe Here!

Circular Supply Chains: The impact.

DynaSys

Changing a supply chain near you. In a previous post , I wrote on the emergence of Circular Supply Chain models and, whether we welcome it or not, there is a new future coming soon to a supply chain near you. So what will that future look like and how will the transition present itself. Some publications focus on the recycling aspect, others on carbon emissions and others on sustainable sourcing. Sustainable Sourcing.

Step Three: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)

Kinaxis

You start by pressing on one color and with every selection you are presented with a random sequence of colors that you must remember and repeat. It is just like your supply chain. So how do you manage an integrated supply chain when you don’t know the sequence of events from day-to-day and any decision you make can impact your next action and also others in the organization? Full representation of the supply chain in one system.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

15 Improvements by the Deployment of The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Current and future applications have the potential to provide new methods of value creation and sources of revenue streams for companies in the digital age. For supply chains, this advancing technology enables the building of a framework in which rapid responses and solutions in an increasingly intricate network can be designed and implemented quickly and easily. 11 Improvements by the Deployment of the Internet of Things in the Supply Chain.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. This rapid growth followed by market decline has led oil and gas companies to finally face reality — i.e., that they need to move up the supply chain maturity curve to enable profitable growth moving forward. Source: “The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study,” [link].

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Break down your supply chain functional silos. Analysts, consultants, and others have been telling companies to break down their supply chain functional silos for as long as I’ve been in the business, yet those silos still remain tall and strong at many companies. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM.

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What are the Supply Chain Management Lessons to Learn from the Covid-19 Crisis

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The total costs, in terms of human lives, disrupted supply chains, ruined businesses and GDP impact, are still just projections in the array of charts presented daily by statisticians and data modelers. There are, however, already some clear lessons to be learned by Procurement and Supply Chain leaders. Balance Procurement Objectives. Naturally, supply continuity is critical , with global supply chains facing unprecedented disruption.

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