ChainPoint present at 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference

ChainPoint

ChainPoint will be present as exhibitor at the 2020 Textile Sustainability Conference, a virtual conference that will take place from 2-6 November. textile supply chain cotton supply chain apparel sustainable sourcing textile trace

Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

ToolsGroup

But two-dimensional spreadsheets, however transparent, are incapable of handling the many different variables and data sources involved. Trade promotion forecasting is difficult: getting it right involves factoring in many variables. Marketing people, who are often responsible for it, may excel at creating and running promotions. Forecasting demand data, not so much. This can leave supply chain professionals the tough job planning for, and responding to, promotions.

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

ivalua

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. Sourcing consus global e-sourcing source to pay sourcing

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future in the Present

Jaggaer

“Good procurement teams look for ways to develop new approaches to sourcing, supplier management, purchasing, and more.” However, rather than presenting a threat, it provides a massive opportunity for procurement professionals to take a more strategic role. Instead, good procurement teams look for ways to develop new approaches to sourcing, supplier management, purchasing, and more. eProcurement Source-to-PayThe world is digitizing right before our eyes.

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. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals. The company chose Consus and Ivalua for their deep capabilities in the Source to Contract space to support their critical purchasing processes. Healthcare Source-to-Contrac

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

Now there are new technologies that enable us to collect data in real time from sources such as the Internet of Things and smart devices through B2B networks. The post Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved.

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. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals. The company chose Consus and Ivalua for their deep capabilities in the Source to Contract space to support their critical purchasing processes.

The present of Supply Chain

Savant Events

But now with sustainable sourcing as an extra dynamic. The post The present of Supply Chain appeared first on Savant Events. This week we had the pleasure of chatting with three rockstars in the world of Supply Chain and we had an interesting chat about the challenges and changes that managers in Supply Chain are facing and working on every day.

Chipotle’s Food Safety Woes Present a Unique Supply Chain Problem

Kinaxis

The company has built its brand on quality ingredients, ethical treatment of animals, and local sourcing in its Supply Chain. Chipotle is now facing a sales shortfall, and stock sell-off, as a result of a Supply Chain risk that it opened itself up to by adopting the local and sustainable-sourcing strategy that makes it so compelling to consumers. The post Chipotle’s Food Safety Woes Present a Unique Supply Chain Problem appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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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

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. The book relies on a series of prescriptive two by two matrices, that are further segmented into eight by eight matrices, that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, The application of these frameworks to the universe of buyer-seller relationships I proposed (ostensibly) to lead to improved sourcing outcomes…for the buyer!

Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

No one wants to get their Christmas presents delivered the day after Christmas. This multiple sourcing strategy is not new yet it adds much needed contingency in the face of continued enormous growth. The post Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”! Subscribe Here! Email Address. In February, 2018 it was reported that Amazon was going to launch its own delivery service: Shipping With Amazon!

Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

They assess the major players in key commodities on the most important environmental, social and governance issues present in those supply chains and work with them to improve engagement and transparency. Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). Sourcing palm oil responsibly and sustainably is nuanced and can be complex. The post Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap appeared first on Provenance News.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter. The report was co-produced by The Responsible Minerals Initiative, formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative is an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and is a multi-industry initiative with more than 360 member companies.

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan

Arkieva

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. Whether you’re creating a local or international sourcing plan, it is vital that the created plan ensures: Delivery of the benefits identified in the strategy when required; and in a way, that meets the business need.

What it's really going to take for sustainability to work [Sourcing Journal]

Sourcemap

I’m kind of pessimistic when it comes to sustainability, compliance, traceability,” Sourcing Journal president Edward Hertzman said speaking on a Texworld USA supply chain panel Monday. Having spent years in sourcing prior to publishing, Hertzman said he’s had brands ask him to manufacture organic product for them, and he’s gone to factories to source it, only to find that the suppliers are selling the brands goods labeled as organic when they’re in fact no such thing. “It’s

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. After a first era of development and opportunity catch up particularly positive and characterized by consistent purchasing gains , most of these Sourcing Offices are now searching for their second breath. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

The 21 st century presents a new kind of threat that challenges older defense measures. Transportation management software must be designed to withstand this kind of attack, an ever-changing, ever-present threat that forces companies to keep their software updated and protected. Sources: [link]. The post Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

Moving to Continuous Sourcing: Real-Time Opportunity Sensing

LevaData

This explosion has rippled through supply chain and sourcing as access to useable data sources has increased. This data has the potential to revolutionize the way sourcing is conducted. Unfortunately, lean teams and limited resources mean a lot of sourcing teams struggle to manage this data effectively and so don’t reap the benefits of their digital bounty as a result. Increasing Agility With Cognitive Sourcing. That puts a lot of pressure on sourcing teams.

The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

The respite however, could be short-lived, as a new wave of disruptive technology emerges—one which many believe will spell the end of the warehouse as a significant source of employment and transform it into a centre of wholly automated activity. These lighting solutions are slowly but surely disappearing from the modern warehouse environment, to be replaced by more economical and environmentally friendly light sources , such as LED and induction lamps.

Blockchain for Responsible Sourcing – Where Does It Fit?

SupplyShift

Does the vast potential of this promising technology mean that companies of all sizes and stages should be rebuilding their responsible sourcing systems from the ground up to include it? Or is blockchain still an experiment relegated mainly to the process of tracking products from the source through known supply chains, without much to offer companies looking to comprehensively evaluate environmental and social risks within the supply chain?

Strategic sourcing and ‘big data’

ivalua

Big data is more than a buzz term, and if you are a strategic sourcing professional, it is a concept that should not be ignored. As a sourcing professional, big data can help you automate and streamline your job – if you have the right tools. This magnifies drastically when you multiply across all of sourcing, as well as suppliers, engineers, and managers. But the useful gathering, presentation, and timely analysis of the data are keys to your success.

Change Management in Moving from Tactical to Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a panel of Chief Procurement Officers at the Zycus Horizons 2015 meeting on October 5, 2015, on the subject of the journey organizations take in moving from tactical to strategic sourcing. We are moving to a model where we focus less on the tactical things and the strategic sourcing, and are looking at revenue drivers around innovation to create a more sustainable model.

Presentations from Workshop on Human Centered Big Data Research are Out

Supply Chain View from the Field

At this meeting, I was selected to make a presentation on the organizational structure and application of supply market intelligence. (My My presentation was also captured in a video that you can watch if so inclined!). My presentation presented results of a recent study on key actions that organizations are taking to improve access to supply market intelligence. The proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Human Centered Big Data Research was recently posted.

Ivalua Recongized for Procurement Excellence at Future of Sourcing Awards

ivalua

11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , today announced that it was selected as the winner of both the Innovations in Third Party Management and Innovations in Digitization awards, presented at the Future of Sourcing Awards event in Carlsbad, CA. Fannie Mae has undertaken a multi-year digital transformation of its complete source-to-pay process to improve efficiency, mitigate risk and ensure transparency. SOURCE Ivalua.

How to ride the Source to Pay Wave? 4 Lessons you can learn from Forrester

ivalua

Last year Forrester published 2 major Wave reports, which together span the full Source-to-Pay process. The second, authored by Andrew Bartels and published on December 18, is The Forrester Wave : Source-To-Contract Suites, Q4 2019. It covers spend analysis , sourcing, contract management and supplier risk and performance management (SRPM), similar in scope to Gartner’s Strategic Sourcing Application Suites Magic Quadrant. The post How to ride the Source to Pay Wave?

5 Reasons for Using Open-Source Software

Descartes

At the present, a number of open-source software are accessible over the Internet. Magento, combined with other open-source technologies, enable businesses all over the world to make reliable and flexible customer-oriented solutions. Many are still skeptical about open-source, but the software poses practical and philosophical reasons that should not be ignored. Through the open-source software, businesses can modify solutions according to their particular needs.

What Happens when Internet of Things Meets Open Source

Descartes

This, and so much more, is possible with open source. At the present time, many businesses use open source software due to a number of reasons. Some of them are even more valuable – including security, quality, The post What Happens when Internet of Things Meets Open Source appeared first on Appterra. Blog Internet of Things Open-sourceImagine your appliances being able to communicate with other Internet-connected devices.

Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult

Logistics Viewpoints

In early November, the Northeast Cargo Symposium had a series of presentations and panels focused on how trade disputes are affecting companies that source from abroad. The key conclusions were that diversification from sourcing with China was already occurring before the trade war began, that in certain industries the transition will be very difficult, and that trading with other nations presents challenges in figuring out just […].

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

ivalua

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.

Procurement Cockpit – Strategic Sourcing KPIs

EC Sourcing Group

Today I will focus on KPIs that can provide deep insight into the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations, strategic sourcing efforts and how procurement systems are viewed internally. At a conference late last year I heard a presentation by an international service organization. The presenters detailed the extensive internal campaign they utilized to increase stakeholder utilization of procurement resources.

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

Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturng Overview Presentation. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems.

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FMCG Manufacturing, Sourcing and the Ukraine-Russia Unrest

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Most of the large companies have developed pan-European sourcing strategies and gone are the days when each individual region or even country had its own small “local for local” factory operations. This means that tea maybe sourced from Russia for EU countries but olives are imported from EU into Russia, for example. Indeed, that may sound ridiculous now but will this turmoil force or persuade more companies to be present on the ground and behind the invisible curtain?

How JAGGAER and the UK Ministry of Justice Exceed Public Procurement Demands

Jaggaer

Public Sector Source-to-Pay?. Public sector procurement is stuck in limbo – frequently the differences between public and private sector seem enormous, but they’re of te n exaggerated or misunderstood.

Manage and Share Your Sourcing Data Effortlessly with ASO: Data Warehouse

Jaggaer

One small mistake in examining or presenting data points within your sourcing activity could cost you. Businesses need a strategic approach to managing their sourcing data. Within your sourcing events there are dozens of data points you may consider, from pricing to risk level to bandwidth and schedule availability. JAGGAER will give you access to and control over all of the data in your advanced sourcing events. Sourcing