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Thoughts. Selecting Supply Chain Software

Supply Chain Shaman

I find that most companies’ understanding of supply chain planning is immature, and that next week, at the Gartner Supply Chain Summit in Orlando, that many will don their Mickey ears to discuss what I consider outdated supply chain planning models. Buying supply chain planning software is hard.

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What does the German Supply Chain Act Mean for Procurement?

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What Lieferkettengesetz Means for Procurement? The German Supply Chain Act, or Lieferkettengesetz, is a new piece of legislation that came into effect January 2023 with an extended remit from January 1, 2024. For procurement organizations, the German Supply Chain Act presents both challenges and opportunities.

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Why Organizational Alignment is Critical to the Supply Chain Response

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me explain, if you fill out one of my surveys on LinkedIn, I share the research results in front of the paywall (I believe that supply chain research should be readily available and not locked behind a paywall.) (If Most see their supply chain as fixed and insular. So, you might say, so what Lora?

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Managing Supply Chain Disruptions: U.S., U.K. Manufacturers Accelerate Procurement

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Ivalua study finds 97% of procurement leaders see significant disruption in direct materials supply chain; 67% not confident in existing technology; 84% consider modernization a ‘strategic priority’. Nearly all executives surveyed (97%) point to significant disruption today in their direct materials supply chain.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends?

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Supply Chain Normalcy? Think Again.

Supply Chain Shaman

The global supply chain is built on three assumptions: rational government policy, availability of reasonably priced logistics, and low variability. In March 2023, the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index fell to the lowest level since November 2008. Over the past three years, supply chain cycles shifted.

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The One Key Shift in Your Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies that can Drive Better Business Continuity and Resilience

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Procurement and Supply Chain Management are essential functions that can help companies navigate these challenges, but they are often siloed and operate in separate departments. Their metrics are often misaligned as well – supply chain focuses on service and procurement focuses on the cost of acquiring materials and services.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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GEP Outlook 2023 Supply Chain and Procurement Report

Uncertainty is looming and the challenges supply chain and procurement leaders have been facing since the pandemic are unlikely to end in 2023. What do leaders need to know? Read the GEP Outlook 2023 report to navigate what lies ahead.

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3 Essential Supply Chain Tools to Combat Inflation

But investing in supply chain and procurement technology will help manage inflationary pressures better. As inflation and geopolitical instability worsen, many companies are going slow on investments. Here are 3 tools that GEP recommends for your company to use.

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8 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain Needs a Low-Code/No-Code Digital Platform

Low-code/no-code is a powerful innovation in software development that’s already redefining what’s possible with digital supply chain and procurement platforms. Read this whitepaper from TechTarget and GEP to see how it can benefit your enterprise.

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A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. And when it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage. But how do you get there?

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10X the Impact - Why Procurement and Supply Chain’s Marathon Needs to Become a Sprint

Speaker: Helen Mackenzie - Head of Community Outreach at Art of Procurement

It feels like procurement and supply chain has been on a transformation journey for decades, a marathon with no finish line in sight. Join us as Helen Mackenzie fires the starting pistol on the heat that could determine procurement and supply chain’s fate: the race to 10x the impact.

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GEP Outlook 2022

Supply Chain & Procurement: Key Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. Supply chain and procurement leaders need to know how to navigate an altered playing field and rethink their approach in 2022 in a never-normal world.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.