Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

SICPA’s “S&OP & Collaborative Planning” Workshop


On October 1st, QAD DynaSys was honored to be able to host SICPA’s “S&OP & Collaborative Planning” workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. Mauro Ferri, SICPA Supply Chain and Procurement Director welcomed everyone with a short intro, followed by SICPA’s key insights into the day’s subject.

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Winner of the last quarter: Unilever’s Marc Engel

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In his 20-year career with Unilever, Engel has worked in Singapore, the Netherlands, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He has extensive experience in supply-chain operations, covering procurement, logistics, finance and strategy development. He moved into the supply chain operation in 1998 and held various positions in the UK, Latin America, the Netherlands and Switzerland until becoming Unilever’s first Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) in 2008.

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SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

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In addition, much of the power in decision-making lies in the hands of clinical trials scientists, who often have power over procurement decisions. and with international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, Biogen Idec is the world’s oldest independent biotech and a Fortune 500 company with more than $4 billion in annual revenues. Prior to 2009, support for PO&T sourcing and procurement was provided by a corporate sourcing group under a centralized business model.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

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Beyond pharma, ideal products include sophisticated electronics, chocolate from Switzerland, fresh salmon and berries. All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Supply Chain Visibility Product Lifecycle Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Transportation Management Air Cargo All Logistics Transportation & Distribution

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Supply Chain Movement

For the past years Simonetta has been with Honeywell Transportation Systems, based in Rolle, Switzerland, as Head of Supply Chain then Vice-President of Operations. We want to build an end-to-end supply chain as a competitive advantage by aligning front and back end in order to satisfy demand across value chains and leveraging our scale in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics.

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

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Every year, the 30 Under 30 program designates one "megawatt star," and for this year that honor goes to Charlotte de Brabandt, a 30-year old category associate with Johnson & Johnson, based in Zurich, Switzerland. She has already served in an international procurement management program with Volkswagen and built a procurement department from scratch with Porsche Design. Content Summary: Jordan Haller, age 28, is a procurement supervisor with ExxonMobil.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

I am the Global Head of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in some companies referred to as the chief procurement officer. My job entails procurement as well as transportation and logistics. Focusing on the transport & logistics; we are establishing ten Transportation Management Centres (TMC) worldwide that will be located on the Arabic peninsular, China, Singapore, India, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Brazil and the USA.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters


Visibility into the Network side of the business was limited to the company’s engineering and procurement department. We brought end users from the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, and so on. Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company with operations in more than 30 countries. The company started working with AIMMS and our implementation partner Districon in October 2015 to develop a Demand Aggregation tool.

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Bristlecone Launches SAP Ariba Cloud Connection for Informatica Cloud Data Integration


The new connector will simplify data integration, helping reduce complexity in the procurement process and improve the efficiency of supply chain operations for Informatica customers. It has been rated by leading industry analysts as one of the supply chain management firms consistently over the last decade, with a singular focus on successfully addressing customer’s Procurement, Supply Chain and Analytics challenges. SAN JOSE, Calif.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization


Redwood City, CA – January 16, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and OJC Consulting, recognised software solutions implementation and consulting provider, have been chosen to transform procurement operations at Laerdal Medical – a world leading provider of training, educational and therapy products for lifesaving and emergency medical care. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal.

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Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

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As a result, Howard Yu ( @HowardHYu ), the LEGO professor of management and innovation at the IMD business school in Switzerland, asserts, “No industry is failing faster than retail.”[7] 3] Marc Wins, “ 5 ways to adapt to changing Consumer Behavior ,” Procurement Academy, 11 March 2019. [4] We’re all familiar with the adage “knowledge is power.”

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry


SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate.

A solution for the “New Normal”: Real Time Supply Chain thinking


CEO’s responding to Deloitte’s new study on global economic growth participating in the World Forum in Switzerland this week have nothing but doom and gloom in the forecast. And this impacts not just people in procurement and logistics but indeed the entire organization. The current environment we find ourselves in is indeed perilous. As the stock market continues to spin up and down in a volatile fashion, brokers and Wall Street types are looking at a dour projection.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

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Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are designed to boost economic growth through trade by opening markets by way of progressive removal of customs duties, eliminating or reducing trade barriers and tariffs, lifting restrictions on services and even through public procurement. Switzerland. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.



PKP Energetyka, launched the implementation of Ivalua’s state-of-the-art Procurement and Sourcing solution with the participation of OptiBuy. PKP Energetyka decided to implement a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-based Advanced Procurement solution, delivered by Ivalua. The key goals are not only the safety or optimization and acceleration of the Procurement processes as such. OptiBuy is an international consulting company specializing in Procurement management.

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Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

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It is responsible for the procurement of raw materials and components for the production plants all over the globe and the negotiations with our production cooperations. Before a project begins we go through a calculation phase to cost the logistics processes, packaging and procurement of new parts. We have a production plant here in Switzerland as well as in Germany and as wages increase further we need greater efficiency.

From The Desk of the CEO & CTO – 6/27/19


That being said, the Foundation we are working on will be located in Switzerland for various reasons. which will expand the capabilities of Vaults to begin storing more kinds of supply chain and logistics data (adding things like Procurement Workflows and Product Catalogues). Dear Community, It has been a few months since our last update, and we wanted to let you know a Dispatch is coming within the next few weeks.

Claritum applies for ISO 9001


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. ISO is the “International Standards Organisation” based in Geneva, Switzerland with over 100 member countries. Claritum applies for ISO9001:2015 Certification. Claritum News: Bath, UK (October 8, 2018) – Claritum’s focus on quality is to be certified under the International Organization for Standardization.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant

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Unlike a lot of the old school Procurement managers who tried to rule with an iron fist Ron approached his job, and people, in a much different way. Years ago on a trip to Switzerland a friend and I were having a drink and dinner on Bahnhof Strasse and he told me I should really write down some of my successes and failures to share with others. leadership #supplychainmanagement #procurement #consulting. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.