Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

This landed me in an intense discussion with my trainer and my doctor about blood flow into the brain through endurance training, and how that might reduce the risk of me getting Alzheimer’s. I started training six hours a week and lost 37 pounds. So, with the death of my mom, and the discussions with my physician about fighting the probability of getting Alzheimer’s, I started training with a new vengeance over the holidays. I have never been an athlete.

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient. MetaExperts are talent operational excellence (OpEx) hands-on-deck, training, and get-it-done partners.


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Exploring QAD Online Product Training


Check out these upcoming training opportunities to expand your skill set with QAD’s new Adaptive UX functionality! Available QAD Training Courses. There’s never been a better time to consider online training courses from QAD!

Introducing Retail Training: Learn From the Industry’s Leading Experts to Maximize Your Profitability

Procurement Academy

Employees who are well informed and have access to training materials are typically happier and perform better when required. It provides role-based training to the retail organization’s workforce and helps them to broaden their knowledge.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions. in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina. Source: Nestlé. procurement #sourcing #purchasing.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff


Reason #10: Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff. They use their knowledge of how planning systems work to peg up to find the source of the change and determine that someone changed the wrong record causing the change and confirm with the planner that the change was intended. Don’t want training and aren’t interested in learning. One very good source of supply chain training is APICs (American Production and Inventory Control Society).

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan


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.

Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020


What’s more, QAD subject matter experts will lead on-site, hands-on training courses—helping you discover how QAD Adaptive Applications can address your specific business needs. The post Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020 appeared first on QAD Blog.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Factories in developing countries, where costs would be lower, don’t have the technology or trained workforce to cope with modern demands. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Supply Chain Network

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. That’s because strategic sourcing is complex and challenging – success requires more than fancy software purchases. At 30,000 feet, answer these questions to drive improved adoption: • Have we trained everyone? How many of our sourcing events are run through the system?

Training Record Management Software: The First 3 Steps to Automation

Arena Solutions

Training Record Management Today. Training record management is a major element of quality management, compliance, and regulatory practices as well as employee safety. b) Training. Training shall be documented. (1) OSHA requires safety training for all employees.

Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

Ken Glasser, a global sourcing contracts manager at Axcelis Technologies, told Supply Chain Dive that dual sourcing has made supply chain disruptions easier to manage. ” Dual sourcing serves as a hedge against supply chain risk.

2017 – The year of learning


by Bill DuBois Education and training – What’s the difference? In this case the two modes would be education and training. A number of years ago I was in a session with a client when someone asked, “What’s the difference between education and training?” If companies decide to implement new processes and supply chain technologies to keep up with the shifting supply chain realities, they’ll also need the training required to implement fast and extract value as soon as possible.

Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programs


While many companies will consider hiring new employees in order to address rising business pressures, sourcing the right candidates will only become more difficult as […]. The post Why Businesses Should Implement Measurable Training Programs appeared first on SYSPRO US. The rapid pace of today’s business means that relevant skills are becoming outdated more quickly than ever before.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Sixteen months later, a virtual lifetime in the technology realm, the crowd sourcing economy shows no signs of slowing with numerous solutions emerging across a host of industries. People come in a predictable size, and fit in most car, train, bus or plane seats.

3 Reasons to Join the Train Industry

GTG Technology Group

When many people think of trains, they think of the past. But by the mid-to-late 20 th century, a boom in air travel and personal vehicle ownership caused travel by train to decline. For a time, trains weren’t as prominent in popular imagination. In recent years, however, the train industry has returned to its former glory. Sources indicate a boom in train careers may be just around the corner. Why Work with Trains?

Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link in Your Future?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is the sourcing and development of mid-management talent. Only 23% of companies responding to the study have a planned cross-functional training program for existing employees. This study points out the need for skill development in the areas of training and career progression to give employees cross-functional breadth. Supply Chain Supply chain excellence cross-training supply chain talent Today, I finished up a report on supply chain talent.

Sourcing Cost and Time Savings for America’s Brightest Orange


“We have captured many benefits thanks to the decision we took to extend our JAGGAER implementation to include sourcing. And not least, double-digit cost savings on our electronic sourcing bid events.”. Since then OSU has conducted around 900 sourcing events via JAGGAER.

Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

How Does This Impact SCM Training? Now I do believe that training in the basics is absolutely necessary. Before training and education in the basics was needed because the jobs to be done were transactional. Risk Management Training. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

[link] The longest rail link in the world and the first direct link between China and Spain is up and running after a train from Yiwu in coastal China completed its maiden journey of 8,111 miles to Madrid. The first train was met by the mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and Spain’s minister of public works, Ana Pastor. Those trains link Chongqing, the huge industrial city in south-west China, with Duisburg, and Beijing with Hamburg.

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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. Their approach was a combination of better tools, training and communication. Last week I suggested that a procurement cockpit is an essential tool to manage your business in 2019.

What Remains the Same?

Supply Chain Shaman

On Wednesday morning, when I finished speaking at the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing in Fort Lauderdale, an executive from J&J pulled me aside and said, “Our strengths, are now our vulnerabilities.” Digital Supply Chain development digital innovation leadership pilots SAP supply chain digital process trainingIt is Saturday. This was a tough travel week on the East Coast by any measure. I’m rearranging my schedule as stranded friends cancel personal plans.

6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Some, pointing to the falling costs of wind and solar energy, are demanding that their energy provider supply clean, renewably-sourced electricity.

New Generations, New Ways of Learning


However, videos are not just a source of entertainment for children and teenagers, but also a great education tool for the current working generation. By providing videos to train your new employees rather than the typical documentation, they will become operational quicker. Create webinars to educate your team about the new supply chain planning tool you just implemented as your team can self-train.

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

Some, pointing to the falling costs of wind and solar energy, are demanding that their energy provider supply clean, renewably-sourced electricity.

Shale Gas on the Rise: 3 Ways to Prepare Your Energy Company for Unprecedented Production Growth

USC Consulting Group

Bolster workforce training. Oil & Gas Supply Chain Digitization Process Improvement Skilled Workforce strategic sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Optimization Workforce TrainingInternal and external forces are catalyzing change in the global energy sector. From the development and implementation of cutting-edge operational technology to the widespread embrace of innovative consolidation and partnership strategies, transformation abounds.

What I Have Learned Teaching Courses on Market-Driven Value Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

It senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time latency to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing functions. In our training, we try to build it down and combine the research with experiential exercises. If you are interested in having your teams participate in the training, and learn the concepts, check out our training options.

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PRO Point of View: Pascale de Felix, Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing at the Bel Group


Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing (Bel Group). She is the Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing, and she has 10 years of experience in Responsible Purchasing.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products. The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. When Mr. Wilson, 59, was released in 2013 he sought out training at Goodwill, where he learned to drive a forklift. The DRIVE-Safe Act updates federal law to empower the trucking industry to fill these gaps with a qualified, highly trained emerging workforce.

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Are your L&D programs reaping the outcomes you need?

UL EHS- Sustainability

We’ve all been there—days spent away from our jobs completing required training programs that ultimately left us disappointed, confused, marginalized and with no new learning assets. But the most successful learning and development teams also understand how to measure the success of each training course and react accordingly. Traditional training models address performance issues only when there is a lack of knowledge and skills. What type of training is available? ?

Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

Talking Logistics

As reported in USA Today : [In a sourcing practice nicknamed “China plus one”], big brands like Rip Curl send their specifications — what they want made and how much they’re willing to pay for it — to sourcing agents, who find factories that agree to fulfill them. poor training); and Process issues (e.g., Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Risk Management global sourcing North Korea Rip Curl slavery supply chain mapping supply chain visibility

Will You Be Able to Drive Your New Sourcing Platform in a Week?

EC Sourcing Group

Shouldn’t you be able to drive your new sourcing platform in 5 working days or less? This may be a recurring nightmare for you as you evaluate multiple sourcing tools. How is training conducted? Is any training provided one-on-one? Will the training include creation of simple events like three bids and a buy? How do you structure training on complex events? What is an ideal time block for training sessions?

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

There are certain sources you need to take full advantage of in order to find the confidence needed. This is a great source of information. Logistics Management freight broker gaining confidence in logistics learning logistics education logistics education logistics training transportation education using Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first.

A Diverse Supply Base Isn’t About Procurement…It’s A Leadership Issue!

Supply Chain View from the Field

The most important and common method for driving diversity objectives in the survey (in 73% of firms) involves explicitly building in diversity as an objective into sourcing processes. It is not uncommon to find that sourcing managers do not view diversity as a priority. It is also important to note that every single sourcing category has some level of diversity spending, and none are exempted.