A Look at Direct v. Indirect Supplier Management in Three Industries


Doug Keeley, Product Marketing Manager, Ivalua. The most fundamental spend categorization in Procurement is the line between direct and indirect spend, but one effort that transcends this split is supplier management.

Supplier Management: what is it and why is it important?

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“The objective of supplier management is to ensure that all contracts with suppliers support the needs of the business.” At first glance, supplier management seems like an easy thing to sum up. What is supplier management?

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What are the Key Components of Successful Supplier Management?

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Here at HICX we are championing the importance and value of evolved supplier management. In this blog we take a look at the key components of supplier management , starting with… 1. Supplier Innovation. Supplier Management supplier management

What has been Apple’s greatest impact on supplier management? The answer may surprise you.


Apple has long been known as a leader in supply chain management with Gartner consistently ranking them number one in its annual report identifying the Top 25 Supply Chain Leaders. The need to demand supplier transparency and responsibility. Blog Featured Supplier Management

Supplier Management Through a Vendor Portal


Along with your customers, suppliers and purchasing agents need the same level of info just as fast. The fastest and most cost-effective way to implement this is with a supplier vendor portal. Here are some of its benefits: SUPPLIER SELF-SERVICE. CHANGE MANAGEMENT.

Why Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience


They build strong supplier relationships to deliver on-time, high quality products and meet capacity demands. Given that sourcing and supplier management teams are responsible for building and maintaining supplier relations, they also have the opportunity to drive innovation.

If you had a clean slate, what supplier management practices would you eliminate?


Which got me to thinking… If you are a manufacturer, what supplier management practices might you eliminate if you had a clean slate? Are there suppliers that you spend less on who could become the cornerstone of your product?

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight


More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success.

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Collaboration will drive future sourcing and supplier management success


Historically, if you asked sourcing leaders to name the one competency they felt they needed their procurement and sourcing teams to master in order to achieve ongoing sourcing and supplier management success, most would likely have said negotiation skills.

Collaboration Will Drive Future Sourcing and Supplier Management Success


Historically, if you asked sourcing leaders to name the one competency they felt they needed their procurement and sourcing teams to master in order to achieve ongoing sourcing and supplier management success, most would likely have said negotiation skills.

Companies Are Wildly Overestimating Their ‘Digital Maturity’ in Supplier Management

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When it comes to assessing progress toward digital transformation of the procurement function, a lot of companies appear far less advanced than they think they are

Unlocking Innovation from Your Supply Chain – Lessons from Formula 1 Racing


Afrika Morris, Senior Field Marketing Manager UKI at Ivalua. F1 Veteran, Mark Gallagher highlighting the impact of supplier innovations on pit stops – resulting in team success. Adopt a Collaborative Approach – Embrace suppliers as partners, not vendors.

Altering the When, How and Why of Supplier Information Management


Supplier information is typically viewed by procurement organizations as one of two things. It is either a data input, such as what we gather and use in spend analysis, or it is a process by-product, such as the information we gather from prospective suppliers during strategic sourcing.

The Secret to Effective Supplier Onboarding – Tiering 


One size does not fit all when it comes to supplier onboarding. Best practices have evolved to a tiered approach that segments suppliers and adapts to dynamic business needs. . A tiered approach to supplier onboarding helps Sourcing and Procurement leaders develop a sensible list of checks and resources. Among other things, this prevents redundancies when suppliers get asked the same questions by multiple departments. . Onboarding High-Value Suppliers.

Hitting The Brakes On Out Of Control Supplier Master Data W/ Cyrille Naux


Managing Director, Art of Procurement. If this foundation does not exist or if it is shaky, then buyers don’t know how much the company is spending with a given supplier, let alone how they can improve the efficiency or impact of a given spend category. Supplier Management

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks


In the auto industry, China is the world’s major supplier of parts. The world ’ s largest automotive supplier, Bosch, also produces in China , including Wuhan. Flexible and holistic supply management will be key. . Flexible and holistic supply management will be key. .

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AI for Better Supplier Collaboration: First, Get Your Data in Order


The result has been isolated applications, e.g. for supplier management and for P2P working in parallel with siloed data sets and limited or no synergy. Another disadvantage is that suppliers see little or no value. Automated compliance management.

Forgotten About This in Your Annual Supplier Meetings?


With 2020 well and truly begun, the timely question of whether you’ve had you had your annual supplier meetings yet, or not, springs to mind. If you haven’t, do your suppliers know what you expect from them? Orchestrate your supplier management for maximum benefit. Download the white paper, “ How to Achieve Holistic Supplier Management.”. See a supplier meeting as an opportunity. It can also show information about supplier performance.

Why An Holistic Approach to Suppliers? Your Questions Answered


Last week, Director of Product Management Georg Rösch hosted a webinar that asked the question, “Why is it important to take a holistic approach to supplier management?” It’s just another example of suppliers becoming a larger and larger part of every business. .

Supplier Data Comes of Age: The Benefits of Knowing Your Suppliers

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Just who are my suppliers ? Look into a supplier database and you might find ‘FedEx’ and ‘Federal Express’ listed as two separate entries. Are there really three suppliers? Or is there one supplier, with two – or maybe three – operating units?

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What You Really Need To Know About Your Suppliers – And Why

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The importance of structured and effective supplier management has increased for major organisations over the years. The regulatory and compliance burden has increased in recent years in terms of organisations needing to understand much more about their suppliers and supply chain.

How To Save Money With Supplier Information Management

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There’s no doubt that good management of supplier information can result in increased productivity and improved profitability. How you can improve efficiency with supplier information management. Calling suppliers due to missing email addresses/phone numbers.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement


Some of these are supported by artificial intelligence, for example to map inbound supplier invoices for automated data entry. These data sources typically include the end-customer’s approved supplier network, third party supplier networks and private company information supplier networks.

Two Ways You Can be in Control of Lead Time


The supplier tells her that the expected delivery date for those products will be on the 15th of September. Lead Times for Suppliers. There are various ways to identify a great supplier, one way is to compare projected lead times and the actual on-time delivery rates.

Stop Settling!


Blog Direct Materials Featured Supplier ManagementI love the series of DIRECTV ads featuring the Settlers, that determined, frontier era family who is living in the suburbs, but refuses to adopt more modern conveniences.

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‘New’ Supply Chain Sustainability

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The Sustainable Supply Chain Foundation defines sustainable supply chain management as “integrating environmentally and financially viable practices into the complete supply chain lifecycle, from product design and development, to material… Supply Chain Management financial technology fintech supplier management

What is the Best Supplier Vetting Process?

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Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts. Does your business rely on at least one supplier? Or do you need multiple suppliers in order to perform your daily operations? Set Up Your Supplier Selection Criteria. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Best Practices from 10 Leading Companies


Supply Chain procurement best practices purchasing best practices pdf supplier management best practices supply chain best practices 2017 supply chain best practices framework supply chain best practices ppt supply chain consolidation best practices supply chain management best practices pdfHere’s a quick overview of supply chain best practices from 10 leading companies from the 2018 Drucker Institute Ranking.

Supplier Management: The Best-in-Class Approach to Drive Performance

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This report will examine the comprehensive approach, taken by the Best-in-Class, toward Supplier Management. It begins with supplier selection, followed by establishing and measuring key performance metrics and ends with focusing on visibility with their suppliers to ensure ongoing success

The Right Solution for Contractor and Supplier Management

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The benefits of outsourcing to suppliers and contractors is clear, but the associated risks are largely unseen, and the breakneck pace of change and the pressures of financial reality can cause important, risk-mitigating considerations such as contractor safety to be overlooked - which could be not only an ethical disaster but a business disaster as well

VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory): How To Use It Right?

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The vendor-managed inventory approach plays an important role in reducing the overall supply chain cost. The post VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory): How To Use It Right? Supplier ManagementBut how can you make sure that you're doing VMI the right way? What are the most commonly seen mistakes that you should avoid? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global.

Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts

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Supplier Relationships – Don’t go over to the Dark Side! Shortly after I joined the Commodity/Category Management Procurement organization I was invited to attend the annual Strategic Supplier Awards event. There were Executives from dozens of Suppliers in attendance.

Choosing the Right Solution for Contractor and Supplier Management

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Here are some best practices you can follow that can help you choose a solution that can meet your needs and those of your suppliers

What is Vendor Master Data Management and Why is it Important?

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Gaining a better understanding of who your vendors are allows you to improve all aspects of vendor management, such as sourcing, category management and payment. Why organisations struggle with Vendor Master Data Management. What are the benefits of Vendor Master Data Management?

What is Supply Chain Mapping?

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According to this article by Supply Management / CIPS, the main causes of global business interruption loss (by total value) between 2010 and 2014 were: 1. Supplier mapping goes beyond your own suppliers. Are there other suppliers you can turn to in such a situation?