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1. Procurement Research Summary
...  alignment, procurement strategy, and technology. Read about it HERE. ...
Created on 21 February 2017
2. Digitizing Sourcing & Procurement
...  the pace of adoption. Digitizing procurement will impact everything from business processes to organizational structure and alignment. Read his article HERE.  ...
Created on 27 December 2016
3. Fixing Direct Procurement
Direct material procurement is in dire need of a redesign, according to the Supply Chain Shaman. Management of direct procurement is often in the hands of the supply chain and alignment with company strategy ...
Created on 18 October 2016
4. Moving Toward Integration
Integration between suppliers and buyers can be a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, a low percentage of relationships are at the stage where they can be considered advantageous. On the Supply Chain ...
Created on 04 October 2016
5. Design Needs for Procurement
... r' to 'gate opener' in alignment with Coupa's vision.Procurement needs to make changes in its design in order to move up to the executive table. Read his thoughts on the conference HERE. ...
Created on 17 May 2016
6. Supply Chain Priorities
In a recent study of 250 manufacturing executives, GT Nexus finds surprising results on alignment between supply chain objectives and resources.Barbara Jorgensen on the EPS site takes a look at other findings ...
Created on 14 March 2016
7. Using Behavior to Your Advantage
... technique that involves focus on postural alignment, which results in a great workout while reducing the potential for overuse injuries. I am a chi walker on a 1,000-mile journey. Watch me walk! Perception ...
Created on 04 December 2015
8. How to Excel at S&OP
Balancing go-to-market strategies against operational plans is a challenge across businesses of all sizes. Whether it's called Sales & Operations Planning or some other name, almost everyone tries to do ...
Created on 03 November 2015
9. Coordination Key to SRM
Chris McClory from KPMG explains why supplier relationship management (SRM) is much more than just directly interacting with suppliers. Alignment across all stakeholders must be attained in order to present ...
Created on 27 August 2015
10. Who Has a Supply Chain Strategy?
Having a supply chain strategy that's linked to overall company strategy sounds like something all companies should have, right? Well, Dan Gilmore of the Supply Chain Digest took a quick survey on the ...
Created on 10 August 2015
11. Change Your Supply Chain Alignment
... in site. In reviewing the book, Robert Bowman thinks that the ecommerce revolution and other changes have drive supply chains away from product-centric alignment. Read his thoughts HERE.  ...
Created on 04 August 2015
12. The Ten Supply Chain Commandments
If the Supply Chain is your religion, you need some commandments to follow, right? The folks at Sourcing Innovation have carved out a few for you, not on stone tablets but on their site.It's a rather unique ...
Created on 30 July 2015
13. Thoughts on Organizational Alignment
Lora Cecere has been a Supply Chain Shaman for years and is a proponent of the supply chain Center of Excellence concept. In her mind, as organizations mature, they naturally gravitate toward that model.The ...
Created on 23 June 2015
14. Procurement and Finance
It's been awhile since our last 'where should procurement report?' discussion. On the Enterprise Irregulars site, Jason Busch shares his thoughts on the subject based on recent research.Alignment with finan ...
Created on 04 June 2015
15. Setting Expectations for New Supply Chain Hires
...  like there's a huge need for expectation-setting.There are many explanations for the lack of alignment, but there are ways presented in the article to address them. Read about them HERE. ...
Created on 01 September 2014
16. Visibility and Risk
In a recent Forbes article, Robert Bowman looks at the intersection of supply chain visibility and risk. It's a topic that will continue to increase in importance as supply chains become more global and ...
Created on 09 April 2014
17. Continuing the EDI Journey
... ssure all parties who are part of the process are involved; and your processes are fluid.  Plan, discuss, plan, discuss!  Be in alignment! In ending, it's about your organization having successful proce ...
Created on 07 March 2014
18. Supply Chain and Finance Alignment
Consultants Ernst & Young recently completed a survey on business priorities over the next 3 years. The folks at Supply Chain Digest gleaned some interesting information about alignment between finance ...
Created on 10 February 2014
19. Moving Beyond the Supply Chain Silo
Lora Cecere knows what she's talking about with supply chains. As the Supply Chain Shaman, she has a great perspective on how to improve the standing of supply chains in organizations.In a Forbes article, ...
Created on 06 January 2014
20. Keys to Supply Chain Leadership
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has learned a lot about leadership over the years. She summarizes her key learnings in a nice holiday article.She also communicates information about new features ...
Created on 16 December 2013