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1. Supply Chains Prepare for Political Impacts
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The frenetic and sometimes chaotic-seeming political atmosphere we've been experiencing tends to keep supply chain managers and planners up at night.Thankfully, thoughtful analysts like Bob Ferrarri are ...
Created on 28 March 2017
2. Talent Gaps in Digital Supply Chains
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There's a significant talent gap in the supply chain to support digital transformation, according to recent research by the Hackett Group. Additionally, although there's agreement that digital is on the ...
Created on 28 March 2017
3. Building the Digital Supply Chain
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Digitizing the supply chain is a goal most companies are working toward, but where do you start? Is it possible to look at successful transformations for clues?In an article on the Forbes site, Stephan ...
Created on 23 March 2017
4. The Procurement Pyramid
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You might be familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs from your PSYC101 class at the U. Are you aware, though, that the procurement function can utilize a similar strategy? In a guest article on Spen ...
Created on 23 March 2017
5. AI Heats Up
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...  Spend Matters site and selects a couple that should have some impact to supply chain and procurement processes. Read about them HERE. ...
Created on 21 March 2017
6. Blockchain and the Supply Chain
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The hot technology topic of the year is blockchain. It's a bit complicated to explain, but Taras Berezowsky on the Spend Matters site not only provides a handy primer on the subject but also gives us a ...
Created on 15 March 2017
7. The Glass Ceiling in Procurement
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On the day after International Women's Day, it's a good time to ask if there's a 'glass ceiling' in the supply chain. Jennifer Swain gives us her first-hand perspective in a recent blog post on the Procurious ...
Created on 09 March 2017
8. Developing Risk Management Practices
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Risk awareness in the procurement function has improved considerably. However, risk management is still not consistent across the business landscape.On the Spend Matters site, Sydney Lazarus provides a ...
Created on 06 March 2017
9. Summary of Deloitte's CPO Survey
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Sydney Lazarus reviews recent Deloitte research of Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) on the Spend Matters site.He identifies the big concerns about disruptive technologies and talent gaps/shortages and ...
Created on 25 February 2017
10. Millennials in Supply Chain Roles
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The talent shortage in supply chain roles is an ongoing concern to managers. As more millennials join the workforce as older workers retire, there's a lot of conversation about the plusses and minuses ...
Created on 24 February 2017
11. Best-of-Breed vs ERP Series
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Spend Matters has put together a great series on the ERP vs. Best-of-Breed topic. We posted the first installment but the subsequent ones by Pierre Mitchell were just as helpful. Links to the first ...
Created on 23 February 2017
12. Procurement Research Summary
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Some research on the procurement function that's hot off the press is the topic of a recent article on the Supply Chain Management Review site. Patrick Burnson summarizes key findings on topics like organizationa ...
Created on 21 February 2017
13. Where is Procurement Heading?
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If you're involved in the procurement process within the supply chain, you've probably wondered what the future holds for your profession in these fast-changing times. Making the move from tactical to strateg ...
Created on 16 February 2017
14. P2P 101
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eProcurement is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really encompass? It's a broad concept that fortunately the folks at Spend Matters have done a great job taking apart fo ...
Created on 14 February 2017
15. Using Cloud-Based Networks to Improve Intelligence
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Bob Ferrarri's Supply Chain Matters site always makes great predictions, but he also goes into great detail on them as well. He recently took a deep dive on his supply chain intelligence prediction that ...
Created on 29 January 2017
16. Blockchains in Procurement?
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... end Matters site, takes a shot at speculating how it might be used in the procurement process. Read all about it HERE. ...
Created on 29 January 2017
17. Supplier Networks, Part 2
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In the 2nd part in the series on supplier networks, Xavier Olivera provides a great summary of the basics of platforms and networks for procurement.The benefits for supply chains from process and capability ...
Created on 26 January 2017
18. Another Look at Amazon in B2B
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As Amazon continues down the path toward becoming a B2B behemoth, will they come under greater scrutiny from a CSR perspective?Selling toys and apparel to consumers is one thing, business supplies to companies ...
Created on 19 January 2017
19. 2016 Economic Numbers
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The economic data is beginning to firm up for the 2016 year and it was truly a mixed bag. Overall growth for the US continues to be slow, yet some sectors (such as oil) have seen real improvement and some ...
Created on 17 January 2017
20. Top Global Supply Chain Risks
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We're always on the hunt for new ways to identify and evaluate supply chain risks. The folks at Spend Matters have come through with a dandy approach.In Taras Berezowsky's article on the site, it may surprise ...
Created on 17 January 2017