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1. NGOs walk a supply chain tightrope to disaster response
...  it runs out. Once the quantity of supplies is determined, technology can also help NGOs manage warehousing and distribution needs, including barcoding, purchasing, receiving, order building, kit building ...
Created on 13 July 2018
2. Data drives the supply chain but data storage can cripple yours
... storage can be restricted by simply not purchasing more drives and you can establish spending caps for cloud accounts. But assess your data growth and make appropriate budget decisions. Make sure your ...
Created on 09 April 2018
3. 3 Ways Retail Stores Can Survive In The Age Of Amazon & E-Commerce
... to analyze a wide variety of metrics to better understand their customers and what impacts their purchasing decisions.  “There are many variables to the in-person shopping experience,” Light says. “Detecting ...
Created on 02 April 2018
4. Sustainability in the Chain
... carbon emissions. And consumers look behind advertising to understand corporate strategies, then make purchasing decisions based on what they understand. Colleague Pam Baker reports on the evolution of ...
Created on 05 March 2018
5. Stop Rushing The Holidays! Try A Year-Round Retail Brand Experience Instead
... is conceptual, a relationship, and an experience. Make shopping an experience during the holiday season and all year round by appealing to people’s desire for seamless online and in-store purchasing. Instead ...
Created on 19 December 2017
6. Reverse logistics will trash your inventory plans
... growing each year. The problem is one that is not going away or getting easier as consumers shift toward online purchasing. And as holiday deadlines loom closer, shoppers can compress their buying time ...
Created on 12 September 2017
7. Procurement Research Summary
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 organizational ...
Created on 21 February 2017
8. Blockchains in Procurement?
We've heard the term 'blockchain' a lot over the past year or so. It's interesting to note its advancement along the 'hype cycle' as we read of potential uses for the technology.Thomas Cherian, on the ...
Created on 29 January 2017
9. 2016 Economic Numbers
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
10. Procurement's Direction in 2017
Procurement is a process that's always changing, but the beginning of a new year is a good time to put a few bets on where it's heading. Technology is driving a lot of change, but the Presidential election, ...
Created on 04 January 2017
11. Research Summary on Procurement Organizations
A recent study by A.T. Kearney indicates the majority of procurement organizations just aren't cutting it when it comes to delivering value.Their guidelines for high performing teams are well-defined, ...
Created on 03 January 2017
12. Starting Up Your Procurement Process
For a business start-up, developing a procurement process typically isn't top-of-mind. It's important to have, though, since out of control purchasing has been the downfall of many small businesses.On t ...
Created on 29 December 2016
13. The Importance of MDM
We're swimming in data, but many business leaders don't know what's being collected and how it's managed. Elizabeth Skipor, writing on the My Purchasing Center site, tries to resolve that by explaining ...
Created on 03 November 2016
14. Procurement Needs 'Wins'
The procurement function within the supply chain tends to operate in the background. That ought to change, according to an interview with a KPMG consulting executive.In a summary of the interview on the ...
Created on 03 November 2016
15. Increasing MRO Spend Value
MRO (maintenance, repair, & operations) is a 'special' procurement category that often flies under the radar. According to some recent research by A.T. Kearney, a little focus can result in some big savings.In ...
Created on 01 November 2016
16. Becoming a Procurement MVP
Everybody wants to be a star, but do you have what it takes to be an MVP? Of Procurement? Becoming a 'trusted advisor' may be the key to stepping up into that role, according to Chris Sawchuk of the Hackett ...
Created on 26 October 2016
17. Keys to Attracting Supply Chain Talent
The talent gap in supply chain roles has been well publicixed and it's not improving. What can a company do to ensure a flow of good people into the supply chain organization?In a guest article on the ...
Created on 26 October 2016
18. Begin With the Basics in Managing Risk
... but to manage risk you need to have the basics covered. Read Susan Avery's summary of the meeting in an article on the My Purchasing Center's site HERE. ...
Created on 25 October 2016
19. SAP to P2P Integration Fun & Games
Integrating SAP with a P2P system can be challengiing. In fact, the technical part is the easy piece, according to Jason Busch. The business process changes add a complex layer to the whole thing. ...
Created on 25 October 2016
20. Executing Those Holiday Plans
If you're in retail and you don't yet have your plans in place for the holiday season, good luck to you! All aspects of supply chains, from purchasing, to order fulfillment, logistics, and transportati ...
Created on 18 October 2016