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1. 3 Ways a CPO Can Transform a Business
(Management)
... can reduce costs, consolidate vendors, and find other strategic sourcing methods to improve competitive outcomes. Procurement now requires deep enterprise-level strategic insight into corporate goals ...
Created on 24 October 2017
2. Disruption of Globalization and Supply Chain
(Supply)
... . His mission is to deliver business excellence through supply chain and sourcing to help clients achieve a competitive edge in the marketplace. With more than 20 years of international consulting experienc ...
Created on 16 October 2017
3. Changes to Supply Chain Increases Efficiency for Lululemon
(News)
n order to speed up how products get to market Lululemon is improving its supply chain, reports Sourcing Journal. One step it is taking is having a segmented supply chain. Read the article Sourcing ...
Created on 06 September 2017
4. Supply Chains Prepare for Political Impacts
(News)
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
5. The Procurement Pyramid
(News)
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 Spend ...
Created on 23 March 2017
6. Blockchain and the Supply Chain
(News)
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. Best-of-Breed vs ERP Series
(News)
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
8. Where is Procurement Heading?
(News)
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 ...
Created on 16 February 2017
9. More 2017 Supply Chain Predictions
(News)
Lots of publications make yearly predictions (it's February and they're still flowing in....), but our favorites are those which actually explain the 'why' in deeper detail.Dan Gilmore on the Supply Chain ...
Created on 07 February 2017
10. Top Global Supply Chain Risks
(News)
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
11. Technology Innovation and Risk
(News)
Risk is never very far from our minds. When new technological innovations are implemented into supply chain processes, they have a positive effect on business but also introduce new areas of concern.The ...
Created on 12 January 2017
12. Procurement's Direction in 2017
(News)
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
13. Trump's Impact on Supply Chains
(News)
Supply chain professionals are the many folks stuggling to figure out what a Trump presidency will mean.Kevin O'Marah takes a shot at predicting how actions associated with the President-elect's previous ...
Created on 03 January 2017
14. Starting Up Your Procurement Process
(News)
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 ...
Created on 29 December 2016
15. Digitizing Sourcing & Procurement
(News)
There's a revolution in procurement based on digital technology on the way, according to Stefan Dent on Spend Matters' site. Although the tech has been around for awhile, cloud-based solutions will quicken ...
Created on 27 December 2016
16. Analyzing Procurement Technology
(News)
On the Spend Matters site, Jason Busch applies a tool called the 5 Forces Diagram to analyze procurement technology.It's an interesting exercise that helps a user think about a particular company, process, ...
Created on 30 November 2016
17. The Meaning of "World Class"
(News)
"World Class" seems to be an over-used phrase, but the supply chain experts at the Hackett Group know it when they see it.Their recent report not only defines the term, but it spells out what it means ...
Created on 29 November 2016
18. Silos Must Go!
(News)
Everybody says they hate silos, but there sure seems to be a lot of them still around. Gary Barraco has studied the problem as it relates to supply chains and has come to the conclusion that to survive ...
Created on 24 November 2016
19. The Election and the Supply Chain
(News)
For a different perspective on Donald Trump's election, we look to Bob Ferrarri on the Supply Chain Matters site. He takes a little deeper dive into supply chain-specific effects.Again, although the results ...
Created on 14 November 2016
20. Increasing MRO Spend Value
(News)
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