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1. Supply Chain Management Jobs are Now Premium Positions
... Institute for Supply Management found that overdue recognition is finally coming to managers who can take control of costs and processes. According to the ISM report average salaries rose just over ...
Created on 22 May 2018
2. What to Call Procurement?
It's sort of a fundamental question: why the confusion on what to call the procurement function within organizations? Supply management, buying, purchasing, and procurement have all been tried, but whic ...
Created on 06 October 2016
3. Is It Time to Re-Invent Procurement?
Re-inventing your procurement process sounds a lot like trying to change a tire on a moving car, doesn't it? Adapting to what's happening in the world may be a challenge, but to get full value from your ...
Created on 25 July 2016
4. Key Challenges for Global Supply Chain Managers
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has identified 3 key challenges affecting supply chain executives and their teams. The last, scaling up financial acumen, may come as a surprise.Bob Ferrari on ...
Created on 14 April 2016
5. Using the 'Cost to Serve' Model
... r Ironside examines why CTS makes sense for suppliers and manufacturers in an article on the Supply Management site. Read all about it HERE. ...
Created on 15 October 2015
6. Supply chain visibility is key to success
Supply chain visibility is of paramount importance to all the players who rely on it, says Ken Jones, director of Executive Education at Western Michigan University’s Center for Integrated Supply Management ...
Created on 03 September 2015
7. The Unnecessary Costs Of EDI Document Errors
... it’s not realistic to believe all changes and updates will be implemented on-time, every time a transaction occurs, that is certainly the goal of a well-oiled supply management chain.   EDI service ...
Created on 15 June 2015
8. Uber Model Could Wreak Uber Upheaval In Supply Chain Logistics
... owns no inventory to speak of. And, according to Ken Jones, the Director of Education and Applied Solutions at the Western Michigan University Center for Integrated Supply Management, if Uber plays its ...
Created on 28 May 2015
9. ISM Numbers for Q1
The Institute for Supply Management's numbers are in for the first quarter, and they show a positive look forward. Although some areas continue to be in the doldrums, most of the economy is picking up stea ...
Created on 11 May 2015
10. March Manufacturing Numbers
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector continued to grow in March, albeit not at a fast pace. According to information released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the majority of segments ...
Created on 09 April 2015
11. The IBM Procurement Study
Will Green, on the Supply Management site, reviews IBM's latest procurement study and concludes there are real differences between leaders and followers.The role models seem to have a 'big picture' vi ...
Created on 18 December 2014
12. Soft Issues Hinder Procurement
Sometimes, the best laid plans are knocked off the rails by unexpected problems. Procurement often seems to be affected by what Sigi Osagie considers to be 'soft issues' of an organizational nature.In ...
Created on 27 November 2014
13. Looking For a Hot Job?
... e indeed growing and now is the perfect time to get involved.In an article on the Supply Management site, Milan Panchmatia describes the current state of procurement and the opportunities it offers. Re ...
Created on 03 November 2014
14. Are You a Best-in Class Supply Chain?
Everyone anxiously awaits the annual Gartner list of top supply chains. But do you understand what goes into their analysis? And why is it important, anyway?According to Tom Woodham on the Supply Management ...
Created on 30 October 2013
15. Mapping Your Supply Chain
Mapping the supply chain sounds like a great idea, but is it really practical? It can be done, and some tips are out there to help.In a Supply Management article, Luis Olivie makes suggestions that will ...
Created on 27 August 2013
16. Procurement Risks
... s own set of risks.In a blog on the Supply Management site, Stephen Ashcroft delves into risks in procurement. Read it HERE. ...
Created on 23 June 2013
17. Supply Chain Control Towers
A new term is appearing in the supply chain arena: "Supply Chain Control Tower". Just as an airport control tower coordinates airplanes landing and taking off, a Supply Chain Control Tower coordinates ...
Created on 12 February 2013
18. Can You Handle the Truth?
The supply chain has evolved in many ways to address the realities of omni-channel retailing. Having a single source of truth drives many positives in such an environment. In a short blog on Supply Management, ...
Created on 27 November 2012
19. Procurement Continues to Evolve
The procurement function isn't standing still. It's changing from being driven by cost savings to a model that depends more upon its relationships with suppliers. In a Supply Management article, Anna Reynol ...
Created on 07 October 2012
20. Supply Chain Sustainability
Sustainability is a hot topic in the business world. It's really heating up in the supply chain. On the Supply Management site, Kamalpreet Badasha discusses the importance of a new measurement, th ...
Created on 02 August 2012