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Diversity is Key to the Evolving Procurement Function

There is still a gender gap in procurement, says Sheri Spinks. “I think it’s important now more than ever to give a voice to women in procurement. We need to talk about the enhancements and value we deliver as well as the soft skills we possess that contribute to our success in this area.” READ MORE [...]

By | 2019-10-08T16:08:20+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Procurement, Procurement Transformation, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Insights by Larry Lapide, S&OP Psych 101

According to Dr. Larry Lapide, “A major factor in achieving optimized supply-demand decision-making is the successful implementation of effective 'bridging' processes between customer-facing managers from sales, marketing, and customer service and supply-facing managers from manufacturing, operations, logistics, supply chain, and procurement." Read the S&OP roles he recommends for managers based on their mindsets. READ MORE [...]

Innovation Strategies: Upcycling Can Take Sustainable Supply Chains Beyond Recycling

In 2018, British fashion house Burberry faced severe criticism when it burned approximately $37 million worth of unsold clothes, accessories and perfumes. In 2015 more than 16 million tons of textile waste was generated in the United States alone, and more than 65% was landfilled. Will upcycling help improve the supply chain’s environmental performance? READ [...]

By | 2019-10-08T15:54:35+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Supply Chain, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Upcycling|0 Comments

Digital Marketplaces – Great Opportunity for Procurement or Governance Nightmare?

As digital marketplaces grow in popularity and number, challenges occur for procurement. “On the less regulated platforms, unknown suppliers that haven’t been thoroughly vetted, can sit alongside household names. It can be hard, therefore, for buyers to tell whether a purchase is ‘safe,’” says Ian Nethercot.READ MORE at Supply Chain Digital

The Power of Supply Chain Planning

Planning may not seem like a fundamental challenge to supply chains today. But Gary Forger explains, “As the supply chain gets longer and extends through more countries, managing all that movement requires increased planning and coordination. Hierarchical planning makes that possible with a very positive impact on supply chain efficiencies.”READ MORE at Supply Chain Management Review

By | 2019-07-18T15:41:11+00:00 July 18th, 2019|Supply Chain, Supply Chain Planning|0 Comments
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