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Six Distinctions That Drive Procurement Excellence

Accenture has worked closely with hundreds of chief procurement officers, chief financial officers and C-suite executives for two decades. They have examined the traits and persistence of those who drive exceptional procurement and have observed what the best leaders strive for in procurement and how they make great things happen. Accenture has distilled its studies [...]

It Takes More Than a Village to Manage a Global Supply Chain

“IBM is bringing artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to bear on supply-chain management — with a twist,” says Robert J. Bowman. “What distinguishes this latest effort from previous software industry offerings, IBM says, is the manner in which it’s open to developers and third-party applications.” READ MORE at Supply Chain Brain

JDA Exec: How to Negate the Impact of Coronavirus on Supply Chains

“Companies that have already made investments in supply chain infrastructure and have a multi-source supply plan will be much better positioned to weather the ultimate impacts of the outbreak compared to companies that have not,” explains Jim Hull, senior industry strategies director for JDA. READ MORE at Supply Chain Management Review Xenon Group is a [...]

Procurement Must Reduce Costs While Continuing to Become a Better Strategic Advisor

“Procurement faces a dual challenge in 2020 — reducing internal and external costs while at the same time adding value and becoming a better strategic advisor to the business,” says Patrick Burnson. Research from the Hackett Group, Inc. reveals crucial findings on these new Procurement Key Issues. READ MORE at Supply Chain Management Review

Supply Chains are Going Green in These Six Ways

Green trends are catching on within supply chain management and transforming how the industry operates. Sourcing, packaging and transportation all have tangible effects on the environment, but they don't have to be adverse. Examine a few of the current strategies. READ MORE at Supply Chain Brain

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