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Comprehensive information about global sourcing and procurement strategies, covering software, spending analysis, order management, supplier evaluation and e-Procurement.


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By Patrick Burnson · January 25, 2018
While supply chain managers have been slow to integrate digitization in the procurement function, the trend may finally be gaining traction, says a new report.
By James M. Baehr, · September 24, 2018
For the next wave of Supply Management transformations, we will see behaviors challenged more than ever before. Nonetheless, behaviors may still be the difference between a successful transformation and a failed one.
By Steven A. Melnyk, Colin Seftel and Nick Little · September 5, 2018
Industry leaders view their supply chains as a strategic weapon. Is your organization ready to make the leap? Answer these seven key questions to discover the answer.
By Michael Hu and Korhan Acar · September 5, 2018
Meeting consumer expectations is never easy. Savvy shippers need to disrupt their fulfillment strategies before Amazon does it for them.
By Patrick Burnson · August 23, 2018
A new research paper released by The Hackett Group maintains that “world-class” procurement organizations now operate at 21 percent lower labor costs than peers and have 29 percent fewer staff.
By Patrick Burnson · July 30, 2018
Last week, President Trump and European leaders agreed to negotiating a resolution over the steel and aluminum tariffs disputes, but the lack of clarity on the issue may already be disrupting U.S. manufacturing supply chains.
By Jim Baehr · July 27, 2018
“Do your Procurement professionals spend any time with your Sales professionals sharing best practices?”
By Sriram Narayanan, Carlos Mena and Riyaj Gilani · July 13, 2018
Procurement is changing from a focus on cost savings to creativity and innovation in a talent rich supply chain. That’s the talk. The question is whether organizations are walking the talk when they recruit, and, if not, how do we recruit for creativity.
By Jennifer Callaway · July 11, 2018
The intersection of the opioid crisis and manufacturing is poised to be a drag on U.S. competitiveness
By Rosemary Coates · July 9, 2018
After three rounds of failed trade negotiations, a trade war between the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies, begins today. China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced that China will fight back against the U.S. by imposing retaliatory tariffs on imports to China such as American soybeans and autos. Other countries including Canada, Mexico, and the EU are already fighting back after the imposition of tariffs a few weeks ago.
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By SCMR Staff · June 28, 2018
We surveyed the industry’s top executives to learn what their toughest hurdles are and how they plan to meet customer expectations. Download this free white paper from Ryder to see the results.
By Patrick Burnson · June 19, 2018
Atradius, a trade credit insurer based in London, recently released a report titled “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Performance and Outlook” that evaluates the global health of the industry and provides a snapshot of risk in emerging nations.
By Patrick Burnson · June 6, 2018
A new research paper by AlixPartners on “sourcing and purchasing transformation,” reveals that supply chain managers may face fresh challenges in the coming months.
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By SCMR Staff · June 6, 2018
New research indicates that few organizations have a process in place to identify and measure the innovation available in their supply base. It doesn't have to be that way. Discover a framework your organization can put in place to identify and measure what your suppliers can bring to the table.
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APICS Awards of Excellence Salutes Prominent Supply Chain Leaders
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How Inbound Logistics Networks Can Be a New Source of Savings
A capstone research project sponsored by a major CPG company looks at how different supply network...
Damco’s Supply Chain Services Under Maersk Banner Will Be Tracked Closely by Managers
Industry analysts have greeted the news with mixed forecasts....