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While supply chain planning based on end-user demand has been applied in the B2B arena for decades, it is only now becoming practical in retail channels. But as distribution resource planning tools and techniques emerge, trading partners can now coordinate their supply chain as if only one company were managing it—effectively connecting the consumer to the factory.
During this Webcast, Danny Ertel and Jon Hughes of Vantage Partners will discuss the challenges procurement organizations face in influencing complex professional services spend, share advice for gaining access and building credibility with internal stakeholders (who are often very senior executives), and offer proven strategies to deliver value on one of the last frontiers for strategic sourcing and supplier management.
A significant percentage of supply-chain professionals surveyed during ISM's 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference in Dallas this week expressed many of the same concerns we have addressed recently.
Merger and acquisition activity is set to be a prominent driver of growth for many businesses in the next few years. The upshot for supply chain chiefs in those companies: a fresh chance to produce significant shareholder value. Yet, post-merger supply chain integration has been found wanting in the past. This deconstruction of the M&A process shows how supply chain leaders can step up to the challenge.