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Organization

By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
Operational excellence, particularly in the areas of technological adoption and cost realignment, will be central to the goal of executing through disruption
By Patrick Burnson · December 10, 2015
Procurement offers millennials the opportunity to learn the business from end-to-end, secure executive access and exposure, and have a significant impact on business performance.But skeptics ask: "Do we really need another framework, or do we just need to do a better job connecting to the financial metrics that are already being used by the CEO and CFO to manage the business?"
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
The second annual ROSMA Performance Check Study is once again a collaboration between A.T. Kearney, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and the Charted Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2015
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $447.3 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to October and up 1.7 percent annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.1 percent annually and up 0.3 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to September.
By Patrick Burnson · July 28, 2015
According to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc., a key differentiator is the superior ability of world-class procurement organizations to gain a deep understanding of the needs of their business, react more quickly to changing requirements, and drive higher overall value and greater stakeholder satisfaction, the research found.
By Manu K. Vora · July 1, 2015
Supply chain quality doesn’t happen by accident. It is an ongoing process that requires a comprehensive plan that is intertwined with manufacturing processes and becomes part of an organization’s culture. Research from ASQ (American Society for Quality) and the U.S. Baldrige Performance Excellence Program offer steps any organization can follow to improve the performance and quality of its supply chain.
By Panagiotis Andrianopoulos and Hector Rafael Perez · June 10, 2015
Retailers often emphasize the importance of being in tune with consumers. In reality, however, it can be difficult to align a complex retail supply chain with consumer demand.
By Josh Bond · May 18, 2015
New service helps employees explore opportunities and employers scan resumes or post open positions to 135,000+ monthly visitors.
By Patrick Burnson · March 23, 2015
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
By Patrick Burnson · July 29, 2014
For supply chain managers, this service can streamline procurement processes with applications to view purchase requisition self-service orders orders awaiting approval.
By Patrick Burnson · July 17, 2014
Sixty-five percent of Shared Services executives from Fortune 1000 companies do not believe their vendors are sufficiently focused on minimizing risk, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
By Paul Mandell · April 23, 2014
Large companies across the globe are under constant pressure to operate with greater efficiency and productivity, and this pressure is particularly palpable within large procurement operations.
By Mark Moon, PhD · April 23, 2014
Your company’s S&OP process will not achieve true integration without adequate attention being paid to the three mechanisms of organizational structure, process, and culture.
By Sean Rollings · March 19, 2014
Industry analysts estimate that S&OP systems can reduce inventories by 5-10%; increase inventory turns by 5-10%; and increase service levels by 5-10%. All of these combined improvements can help boost top-line growth by 2-5%.
By SCMR Staff · October 8, 2013
SCMR editorial director, Bob Trebilcock, reports on new development.

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