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Friday, September 09, 2016
Supply chain organizations are searching for ways to reduce procurement cost. APQC’s research shows that organizations have the largest group of their procurement full time employees assigned to ordering materials and services.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Making changes to other procurement processes can lead to fewer resources and cost allocated to tactical activities.
Join MIT's Jim Rice as he leads a spirited discussion with senior supply chain leaders from Micron and IBM. They'll not only address the risks and vulnerabilities associated with operating in the Pacific Ring of Fire, but discuss the strategies they are utilizing across their supply chains.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
While many leading companies have transformed their procurement organizations into a linchpin of enterprise strategy, far too many others remain trapped by outdated paradigms and struggle for influence within their companies.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Too many procurement leaders and managers rely on supply management strategies that deliver results in the short term but that aren't sustainable over the long haul. Once the sheen from those early wins rubs off, senior management looks for someone knew to take the helm. In this session we'll examine the supply chain strategies most often put into play, identify why the fall short and offer ideas on how to address the issue.
Identify why they fall short
Friday, July 22, 2016
The largest public companies in the U.S. chose to go even further into debt in 2015 instead of driving cash out of their businesses by improving how they collect from customers, pay suppliers, and manage inventory
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Organizations that remain successful over the long run always invest significant resources in nurturing their “people capability” because they “get it”—they understand that people are the heartbeat behind organizational performance.
Friday, June 03, 2016
LTA's present a real opportunity for efficiency and savings. To realize those benefits, supply chain professionals need to broaden their horizon in terms of what constitutes the negotiating process.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The authors of a new book on supply chain contracting contend that while some legal battles are inevitable, most of the time, they can be avoided through planning and an informed approach to supply chain management.
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
Many companies have little visibility into their external spend in a detailed and holistic manner; it is fragmented, managed in silos by disparate stakeholder groups, and under-leveraged as a result.