Filed in Procurement
Monday, August 31, 2015
Don't let the conventional budget process constrain your ability to add real value to your organization.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Supply management. Supply chain management. Procurement. Logistics. They're all bandied about these days, but just what is the right name for the profession?
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
During this webcast, Patrick Penfield, Director of the Supply Chain Executive Management Programs at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, will explain what's behind this new role for procurement and why leading organizations are tapping into the expertise of their supply base during new product development, rather than after the fact.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Hackett Group’s World-Class Procurement Performance Advantage Research is based on an analysis of results from recent benchmarks, performance studies, and advisory and transformation engagements at hundreds of large global companies.
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Tuesday, 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.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Metrics aren’t just a measurement tool. The right metrics enable supply management professionals to drive positive changes in their company that can also create alignment between competing objectives.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The subject of leadership, and how it differs from management, has been a favorite topic of mine over the years. Why? It’s a key factor that distinguishes successful organizations from those that will ultimately fail.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Shifting the procurement department from being tactically-consumed to strategically-focused can be a defining journey for a company.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
If businesses are to resolve their supply chain talent shortages, the supply chain profession has an obligation and an opportunity to develop its members in ways that go well beyond technical proficiency. Specifically, supply chain leaders must find ways to build soft skills in their current employees—skills such as clear communication and emotional intelligence that will help improve job performance and deepen employee engagement. Here are five soft skills that matter.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
It’s time for Chief Procurement Officers to cast aside any preconceived notions of their millennial employees and take a hard look at one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce today.