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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.
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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Many mid-size U.S. cities and other areas now make attractive alternatives to India and other offshore locations for companies considering consolidating finance, IT, and other business services operations for shared service or global business services centers, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Posted on 05/26 at 08:04 AM
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
With 10.8 percent annual growth, supply chain management (SCM) and procurement applications outpaced most software markets to total $9.9 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Procurement is being asked to innovate and transform its processes. But the profession is still measured on cost reduction. Can we have it all?
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
ThomasNet and ISM acknowledge the industry's best and brightest for the second year.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Two words are driving procurement and supply chains, says ISM CEO Tom Derry: Innovation and sustainability. There are opportunities in a flat economy for the organizations that get them right.
Monday, 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.
For 2015, the top priority of procurement organizations is to elevate their role to more of a trusted advisor in support of improved enterprise agility, according to new Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:19 AM
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.