Filed in Procurement
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their procurement organizations into a linchpin of enterprise strategy, far too many others remain trapped by outdated paradigms and struggle for influence within their companies.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.
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.
Procurement is at an inflection point. For many leading companies, procurement has been transformed into a linchpin of enterprise strategy. Yet many remain trapped by outdated paradigms and struggle for influence within their companies. Here’s how organizations can reinvent the procurement function and put the past behind them.
Suppliers can inform product development and the R&D group can help select the best suppliers.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
A new study released recently from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney promises to provide supply chain managers valuable advice on risk mitigaition