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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Procurement organizations are clearly getting the message that they need to demonstrate their value, in the same way they've documented spend savings for nearly a decade.
Procurement leaders are expanding their priorities for 2014, moving beyond a historic emphasis on reducing purchase costs and adding focus on expanding and deepening the scope of spend influence as well as supporting supplier-led product innovation, according to 2014 Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
While harsh winter weather remained an obstacle, retail sales in February saw gains, according to data released by the National Retail Federation and the United States Department of Commerce.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
NRF anticipates a surge of activity in spring
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A majority (57%) of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) said short-term cost reduction is a higher priority than long-term growth in 2014, according to a new survey by Consero Group
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today’s corporate procurement function faces a wide array of serious challenges. Among the most vexing are those that relate to supplier risk—an area made particularly complex by an increasing reliance on suppliers in foreign lands.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) released its 2014 Public Policy Agenda: Retailers Strengthening Communities.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Brooks Bentz, a partner in Accenture’s supply chain management practice says that intermodal shippers can shield themselves from unexpected rate hikes by negotiating contracts for a distribution network, rather than by picking lanes.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Optimism appears to be the operative term in describing growth prospects at U.S.-based retail container ports in 2014, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Like other strategic functions in the enterprise, procurement’s role continues to evolve, and procurement leaders and organizations are now tasked with increasing responsibilities from addressing more complex spend categories to taking a more active role in managing risk and compliance.