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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
While digital progress has enriched the lives of many supply chain managers and the companies they serve, industry analysts warn that there’s a dark side to our reliance on complex computer systems. Indeed some experts contend that our product pipelines have never been more vulnerable to disruption
Industry analysts agree that it’s important to make risk assessment an ongoing process, allowing for frequent plan updates as political conditions, fuel prices, tariffs, currency exchange rates, labor costs, and other supply chain security threats arise.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Being able to communicate with your senior executives in their language, and thereby connect with them, is a key element determining the future of procurement.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
One of the greatest opportunities for procurement and supply management professionals is connecting with their company’s senior management.
Doing so can help create an awareness of supply management’s potential, and thereby improve the odds of gaining top management’s buy-in and support.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
It’s that time of year when we celebrate the fact that next year is a clean slate and all is possible. It’s also the time when we propose our budgets and very quickly realize that we’d better focus on what’s important, as that’s where the budget will inevitably go. This will be the Year of the Network.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Dealing with challenges and the unknown is considered a given for supply chain and logistics managers. When the unexpected happens, it is imperative that they are taking steps to manage risks in an efficient and proper manner. But according to a report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum, entitled “New Models for Addressing Supply Chain and Transport Risk,” that is not always the case.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
While the BRIC nations continue to attract investment, supply chain analysts urge caution and diligence
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
This article explains how leading companies are engaging in innovation from a unique perspective — that of their suppliers. The research examines the strategies and approaches that should be put in place to accelerate and realize supplier innovations that lead to competitive advantage.
More and more companies now recognize that creating a sustainable supply chain is more than just the right thing to do—it’s a requisite to business success. Sustainability today resembles the quality movement of three decades ago. As with quality, there was initial resistance to “going green.” But it soon became apparent that the benefits were far too great to ignore.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
New global survey from PRTM confirms the importance of operational flexibility in supply chain success and identifies five key levers that leaders employ to make it happen. The financial and performance benefits of improved flexibility can be profound. And companies can start realizing those benefits, by taking the basic steps outlined here.