Filed in Sourcing
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
During this Webcast, Danny Ertel and Jon Hughes of Vantage Partners will discuss the challenges procurement organizations face in influencing complex professional services spend, share advice for gaining access and building credibility with internal stakeholders (who are often very senior executives), and offer proven strategies to deliver value on one of the last frontiers for strategic sourcing and supplier management.
Monday, May 06, 2013
These are major logistics challenges of a huge event like this, and the Bloomsday logisticians did a remarkable job.
Friday, November 02, 2012
This work is fascinating and often takes me to Chinese factories to review their manufacturing processes
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
One of the most overworked and misused phrases is “Think Out of the Box.”
Monday, July 02, 2012
Want to improve your outsourcing efforts? This article unpacks the lessons of five “Big Thinkers” in the world of economics and shares how their insights can help you improve the way you outsource.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
To date, more than 200 corporate giants have explained to the seven-person Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs why their manufacturing facilities or suppliers in China violated the country’s air and water laws. At least 50 companies have taken corrective actions and agreed to IPE-supervised environmental audits of their factories. Here’s why supply chain managers need to pay attention to influential little watchdogs like IPE.
New research from the Aberdeen Group underscores the criticality of spend analysis to overall spend management. The findings also show, however, that many companies struggle with putting together an effective spend analysis program. The insight and guidelines offered here can help any company advance up the competency ladder toward Best-in-Class—regardless of the starting point.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Quality Fade, the process of quality degradation over time, is the single biggest issue in low cost manufacturing countries.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
All too often, after a long and productive sourcing initiative, the team celebrates success when the new contract is finalized. The best efforts don’t end there.
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Monday, January 30, 2012
A simple and powerful best practice is to obtain stakeholder signoff regarding the sourcing strategy as well as the methodology for calculating results.