Filed in Supplier Management
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives are on the rise, and companies who successfully implement these programs can realize a significant return on their technology investments.
Friday, May 05, 2017
In 2014, General Motors launched a new strategic initiative to improve supplier relationships and drive financial performance. Nearly three years later, Strategic Supplier Engagement is delivering solid results.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
It is all too easy for relationships between companies and their suppliers to become too chummy and for essential checks and balances to get less attention than they require. Often, the longer and deeper the relationship, the cozier it can be—and thus at much greater risk of underperformance. Here’s how to identify and guard against those risks.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Most companies are missing out on an important opportunity for improved profitability simply because they are unaware of the profit contribution their suppliers can bring.
Friday, January 03, 2014
Grant Thornton survey finds U.S. companies will bring production, customer service and IT infrastructure back to the United States.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
SCMR Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The ongoing pressure to cut sourcing and procurement costs is certainly understandable. But simply saving money on external spend will no longer be enough to survive, let alone prosper, in the years ahead. What’s needed instead is a new, longer-term approach that closely links supply management with business strategies. We call this breakthrough technique Value Focused Supply.
Friday, January 28, 2011
SCMR introduces our new “Benchmarks” column from APQC. This first installment shows that companies with well-developed Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programs enjoy big advantages over competitors.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
When working with suppliers in developing countries, there is a strong case to be made for turning supplier development into a core discipline. The practice can help create competitive advantage by enabling those lowcost suppliers to eventually perform at worldclass levels. Here is what it takes to build a highly effective supplier development program.
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Monday, November 01, 2010
Supply market intelligence (SMI) is a proven approach to reducing risk and gaining a competitive advantage. It begins with the collection and analysis of market
data—but doesn’t stop there. The leaders excel at engaging key stakeholders in the SMI process and then disseminating the information in a way that leads to better
business decisions. It’s a new way of thinking that can pay big benefits.