Organizational Change Management and Culture: Keys to lasting, sustainable cost improvement

Sunday, July 7, 2019 · Harry Haney, Shane McCarthy, Vikrant Viniak, Nick Richardson and Dean Myers
New tools—including technology, Lean Six Sigma, continuous improvement, or zero-based principles—require leadership support, rigorous change management, and on-going monitoring to sustain improvements.

2016 Will Be Year of “transformation” in Supply Chain Management

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
Operational excellence, particularly in the areas of technological adoption and cost realignment, will be central to the goal of executing through disruption

Procurement Study Pays Attention to Younger Generation

Thursday, December 10, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Procurement offers millennials the opportunity to learn the business from end-to-end, secure executive access and exposure, and have a significant impact on business performance.But skeptics ask: "Do we really need another framework, or do we just need to do a better job…

Study Finds That Top Procurement Organizations Continue to Deliver Financial Benefits

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
The second annual ROSMA Performance Check Study is once again a collaboration between A.T. Kearney, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and the Charted Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

U.S. Retail Supply Chains Continue to Grow Sales, Says Commerce

Friday, November 13, 2015 · Jeff Berman
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $447.3 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to October and up 1.7 percent annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.1 percent annually and up 0.3…

Hackett Group Report on Procurement Trends: Part I

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
According to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc., a key differentiator is the superior ability of world-class procurement organizations to gain a deep understanding of the needs of their business, react more quickly to changing requirements, and drive higher overall…

7 Steps to Link Quality Improvement to Your Supply Chain

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 · Manu K. Vora
Supply chain quality doesn't happen by accident. It is an ongoing process that requires a comprehensive plan that is intertwined with manufacturing processes and becomes part of an organization's culture. Research from ASQ (American Society for Quality) and the U.S.…

Towards a Consumer-Oriented Supply Chain

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 · Panagiotis Andrianopoulos and Hector Rafael Perez
Retailers often emphasize the importance of being in tune with consumers. In reality, however, it can be difficult to align a complex retail supply chain with consumer demand.

SCMR launches Supply Chain Job Board

Monday, May 18, 2015 · Josh Bond
New service helps employees explore opportunities and employers scan resumes or post open positions to 135,000+ monthly visitors.

Procurement is Top Area of Risk, Consero Survey Reveals

Monday, March 23, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications Introduced

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
For supply chain managers, this service can streamline procurement processes with applications to view purchase requisition self-service orders orders awaiting approval.

Vendors Not Sufficiently Focused on Minimizing Risk, According to Consero Survey

Thursday, July 17, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Sixty-five percent of Shared Services executives from Fortune 1000 companies do not believe their vendors are sufficiently focused on minimizing risk, according to a new survey by Consero Group.

Three Steps to Integrating Continuous Improvement Into Your Procurement Organization’s DNA

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 · Paul Mandell
Large companies across the globe are under constant pressure to operate with greater efficiency and productivity, and this pressure is particularly palpable within large procurement operations.

S&OP Best Practice:  It’s All About Integration

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 · Mark Moon, PhD
Your company’s S&OP process will not achieve true integration without adequate attention being paid to the three mechanisms of organizational structure, process, and culture.

Hit the Refresh Button on Sales & Operations Planning

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 · Sean Rollings
Industry analysts estimate that S&OP systems can reduce inventories by 5-10%; increase inventory turns by 5-10%; and increase service levels by 5-10%. All of these combined improvements can help boost top-line growth by 2-5%.



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