The Hackett Group
Supply chain executives continue to wrestle with the trade-offs between high service levels and working capital. As pressure continues to build on cost performance expectations, what is typically neglected is the lever that balances the service/capital trade-off: optimal inventory performance. Read More
The supply chain industry needs to attract more professionals—and fast. Organizations’ health and vitality—indeed, the strength of our economy—depend on having outstanding people in supply chain positions. Their work affects their companies’ brands, competitive positioning, sales and overall financial performance. We need new talent to carry the profession forward. Read More
ProcureCon is billing its new IT Sourcing event as unlike any other: Independent, objective and focused on the procurement practitioner. From a look at the agenda, it appears the conference producers are on the mark. ProcureCon IT Sourcing takes place June 1-3, 2015, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colo. Read More
Whether driven by environmental consciousness or EPA regulation, businesses can adopt sustainable practices without breaking the bank. Read More
In this 60-minute training video session given by Rod Sherkin, President of ProPurchaser, you will learn how to work more constructively with suppliers to drive down costs together, while strengthening your supply chain.
In part 4 of the Source One video series, Kathleen Jordan completes the discussion on marketing and sourcing with a case study that demonstrates how sourcing can benefit from partnering with a consulting firm to address marketing’s needs.
In part 3, Kathleen Jordan at Source One describes how sourcing can support marketing during its agency review process. She provides best practices for the two to use when conducting an agency search.
BravoSolution’s Mickey North Rizza serves as Chair of the ISM Supply Chain Risk Management Group and shares with My Purchasing Center details of the 4th Annual ISM Supply Chain Risk Management conference June 3 in Arlington, Va. The agenda includes sessions on FBI counterintelligence and supply chain and transportation risk. She also speaks to the group’s value for ISM members and others.
Charles Dominick, President and CPO of the Next Level Purchasing Association, shares with Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi news and insight into the Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2015 report. They discuss purchasing salaries globally--there’s a caution that goes with the news--and ways purchasing professionals can use the data to negotiate salary.
Transforming your own organization’s culture is a grueling challenge. Expecting purchasing to “bootstrap” or use its own resources rather than external help, in organizational transformation, is a demanding goal. Purchasing, however, has many of the qualit… Read More
The job search process has definitely changed over the years, and has more hurdles. It is important to be prepared for anything. Read More
Supplier collaboration was a topic that came up during the conference. Although not a new topic, continued pressure for adding value by improving pricing, quality and service while contributing to the bottom line is of high priority for sourcing profession… Read More
Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
Reading through the Next Level Purchasing Association’s Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries for 2015 report, we find some good news: More participants in the study are getting bigger bonuses and that those recruited into profession earn more than their… Read More
The work and purpose of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston today reflect the early intentions of its founders to "create acquaintance and foster the exchange of knowledge." Read More
Staples Advantage is the one supplier that offers all the business solutions you need, all with the expertise of a specialty vendor. Read More
More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This white paper can help companies decide, set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to the organization, and how much of a ro…
In the white paper, Winning Influence, the Roundtable examines topics critical to sourcing complex categories such as procurement model, internal communications, relationships with suppliers and performance metrics.
Air cargo can be an important and highly efficient component of today’s optimized supply chain. For many products, markets, and industries, air cargo is the critical link that allows organizations to respond to customer demands in a timely manner. Multiple air shipment options, as well as advancemen…
Spend management encompasses the entire purchasing lifecycle—from sourcing goods and selecting suppliers to setting up contracts and paying suppliers—and helps buyers take a holistic view of procurement from a competitive vantage point. That’s the definition of spend management we use to develop…