The Hackett Group
Many companies still struggle with executing a strategic integrated business planning (IBP) process that effectively integrates demand planning, supply planning, and financial planning. Most simply put, the process should drive decisions on how to best meet demand (customer/consumer sales for existing and new products) within supply constraints in order to optimize financial return. Read More
Outsourcing of maintenance service depends on both technical and procurement maturity of the organization and would vary from organization to organization based on its business strategy. In all probability, there could not be a single maintenance outsourcing policy or strategy that would fit all organizations. Read More
In 2016, travel procurement professionals are seeing airfares hold steady despite low oil prices, hotel room rates climb due to increased demand, and more competition for their business from auto rental and other transportation services companies. Read More
The Conference Board’s 12th Annual Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management Conference promises a rousing start. The event, which takes place March 29-30 at Loyola University, begins with a pre-conference workshop, “Mastering the Softer Side of SRM: Culture, People, Skills and Change Management“ led by Jonathan Hughes, Sourcing and Supplier Management Practice Leader at Vantage Partners Read More
In this video, K2 Sourcing provides perspective on reverse auctions for procurement. If you take one thing away from this presentation, it is that a reverse auction is one of many tools to help automate the strategic sourcing and, ultimately, the category management process.
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.
Sharing news of the ThomasNet.com Corporate Edition with My Purchasing Center, Tom Greco tells a story about Walmart and its suppliers. The ThomasNet.com Corporate Edition helps procurement meet some challenges by providing visibility into all the capabilities and products of existing suppliers. It also has new features that help get suppliers to respond to procurement’s RFIs.
My Purchasing Center speaks with Pierre-Francois Thaler, Co-CEO of EcoVadis, about the United Nations Conference on Climate Change held recently in Paris and the historic agreement that was signed there. Fresh from the conference, Thaler fills us in on what was agreed upn and what it means for businesses in general and procurement in particular. “Procurement has a crucial role in ensuring the targets set by the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions are reached,” he says.
George E. Krauter
Upon investigation, Alice found that the supply chain was functioning just fine. Purchasing and logistics were at optimum regarding the various commodity markets; the suppliers were doing their job and reaching their KPI (Key Performance Indicator) goals. … Read More
A supply chain intelligence analyst must understand the intricacies of the environment that he or she must visit daily to get the result from the analytical engine. Read More
Matthew D. Miller
Pick your favorite sport and team. Can that team, or any team for that matter, be great without good scouting? Like any good scout, the strategic sourcing component of purchasing and procurement constantly needs to be searching for the best suppliers to br… Read More
Lunney Advisory Group was founded in 2007. Our firm is not your typical consulting company. Some members of our firm are highly qualified and experienced industry executives/practitioners while others are full time or adjunct university professors.… 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
Abstract: Understanding what can happen at the U.S.-Mexico border with your truckload shipments could impact the decisions you make—and whether or not you will actually get what you pay for. By reviewing the process and your options, you will be able to develop better, more efficient strategies to …
As we move into a 2016, it’s a safe prediction that buzzwords will continue to dominate the business world. "Strategic sourcing" is one buzzword that has permeated the procurement function for the past 20 years, but is often hard to describe. Almost every large procurement organization claims to be …
A comprehensive study done by AT Kearney in late 2014 showed that 75 percent of procurement organizations have not improved their productivity since 2011. This seems hard to believe given procurement’s constant push for efficiency gains, declining commodity prices, and the rise of technology designe…
Graduate students at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics used actual shipment data to develop a more accurate methodology for calculating Less Than Truckload (LTL) carbon emissions.