Members of the Institute for Supply Management Greater Rhode Island affiliate and students in the Global Supply Chain Management program at Bryant University are hosting Rod Sherkin, President of ProPurchaser.com, on April 29 at 6 pm on the Bryant campus in Smithfield, R.I. Read More
For the supply management and procurement professionals attending the monthly member meeting of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston in April, it’s all about the network--expanding it and making the most of it. Read More
To help procurement professionals and other business leaders add value to their organizations--and the planet--Basware has put together a list of suggestions to help reduce use of paper--and improve efficiency and cash flow. This, the company says, is to mark Earth Day, which is April 22. Read More
The questionnaire is an important part of the qualifying process and approved suppliers rating system, and assists in the evaluation of the ability of suppliers to provide the services or goods required for a range of projects. Read More
Source One’s Fandozzi continues her presentation with a look at ways procurement can meet challenges of sourcing indirect categories. Tools such as reporting, transparency and training can be particularly helpful to market procurement value, she says.
In a presentation to supply chain graduate students at Rutgers University, Lindsey Fandozzi, Director, Supply Chain at Source One Management Services, describes challenges procurement faces when sourcing indirect spend categories. Using a case study of Apple as illustration, she shares key points with My Purchasing Center.
What's happening on the show floor at the ISM conference? My Purchasing Center interviews Adam Stewart of exhibitor SciQuest on the company's source-to-settle solution and its new user interface. He calls it "simple and sleek".
Not what you think. Listen to My Purchasing Center’s interview with Richard Waugh, Vice President, Corporate Development at Zycus, for his response. First, however, Waugh walks us through highlights of the Zycus 2014 Pulse of Procurement report. “Procurement’s vital signs are strong,” he says. Spend under management and contract compliance, two important metrics, are up.
My Purchasing Center talks supply chain risk with Sundar Kamakshisundaram, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing at Ariba, and David Charpie, Vice President at Supplier InfoNet. The two look at ways procurement understands, monitors and executes plans to manage risk of sub-tier suppliers, and how combining the intelligence of the Ariba Network and SAP HANA can help.
Zycus’ newly published “Pulse of Procurement 2014” Study was the topic for discussion during the recent My Purchasing Center Podcast, “What Does Procurement Really Want?” with Richard Waugh, VP of Corporate Development at Zycus. The extensive survey of ove… Read More
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A professional development association in the Midwest requested an analysis of a MRO store room. The company is a large food processor that claimed its stores operation was efficient and constituted effective support of maintenance projects. Something was … Read More
Considering how much time we spend working indoors (almost nine hours a day on average), it’s important to always make sure that our environment is the healthiest it can be. Making wise choices about suppliers and products will help ensure that your facili… Read More
Many internal users are non-compliant with purchasing policies because of the time required to get their purchase requisition approved. Enabling approvers (often procurement professionals) with mobile access would help to reduce the overall cycle time for … 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
For most companies in asset-intensive industries, MRO inventories can represent millions of dollars in investment, the vast majority of which often sits unused year after year. This white paper will help shift this MRO mindset while illustrating the economic impact of the silo’ed viewpoint.
What is the most exciting part of a horse race?Right – the final moments when the horses are jockeying for position. Usually, there are a small number of horses that separate themselves from the pack and are striving to be ahead crossing the finish line.This is very much like procurement. After …
To help our readers achieve their goals and provide the latest information on strategies in world class procurement, My Purchasing Center and OfficeMax compiled some of the best articles and research on strategic sourcing posted at MyPurchasingCenter.com into a new guide. Our eGuide, Strategies …
Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The activity can be taken further, though, especially within non-production (indirect) spending areas. By simplifying and automating interactions with preferred supplie…