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    Walmart to Buy More in U.S. to Encourage U.S. Manufacturing

    The Walmart executive in charge of an ambitious plan to buy more products in the U.S. told My Purchasing Center that the program is “on plan,” but faces its steepest challenge in the next 24 to 36 months.

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  • Metrics: Tracking Cost Savings, Capital Reductions, Avoidances

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Latest Articles

Big Data, Extreme Negotiations and Supply Management

Susan Avery

“Negotiate hard, but maintain the relationship,” is one suggestion offered by Jonathan Hughes, Partner and Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management Practice Leader at Vantage Partners in Boston, Mass., in his presentation, Advanced Strategies for Extreme Negotiations with Suppliers. Read More

Stakeholder Engagement: A Core Component to Procurement Success

Source One Management Services

Let’s face it, Procurement personnel are not always the most popular people in the office. Procurement is commonly viewed as only being interested in cutting costs no matter the consequences for that department. There are some departments that are more resistant to Procurement than others Read More

Walmart to Buy More in U.S. to Encourage U.S. Manufacturing

Doug Smock

The Walmart executive in charge of an ambitious plan to buy more products in the U.S. told My Purchasing Center that the program is “on plan,” but faces its steepest challenge in the next 24 to 36 months. Read More

Trusted Advisor, Agility Top Procurement’s 2015 Priorities

John Hall

Being a trusted advisor means having an ironclad grasp of information. So it’s no surprise that procurement executives interviewed by The Hackett Group say they will invest heavily in learning everything about big data. Being seen as an agile performer means having skills many don’t yet have. And so, those same execs report they will renew training and development efforts to close these capability gaps. Read More

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Achieve Competitive Prices without Bidding

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.

Marketing and Sourcing Collaboration Part 4

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.

Marketing and Sourcing Collaboration Part 3

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.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Keynotes ISM2015

ISM CEO Tom Derry talks to Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi about the 100th birthday of the Institute for Supply Management and its upcoming celebration May 3-6 in Phoenix. In addition to Robert Gates, the conference boasts of sessions by practitioners for practitioners and an exhibit hall with more exhibitors than ever before. Derry also looks at changes in the profession and ahead to the next 100 years.

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Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Presents Awards

Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi interviews Bindiya Vakil, Resilinc Founder and CEO about the mission of the newly formed Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council and recipients of its recognition program. Vakil also speaks to the importance of supply chain resiliency and how the council assists supply chain pros with building awareness for this discipline within their organizations.

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Latest Blog Posts

And As If Things Were Not Already Complicated Enough...

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Tim Cummins
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That leaves a supplier wanting either to pass all resultant costs onto Microsoft, or of having to accept a potential hit on margins. It will be interesting to discover how Procurement has been instructed to deal with these situations and in what way their … Read More

Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Recognizes Risk Management Initiatives

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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The Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council may help leaders in procurement with an issue that has challenged them for a while: Measuring and recognizing corporate initiatives that manage risk. Read More

ISM CEO Tom Derry on Supply Management’s Next 100 Years

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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As ISM CEO Tom Derry tells My Purchasing Center, the Institute for Supply Management’s annual conference, ISM2015, caps 100 years for the organization--and recognizes the birth of a profession that continues to thrive. Read More

Supplier Development Can Help Reduce Supply Chain Risk

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Susan Avery
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Supplier development can be defined as “working collaboratively with critical, strategic, and high-potential suppliers to improve the capabilities and competitiveness in the areas of cost, quality, time and technology for the mutual benefit of both the cus… Read More

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