A. T. Kearney
In turbulent times, markets become more volatile and differentiated. What does this mean for companies and industries worldwide? That a “one size fits all” supply strategy no longer applies. Read More
To help alleviate the shortage of skilled labor in manufacturing--a concern for procurement and supply management teams--ThomasNet is offering scholarships to high school students pursuing a career in the trades. Read More
“Procurement professionals attending the ISM conference really want to improve their skill sets, understand the best practices and bring that back to the office,” said Bill Michels, Senior Vice President, ISM, and President, ADR North America and ADR-ISM China. Read More
More than just a passing trend, SMM is here to stay as companies of all sizes continuously seek incremental cost savings, improved risk management and higher levels of attendee satisfaction. The SMM framework outlined here provides a practical approach for setting the foundation and ultimately reducing M&E spend. Read More
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".
Bill Michels of ISM, ADR North America and ISM-ADR China talks to My Purchasing Center about innovation and something few in procurement are preparing for--succession planning. What will companies do when Baby Boomers retire?
What is Procurement to do with Big Data? D&B's Sakti Kunz and Jim Lawton respond to this question and others for My Purchasing Center. The two discuss D&B's new offerings that help manage risk including the Supplier Evaluation Risk (SER) rating.
It’s time to take the pulse of Procurement. Our organizations are growing and changing and for Procurement to continue to add value so must our skills and expertise. In this interview, Mickey North Rizza asks the hard questions--and previews a presentation she’s giving to the Purchasing Management Association of Boston. She’ll respond to your questions. Tweet us @mypurchasing.
In this Minutes with MIckey podcast interview, Jessica Sanchez, Sourcing Systems Manager at C.R. Bard, joins Mickey North Rizza of BravoSolution in a discussion on the evolving role of women in procurement. The two share with My Purchasing Center their insight on leadership, career opportunity and the value women add to procurement--and their organizations.
It is my pet peeve when I see teams or committees take six weeks to attend various meetings to come up with a list of ideas, and a year later they are still at it! Supposedly, they summarize the list, and then they fall short in execution and implementatio… Read More
The best cost-savings opportunities are to be found in your suppliers’ organizations: Knowledge and ideas inside the heads of their managers, engineers, operations and planning staff. Read More
Mary Ellen Walker
The keynote address at the opening session was presented by Condoleeza Rice, Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She spoke on “Grace Under Pressure, Stories of Compromise, Integrity and Honor”. What a way to start this even… Read More
In a recently conducted study of total MRO costs and consumption for a manufacturing company, a comparison was made of pricing and service response (on-time delivery, etc.) from local suppliers vs. pricing and service response from LTAs (Long-Term Agreemen… 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
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
To lower costs and secure better contract management and spend analysis for its office products spend, Baylor University signed a contract with OfficeMax through E&I Cooperative Purchasing, a not-for-profit buying cooperative. The E&I OfficeMax contract provides Baylor a range of office products and…
Hackett benchmarks suggest that world class Procure-to-Pay (P2P) efforts yield significant results for companies including lowering PO processing costs by 2/3rd. Our new whitepaper ‘The P2P Playbook: Planning for e-Procurement Success’ charts out success factors every organization should consider w…
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 …
LTL (Less than Truckload) is hard to understand and hard to optimize. But that's only the beginning of why companies outsource LTL.