• Supply Management to Lead Vision and Strategy

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    Supply Management to Lead Vision and Strategy

    "The future supply management organization might possibly not be a specific organization at all, although I suspect that level of integration is quite far in the future," Scott Paull, recently retired Chief Procurement Officer at KLA-Tencor tells Vantage Partners.

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  • The IoT Drives Flex toward Pure, Real-Time Procurement

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  • High-Tech Manufacturing in Vietnam: China Plus One

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Latest Articles

ProcureCon Direct 2018 Analyzes the Future of Direct Procurement

Dennis Bouley

ProcureCon Direct - Need to update yourself on the future of direct procurement and the impact of incoming millennials on your industry? Read More

Software Audits are Inevitable and Everyone is Responsible

Abinaya Govindarajan

No company is immune to software audits. Poor leverage with top software vendors, suppliers’ focus on audit income as a source of additional revenue, complex software contracts and licensing models, Read More

The Reinvention of Procurement

Vantage Partners

Kraljic asks how a company can “...guard against disastrous supply interruptions and cope with the changing economics and new opportunities brought on by new technologies? What capabilities will a profitable international business need to sustain itself in the face of strong protectionist pressures?” Those questions remain top of mind to business leaders grappling with disruptions from natural disasters, rapidly changing technologies, the digitization of business and shifting geo-political alliances. Read More

Supply Chain Risk Management: Not a Procurement Priority

Susan Avery

A new report, Is Your Luck Running Out? Managing Supply Risk in Uncertain Times, by A.T. Kearney and Rapid Ratings International, describes the current state of procurement involvement in supply chain risk management activities, potential risks that could affect the supply chain, and ways procurement can begin to better manage risk. Read More

Latest Videos

ISM 2013 Bill Michels

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?

ISM 2013 D&B

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.

Latest Blog Posts

Trade War Against China? A Supply Chain Perspective

David S. Yin
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Apple’s value chain, from its inbound logistics and manufacturing through outbound logistics and marketing, all go through China in one way or another. Throughout the chain of activities, procurement plays a central role in providing each activity with the… Read More

Social Responsibility Changes Procurement

Charles Dominick
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Now, executives are realizing that good procurement can be perhaps the biggest contributor in an area in which organizations are being increasingly evaluated: Social responsibility. Read More

Even a Small Penny Part Can Disrupt the Electronics Supply Chain

Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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“Supply chain practitioners need to take steps to protect themselves,” Bindiya Vakil, CEO at Resilinc, tells My Purchasing Center. “Not everyone will be equally impacted. Information is power. Those who have it own competitive advantage.” Read More

Throughput and MRO Connected? Who Would have Thunk it?

George E. Krauter
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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

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U.S.-Mexico Shipping Options

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 …

The American Purchasing Society Annual Salary Report and Employment Trends for 2013

A new slide show highlights results of The American Purchasing Society Annual Salary Report and Employment Trends for 2013.

Mitigate and Manage Your LTL Accessorials

Surprised by accessorial charges on your LTL freight bill? Learn why LTL carriers charge accessorials, and how your freight characteristics and process inefficiencies may be the culprits that cost extra for you and your LTL carriers

Choose the Right Procurement Solutions and Deployment Model that is Right For You

Due to funding constraints, fast-paced business environments, and ever-evolving procurement needs, a one-size-fits-all approach to deploying and managing best-in-class procurement capabilities. Read how to deliver a successful deployment strategy that aligns with business needs.