Shippers spend an average of 54% of total logistics expenditures on transportation and large manufacturing and distribution companies will have multiple shipments through multiple carriers in a day. Managing freight audit and bill payments are key challeng… Read More
From logistics software operations and logistics engineering to management roles in warehouses and transportation, there’s no lack of logistics career variety. Across the board, logisticians play a crucial role in eliminating inefficiencies and reducing co… Read More
Hanjin’s bankruptcy has occurred at a time considered to be peak season in terms of annual demand, calling for vessels doing key routes (such as Asia to Europe in this case) to operate at full capacity. Accommodating the tons of cargo that were scheduled t… Read More
You can’t ignore the challenges in a global supply chain, but there have been significant changes that can help overcome those that plague the pharma industry. An efficient supply chain management which utilizes modern technology plays a vital role in stre… Read More
BravoSolution's Mark Farrell tells My Purchasing Center how his company's services can help supply management professionals assess supply chain risk.
Karen Styres of SciQuest discusses procure-to-pay functionality of services offered by her company with My Purchasing Center.
Economics drives the supply chain. This is more than aligning supply and demand. It is about how a global economy works and its impact on your company and your suppliers. Economics is not the “dismal science” as once maligned. It is at the root of everythi… Read More
Supply chain professionals must rethink their entire logistics strategies both eternally and internally with the emergence of robot trucks. Read More
Can you think of a organization with a truly global presence that is unaware of the value an effective procurement organization can add to its business model? Only the most backwards of business leaders have their heads in the sand when it comes to procure… Read More
Highways do not intimidate me. I’d much rather be in a line of trucks than just about with anyone else out on the interstate. But these days my highway reference point is shifting. Perhaps the chronic driver shortage has impacted the natural selection of d… Read More
Today’s supply chain skills are invaluable to tomorrow’s leaders. As Procurement becomes more strategic—and critical to the success of world-class companies—its image is evolving. All the challenges and opportunities that come with managing the supply chain--especially on the indirect side--now make…
A successful sourcing strategy means that companies like yours should consolidate spend for better visibility and track savings to the bottom line. Read this article to learn about the six key steps to achieving sourcing excellence.
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 …
Top industry analysts provide valuable insight on pricing, availability, and production of key global commodities for the coming year. Get the inside track on projected price increases, pricing volatility, and commodity availability that could significantly impact your company’s operations in the ye…