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    M&A in the Trucking Market: Should Buyers be Concerned?

    As major transportation and logistics companies seek to expand through mergers and acquisitions, buyers can expect mixed effects

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Latest Articles

Procurement & Cybersecurity: Best Practices to Safeguard Your Organization

Jaisheela Setty

When we think about cybersecurity, we picture hackers behind laptops breaking into large financial corporations or, recently, the 2016 US presidential election. When we think about Procurement,... Read More

New Research Highlights 2018 Supply Chain Management Priorities

Marisa Brown

Recent research published in APQC’s Supply Chain Management Priorities and Challenges report provides insights surrounding 2018 supply chain management priorities challenges, trends, Read More

Reduce the Cycle Time to Place a Purchase Order

Marisa Brown

A key performance indicator for the procurement process Read More

3 Strategies for Enhancing Collaborative Innovation with Suppliers

Guest Editor

(This article is an extract from a kodiakrating.com article and is published courtesy of kodiakrating.com) The old leadership adage: ‘You’re only as good as your team’ truly applies when it comes to optimizing the innovation, supplier collaboration can cre… Read More

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Latest Blog Posts

I’m Worried About Procurement

Rich Weissman
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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

Autonomous Vehicles (Robot Trucks) Will Redesign the Entire Supply Chain

Tom DePaoli
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Supply chain professionals must rethink their entire logistics strategies both eternally and internally with the emergence of robot trucks. Read More

What Santa Can Learn From Procurement

Gordon Shishodia
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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

Road Warrior

Rich Weissman
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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

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