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.
Jim Lawton explains to My Purchasing Center how D&B Supply Management Solutions helps companies understand their relationships with partners and suppliers.
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
What do you think the future holds for procurement? And do you think your predictions line up with those of your peers? You can find out by downloading this overview of a recent Oxford Economics global survey involving more than 1,000 procurement executives and practitioners. It covers a wide ran…
Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The activity can be taken further, though, especially within non-production (indirect) spending areas. By simplifying and automating interactions with preferred supplie…
Spend management encompasses the entire purchasing lifecycle—from sourcing goods and selecting suppliers to setting up contracts and paying suppliers—and helps buyers take a holistic view of procurement from a competitive vantage point. That’s the definition of spend management we use to develop…
Large corporations perform supplier governance for strategic services in silos – segregated by department, contract, geography or type of service. Where governance processes exist, they are largely manual, often performed by poorly trained and insufficient staff through various incompatible systems,…