Purchasing Articles

Company to expand production in the U.S.

Plant Engineering

Bosch Rexroth plans to double production area at their South Carolina plant. The company will invest $80 million in the site and is planning to hire approximately 160 additional associates in the next five years. Read More

New Law: Grainger Separates Fact from Fiction

Susan Avery

As 2011 comes to an end, it’s a good time for MRO sourcing teams to evaluate facility lighting and prepare for the U.S. Department of Energy’s energy-efficiency legislation that will go into effect in 2012. Read More

SIMplification with Supplier Information Management

Guest Contributor

Aberdeen recently came out with a report, The Year of Suppliers, and, for 2011, it is actually true in every sense of it. Read More

Supplier Collaboration in Asian Markets

Vantage Partners

Asia sourcing difficulties - Sourcing from suppliers in many Asian countries entails inevitable challenges - geographic distance coupled with inadequate communications and logistics infrastructure, cultural differences, and immature legal and regulatory frameworks, to name a few. Nonetheless, many companies have been highly successful sourcing from Asia. Read More

Think Again: Encourage smarter manufacturing policies

Plant Engineering

Manufacturing is the innovative lifeblood of U.S. economic prosperity. Tell policymakers that. Send them this link today. Read More

Center Ethanol plant finds efficiencies

Plant Engineering

Even in a tough market, smart companies that leverage efficiencies can stay in business and even thrive. Read More

The Case for SRM: Realizing Value (Part 3)

Vantage Partners

SRM programs are focused on making major changes to the way a company works with suppliers. As with any other organizational change, it doesn’t just happen. The company must consciously devote resources: New roles must be filled, stakeholders need to be trained, processes should be created or revised and implemented. Read More

The Case for SRM: Sources of Value (Part 2)

Vantage Partners

Working collaboratively to reach a minimum threshold of mutual trust, understanding, respect, and open communication is a pre-requisite for more tangible business value. These enablers lay groundwork for effectively using such levers as joint planning meetings or joint performance scorecards to generate cost savings Read More

Purchasing Salaries-What They Are and How to Negotiate Them

Maris Listello

In the first part of this webcast, Harry E. Hough, CPP, CPP, President of American Purchasing Society will present a preview of results of the American Purchasing Society’s Salary Report for 2012 Read More

Understand shaft alignment fundamentals

Plant Engineering

Friction can cause damage, but it also can be an energy hog. Read More

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