Purchasing Articles

Value delivered by strategic SRM in major organisations (part 3)

Vantage Partners

Contributed by Vantage Partners, Organising for SRM, Participants in the survey had typically invested significant effort in SRM through a formal, enterprise level programme during the previous three to five years. Their programmes were generally an evolution of less coordinated efforts made over a number of years before that. Read More

China 2015: Transportation and Logistics Strategies

A. T. Kearney

As China’s economy grows, so grows its transportation and logistics industry. China is becoming a more mature and self-confident country and a driving force in the new global economic structure, and this is bringing new challenges and opportunities Read More

Creativity Flourishes For Purchasing

Susan Avery

It’s been about three years since Eric Sandford arrived to build a purchasing operation at OmniSource Southeast in Spartanburg, S.C. He and his team continue to progress and innovate: They’ve spent the past year providing guidance and training to requesters and buyers at some of the company’s 32 locations in the Southeast U.S. that have just turned on their MRP (materials resource planning) system. Read More

UTC Launches MRO Initiative In Asia

Susan Avery

Building on success at sourcing MRO items in North America, the supply management team at United Technologies Corp., is expanding its strategy to its facilities in Asia. MRO stands for maintenance, repair and operations. Read More

Higher Visibility, Greater Expectations (part 4)

A. T. Kearney

Measuring Performance: What Is Key In KPIOur study findings grouped performance indicators into three buckets: financial, internal and compliance. Read More

The ADR DNA story (part 4)

ADR North America

The ability to select suppliers effectively, achieving the highest quality outcomes in terms of the specification at the best available price, is at the heart of all procurement activity. Read More

Strategies For Negotiating The Economic Downturn

Vantage Partners

While the worst of the last year's economic crisis seems to be behind us, recovery has been uneven, and the outlook is uncertain. The risk of a double dip recession is a real possibility in many countries. Read More

Having the right inventory in the right place at the right time: Are you pushing or pulling?

MCA Associates

"Have the right inventory in the right place at the right time" Hasn't this been said so many times before? As an Owner, CEO, or Supply Chain Manager Read More

Innovator or follower? Are you ready for a recovery? How about operational excellence too?

MCA Associates

No doubt about it. The top goal for wholesale distributors and manufacturers, in 2011, is to continue to regain sales volume and profitability! Read More

More than 4,000 MRO buyers attend Grainger show

Susan Avery

It was evident from the moment MRO purchasing and facilities management professionals arrived in Orlando recently to attend the 2011 Grainger Customer Show: It was all about them. Read More

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