Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Taulia taps Cedric Bru, Paul Martyn on the Heinz-Kraft merger as a supply chain management win, and some news in wine cost savings. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)
Categories: Learning / Research, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Spend Management, Supply Chain Management Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories Within both direct materials procurement...Show More Summary
Categories: Nobody has done a study of "personality in procurement" before. Until now. We recently teamed up with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) to conduct a survey based on Myers-Briggs personality types, and got over 1800 responses. Today, we reveal the results! (Read more...)
Categories: Learning / Research, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: General News Supply risk management is a trending topic in the procurement and supply chain sphere, and for good reason. Pierre Mitchell, chief research...Show More Summary
Categories: Procurement, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Services and Indirect Spend Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories In our recent research study Applying Supply Chain Rigor to Contingent Workforce Management, we were somewhat surprised...Show More Summary
Electrical grids in Europe claimed success on Friday in managing the unprecedented disruption to solar power from a 2-1/2-hour eclipse that brought sudden, massive drops in supply. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, at the heart of the event, boasts the world’s biggest solar-powered...
Categories: Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice It is not overly surprising that the services supply chain lags the physical supply chain (i.e., direct materials) in rigorous management processes. Show More Summary
Categories: Analysis, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain Management Tags: Process and Best Practice Earlier today, we published a PRO research brief authored by Xavier Olivera on supply chain risk management in Mexico...Show More Summary
California's One-Year Water Supply and Other Items In the past few days I've learned that California has just one year of water left. How do I know this? Well, that was the headline for Jay Famiglietti's excellent Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times. The 'one-year' mantra has become the proverbial...
Categories: Analysis, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice In a recent Spend Matters research study titled Applying Supply Chain Rigor to Contingent Workforce Management, we found companies sited a number of common challenges regarding managing contingent labor relative to the direct supply chain. Show More Summary
Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: PRO Supply risk management continues to be an important topic of not just debate, but increasingly practice, within global procurement organizations. And...Show More Summary
What do a supply chain management company, retailer, large credit card company and research university have in common?
Scott Disick has fled hard-partying Los Angeles and New York for a luxury Costa Rica rehab. But it seems the troubled reality star brought a questionable character with him.… READ ON
Categories: Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice Creating a simple graphic to show labor supply types and...Show More Summary
Sales ambitions for the new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV may be compromised by supply issues due to strong worldwide demand. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the CX-3 in Canberra, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders noted high demand for the new nameplate from all world markets, hinting at potential supply problems for the [...]
Back on January 25, I penned a piece entitled “The Fed – Lucky or Smart?”. In that commentary I argued that the Fed was managing the supply of total thin-air credit, i.e., the sum of commercial bank credit and...
Soothing fears that America had exhausted its supply of replacements for Chris Tucker, it seems that CBS has managed to find another actor who is capable of speaking quickly, dropping racist bon mots, and looking exasperated. Deadline reports that Justin Hires has been tapped to star in the TV adaptation of the hit Rush Hour film series. Show More Summary
Categories: Learning / Research, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: General News Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer, continues his ongoing series on managing supply risk with Supply Risk Management 2015: Best Practices. Show More Summary
Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Supply Chain Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Art van Bodegraven. In the ever-growing department of “what's old is new again,” risk management and mitigation have been rediscovered. Show More Summary
Categories: Guest Post, Innovation, Supplier Management Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Mike Robertson, managing director at POD Procurement. “Procurement savings are negotiated...Show More Summary