Extending its efforts to bring distributed ledger technology to shipping industries, IBM Corp. announced Tuesday a trial blockchain network for supply chain management with Singapore-based shipping company Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd. Show More Summary
Categories: CSR, Industry News, Procurement, Risk Performance and Compliance, Sourcing, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain Tags: L1, Sourcing & Categories No company wants its global supply chains to have any exposure to slavery. Show More Summary
CBS Detroit: As the rhetoric ramps up over North Korea and nuclear weapons, the cash registers have been ringing at a local Army Supply store, where some are apparently prepping for a third World War. Ben Orr, the manager of Joe’s Army Navy in Royal Oak, says he’s been selling a lot of “prepper items” […]
Categories: Best Of Spend Matters, Cost Management, Industry News, Procurement, Risk Performance and Compliance, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Supply Chain Tags: General News, L2 As we slog through the dog days of summer,Show More Summary
A Chinese joint venture between Bombardier Transportation and New United Group (NUG) known as Bombardier NUG Propulsion System (BNP) will supply Mitrac propulsion and control equipment for 264 metro cars, which are set to operate on the Nanchang Metr…
Categories: Logistics, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supplier Management, Suppliers, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: L1, Sourcing & Categories From must arrive by date (MABD) to on time in full (OTIF), Wal-Mart’s latest delivery standard is not just another supplier scoring metric. Show More Summary
Categories: Our last supply chain risk briefing paper covered natural disasters, but now in the fourth in our series, sponsored by risk management solution provider riskmethods, […] (Read more...)
In July, the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Index fell to an 11-month low of 53.9, 3.5 points below its June reading of 57.4.
Categories: Spend Analysis, Spend Management Tags: Plus Spend visibility is foundational to any procurement transformation because to better manage supply, you have to manage spend. Spend is what you pay and supply is what you get, and to manage spend you have to see it. Show More Summary
U.S. services firms grew last month at the slowest pace since August 2016, a performance consistent with only modest economic growth. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its … Click to Continue »
The ag retailers who supply products and services are the main point of contact between John Deere and the farmers who put them to work. “They’re the ones that really serve the customer at the local level,” said Chip Donahue, manager of business segment strategy for Deere. He and colleague Randy Kasperbauer, product manager for the API platform, gave a... Read More
Oracle Corp. wants you to know that it’s serious about supply-chain management. The database giant today is introducing release 13 of its Oracle Cloud Applications suite, anchored by improved user experience, mobility and significantly enhanced supply-chain management features in the form of six new products. Show More Summary
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said that manufacturing activity continued to expand strongly in July, even as it pulled back from nearly a three-year high in June. The ISM... The post ISM: Manufacturing Activity Expanded Strongly in July but Eased from June’s 34-Month High appeared first on Shopfloor.
A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.
Crowdfunding is a mixed bag, at best. On one hand, you have fantastically successful products like Pebble, Oculus, and the Kano personal computer that managed to take in money, turn out a product, and become a successful company. (If...Show More Summary
Are you one of the millions of people who were disappointed by Nintendo's poor supply chain management of the NES Classic console. ThinkGeek has NES Classic Edition in stock right now, but only if you buy a bundle. There are 6 total bundles with prices ranging from $139.99 to $219.99. Show More Summary
Data anarchy has serious consequences, with the financial crisis of a decade ago being one of them. There was a “break in the data supply chain,” according to John Bottega, Principal and Managing Member of Data Management Advisory Services and senior advisor and consultant at the Enterprise Data Management Council. Show More Summary
As indicated in our last post, Procurement needs to evolve, fast, or join the elephants in the elephants’ graveyard. But, as we also indicated, just making the natural progressing to an advanced strategic sourcing function that is based on an advanced (optimization-backed) sourcing solution is just the beginning. While this will likely extend your longevity […]
… that rises from the ashes and replaces the modern Procurement organization that has one foot in the grave and one in the fire. But this is not just the advanced sourcing that SI has been preaching this year, not just enhanced category management, not even just enhanced supplier relationship management or supply base management. […]
Categories: Category Intelligence (Indirect), Cost Management, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Savings Tracking, Spend Management Tags: L1, Process & Best Practice We recently put up an interactive Ask Spend Matters box so that you, our readers, can tell us about the topics you want us to investigate. Show More Summary