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STEGO Launches DC Line for Applications with DC power supply

Our world is getting more and more digital. Complex process and control technology is increasingly gaining entry to electronic applications in the course of industry 4.0. This also involves the use of thermal management components, which are operated…

Afternoon Coffee: Procurement Execs Expect Economic Growth to Continue in 2017, Staples to Sell European Operations

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News U.S. economic growth will continue in 2017, according to purchasing and supply management executives surveyed for ISM’s semiannual economic forecast. The December 2016 report indicatedShow More Summary

Procurement Is A Great Job – But NOT Because We Spend Someone Else’s Money!

Categories: As well as the interview with Sam Walsh, this month’s Supply Management magazine contains a good article titled “12 Reasons Why You Have The Best […] (Read more...)

US Service Sector Rebounds in November; Majority of Businesses Positive on Direction of Economy

The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) has now released the November Non-Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), also known as the ISM Services PMI. The headline Composite Index is at 57.2 percent, a 2.4...

SAPVoice: The Secret Of Santa's Supply Chain

We’re approaching the time when Santa — founder, chairman, and CEO of Santa Claus Toy Manufacturing and Distribution Corp. — manages to ship billions of toys in a single day, all with guaranteed overnight delivery. Year after year, how does he achieve this feat? By running a live supply chain. Big [...]

Sam Walsh in Supply Management Mag – But CIPS President Needs To Stand Down

Categories: It was interesting to see an interview with Sam Walsh, the new CIPS President, in this month’s Supply Management magazine (and it is here online […] (Read more...)

US services firms grow at fastest pace since October 2015

U.S. services companies expanded last month at their fastest pace in more than a year. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade organization of purchasing managers, says its services index … Click to Continue »

Here come services PMIs ...

The Institute of Supply Management and Markit Economics will on Monday release their monthly reports on the US services sector. Most economic activity and job creation happens in the services sector, although much of the political rhetoric...Show More Summary

Court OKs California raisin growers’ suits to force federal payment for seized crops

Numerous California raisin growers are seeking federal compensation for crops surrendered years ago as part of an old supply management system. Three new court decisions could help them. In two … Click to Continue »

Omnicell Acquires Pharmacy Provider Ateb for $41M: 5 Things to Know

Omnicell, a provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies has signed an agreement to acquire Ateb, Inc., together with its Canadian affiliate, Ateb Canada Ltd. Here are five things to know about the acquisition: 1. Omnicell will acquire Ateb, Inc. for approximately $41 million, subject to certain... Read More

ISM: Manufacturing Production in November Expanded at Fastest Clip since July 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rebounded once again in November, growing at a five-month high. The composite index rose from 51.9 in October to...

US factories expanded for third straight month in November

American factories expanded for the third straight month in November, another good sign for the American economy. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index came in at 53.2 … Click to Continue »

Here comes US manufacturing ...

The Institute of Supply Management and Markit Economics will release their monthly reports on US manufacturing on Thursday. The ISM purchasing manager's index (PMI) is forecast to improve to 52.5 from 51.9 for November. Regional data...Show More Summary

$1 Trillion Money Manager Downplays The OPEC Deal

Submitted by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, The market should not be overly enthusiastic over today’s oil price surge on reports that OPEC has managed to reach some kind of a deal to reduce supply, David Hunt, chief executive at...Show More Summary

CPG: The Post-Replenishment Supply Chain Challenge

The idea driving supply chains through the 1990s came from a shelf-centric view of demand. Walmart’s retail dominance defined excellence in everything from perfect order to cost management. Things are different now and the whole concept of “demand driven” urgently needs a refresh before Big CPG replenishes itself into oblivion. E-commerce [...]

Chicago PMI spikes more than expected

Business activity in Chicago accelerated by more than expected in November after a slowdown in October, according to the Institute of Supply Management and MNI Indicators. The latest reading for the Chicago purchasing manager's index...Show More Summary

Store Manager Reportedly Fired For Blasting Shopper As 'Faggot'

A manager at a home improvement supply store in Colorado has reportedly been sacked after firing off a homophobic insult at a gay customer. James Shawlin visited Floor and Decor in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Friday, in search of materials...Show More Summary

Store Manager Reportedly Fired For Blasting Shopper As 'Faggot'

A manager at a home improvement supply store in Colorado has reportedly been sacked after firing off a homophobic insult at a gay customer. James Shawlin visited Floor and Decor in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Friday, in search of materials...Show More Summary

In eastern Mosul, residents fret over security and supplies

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have pushed Islamic State out of the street where Yaqdhan Abdelnabi lives in Mosul, but the former sales manager is moving his five children to another part of the city because it is still danger...

riskmethods: A Unique Risk Management Solution for Manufacturers — Year-End Tech Review

Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management, Technology, Vendor Snapshots Tags: 2016 Almanac, Sourcing & Categories This post is part of our 2016 Year-End Procurement Tech Review series, in which we offer procurement practitioners a bird’s-eye view of key vendors and their solutions in select categories. Show More Summary

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