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ClientLoyalty – Ironic Name, Straight-Laced Solution

Supplier Relationship Management is quickly becoming the “hot topic” among progressive Procurement organizations that want to advance on their supply management journey, and materializing as a slew of checkboxes that are appearing on product selection and evaluation checklists. Show More Summary

Get Smart About Supply Chain: How to Cut Costs in Logistics

Your company’s supply chain covers everything from ordering and storing raw materials to managing your finished inventory to fulfilling orders and ensuring they get to the buying customer safe and sound. With so many different steps in the supply chain process, it can become overwhelming to manage. If you’re not properly overseeing your supply chain, … Read the Rest ?

Olive Oil Shortage Could Force Businesses to Develop Creative Solutions (Watch)

An olive oil shortage has companies scrambling. When unforeseen events impact your supply chain, you need to know how to manage your commodity price risk.

What is Supplier Relationship Management?

It is a common misconception that SRM is not equivalent to collaborating with key strategic partners. Rather, it is about the process for organizations to determine the supply categories that are important and creating the strategies that manage these items in an intelligent fashion.

LNG Bunkering Commences in Australia

Under an agreement with Woodside, EVOL LNG refueled the platform supply vessel, Siem Thiima, on January 23 at King Bay Supply Base near Dampier. Business Manager, Nick Rea sees it as just the beginning. “Our decision to enter the LNG bunkering…

Weekend resources: a roundup

From Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), procurement resources for vendors Healthy Product Supply Chain fact sheet Tips for Managing Food Service Costs Healthier food choices for public places From the Center for Ecoliteracy, produce lesson plans for kids in grades 3-5 Oranges: A Taste of California Sunshine  Investigating Cabbage Traditions  Tomato Salsa […]

A Primer on Supply Risk Management and Compliance

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Risk Performance and Compliance, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Risk Management, Technology Tags: L1, Sourcing & Categories While the area of supply risk management is attracting...Show More Summary

The Millennial CPO: How Will the New Generation Transform the Supply Chain Profession?

Categories: Procurement, Talent Management Tags: General News, L2 In one of my conversations with a “30 Under 30” winner who’s about to hit 10 years in the procurement profession, I realized the in hindsight highly obvious fact that millennials are growing up. Show More Summary

Comment: Atmospheric rivers increase water supply in California — but only to a point

Atmospheric rivers can cause floods; their absence can cause droughts. How can water managers adapt to capture and store floodwaters brought by these enormous storms for later use? 10 Feb 2017

Deriving Competitive Advantage from a Sustainable Supply Chain

Categories: Guest Post, Supplier Collaboration, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth, authors...Show More Summary

ERP or Best-of-Breed? (Part 6): Making the Decision in Contract Lifecycle Management

Categories: Contract Management, ERP, Technology Tags: technology There’s no perfectly prescriptive guidance we can offer, but, generally, if you want more flexibility to chart your own destiny in managing more complex supply chainsShow More Summary

Disruptive Technologies Are Driving New Supply Chain Transformation Initiatives

Categories: Innovation, Managed Services, Sponsored Article, Supply Chain Tags: viewpoint Spend Matters welcomes this sponsored article from Mark Morley, director of strategic product marketing at OpenText. Over the past decade, CIOs around the world have been mainly focused on deploying complex IT projects such as ERP and CRM environments. Show More Summary

OIA Global acquires American Cargo Express

Portland, Ore.-based OIA Global, which provides transportation, supply chain management and packaging solutions, has acquired Union, N.J.-based American Cargo Express. Portland, Ore.-based OIA Global, which provides transportation, supply chain management and packaging solutions, has acquired Union, N.J.-based American Cargo Express.

ISM: Manufacturing Activity Continued to Grow Rather Strongly in January

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing PMI continued to grow rather strongly, accelerating to its fastest pace since November 2014. The composite index rose from 54.5 in December to...

US factories posted fastest growth last month in 2 years

American factories grew last month at the fastest pace in more than two years. The Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index came in at 56.0 in January, up … Click to Continue »

Agiloft — For those with Lofty Ambitions for Contract Management Agility

Agiloft is another rare breed in the Supply Management space. It’s ancient (as it was founded in 1991, only a year after the first web browser was invented), it was founded to be a back-office B2B enterprise application (and their main offerings are service desk, workflow & business process management, and contract management), it’s debt-free, […]

NASA measures 'dust on snow' to help manage Colorado River basin water supplies

When Michelle Stokes and Stacie Bender look out across the snow-capped mountains of Utah and Colorado, they see more than just a majestic landscape. They see millions of gallons of water that will eventually flow into the Colorado River.

NASA measures 'dust on snow' to help manage Colorado River Basin water supplies

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) By working together to use satellite data, NASA and the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center ensure that more than 33 million people have a more secure water supply and don't have to worry about consulting a forecast before turning on the faucet.

Five Supply Chain Risk Management Mistakes That Could Cost Your Business a Fortune (Or Cost You Your Job!)

Categories: Most procurement and supply chain organisations have some understanding of risk management, and have some plans in place to address risk. However, in many cases, […] (Read more...)

Flashpoint Releases Inaugural “Business Risk Intelligence” Report on Cyberattacks

Categories: Industry News, Learning / Research, Supply Risk Management Tags: General News, L1 These days, the issue of cyberattacks features pretty prominently in public discourse, at least in the U.S. We speculate endlessly on whether Russia had interfered in the American presidential election. Show More Summary

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