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Project Assurance: A Methodology for Keeping Your Supply Management Project on Track Part II

In Part I we introduced you to the concept of Project Assurance, the specialized discipline and practice involving independent and objective oversight, specialized experience, and audit skill to assess risk, finance, accounting, compliance,...Show More Summary

8 Key Design Considerations for Optimizing Your Demand Planning Process (Part 1)

Categories: Guest Post, Supply Chain Management Tags: Process and Best Practice, The Hackett Group Demand planning was once an overlooked element of supply chain management. However, more and more companies are beginning to understand how essential this component is to overall operational well-being. Show More Summary

Omnicell: Poised To Beat Expectations And Outperform In Upcoming Quarters

By Scott Shi: (click to enlarge) Executive Summary Omnicell Incorporated (NASDAQ:OMCL) develops and sells automated pharmaceutical solutions and supply management across the healthcare industry. OMCL operates with a three-leg strategy,...Show More Summary

Project Assurance: A Methodology for Keeping Your Supply Management Project on Track Part I

Project Assurance, the specialized discipline and practice involving independent and objective oversight, specialized experience, and audit skill to assess risk, finance, accounting, compliance, safety, and performance for any majorShow More Summary

The White House and SupplierPay: From the Basics to the Behind the Scenes

Categories: Public Sector, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Tags: Enterprise Irregulars, General News, L1 Right around the time that the Spend Matters analyst tasked with covering the intersection of purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash,Show More Summary

HICX Solutions Wants To Buy You A Shiny New Pair of Shoes! Part II

In Part I we noted that, despite the fact that SIM (Supplier Information Management) was old news and a mature Supply Management solution offering (as the early leaders in this space were formed as early as 2000), it may still have a few tricks up its sleeves and the acquisition of the right technology platform […]

When Policy and Supply Chain Traceability Requirements Do More Harm Than Good

Categories: Commentary, Public Sector, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Are we becoming a victim of our own supply chain policing, in that regulatory requirements are driving...Show More Summary

Icix develops supply chain risk management solution

Icix, a global supply chain risk management company, has developed Direct Test, a cloud-based application designed for product safety compliance.

LeanLinking Brings Social Media Principles to Procurement and Supply Management

Categories: Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Management Tags: Plus, Technology We've been talking for some time on the different Spend Matters sites about how social media principles and approaches will inevitably make their way into the business and procurement world, yet progress has in reality been pretty slow. Show More Summary

Could You Be Doing It Right? Part III: Big Data

In last Friday’s post, we asked if you were doing it wrong. In particular, we mentioned category management, supply chain risk monitoring, and big data, and asked if you were doing them wrong. We noted that even though a number of companies have jumped on these runaway bandwagons, most have yet to grasp the reigns […]

LNG Shipping to Stay Under Pressure as Supply Outpaces Demand

Teekay’s Research Project Manager, Nicholas Schneider notes that for the next year or so, the LNG shipping market globally will remain largely flat as new ships are delivered while existing [...] The post LNG Shipping to Stay Under Pressure as Supply Outpaces Demand appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Playing The Roll Of The Manager

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Thome Is the First to Sign up to IMPA Act

Leading integrated ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has become the first ship management company to join IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative,

Supply Chain Management Saves Time, Money

Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI) has added supply chain management as a service for its customers. MMI will provide local management of a customer’s preexisting supply base. Services include: Initial supplier quality survey...Show More Summary

Apple Continues to Mistreat Employees (but this time closer to home)

For disgruntled employees along Apple’s supply line in China there aren’t many options; if you don’t like unpaid overtime, unrealistic production quotas, deplorable living conditions, being denied breaks, militaristic management, or inhumane working conditions then you have three choices: leave and cripple your family, stay and live with it, or as some have tragically done [...]

What Do You Mean, a Coed Sauna? On Sourcing Activity Synchronization and Customers

Categories: Commentary, Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1 Art van Bodegraven, managing principal of Van Bodegraven Associates and founding principal of Discovery Executive Services, is back with another essay for Spend Matters. Show More Summary

PTC to buy Axeda its second acquisition for the industrial internet of things

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PTC, a supply chain management software company has become a surprise buyer of industrial internet companies. Today it said it would buy Axeda in a deal valued at $170 million. PTC to buy Axeda its second acquisition for the industrial internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Gazprom to Extend Gas Supplies from Kazakhstan

  Astana hosted today a working meeting between Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Uzakbai Karabalin, Minister of

Advertising: Ryder Uses New Campaign to Highlight Array of Services for Businesses

The company wants executives to know that it is a business-to-business solutions provider that helps companies manage their fleet and supply chain functions better than they can themselves.

Supply Chain Cops (and Robbers): On Conflict Minerals Compliance in Secondary Industries

Categories: Commentary, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories In a Sourcing Journal Online column that’s a must-read for any industry, Stephan Lamar, executive vice president...Show More Summary

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