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How to Manage the High Cost of Back-to-School Expenses

Do you remember the back-to-school excitement?  Your parents likely took you out shopping for new clothes and new folders, pens, pencils and other supplies.  While you couldn’t wait to get out of school in June, you were equally excited (at least temporarily) to go back in August or September. Show More Summary

Retailers Will Easily Weather Yuan Price Fluctuations

ut earlier this week, as stock markets roiled over China’s devaluation of the Yuan and in the middle of the holiday supply chain season, the question was raised: did retailers and brand managers just take a bath? Did they find themselves overpaying for merchandise that would be 3-6% cheaper today? The answer is "probably not."

Panama Canal Crisis – Are You Prepared?

Categories: Logistics, Sponsored Article, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: Process & Best Practice, viewpoint Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from riskmethods. On Friday Aug. 7, the Panamanian government declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing drought. Show More Summary

Tianjin Catastrophe Reinforces Need For Supply Chain Risk Management

A recent University of Tennessee-sponsored survey of leading supply chain executives helped quantify the continued apathy surrounding the proper assessment and management of supply chain risk. For starters, the survey found that none of the companies surveyed use third parties to independently assess their risk, 90 percent don’t even quantify [...]

Logic Supply Launches Internet of Things Gateway With Candi Controls IoT Server.

Managing and controlling energy and operational data in commercial buildings and industrial sites with ‘Internet of Things’ devices just got easier as industrial PC company Logic Supply, Inc. launches their new model CC150 ‘Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server.’Previously, businesses who used the Candi Controls IoT Platform to monitor, control, and manage data […]

Architecture of aquifers: Chile's Atacama Desert

The Loa River water system of northern Chile's Atacama Desert, in the Antofagasta region, exemplifies the high stakes involved in sustainable management of scarce water resources. The Loa surface and groundwater system supplies the great majority of water used in the region, and meets much of the municipal and agricultural demands. Show More Summary

The Supplier Network of Tomorrow: Accenture and Spend Matters on the Future of Procurement Technology

Categories: Innovation, Procurement, Supply Networks, Technology Tags: Enterprise Irregulars, L1, Technology What will the future of category management look like? Accenture has a strong opinion on the topic, and shares it in their recently...Show More Summary

How to Start a Global Supply Chain Risk Management Program (Part 2)

Categories: Case Study, Research Download, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Yesterday, we shared the first 5 of our 10 tips for getting started with a global supply chain risk management (SCRM) program. Show More Summary

New OR Workflows Helps Reduce $5 Billion in Supply Chain Waste

Every year, more than $5 billion is wasted on expired, lost or uncaptured medical device and implantable charges. While this supply chain waste is pervasive throughout entire health systems, the intricacy of managing high-value items...Show More Summary

FREE Research: A Case Study in Exemplary Supply Chain Risk Management

Categories: Case Study, Research Download, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: Process & Best Practice, Research If your organization is vested in supply chain risk management then we have the perfect example for you to follow. Show More Summary

10 Tips For Getting Started With Global Supply Chain Risk Management Programs (Part 1)

Categories: Best Practice, Research Download, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice, Research In exploring AGCO’s success with implementing a global supply chain...Show More Summary

Contract Lifecycle Management VII: Do You Know What The Nice-to-Haves Are?

In Part I of this series, we argued that CLM, short for Contract Lifecycle Management, while arguably one of the most humdrum acronyms in the Supply Management space, is also one of the most important. This is because, as summarized in Part III of this series, it overlaps S2C, P2P, and, as a result, S2S/S2P […]

Nelson Peltz Buys 7.1% Stake in Sysco for $1.6 Billion

The activist investor’s hedge fund, Trian Fund Management, acquired a stake in a company that supplies food to school canteens, hotels and restaurants.

FREE Research: Supply Chain Risk Assessment from Contract Lifecycle Management

Categories: Contract Management, Research Download, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: Process & Best Practice, Research Over the past 10-plus years, chaos in the supply chain has become an increasingly larger issue for organizations everywhere. Show More Summary

Lessons Learned From AGCO’s Global Supplier Risk Management Program

Categories: Case Study, Research Download, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice, Research It is important to realize that supplier risk management (SRM) is still in its infancy. Show More Summary

Adopting a Perfect Order Metric: Considerations, Tips and Benefits For Your Procurement Organization

Categories: Best Practice, Category Intelligence (Indirect), Procurement Commentary, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain Management Tags: Plus Over on our sister site, Chief Procurement Officer, I have been discussing the perfect order measurement and how to adopt the metric for your procurement organization. Show More Summary

The Next Revolution is Supply Chain Management

I’ve been researching and writing about supply chain management for 20 years. I’ve seen a goodly number of “revolutions” in SCM. In the first revolution, the concept of supply chain, as opposed to logistics, was put forth. Constraint based optimization tools for the extended supply chain were developed to support the [...]

Quantifying the Savings: AGCO’s Approach to Global Supply Chain Risk Management

Categories: Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain, Technology Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice, Research After AGCO built the business case for investment and aligned its internal functions and processes to support the...Show More Summary

Why Should Pharma Organizations Take a Holistic Approach to Supply Chain Management?

This post is sponsored by Webinax In a discussion about pharmaceutical supply chain management, we must first discuss the challenges the industry faces. Take compliance. The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated, and a single quality event or poor reporting could result in a recall or penalty. Pharmaceutical recalls have gone up tremendously in the last... Read More

Is Your Supply Chain Conflict Mineral Free? 80% of Companies Say They Don’t Know

Categories: Commodity Risk Management, Industry News, Sourcing, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: L1, Sourcing & Categories A large number of US companies are struggling to determine if their supply chains contain conflict...Show More Summary

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