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Heinz-Kraft Merger Makes ‘Sense'; Taulia Nabs New CEO; How’s Your Wine Supply Chain?

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Taulia taps Cedric Bru, Paul Martyn on the Heinz-Kraft merger as a supply chain management win, and some news in wine cost savings. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

Cross-Functionally Manage and Govern External Relationships – 10 Services Procurement Secrets (No. 5)

Categories: Learning / Research, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Spend Management, Supply Chain Management Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories Within both direct materials procurement...Show More Summary

Survey results are in! Here are procurement’s top personalities

Categories: Nobody has done a study of "personality in procurement" before. Until now. We recently teamed up with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) to conduct a survey based on Myers-Briggs personality types, and got over 1800 responses. Today, we reveal the results! (Read more...)

It’s (Not Just) a Game of Risk: Best Practices for the Supply Chain

Categories: Learning / Research, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: General News Supply risk management is a trending topic in the procurement and supply chain sphere, and for good reason. Pierre Mitchell, chief research...Show More Summary

Focus on Forecast Requirements In Business Planning Process – 10 Services Procurement Secrets (No. 2)

Categories: Procurement, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Services and Indirect Spend Tags: L2, Sourcing and Categories In our recent research study Applying Supply Chain Rigor to Contingent Workforce Management, we were somewhat surprised...Show More Summary

European power grids keep lights on amid unprecedented disruption from solar eclipse

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Electrical grids in Europe claimed success on Friday in managing the unprecedented disruption to solar power from a 2-1/2-hour eclipse that brought sudden, massive drops in supply. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, at the heart of the event, boasts the world’s biggest solar-powered...

Where Does the Services Supply Chain Lag the Physical Supply Chain?

Categories: Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice It is not overly surprising that the services supply chain lags the physical supply chain (i.e., direct materials) in rigorous management processes. Show More Summary

Managing Supply Chain Risk in Mexico – A Spend Matters PRO Analysis

Categories: Analysis, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain Management Tags: Process and Best Practice Earlier today, we published a PRO research brief authored by Xavier Olivera on supply chain risk management in Mexico...Show More Summary

California Dreamin': 1) Managing Groundwater With(out) Your Head in the Sand; 2) Call 9-1-1 for Mulroy, Bredehoeft & Konikow

California's One-Year Water Supply and Other Items In the past few days I've learned that California has just one year of water left. How do I know this? Well, that was the headline for Jay Famiglietti's excellent Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times. The 'one-year' mantra has become the proverbial...

Managing Contingent Labor: Common Challenges and Case Examples

Categories: Analysis, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice In a recent Spend Matters research study titled Applying Supply Chain Rigor to Contingent Workforce Management, we found companies sited a number of common challenges regarding managing contingent labor relative to the direct supply chain. Show More Summary

Supply Risk Management in Mexico: Tips and Analysis For Multinational Procurement Organizations

Categories: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Risk Management Tags: PRO Supply risk management continues to be an important topic of not just debate, but increasingly practice, within global procurement organizations. And...Show More Summary

Dell Sponsor Workshop: 5 Things to Avoid in Big Data

last weekTechnology : Gigaom

What do a supply chain management company, retailer, large credit card company and research university have in common?

Sober Influence? Scott Disick’s ‘Manager’ Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Two Underage Girls, Supplying Them With Cocaine & Alcohol

Scott Disick has fled hard-partying Los Angeles and New York for a luxury Costa Rica rehab. But it seems the troubled reality star brought a questionable character with him.… READ ON

Tracing Contingent Labor Flow: Demand to Supply

Categories: Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: L1, Process and Best Practice Creating a simple graphic to show labor supply types and...Show More Summary

Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Sales ambitions for the new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV may be compromised by supply issues due to strong worldwide demand. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the CX-3 in Canberra, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders noted high demand for the new nameplate from all world markets, hinting at potential supply problems for the [...]

The Fed—Drunken Coxswain of the SS America

Back on January 25, I penned a piece entitled “The Fed – Lucky or Smart?”. In that commentary I argued that the Fed was managing the supply of total thin-air credit, i.e., the sum of commercial bank credit and...

Newswire: The Rush Hour TV show finds its Chris Tucker equivalent

Soothing fears that America had exhausted its supply of replacements for Chris Tucker, it seems that CBS has managed to find another actor who is capable of speaking quickly, dropping racist bon mots, and looking exasperated. Deadline reports that Justin Hires has been tapped to star in the TV adaptation of the hit Rush Hour film series. Show More Summary

Learn Supply Risk Management from the Cream of the Crop

Categories: Learning / Research, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management Tags: General News Pierre Mitchell, chief research officer, continues his ongoing series on managing supply risk with Supply Risk Management 2015: Best Practices. Show More Summary

The Art of Supply: Uncommon Commodities

Categories: Commodities, Guest Post, Supply Chain Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Art van Bodegraven. In the ever-growing department of “what's old is new again,” risk management and mitigation have been rediscovered. Show More Summary

Increase Supply Chains Contribution to Bottom-Line Profits

Categories: Guest Post, Innovation, Supplier Management Tags: Guest Posts, Process and Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Mike Robertson, managing director at POD Procurement. “Procurement savings are negotiated...Show More Summary

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