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3 Ways Large Buying Organizations Can Better Attract SMB Suppliers

Categories: Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supplier Collaboration, Supplier Management Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories As procurement and supply chain organizations know, there are many benefits of working with small and medium-sized...Show More Summary

How to Future-Proof Corporate Water Supplies

A 40 percent water supply shortfall is expected globally by 2030, according to the United Nations. This means a business as usual water management strategy won’t work — and represents a $63 trillion risk, according to CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). Water crises present one of the top global risks over the next decade, according […]

Procurement’s Role as Master Architect: Design-Centered Procurement (Part 8)

Categories: Innovation, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Technology Tags: Plus As procurement organizations design tools and models to improve the process of supply management, they begin to create more idealized systems that can actually...Show More Summary

Moment of Truth: This is How Syrian Peace Process May Continue

The US and Russia have managed to maintain their agreements on Syria after US State Secretary John Kerry assured his Russian counterpart that the Pentagon had stopped arms supplies to Syrian militants. The current Geneva peace process may soon end and intra-Syrian talks will resume, including Kurdish representatives.

How To Show A Hiring Manager You're In High Demand

Letting prospective employers know you're being considered by their rivals can push them to take you off the market. Supply and demand is a simple formula. When a product or service is in high demand, consumers desire it more. Whether...Show More Summary

Are We Driving Value in Value Chains?

The practice of supply chain management is relatively new. The term was coined in 1982. In the last fifteen years, academic programs evolved. Most supply chain programs report through a Business School.Today, there are over 200 programs globally. Educational opportunities are more available in Europe and North America, but sparse [...]

GSA Issues RFI For Solution to Tackle Counterfeit IT Products in Federal Supply Chain

Categories: Industry News, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories The U.S. General Services Administration announced early last week itShow More Summary

Southern California faces potential lack of summer power supply

The manager of the state's electric grid expects current power supplies to meet summer needs for keeping the lights and air conditioning running, except in Southern California, where power plants might lack the needed natural gas. Steve Berberich, chief executive of the California Independent System...

Afternoon Coffee: Starbucks Sells Sustainability Bonds, U.S. Industrial Output Rises in April

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Starbucks plans to raise $500 million for future sustainable coffee supply chain management projects. The company announced this week it would sell 10-year bonds, called U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bonds, to fund the projects, which includes ethical sourcing with certified coffee suppliers. Show More Summary

Spend Matters Reveals the Rising Stars and Must-Know Firms at ISM2016

Categories: It’s all very exciting – yesterday, at the huge Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) annual conference in Indianapolis, the Spend Matters 2016 '50 Providers to Watch' and '50 Providers to Know' lists were announced. This...Show More Summary

Supply Chain Salaries Rise in 2015, ISM Survey Shows

Categories: Industry News, Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L2 Salaries for supply chain management professionals were up in 2015 compared with 2014, according to ISM’s 2016 Salary Survey. Average overall...Show More Summary

While the Masses descend on ISM, the Masters will have the 50/50 in their Sights.

Today sees the beginning of the annual conference of the 101 year old Institute of Supply Management and the convergence of thousands of professionals upon Indianapolis to take place in the annual four-day revelry of the purchasing profession in the United State of America. Recognizing that their audience is often more junior buyers than Directors […]

Collaborative Innovation: A Healthy Strategy for the Aeronautics Industry

Categories: Guest Post, Innovation, Supplier Management, Supply Chain Tags: Guest Posts, Process & Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Adam Cleveland, director of digital marketing at Ivalua. There’s no doubt the aeronautics industry is booming. Show More Summary

Supply Management or Cartel Enforcement?

(May 12, 2016 03:23 PM, by David Henderson) The question is not whether to manage supply but who is to manage supply? Should producers of milk, eggs, cheese, and poultry be allowed to manage their supplies or should marketing boards, using the power of the state, do it... (0 COMMENTS)

IoT and Supply Chain Management: A Roadmap for Fast Followers

This week, Silicon Valley hosted a mega-conference known as Internet of Things World. Its speaker roster alone comprised 346 people representing organizations from the obvious (IBM and General Electric) to the surprising (the NFL and the FBI). Semiconductors, industrials and automakers were there in force as were software, healthcare and [...]

Black Swan Events: A Double-Edged Sword for Supply Chain Resiliency Proponents

Categories: Sponsored Article, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: Sourcing & Categories, viewpoint In 2011, the unthinkable occurred in Japan. A massive earthquake triggered aShow More Summary

With one home run, a baseball player in Japan won $10,000 and a year's supply of beer

What's better than hitting a home run? Hitting a home run and getting free beer! Former MLB player Brandon Laird is playing in Japan for the Hokkaido-Nippon Ham Fighters (yes, HAM FIGHTERS) and managed to net himself a big reward. Hitting...Show More Summary

How to Make Category Management Do Supply Chain Risk Management

Categories: Category Management, Supply Chain, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories Category management is about segmenting supply markets to optimally formulate sourcing and supplier management processes to drive savings and other financial rewards. Show More Summary

Lexmark wins NHS Contract – Is This Good Procurement Though?

Categories: Lexmark has won a contract let by the Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services (COCH) to supply Healthcare Content Management solutions. From the press release: “Within healthcare organisations, valuable...Show More Summary

FM Global’s Index Identifies Most Resilient Countries Around the World

Categories: Industry News, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: General News, L1 Oil prices, exposure to natural disasters and political turmoil, including terrorism threats, were...Show More Summary

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