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5 Young Supply Chain Professionals on What They Wish They Knew Earlier

Categories: Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 Whether you're a recent college grad or starting your first job in the supply chain, consider the following pieces of advice from five young professionals whom ISM and Thomasnet.com named as “30 Under 30” Rising Supply Chain Stars. Show More Summary

Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower: emails

LONDON (Reuters) - Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.

Category Manager at Greeting Card Company Brings Sentiment and Feeling to Dying Supply Chain

Categories: Innovation, Procurement Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L1, The Eggplant Alex Decker, a senior category manager at a well-known greeting card company, has developed an innovative supply chain management approach that promises to breathe new life into an industry disrupted by digitization. Show More Summary

Supply Chain Flexibility: Does Your Design Pass the Proactive Test?

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Supply Chain Management Tags: guest post, L2, Process & Best Practice Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Eric Robinson, senior project engineer at Kenco Group. When your...Show More Summary

The Salesforce.com of Bud: Putting Some SaaS into the Marijuana Supply Chain

Categories: Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Technology Tags: L1, technology As we introduced in the first part of this series, marijuana purchasing managers have long been putting up with managing orders, inventory and supplier relationships the old way. Show More Summary

‘Best of the Best’ 10 Years On: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi on the Past, Present and Future of the Procurement Profession

Categories: Conferences, Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L2 Sales and operations planning hardly seems sexy on paper. Yet as more than 200 cross-functional professionals poured into the grand...Show More Summary

‘Or Accept the Consequences’: Advice for Women in Supply Chain from Dr. Lisa Ellram and Dr. Wendy Tate (Part 2)

Categories: Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Dr. Lisa Ellram, distinguished professor of supply chain management at Miami University, and Dr. Wendy Tate, associate...Show More Summary

Getting Ahead by Playing Golf: Dr. Wendy Tate and Dr. Lisa Ellram on Challenges Faced By Women in Supply Chain (Part 1)

Categories: Procurement, Supply Chain, Talent Management Tags: General News, L1 This past spring, I talked to Dr. Wendy Tate, associate professor of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, to find out why female student enrollment in the university’s supply chain program had been dropping significantly. Show More Summary

What is Visibility?

This is a term that has been overused and abused by Supply Management vendors for years who like to claim that their tool will give you unprecedented visibility into your supply chain, but just what does that mean? If you look up the definition, the first (or second) definition you’ll find in many dictionaries is […]

Touch Screen Technology Essential To Supply Chain Management

Data-driven industry and supply chain management is pushing the drive toward greater connectivity in computers on shop floors, from industrial PDAs and control panels to CNC machines. The ability to

Legal Recreational Marijuana: How to Manage a Brand New Supply Chain

Categories: Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain Tags: General News, L2 The relatively recent votes to legalize either medical or recreational marijuana in seven new states during the November 2016 election — California, Maine, Massachusetts,...Show More Summary

Introducing Free YouTube Masterclasses on Category Management and Strategic Sourcing

Categories: The International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply (IIAPS) “is dedicated to the raising of international standards in purchasing and supply management so that real business […] (Read more...)

How to maximize real estate referrals by providing exceptional service

How is it that some agents manage to generate a seemingly endless supply of real estate referrals while others never hear from past clients again? The answer is simple: customer service...

Afternoon Coffee: How Digital Supply Risk Management Will Look in 2025, Labor Department Withdraws IC Classification Guidance

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News According to a paper published Thursday by the Spend Matters analyst team, artificial intelligence, social media and mobile will play a bigger role than ever. The Labor Department withdrew Wednesday its 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. Show More Summary

Here’s How You’re Going to Get Supplier Risk Ratings in Less Than 10 Years

Categories: Supply Risk, Supply Risk Management Tags: technology Imagine you're strolling along — or perhaps your self-driving vehicle is spiriting you around the new megacity in which you live — in the year 2025, while doodling around...Show More Summary

MAN Diesel & Turbo to Buy 40% Stake in Aspin Kemp

MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has contractually agreed to acquire a 40 percent participation in Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), a Canadian company specializing in power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine applications. Jointly…

The Future of Digital Sourcing Channels for Labor and Services: Supply Side or Demand Side Driven?

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: free, L1, technology This content is free to access for Spend Matters users of all levels. Show More Summary

Managing Supplier Financial Risk – First Briefing Paper In New Series

Categories: We have been focusing here more regularly on procurement and supply chain risk in the last few months, and we produced this paper you can […] (Read more...)

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 56.9% in May

The April ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 56.9%, down from 57.5% in April. The employment index increased in May to 57.8%, from 51.4%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction. From the Institute for Supply Management:May...Show More Summary

Ford Mustang smashes sales record as Aussie supply improves

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Age is not tiring the Ford Mustang, which recorded its best monthly sales result in May by managing a barely believable 1351 units – despite no longer being the new kid on the block. This monthly tally breaks the previous record of 786 units in September 2016. The 1351 figure gives the Mustang market share of 61.6 […]

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