Filed in Procurement
Thursday, September 03, 2015
You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations
Monday, March 30, 2015
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A majority (57%) of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) said short-term cost reduction is a higher priority than long-term growth in 2014, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
While the United States shipping industry remains vulnerable to a capacity crunch, it is clear that many shippers and carriers could do more to help mitigate the strain on the system through more effective planning.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The National Retail Federation today urged President Obama and Congress to come up with a plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff” by Thanksgiving, saying uncertainty over the pending combination of tax hikes and spending cuts threatens consumer confidence during the holiday shopping season that begins on Black Friday
Monday, August 01, 2011
The prime objective for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a central role in every supply chain’s need to satisfy its clients.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Minimizing inventory investment and carrying costs while maintaining high service levels can be a tough balancing act. But best-practice companies have shown that it can be done - profitably.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Procurement is one of many areas vying for a supply chain executive’s time and attention. But when you consider the variety and depth of benefits that high performance in procurement can deliver, perhaps a little extra time and attention are warranted.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
For shippers, it's important to be familiar with how transportation providers generate profits, control costs, and analyze pricing decisions. Read a white paper by Armstrong & Associates where you'll learn what effect price and volume has on shipping obligations, and what can help drive down costs for you and the carrier.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Risk is part of business. It’s a significant, permanent reality faced by virtually every organization. Without risk, business as we know it might not exist. To compete, grow, and capture benefit, companies need to take chances. It’s what businesses do.