Posted: 04/15/2019 - 23:09
Supply Chain Management
Posted: 03/05/2019 - 02:54
In my previous post, I discussed the future of intelligent technologies. In this piece, I share key themes, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2019 for organizations seeking to serve customers better with digital supply chain capabilities.
The Global Perspective
Posted: 03/02/2019 - 02:40
The job market has changed radically in the last four years. This is now a candidate driven market and employers consistently name skills shortages as their primary challenge in refining procurement. This lack of talent is what holds companies back from getting to the next level. It stagnates growth, market share and revenue.
Posted: 02/22/2019 - 01:45
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Posted: 12/28/2018 - 02:09
I have a passion for style and design. I like handbags, stilettos and lipstick so much that before I stumbled on sourcing during my senior year of college I planned on a career in fashion. I had recently finished my Alpha Gamma Delta sorority presidency and volunteered to coordinate Lip Jam, our largest fundraiser of the year benefiting diabetes. I hired a local print management company to source all the print, apparel and promotional items for the event. Out of nowhere, they offered me a job. I’m sure it was my charming personality and drop-dead good looks.
Posted: 12/12/2018 - 01:18
This month, the U.K. government alongside the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, raised the bar for companies “to conduct appropriate due diligence in their supply chains to identify, prevent and mitigate human trafficking” to remediate modern slavery. It is no longer enough to just be aware and acknowledge that companies expect every supplier to sign a code of conduct – companies also need to demonstrate the action and the impact.
This is where the rubber meets the road.
Posted: 12/11/2018 - 04:15
Supply lines never look as vulnerable as they do when inclement weather strikes. At best, trucks face major delays as accidents and poor conditions make roads treacherous and, at worst, they suffer accidents of their own. Routinely, air carriers remain grounded while affected areas hunker down and airports close. Don’t think you’re safe even if you fall outside a storm’s high-impact area.
Posted: 11/20/2018 - 05:34
Posted: 10/26/2018 - 00:41
Growing concerns related to dependencies on software-reliant information communications technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are pushing changes in governance associated with supply chain risk management (SCRM). The possibility of disruption exists because the software that enables critical capabilities is vulnerable and exploitable. Exploit potential is often more about the vulnerability of assets in target organizations than the ingenuity of the attackers.