Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Transparency Critical to Slowing Down the Amazon Deforestation

Posted: 11/10/2019 - 06:36
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Over the last months, the Amazon deforestation rate was an area of Manhattan every day, following reports that farmers were clearing land for crop fields and cattle ranches, as the new Brazilian government was opening up the region to economic activity. According to the country’s National Institute for Space Research, Brazil (the world’s largest beef exporter) had over 72,000 fire outbreaks this year, with more than half of them located in the Amazon. This number represents an 84-percent increase compared to last year.
 

Sourcing Star Interview: Jerry Durant

Posted: 09/25/2019 - 07:54
Sourcing Star Interview: Jerry Durant

How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?

Quite by accident. In 1985 a long standing customer approached us to find resources to maintain one of their legacy applications. Through the course of discussion about resource and annual costs we jointly reached the conclusion that finding foreign resources might be a solution.  After deliberations, bid proposals, visitations and indepth reviews it was concluded to offshore the application to Calcutta.
 

Innovations in Talent Management: Cambridge Health Alliance

Posted: 09/24/2019 - 23:47
Innovations in Talent Management: Cambridge Health Alliance

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

This initiative started in response to the need to develop a Supply Chain Analytics team. Cambridge Health Alliance leadership realized the potential of better managing vast amount of supply chain data. The Senior director of Supply Chain Management drafted a proposal to begin implementing analysts to work with the data and identify cost savings and utilization improvements for the organization.  
 

The ABCs of Print TCO

Posted: 09/19/2019 - 04:31
The ABCs of Print TCO
Most readers of this article are probably familiar with the concept of total cost of ownership, or TCO. Savvy procurement professionals have long recognized that the purchase price of a product or service often doesn’t capture the total cost of acquiring and using that product or service. 
 

Rising Star Interview: Joey Foster

Posted: 09/15/2019 - 22:24
Rising Star Interview: Joey Foster

How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?

My interest in sourcing sparked while studying Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. Having just finished the introductory course on procurement, I began searching for internship opportunities focused on strategic sourcing.  
 

Rising Star Interview: Zachary Greenberger

Posted: 09/13/2019 - 23:10
Rising Star Interview: Zachary Greenberger

How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?

A bit of both – my career started with a heavy interest in supply chain, and the desire to dive deep into and resolve complex business issues. After my first experience in strategic sourcing, I very intently pivoted to pursue a career with that focus. I felt there was a really unique ability with this type of role to influence critical decisions, develop a wide range of relationships and continuously expand my business knowledge. 
 

Innovations in Sourcing: Hilton Supply Management

Posted: 09/01/2019 - 00:16
Innovations in Sourcing: Hilton Supply Management

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

Supply chain management can be a game changer for a business’s bottom line. Companies are demanding more out of their supply chain, and procurement divisions need to keep up. At a minimum, smart procurement solutions can dramatically cut costs, but they can also drive innovation. Hilton Supply Management is a living example of that. 
 

Soft Skills Make a Real Impact in Supply Chain Management

Posted: 08/30/2019 - 02:15
Soft Skills Make a Real Impact in Supply Chain Management
For what seems like decades now, the conversations around procurement and supply chain management have focused on the themes of innovation and evolution. The function, conventional wisdom suggests, is changing quickly and gaining a new, more prominent position within organizations. You wouldn’t know it to look at job listings. Conduct a quick search and you’ll find that the same skills that powered procurement through years of tactical obscurity are still (apparently) in high demand.

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