Supply Chain Management

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.

Innovations in Sustainability: EcoVadis & Avery Dennison

Posted: 08/26/2019 - 06:18
Innovations in Sustainability: EcoVadis & Avery Dennison

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

Avery Dennison recognizes that its environmental and social impacts extend beyond its own walls. Led by Mitch Butier, President and CEO, Avery Dennison sets high standards and goals for responsible purchasing practices as part of its overall sustainability vision. Its business philosophy originally started with “first, do no harm,” but then quickly evolved to “become a force for good.”
 

The Rise of the Ethical Consumer and Why Businesses Need to Follow

Posted: 08/12/2019 - 23:44
The human population is rapidly increasing. According to the UN, it may reach 9.7 billion by 2050, which is expected to increase food demand between 59 to 98%. As a result, agricultural markets will be impacted in ways we haven’t seen before. Farmers will have to increase agricultural land or enhance productivity, which still may not be quick enough to meet the forecasted demand for food. Climate change-driven water shortages, increasing global temperatures and extreme weather changes will also have a major effect on food production.

Women in Global Sourcing: Susan Feiner

Posted: 07/30/2019 - 00:16

Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident?   

It was definitely by accident. I took an entry-level job out of college in the Administrative Services department at Thomas Cook Travelers Cheques.  It was a support role to the VP of Facilities and Purchasing.  During my interview, I asked him what I would do when I was finished buying?   Somehow, I still got the job and the rest is history.
 

Human Ecosystems: How to Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Partner Management

Posted: 05/17/2019 - 22:04
I recently met with a senior supply chain leader who, fresh off a redeye flight from Asia, faced a day of meetings that he barely participated in because of interruptions. Not a meeting went by without a call about a supplier “meltdown” in the region he’d just left.  This situation was all too familiar to him. “I’m just tired,” he told me. 
 

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