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Unlocking the Power of Your Procurement Team

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By Jim Wetekamp   There’s a vast difference between the world’s best-performing procurement teams and everybody else.The top procurement teams drive the growth and profitability of their organizations and create an unrivaled financial advantage over competitors. The rest? They still operate as a back-room function, adhering to conventional procurement practices that ...

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Greece crisis hits supply chains 

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The Greek financial crisis threatens both regional and international supply chains. Supply chains have been affected by the ongoing financial crisis in Greece. According to a Wall Street Journal Report, the Greek government’s decision to shut down the country’s banking system for seven days will have a negative knock-on impact ...

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Supply chain leaders must be caretakers…

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Supply chain leaders need to understand how to translate chief executives’ increasing focus on operational improvements to the supply chain organisation, according to research. A study by Gartner found that chief executives are still mostly concerned with business growth but are focussing more on areas that have direct implications for ...

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Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain

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Risk is a fact of life for any supply chain professional; learn how to manage it effectively. J. Paul Dittmann, Ph.D. | University of Tennessee First in a Five-Part Series Over the last decade, many companies faced supply chain challenges that have stretched their capabilities to the breaking point. Both ...

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Rebroadcast Video of Procurement Professionals Webinars Series: Conflict Minerals, REACH, ROHS: Addressing Product Compliance Challenges

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Exclusive webinar where experts discuss “How organizations can manage product compliance requirements for Conflict Minerals, REACH, RoHS across the supply chain and mitigate risks of non-compliance”. The webinar included: ·         Compliance complexities ·         Higher Quality  Filings for compliance year 2014 ·         Implications of Non Conflict Free Product ·         Creating Future-ready ...

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Innovation Without Boundaries

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Beware of mental models that crowd out innovation By Elba Pareja-Gallagher | UPS As a member of a corporate strategy team, innovation is in my job description. The cross-functional team that I’m part of is responsible for developing commercially viable concepts for how to compete in e-commerce deliveries. Since the ...

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Five-Step-Plan to Scale your Trading Business

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By Philippe Theunissen Many trading companies wrestle with the question how to grow their business to the next level. How to go from 5 to 20 people, or how to triple the revenue in the coming three years? I’ve worked together with many sourcing and trading companies, from small to ...

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Logistics Networks in a Digital Age

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The global economy is witnessing significant and rapid change, thanks to major technological advances over the last decade. The German news portal Spiegel Online noted a societal transformation “that can only be compared with 19th century industrialisation, but it is happening much faster this time . . . the digital ...

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