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The Three Dimensions of Distribution Excellence

To achieve the potential of distribution excellence, companies need to think outside of the… More

Creating the Ideal Supplier Scorecard

Most companies are less than satisfied with their systems in place to measure supplier… More

6 Procurement Actions that Can Boost Your Business

There has been plenty of discussion over the years about how to reduce inventory. Generally, the… More

Report: Companies Going Green, and Expecting Suppliers to Follow Suit

Not only are corporations getting on the green bandwagon, but they are beginning to demand the… More

Looking toward Strategic Sourcing to Alleviate the Ravagesof the Recession

Few industries know better the pain of a lack of consumer confidence like retail. Even with… More

Relief for China’s Quality Headaches

China’s abundant and low-wage labor supply of more 800 million workers has allowed the country… More

Optimizing the Software Portfolio

Software product complexity is an easy trap to fall into. The rapid pace of consolidation in the… More

Achieving Success with Large-Scale Lean

In today’s global economy, it is critical for every point in the supply chain to add value. To… More

The Secrets of Successful Cost Reduction

Cost reduction does not have to be painful. There are plenty of proven strategies available to… More

Create Your Own Stimulus Package

Supply management and procurement professionals have it within their power to effectively combat… More

Supply Management Strategies for Turbulent Times

Supply management professionals can’t predict what’s going to happen in today’s volatile… More

Aligning Finance and Procurement to Strengthen Corporate Financial Health

The recession may be ending, but it’s not done yet, and in this current economy, the… More

It Always Pays To Read the Fine Print

Considering how many agreements are forged between parties participating in a company’s supply… More

ISM: Positive PMI is Imminent

The economy is still “contracting,” like it has been for the past 18 months. Believe it or not,… More

Procurement Best Practices—A Smart Way to Save Money

Supply chain managers looking to cut costs should never overlook procurement practices as a good… More