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The Top Seven Myths about Buying Groups

August 22, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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Myths pervade our existence. Some people think you need to drink eight glasses of water every day. But in reality, you should just drink when you’re thirsty. Others think that if you shave your hair, it will grow back thicker and darker. Nope, that’s not actually something that happens.

The point is, when you fall victim to a myth, you might find yourself making some questionable decisions.

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Transformation By Tech: Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

May 8, 2019 / by Guest Contributor posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing

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Technology is responsible for bringing about many of the changes the manufacturing industry is currently experiencing. Each day, it's becoming more evident that business processes will soon be primarily technology-driven and that technological trends will impact different sectors of manufacturing and supply chain management.

Below are nine of the major technological innovations and practices that are predicted to redefine commerce and greatly impact the future of supply chain planning – as well as logistics and supply chain management and the manufacturing industry.

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Strategic Networking for Procurement: Immediate ROI

April 23, 2019 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Leadership

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Network with your purchasing peers to uncover immediate, strategic returns and increased performance. 

Procurement often finds that they are working in a silo, disconnected from their stakeholders and lacking prudent visibility into overall company goals. When the opportunity to connect with others in the purchasing world arises, procurement can learn tools and best practices that will help guide them out of their silo so they can operate more efficiently, spend more strategically, increase returns and perform at a higher level.

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Supply Chain Performance: Do You Have the Visibility You Need?

March 20, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Procurement

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Learn how one Supply Chain Executive transformed his supply chain in less than a year; effectively securing and improving his company's competitive position through supply chain performance visibility.

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Creating a Competitive Supply Chain in Complex Times

March 4, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Procurement

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How PepsiCo is edging out the competition by strategically developing programs, groups and a supply chain centered on women. 

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Why Procurement Is All About Strategic Supplier Relationships

February 1, 2019 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing

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Finding suppliers that check all of the boxes on paper is imperative, but that's only the first step in establishing strategic supplier relationships. These are the types of partnerships that will align with your company's supplier improvement strategies. However, they only develop if you take the time to make sure they function for all parties involved.

This is why managing supplier relationships is a gradual process of nuanced relationship development and maintenance.

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The Blockchain is Lowering Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

August 22, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Industry News

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“There is a new technological institution that will fundamentally change how we exchange value,” says Bettina Warburg during her Ted Talk on blockchain and it’s growing importance in trade and the economy. Blockchain is the latest way we as a society are trying to lower uncertainty about one another so that we can exchange value. As we’ve evolved throughout history, we’ve built formal institutions like banks, governments, and corporations, all to facilitate trade with confidence. Blockchain is the next generation of enabling trade with increased levels of assurance.

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Overcoming the Top Risks in Your Supply Chain

May 24, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management, Procurement

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riskmethods and OMNIA Partners recently collaborated on a webinar highlighting some of the biggest threats in supply chain management today. The session was hosted by Bill DeMartino, General Manager of North America for riskmethods. A variety of topics were covered, including supply chain management myths, challenges, and solutions.

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Conquer Supply Chain Management with This Checklist

April 28, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Supply Chain Management

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Supply chain expert Dr. Russell Morey previously tackled the complex issues in purchasing and supply chain management. According to Dr. Morey, the skill set required to be successful in this arena is changing. More than ever before, a premium is being placed on analytical, negotiation, and conceptual skills. Procurement professionals need to be adept at understanding costs, navigating supplier relations, and have a firm grasp on domestic and global markets.

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