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  • Analytics – Supply Chain View from the Field
    students in my MBA 541 class have been working on this No comments SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging November 6 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Cost Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management I will be leading a webinar with the Sourcing Interest Group next Nov 12 at 2 PM based on a study I have been working on with some folks at IBM The webinar will also include Howard Richman a colleague I have known for many years first at Merck and now working at Citrix as No comments Change Management in Moving from Tactical to Strategic Sourcing October 12 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Change Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply chain Relationships I had the opportunity to host a panel of Chief Procurement Officers at the Zycus Horizons 2015 meeting on October 5 2015 on the subject of the journey organizations take in moving from tactical to strategic sourcing The panel included Marianna Danchisko CPO from Celgene Angela Thomas Anderson CPO of QBE Insurance and Barbara Ardell from 1 comment Five Predictions About Prediction that Every Procurement Professional Should Consider October 4 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Category Management Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Management I am speaking at the Zycus Horizons conference this week being held at the Reynolds Plantation in Georgia As part of the conference I m delivering a talk on five predictions that every procurement professional should consider These aren t so much predictions as opportunities that procurement professionals should become aware of and educate themselves on I 1 comment New Student Projects Suggest Greater Focus on Analytics August 24 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Procure to Pay Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Students Supply Market Intelligence Every fall Betty Minton and Bill Collins my trusted and capable student project advisors and I play a game of musical chairs The challenge involves matching a group of bright eager and hungry young MBA and engineering students to a group of projects identified by a group of companies through the now well established Supply Chain Resource No comments Needed An Analytics Platform to Support the New Face of Procurement Transformation August 1 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships As organizations continue to discuss the notion of procurement value transformation there is a noticeable gap between the stated intentions of organizations to pursue value and their actions as they pertain to on going adversarial approaches to supplier relationships As Gerard Chick and I noted in our recent book The Procurement Value Proposition 2015 many organizations see 1 comment Supply Chain Metrics Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy April 1 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain ERP Systems Global Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Many people are talking about Key Performance Indicators Metrics Analytics and other indicators of performance The importance of selecting the right metrics or measures as I prefer to call them is critical as we all know that metrics drive behaviors Rather then selecting a plethora of meaningless metrics it is always better to focus on 1 comment Omni Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School February 26 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Business Process Outsourcing Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain ERP Systems Forecasting Global Distribution Inventory Management Logistics Luxury Brands MBA Supply Chain Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Systems Transportation Planning Working Capital Management A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni channel capabilities in the supply chain His insights and presence were most appreciated by everyone especially given the snowfall we were experiencing 2 comments What s New in 2015 for the supply chain world See 2014 s predictions January 13 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Forecasting Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Last year around this time I made a lot of predictions about what 2014 would hold in store Let s revisit some of these and see what has happened or what hasn t Here are my predictions from 2014 and an update on what I think will happen in these areas Most of them really haven t panned out 2 comments Do You Know How Much Your Company is Spending A Spend Analytics Checklist December 23 2014 by handfield categories Analytics Category Management Forecasting Procure to Pay Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Systems The leading IT magazine CIO Review today published a special issue on supply chain transformation and included an article I wrote on spend management as a core capability Rather than striving for perfect data in all supply chain systems my research suggests that primary efforts should be focused on the most fundamental yet most critical form 1 comment Global Luxury Management Lifestyle brands require push supply chain design customization October 24 2014 by handfield categories Analytics BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Luxury Brands Supply Chain Management More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci Louis Vuitton

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  • Biobased Products – Supply Chain View from the Field
    the innovation supply chain February 25 2015 by handfield categories Biobased Products Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing Contract Management Design for Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Organizing for Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Idec spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week and shared his insights on how Biogen s supply chain evolved Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006 Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec the world s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest No comments USDA releases study on Biobased Economy October 8 2014 by handfield categories Biobased Products Commodities forecasting Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Sustainability The USDA released a new study that I worked on with Jay Golden from Duke University this past summer We spent a good deal of time collecting research from a variety of different sources to put together a picture of what the biobased economy looks like Agrilculture Secretary notes that This new report presents the opportunities No comments About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You Craig Reed from Dupont Battle Tactics for Technology Innovation What are Block Chains Jason Busch on the Future of Money Trust and Transparency Procurement Technology An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on Transparency in the Global Supply Chain Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop Poor Supply Chain Systems will drag down your asset velocity Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy 6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer Procurement at a Crossroads Spot On and Makes You Think Transparency is the new Sustainability Collaboration is becoming a bad word in some circles Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization A solution for the New Normal Real Time Supply Chain thinking SCM is smoking hot Why

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  • Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain – Supply Chain View from the Field
    great pressure on biotech companies to rethink 1 comment A new way of looking at the biopharma industry June 1 2012 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Forecasting Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy My new book comes out this month which focuses on the biopharma supply chain and the numerous trends and challenges that exist today and which will continue to occur down the road Titled Distribution Regulatory Systems and Structural Changes in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain the book covers the major themes and changes in the biopharmaceutical supply No comments The New Era of Healthcare Visibility Compliance October 7 2011 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management At a recent conference held by Tracelink Nexus Conference New Brunswick NJ Septmber 2011 Bob Celeste from the GS1 organization shared his views on how the new era of visibility in the healthcare landscape is evolving Visibility is a term which comprises the entire space including subsets defined as Track Trace Traceability This term can 3 comments Don t blame Obama for the malaise of healthcare October 5 2011 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Forecasting Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Over the last eight years I ve had the opportunity to meet with many different participants in the healthcare supply chain drug manufacturers Group Purchasing Organizations retail pharmacies hospital pharmacies physicians consultants academics clinical researchers third party logistics providers pharmacy benefits managers and others Over this period the level of anxiety has been mounting considerably culminating 2 comments About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You Craig Reed from Dupont Battle Tactics for Technology Innovation What are Block Chains Jason Busch on the Future of Money Trust and Transparency Procurement Technology An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on Transparency in the Global Supply Chain Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop Poor Supply Chain Systems will drag down your asset velocity Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value

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  • Book Reviews – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence A recent review by Peter Smith of my new book The Procurement Value Proposition co authored with Gerard Chick provides some solid support for the message Gerard and I were seeking to develop Peter Smith is a writer for the organization Spend Matters which has spawned a UK division as well In his review Peter calls No comments Sustainable Luxury Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands BOOK REVIEW November 10 2014 by handfield categories Book Reviews Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Luxury Brands Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Sustainability Luxury is a necessity that begins when necessity ends Coco Chanel In this blog I review the new book Sustainable Luxury by Gardetti and Torres Most people who buy a luxury product whether it is a Gucci purse an Armani suit a Dolce Gabana dress or a pair of Ferragamo loafers rarely stop No comments About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You Craig Reed from Dupont Battle Tactics for Technology Innovation What are Block Chains Jason Busch on the Future of Money Trust and Transparency Procurement Technology An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on Transparency in the Global Supply Chain Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop Poor Supply Chain Systems will drag down your asset velocity Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy 6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer Procurement at a Crossroads Spot On and Makes You Think Transparency is the new Sustainability Collaboration is becoming a bad word in some circles Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization A solution for the New Normal Real Time Supply Chain thinking SCM is smoking hot Why students should consider NC State for a supply chain major Driving Supply Chain Engagement in Oil and Gas NOW is the Time Categories Aerospace Supply Chain Analytics Big Data Biobased Products Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Book Reviews

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  • BRIC Supply Chain – Supply Chain View from the Field
    January 30 2013 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike How can retailers like Walmart support buying clothing in factories that are treating workers with such disregard not to mention exposing them to working conditions 4 comments Is Walmart Really Ready to Take on Logistics In India January 12 2013 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Logistics Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Today s Wall Street Journal printed a great story on the challenges that Walmart faces as it grows its logistics network in India The article notes how India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world but that one third of the produce rots because of its horrendous logistics infrastructure The story highlights some 8 comments Is the Chinese manufacturing engine waning January 5 2013 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent A recent post in the UCLA blog features an interview with the former COO of Walmart China who makes some very interesting observations on the state of manufacturing in China Edwin Keh notes that Net export from the Pearl River Delta has declined over the last few years The number of foreign owned factories the pool of 2 comments The Global Economic Outlook Jason Schenker s Soothsayings December 4 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Category Management China Supply Chain Forecasting Supply Chain Management Jason Schenker spoke at the SCRC conference today and spoke about his forecasts for the global economy The global economy is expanding albeit at a modest pace US GDP and the US labor markets are showing modest improvements Chinese GDP will grow but central bank monetary policy at home and abroad is likely to remain 2 comments A Sustainable Energy Platform for the EU and the World October 25 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Commodities forecasting Forecasting Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems At the BVL conference I had the opportunity to speak to the group and provide them with an overview of the insights and trends from the global logistics study that is currently underway I also had the opportunity to introduce Dr Michael Seuss CEO of the Energy Sector for Siemens AG and Member of their 2 comments Ralph Lauren s Supply Chain A Lot More Complex Then You Think October 11 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Jeff Holcomb Senior Vice President of Customer Operations and US Transportation at Ralph Lauren s offices in Greensboro NC spoke in my MBA

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  • Business Process Outsourcing – Supply Chain View from the Field
    hardly marks the end of outsourcing In fact many 2 comments Socialization An Important Dimension of Supply Chain Relationships May 8 2012 by handfield categories Business Process Outsourcing China Supply Chain Customer Relationship Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Strategy The ability to capture value from your business relationships is increasingly seen as critical differentiator in firm success Cousins et al 2006 Much of the strategic purchasing literature addresses the role of spend analysis supplier selection leveraging negotiation and contract management yet there is a critical element of strategic supply management that occurs after No comments Lean Aerospace Supply Management Developments April 2 2012 by handfield categories Aerospace Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing Contract Management Forecasting Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy In a recent set of interviews I had an opportunity to learn about some of the recent developments in the aerospace industry that is happening in both commercial and defense sectors As organizations seek to drive inventory out of the supply chain and improve working capital while simultaneously reducing leadtimes and customer responsiveness they are 1 comment P G slashes marketers in lieu of free social media February 1 2012 by handfield categories Business Process Outsourcing Customer Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Market Intelligence A recent article in business insider portends bad news for marketing folks Procter and Gamble s prodigious CEO Robert McDonald announced that he is going to lay off 1600 marketing people in order to moderate his ad budget because Facebook and Google can be more efficient than the traditional media that usually eats the lion s share 3 comments Are Companies Considering the Risks of BPO November 7 2010 by handfield categories Business Process Outsourcing Supply Chain Management In our recent study of Business Process Outsourcing Trends we identified a number of other interesting trends First roughly 50 of companies surveyed have continued to maintain their current back office functions locally insourced and have focused on improving these processes through continuous improvement A second group roughly 25 40 have developed consolidated and technology enabled service 5 comments About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust

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  • BVL International – Supply Chain View from the Field
    MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Cost Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Supply Market Intelligence Sustainability Transportation Planning 2013 has certainly been an interesting year I ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers senior executives in procurement logistics and technology management over this past year I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report 6 comments Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12 2013 July 18 2013 by handfield categories BVL International Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Logistics complexity in the form of fragmented channels increased product variations and consumer demand for customized solutions has been increasing according to a global study published recently by BVL International a worldwide supply chain and logistics membership organization Several trends identified in the study demonstrate that a number of major challenges lie ahead as No comments About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You Craig Reed from Dupont Battle Tactics for Technology Innovation What are Block Chains Jason Busch on the Future of Money Trust and Transparency Procurement Technology An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on Transparency in the Global Supply Chain Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop Poor Supply Chain Systems will drag down your asset velocity Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy 6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer Procurement at a Crossroads Spot On and Makes You Think Transparency is the new Sustainability Collaboration is becoming a bad word in some circles Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization A solution for the New Normal Real Time Supply Chain

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  • Category Management – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Insights on Supplier Relationship Management June 1 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships I had the opportunity to host a roundtable at Fleming s Steakhouse in downtown Charlotte for a group of Chief Procurement Officers hosted by Accenture sharing thoughts on the subject of SRM The gathering was an opportunity to get to meet peers in the procurement leadership in the Charlotte area and exchange ideas on themes and No comments Small Business Manufacturing in America Innovate Design Develop and Manufacture February 27 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Design for Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America The approach is built on one of America s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally the ability to generate ideas and 1 comment The Origins of Category Management February 3 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Commodities forecasting Contract Management Global Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Strategy I was fortunately enough to have a fascinating discussion with Steve Zimmer who currently leads a team at US Car For those who may have been around for a few years Steve was the architect of the Extended Enterprise concept pioneered by Chrysler during the years of 1989 1998 The origins of the Extended Enterprise went 1 comment So what exactly is Supplier Relationship Management anyway January 28 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Customer Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships A lot of terminology is being thrown in pubic forums using terms such as collaboration partnering relationship management and other themes These terms are in my opinion being over used without really attaching too much meaning to them They all seem to refer to some form of touchy feely kumbaya type of relationship between buyers and sellers that 1 comment Unlocking the Secrets of Guanxi in Supply Chains December 12 2013 by handfield categories Category Management China Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Professor Baofeng Huo left to return to Zhejiang University this week Baofeng and I have spent a great deal of time together this fall discussing and comparing the importance of supply chain relationships in China and North America We have launched several major research programs together that will span the next five to ten years 1 comment Sourcing Analytics Combined with Relationship Management is Key for Automotive Suppliers November 15 2013 by handfield categories Analytics Category Management Design for Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply chain Relationships I spent some time visiting this week with Sensata in Aguascaliente Mexico Sensata is a major manufacturer of automotive sensors with major customers such as Continental AG BMW Bosch Nissan Caterpillar and others At the time Nissan had just opened a second manufacturing facility which hired over 12 000 people This was having a major impact 2 comments Emerging Issues for Procurement in Oil and Gas October 19 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Oil and Gas Procurement Organizing for Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Market Intelligence This past week I hosted a meeting with a small group of oil and gas procurement executives in Houston to share thoughts on some of the major trends occurring in oil and gas changes to the global oil and gas organization structure as well as the impacts on procurement capability in the emerging ecosystem As No comments Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing August 22 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity that exists for supply management executives The space occupied by procurement is not well understood by the CEO or the CFO in most companies No comments SCRC Partner Profile A Textbook Transformation at Biogen Idec August 8 2013 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Category Management Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Although strategic sourcing capabilities are well established in industries ranging from automotive to electronics they are still in the formative stages in the biotechnology sector It isn t easy to drive change in biotech companies for a number of reasons With their external spend increasing so fast there is great pressure on biotech companies to rethink 1 comment Don t Blame Purchasing The Hardest Job in the Enterprise July 17 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Over the last week I ve had the opportunity to speak with a number of individuals about how important it is to change people s view of the procurement function Up to now let s face it procurement people haven t always been the most popular folks around the water cooler But in the last two years I ve 4 comments Applying Porter Five Forces Analysis to Drive Category Management Insights June 15 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Commodities forecasting Global Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy In the past two or three weeks I ve had the opportunity to work with a number of organizations seeking to drive insights into their supply markets as they attempt to navigate the choppy waters of global economic change One of the tools that we

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