1. Novozymes is a major producer of biochemical enzymes, with headquarters in Copenhagen and major manufacturing sites all over the world, including Franklin County, not far from NC State University.   Its products (enzymes) are used in multiple industries, including beer brewing, leather, feedstocks, detergents, consumer products, and a multitude of products that most people know by […]

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  2. In today’s cost-cutting environment, many procurement and category management teams are sharpening their pencils and looking at ways to reduce indirect spend in areas such as printing, document management, and paper.  In addition, the push to become more sustainable is also driving people to think about printing less, and saving trees.  These two distinct elements […]


  3. 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 […]

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  4. A number of great presentations from today’s SCRC meeting focused on how different organizations are thinking about managing their talent supply chain.  I helped to set the stage by applying Peter Capelli’s “Talent on Demand” model and thinking about the four key elements that drive talent management.  Many of these focus on utilizing common supply […]