SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. My MBA 541 students presented results from their projects this semester. One team on a project for Bayer Crop Science focused on supplier segementation methodologies – reviewing current Bayer methodologies, and how they looked at “base”, “key”, and “strategic partners” for their Crop Science business.  The team looked at industry best practices and what the […]

    [1 comment]

  2. Our upcoming 28th Semi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Meeting will convene at noon on Monday, December 2nd and conclude Tuesday, December 3rd at 4:00 pm.  The Board of Advisors will meet prior to the meeting, to review our current initiatives and provide feedback on our supply chain curriculum and research priorities. The theme of […]

    [1 comment]

  3. Focus on What Matters – The One Thing that will Sustain Continuous Improvement in Healthcare By David Gebler “You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” – Albert Einstein Leaders are tired of perpetually “managing change,” yet so few organizations do it well. […]

    [No comments]

  4. I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025.  You can download the full report at this link. Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization, volume leveraging, and cost reduction.  The earliest traces of this can be linked […]

    [1 comment]

  5. 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]

  6. I was recently interviewed at the BVL International Congress in Berlin, and shared some of the key results from the recent Global Logistics Trends and Strategies study.  (View the interview at the following YouTube link.) What was unique about this study is that it truly was a global study, that spanned many regions including America, […]

    [No comments]

  7. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.  The class was focused on building and developing cost models, both for should-cost modeling, as well as total cost modeling.  After providing an introduction to the concept of TCO, I introduced Ken to the class.  This […]

    [1 comment]