SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. I had an opportunity to speak at Mount Royal University as well as the University of Calgary on a recent visit this week. I was speaking on the subject of importance of developing skills and capabilities in procurement, and that this is in effect the “golden age” of procurement.  At no other time in history […]

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  2. Today’s breaking Wall Street Journal article provides a great case study on the impacts of not properly managing contractual supplier relationships. First consider the type of supply arrangement this represented.  This was an important and emerging new technology, one that would produce manufactured sapphire to cover the face of all of Apple’s new iphone products. […]

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  3. I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street.  The event was sponsored by Coupa, one of the leading providers of software, and several of the Coupa executives from the Houston area and […]

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  4. As more data becomes available in the grocery and retail environment, organizations are re-thinking their supply chain processes to drive increased automation, improved performance, and increased inventory turns.  They are also re-thinking the design of their supply chains, thinking about how much of their product goes through distribution centers, distributed to stores, or shipped directly […]

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  5. I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today, listening to speakers.  In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips”.  We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about […]

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  6. “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 […]

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  7. I was recently interviewed by Jon Hansen on Blog Talk Radio, discussing my new book “The Procurement Value Proposition” co-authored with Gerard Chick.  In the interview, I discuss some of the major changes going on in the procurement area, and how we are at a crossroads for driving change. Gerard added a great blog post to […]

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