SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. Can people really trust information produced from a system under high stress, high risk, supply chain disruption situations? This problem was indirectly explored by a group of researchers from NC State University’s Laboratory for Analytic Science. These researchers asked the following question: what happens when humans have to trust real-time data under the types of […]

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  2. A good friend, Craig Reed, presented this morning at the ISM Global Procurement Tech Summit.  He serves as Director, Raw Materials, Energy and Packaging at Dupont.  He has a long history in procurement, working Eaton, MWV, Delta, Deere, BMW and Honda, and he is also an ISM Board member.  Craig is an old colleague, who has a […]

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  3. Jason Busch provided a great view on Block Chains, and their impact on the future of funds in the supply chain, at the Global Procurement Tech Summit in Baltimore. Jason started out by discussing the fact that a company ledger is just a source of truth. Because we are having more and morecomplexity in our […]

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  4. Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit.  I will be speaking on procurement analytics tomorrow, but got to attend a set of great sessions over the first half of the day. The first speaker was Anne Rung, Administrator from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. In this session, she […]

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  5. The concept of supply chain transparency and velocity is based on two essential elements of technology: 1) The rapid digitization of the supply chain, and 2) the rise of real-time information enabled by technology. Digitization allows people in organizations to speed things up – and provides greater visibility to what is going on in an […]

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  6. An excerpt from our book “The Procurement Value Proposition” got a nice section of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly edition this week.  The book looks at what the future procurement capability will need to be, in light of the massive “game changers” of globalization, technology, cultural diversity, demographic issues, and sustainable pressure that is changing the entire […]

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