Supplier Relationship Management
How can sales determine what is important to procurement when selling to them?
I am working on a new book focused on the sales and procurement relationship in supply chains with my friend Howard Richman, who has a wealth of experience working for companies like Merck, Citrix, and others. I am publishing a […]
Ten Supply Chain Predictions for 2023
As we go into the first week of 2023, many are wondering what’s ahead for global commerce and supply chains. As I’ve done in prior years, I’ll make a few predictions based on what happened in 2022 – and what […]
“With a Little Help from My Friends”: A Path Towards Data Visibility and Sustainable Contracting
A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds Have you heard of the concept of sustainable contracting in the context of supply ecosystems? The World Commerce and Contracting Foundation hosted a recent online Academic Symposium on this topic, […]
As Inventories and Capacity Expansion Grew Too Quickly in 2022, Customers are Forcing Suppliers to Bear the Brunt of Optimistic Forecasts
In today’s Wall Street Journal, I was interviewed regarding a case that was just filed against Amazon by a large robotics , claiming that the e-commerce giant backed away from promises made early in the Covid-19 pandemic to support the […]
What does”Supplier Relationship Management” really mean?
In a report I worked on in 2013, I conducted interviews conducted with 25 chief procurement officers (CPOs) on one of the most important drivers of value creation and resilience that is often overlooked: harnessing the power of innovation […]
US Air Force Defense Acquisition and Contract Officers Come to NC State
We were proud to host a group of 20 contract officers from a number of different US Air Force bases across the country, including Wright-Patterson (Ohio), Hill (Utah), Pope (NC), Charleston (SC), and several others. We spent three days with […]
Procurement and supply chain executives are struggling in the current environment of high inflation and missed deliveries.
A new study that the SCRC published with GEP examines the increasing pressure that supply chain executives are getting when it comes to responding to supply chain disruptions. The report was published in the last month, and reflects some of […]
Five Supply Chain Trends to Watch out for in 2021
Mark Perera, CEO of Vizibl, recently shared his 2021 predictions on key procurement and supply chain trends with Supply Chain Digital. He predicted this year we would see: a demand for organizations to team up with suppliers to improve the […]
Building a More Immune Supply Chain: Focusing on the Basics
What should organizations do when confronted by a global disruption like the pandemic? This question was faced by many companies and private sector organizations who were faced with a sudden need for PPE and other supplies, and discovered that all […]
Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain
An article written by my former PhD student, Rejaul Hasan, and I just came out this week in Contracting Excellence, the journal published by IACCM, which documents the catastrophe that is unfolding in Bangladesh, one of the world’s major exporters […]