Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Joshua Nelson, Director, and Benjamin Werner, Consultant, at The Hackett Group. Companies gain competitive advantage in the marketplace […]
Barge disruption. Mississippi River Level Disrupts Supply Chain -- The Mississippi River is at historically low levels. The Army Corps of Engineers says the river […]
In providing a more complete picture and set of working hypotheses in terms of where strategic sourcing is headed in the coming decade, we should first look at the practitioner view of where adoption and usage is headed. We’ve tracked well over 100 companies that are using advanced scenario building and/or optimization features today, for example in their strategic sourcing tool arsenal (monthly or more frequently) outside of just the transportation area for identifying optimal lane award scenarios.
Of all companies, Apple is the most in the spotlight for corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices and its supply chain. Supplier labor practices continue to […]
In supplier relationship management (SRM) areas showing moderate or significant progress according to State of Flux's 2012 survey, groundwork-type or foundational elements dominate the top […]
The strategic return on investment (ROI) of working with small and diverse suppliers can be hard to define. This is a topic that we've covered […]