One third of the energy consumed in the United States is by the manufacturing sector. Ninety percent of the manufacturing sector are small- and medium-sized businesses, or SMM, that use about half of the energy consumed in manufacturing. Electrical demand, also known as...
We often context and plan supply chain transformation initiatives under the three-pronged perspectives of People, Process and Technology enablers. I would urge transformation teams to seriously consider a fourth component, that...
Modern supply chains are characterized by close integration of suppliers with purchasing organizations, where suppliers are viewed as strategic partners who enable clients to add scale and capabilities, become more efficient and drive innovation. Therefore, it is not a surprise...
For three weeks last summer, the "nomadic design studio" Unknown Fields took a reverse tour of the global supply chain, riding a massive cargo ship from Vietnam to a shipyard in Shanghai, visiting a Christmas decoration factory...
The role of a procurement leader is to develop an entrepreneurial procurement team focused on investing in collaboration, innovation, maximizing the opportunities and balancing the risk in external markets. CPOs face one of the most complex roles in an organization and in...
HTML5 technology permits a radical simplification in document access across the entire supply chain. Because there are only basic prerequisites in equipping users in the supply chain with the ability to access important documents (the same document and viewer is transmitted...
For many manufacturing companies, developing a customer-centric supply chain can be a long and daunting journey. In order to succeed, the right steps must be taken at the appropriate time.
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