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The Year of Transformation: Maximizing value through collaborative and agile relationships Now that we understand that contracting must redefine the function and its role, in Session Two we will explore what needs to change and how to do it: To make change happen you need…

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In preparing for an upcoming presentation at the Parcel Forum, we researched some future challenges and trends in Logistics and Distribution(L&D) and were somewhat surprised by what we found.  Here is the list (in random order): Risk Management/Contingency Planning Talent Development “Big” Data/Advanced Analytics…

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We have always felt that the goal of any sourcing process MUST be to select the best supplier possible and develop a relationship that will drive mutual value creation – it’s not to find the cheapest supplier. Unfortunately, most sourcing processes and related technologies absolutely reverse the priorities.

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At a recent planning call with some of the members of the Next Practices Xchange for their upcoming conference, I was asked to come up with the list of concerns that leaders in the community (Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, etc. etc.) had. This was to identify the major risks that are facing the community so that a relevant agenda could be developed. I pushed back at the members and got them to acknowledge that we would be talking about only those issues that they knew about or had identified. What about all those that they had not?

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