Browsing: Supply Chain

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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The “Millennials” or often referred to as “Generation Next” are not only coming, they are already here. With this new generation 80 million strong (born between 1980 and 1995) and rapidly taking over from the baby boomers who are now pushing 60, we are being forced to look at talent management in a completely new way. We must take a Next Practice approach to managing “Generation Next” or lose the war for talent altogether. 60 Minutes’ MorIey Safer did a report a few years ago entitled “The Millennials are Coming”

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Your Supply Chain can be a competitive weapon?  ABSOLUTELY!!! However, the fundamental principles that guide the creation and management of supplier relationships must change! If your organization continues to look at your supply chain as nothing but a supply base from which you must extract the annual pound…

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As I was looking through my normal round of websites this morning, an article caught my attention on mycustomer.com. The article was called “B2B Firms Reaping Supply Chain Benefits from Social Media” by Natalie Brandweiner. This article discusses how B2B firms need to leverage social media to support their supply chain. Being a B2B marketing professional supporting a sourcing/supply chain consultancy, I have found leveraging social media to be an interesting process.

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This wasn’t about creating some spreadsheets or graphs of generated savings. He had to make sure that we continued to expand our footprint inside the company. To sell our value to thestakeholders. To keep in constant communication with them. To make sure we were getting repeat business. To ensure that we were getting referral to other stakeholders.

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