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RFP Evaluation Criteria Best Practices

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter RFP Evaluation Criteria Best Practices RFP evaluation criteria best practices are ways you can do to make your RFP process to be efficient, consistent, and transparent. However, what are these best practices? In this article, we will discuss what RFP means.

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How the Construction Industry Solve Its Supply Chain Issues

All Things Supply Chain

The world as you know it looks drastically different than it did only four years ago.

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Integrated Logistics — What You Should Know

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Integrated Logistics — What You Should Know Integrated logistics is gaining popularity throughout the years to the point of replacing the traditional logistics concepts. However, what is it? In this article, we will discuss what integrated logistics means.

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How Toyota is rethinking its supply chain for a post-pandemic world

Supply Chain Dive

The automaker’s well-insulated supply chain wasn’t enough to weather the COVID-19 storm.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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People remain stumbling block to procurement success

SCMR (Supply Chain Management Review)

While technology can be an obstacle to procurement success, respondents to an ISM survey said humans remain the largest roadblock.

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Target’s delivery operations evolve with improved capacity, loading speeds

Supply Chain Dive

The retailer is testing high-capacity vans that can deliver nearly five times as many packages as sedans.

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How to use VPN with a VPC hub-and-spoke architecture

IBM Supply Chain Blog

Site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) has been used to connect distributed networks for decades. This post describes how to use a VPC VPN Gateway to connect an on-premises (enterprise) network to the IBM Cloud VPC in a transit hub-and-spoke architecture: VPN Gateway connectivity to a VPC transit hub and spoke. Each spoke can be operated by a different business unit or team.

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It’s not easy buying green: How procurement can drive ESG in supply chain

Supply Chain Dive

More than two-thirds of buyers aim to invest in more sustainable practices. What's stopping them?

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IBM WebSphere Liberty announces InstantOn for cloud-native Java

IBM Supply Chain Blog

IBM is pleased to announce the availability of WebSphere Liberty InstantOn coming at the end of June 2023. With this new offering, you can start cloud-native Java applications up to 10x faster. IBM WebSphere Liberty is a next-generation application runtime that accelerates the delivery of cloud-native applications. Whether you’re running microservices in a serverless environment or a traditional always-on application, Liberty requires less infrastructure, saving costs by up to 40% , and pr

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Sysco touts improved retention rate as it keeps eyes on growth

Supply Chain Dive

The food distributor's Q3 sales were up nearly 12% YoY amidst a targeted push to keep employees.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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New and Noteworthy Categories on Thomasnet.com for May 2023

The Thomas Blog

Since industry is constantly growing and evolving, Thomasnet.com ® is too. Our platform has over 75,000 categories of products and services, from alloy to zinc, from which professionals like you can source. And thanks to our industry specialists, we are constantly researching and adding to our platform with new supplier categories to help you keep up with current market trends. 1.

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The Power of Transformational Listening

Negotiations Ninja

You wouldn’t go backpacking for three weeks and expect to get to your destination safely without the necessary tools. You need a guide, a tent to sleep in, things to nourish you, etc. Conversations in negotiations are the same. You need to be equipped with the necessary tools to be successful.

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New Suppliers on Thomasnet.com for May 2023

The Thomas Blog

Exciting new B2B companies are being established across the U.S. and Canada every day, and every month, hundreds of them are joining Thomasnet.com ®. We're highlighting ten of the most notable and innovative companies below to bring some of the unique services and products they provide to the forefront. 1. MWI, Inc. MWI, Inc. is a custom manufacturer of standard and custom electrode products.

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Major tea companies linked to human rights abuses, report says

Supply Chain Dive

Unilever, Starbucks and others said they are working to enhance supply chain transparency.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Ignite Procurement: Vendor Analysis — Spend analytics, supplier management and carbon accounting solution overview, roadmap, competitors, tech selection tips, analyst summary

Spend Matters

Categories: Spend Analysis Tags: PRO In this Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis , we provide an overview of Ignite Procurement and its solution for spend analytics, supplier management and carbon accounting. We originally covered Ignite Procurement in 2020 only two years after it launched its product. Despite being a young product, it was already doing well in Spend Matters SolutionMap and showcased an impressive amount of supplemental products around its core spend analytics offering, including

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Adnoc Boosts Size of Logistics Unit IPO to $769 Million Amid Strong Demand

Supply Chain Brain

Lower oil prices and concerns about slower economic growth globally have weighed on the market, and the MSCI GCC Countries Index has fallen almost 13% in the past year.

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Ivalua NOW 2023 – Dispatch #3: Managing Supply Chains in the Age of Volatility

CPO Rising

The Ardent Partners analyst team descended on Nashville on May 3rd and 4th for the ivalua NOW 2023: Americas conference. This event was well attended and came on the heels of the company’s slightly larger EMEA conference which was held in Paris at the end of March.

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Watch: The Future of Automated Storage Lies in Robotics

Supply Chain Brain

Companies of just about any size can take advantage of robotics technology, says Brian Reinhart, vice president of sales, solutions and marketing at HAI Robotics.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Inaugural North American Semiconductor Conference Held in Washington D.C.

Supply Chain Brain

The North America Semiconductor Conference forum was held by the Semiconductor Industry Association and Arizona State University during the week of May 19.

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Ford Strikes Lithium Supply Deals With World’s Top Producers

Supply Chain Brain

Ford is staging a two-day event to convince investors of the merits of its plans for a 16-fold increase in EV production in the span of just a few years.

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Watch: E-Commerce in the Fashion Industry: Present and Future

Supply Chain Brain

It's important that companies prepare now for a coming growth spurt, says Gregor Baumeister, director of warehousing and distribution at Beumer Group.

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China Bans Micron from Domestic Infrastructure Projects

Supply Chain Brain

The ban was announced by the Cyberspace Administration of China after the organization said that Micron had failed to pass a cybersecurity review.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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Four Ways That Medical Device Makers Can Build Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain resilience has become top of mind for medical professionals and device manufacturers.

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Brick-and-Mortar Chains Going Bankrupt at Fastest Pace Since 2020

Supply Chain Brain

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