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Watch: Data Trends in the Supply Chain Marketplace

Supply Chain Brain

Many third-party logistics providers gained an advantage from being early adopters of supply chain technology, but they soon met challengers in the form of pure-play technology providers, says Peter Weis, chief information officer and senior vice president at ITS Logistics.

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Can a 4-Day Work Week Work in Manufacturing?

Procurement Bulletin

This manufacturer tested a 4-day work week, this is what happened… Advanced RV, is a custom-build luxury motorhome manufacturer and one of the 200 global companies trialling a 4-day work week while keeping pay at the same level. The result? After initially seeing some drop-off in production, the company saw stabilized production and was able to maintain efficient production with the reduced work week.

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What’s Hindering Efforts to Fight Global Food Fraud?

Supply Chain Brain

Considering the huge cost of food fraud in global supply chains, it might come as a shock to consumers to learn how weak are the current efforts to put a stop to it.

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The Definition of a Sourcing Hero | Part Two

Una

The Definition of a Sourcing Hero | Part Two Past guests from The Sourcing Hero podcast provide the definition of a sourcing hero and give examples of heroism in a business context. By Mackenzie Oakley | November 22, 2023 Search Search The goal of The Sourcing Hero podcast is to capture the epic stories of people beating the odds and rising up in procurement.

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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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The Cold, Hard Truth About Enhancing Cold-Chain Management

Supply Chain Brain

As we settle into another flu season and updated COVID boosters become available, the focus on vaccine distribution and the cold-chain logistics industry remains sky-high.

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Procurement Career Advice Series

Una

Procurement Career Advice A series of resources sharing procurement career advice and exploring the skills needed to become a successful and impactful Sourcing Hero. 6 Reasons to Choose a Career in Procurement From finding a sense of purpose and developing essential skills to making an impactful difference when it comes to sustainability efforts, procurement offers a wide range of opportunities for professionals seeking a career path.

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Tackling Procurement’s Perception Problem with Nishish Saxena

Art of Procurement

“Today, if we’re recruiting fresh talent, the right resource pool is not available. That talent incubation is not happening, which. The post Tackling Procurement’s Perception Problem with Nishish Saxena appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Eli Lilly Announces Plans to Build $2.5B Plant in Germany

Supply Chain Brain

The announcement comes just one day after sources told Reuters that Eli Lilly was planning to build the facility for $2.17 billion.

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Which Is Better – A Centralized or Decentralized Procurement Practice?

Procurement Insights

Editor’s Note: The following response/post was inspired by another interesting LinkedIn share by Joël Collin-Demers under the heading: “Standing up a new centralized Procurement department is a tough gig.” Mission Control The following excerpt from a June 2007 post talks about decentralization and centralization in procurement – [link] The theory behind the balanced approach is that self-sufficient (usually larger) departments, while independent, will be collaborative par