Next Generation Supply Management http://www.industryweek.com/blog/117321/feed en Paul Ericksen's Blog has Moved! http://www.industryweek.com/blog/paul-ericksens-blog-has-moved <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Read Paul Erickson's latest Supply Chain commentary on IndustryWeek's Ideaxchange</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/paul-ericksens-blog-has-moved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/paul-ericksens-blog-has-moved#comments Next Generation Supply Management Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:42:00 +0000 158351 at http://www.industryweek.com Everyone's Got to Eat http://www.industryweek.com/blog/everyones-got-eat <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The goal of every OEM’s procurement function should be lean, not anorexic, supply chain performance.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/everyones-got-eat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/everyones-got-eat#comments Continuous Improvement Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:28:00 +0000 157161 at http://www.industryweek.com The Overlap between Employees and Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overlap-between-employees-and-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The primary function of Supply Management is to be a mentor to its suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overlap-between-employees-and-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overlap-between-employees-and-suppliers#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:19:00 +0000 155591 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Management Strategies to be Avoided http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-strategies-be-avoided <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Putting a common price reduction goal in front of all suppliers can actually lead to counter-productive results.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-strategies-be-avoided" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-strategies-be-avoided#comments Continuous Improvement Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:01:00 +0000 154571 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Management Policies: Consensus Building and Communication http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-consensus-building-and-communication <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Supply Management must engage and gain buy-in from the other affected functional areas in their own organization.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-consensus-building-and-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-consensus-building-and-communication#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:46:00 +0000 153181 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Management Policies and How to Manage Them http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-and-how-manage-them <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Executives aren’t above putting their personal and department needs above company benefit </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-and-how-manage-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-policies-and-how-manage-them#comments Procurement Leadership Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:10:00 +0000 151731 at http://www.industryweek.com Where Should Supply Management Report in a Manufacturing Organization’s Hierarchy? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-supply-management-report-manufacturing-organization-s-hierarchy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Supply management should not report to product engineering or to finance, so which department should they report to?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-supply-management-report-manufacturing-organization-s-hierarchy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/where-should-supply-management-report-manufacturing-organization-s-hierarchy#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:30:00 +0000 150951 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Manage Your Strategic Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-manage-your-strategic-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Supplier contracts may be necessary but they cannot really change business fundamentals.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-manage-your-strategic-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/how-manage-your-strategic-suppliers#comments Continuous Improvement Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:52:00 +0000 149751 at http://www.industryweek.com The Strategy Behind Choosing Strategic Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The strategy OEMs should employ with strategic suppliers is to develop an extended enterprise type of relationship with them.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/strategy-behind-choosing-strategic-suppliers#comments Logistics Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 +0000 148391 at http://www.industryweek.com The Extended Enterprise and Next Generation Supply Management http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extended-enterprise-and-next-generation-supply-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Next Generation Supply Management is the natural evolution of what could have resulted had extended enterprise remained the basis of Chrysler’s supply chain strategy.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extended-enterprise-and-next-generation-supply-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/extended-enterprise-and-next-generation-supply-management#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:16:00 +0000 146641 at http://www.industryweek.com The Overseas Sourcing Decision http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>MCT isn’t just a lead-time metric of office and shop floor operations. It also includes the time needed to deliver products to a customer’s point-of-use. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 145801 at http://www.industryweek.com Implementing Next Generation Supply Management Practice http://www.industryweek.com/blog/implementing-next-generation-supply-management-practice <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The key to manufacturers benefiting from work with academic organizations is to find those that can relate to the reality of the shop floor. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/implementing-next-generation-supply-management-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/implementing-next-generation-supply-management-practice#comments Continuous Improvement Procurement Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:19:00 +0000 144751 at http://www.industryweek.com Reducing Waste Often Reduces the Need for Manpower http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Improved supplier quality performance leads to less of a need for receiving inspectors.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/reducing-waste-often-reduces-need-manpower#comments Procurement Supply Chain Workforce Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:04:00 +0000 143361 at http://www.industryweek.com The Piece-Price Reduction Trap http://www.industryweek.com/blog/piece-price-reduction-trap <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Does the procurement function in your company have the flexibility to focus efforts on cost reduction strategies other than piece-price?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/piece-price-reduction-trap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/piece-price-reduction-trap#comments Inventory Management Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 141921 at http://www.industryweek.com Should Procurement Have a Seat at the Table? http://www.industryweek.com/blog/should-procurement-have-seat-table <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Does the procurement function in your company have a voice in decisions regarding strategic direction, financial goals, and how those directions and goals should be pursued?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/should-procurement-have-seat-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/should-procurement-have-seat-table#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 20 Jun 2014 03:24:00 +0000 132331 at http://www.industryweek.com