Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Rare Earths Update: In Pursuit of Alternatives http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies and industrialized nations continue to seek ways to reduce their dependence on China for access to rare earths. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths#comments Competitiveness Emerging Technologies Procurement Trade Global Economy Innovation Gold News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 143471 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Critical Materials Institute, an energy innovation hub for the Department of Energy, is housed in the DOE&#39;s Ames Laboratory and recently celebrated its first anniversary. Its missions is to assure the availability of rare earths and other materials critical to clean energy technologies. Shown here is a custom-modified 3-D printer for testing new magnet materials.</p> Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory Rare Earths -- What are They and How are They Used? [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Rare earths are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically 57 through 71. Additionally, there are two more elements, scandium and yttrium, that are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit similar chemical properties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow#comments Competitiveness Procurement Trade Global Economy Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:21:00 +0000 142191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Rare Earth Oxides</p> 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></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 Supply Chain & Logistics: The Competitive Advantage of a Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/competitive-chain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What does it take to run a well-managed supply chain these days?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitive-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitive-chain#comments Customer Relationships Logistics Procurement Supply Chain Gold News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:52:00 +0000 142641 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></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 Where's the Beef? Industrial Justification for Next Generation Supply Management http://www.industryweek.com/blog/wheres-beef-industrial-justification-next-generation-supply-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Next Generation Supply Management describes a procurement function that has a recognized role in impacting executive-level financial metrics above and beyond piece-price.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/wheres-beef-industrial-justification-next-generation-supply-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/wheres-beef-industrial-justification-next-generation-supply-management#comments Procurement Leadership Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:10:00 +0000 120781 at http://www.industryweek.com Relative Cost Power -- How to Not Know the Cost of Your Products and Win Negotiations Anyway http://www.industryweek.com/cost-management-bpm/relative-cost-power-how-not-know-cost-your-products-and-win-negotiations-anyway <div class="field-byline"> Eric Arno Hiller, President, Hiller Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>No matter how badly you think you are pinned down in a pricing negotiation, there are always tools for leverage that can help you improve your position. Relative should costing is one of these powerful tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/cost-management-bpm/relative-cost-power-how-not-know-cost-your-products-and-win-negotiations-anyway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/cost-management-bpm/relative-cost-power-how-not-know-cost-your-products-and-win-negotiations-anyway#comments Cost Management & BPM Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations News Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:04:00 +0000 120641 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Eric Arno Hiller, President, Hiller Associates</p> Supply Chain & Logistics: Eastman's Formula for Success Driven by Procurement Innovation http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/supply-chain-logistics-eastmans-formula-success-driven-procurement-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Although supply chain purists might disagree, the conventional wisdom for many years has been that the focus of the procurement department has been controlling and reducing costs. While that role will always be an important one, in recent years procurement has demonstrated its capabilities in another area, one just as likely to catch the CEO&#39;s eye: innovation driver.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/supply-chain-logistics-eastmans-formula-success-driven-procurement-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/supply-chain-logistics-eastmans-formula-success-driven-procurement-innovation#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Gold Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:50:00 +0000 120361 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>eastman-formula-for-success</p> Top 25 Supply Chains of 2014 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/top-25-supply-chains <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Our breakdown of the Top 25 Supply Chains of 2014 examines what makes each company a supply chain leader, and offers a look at where each company's supply chain excels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/top-25-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/top-25-supply-chains#comments Customer Relationships Companies & Executives Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Emerging Markets Logistics Product Development Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce Sun, 01 Jun 2014 05:39:00 +0000 119891 at http://www.industryweek.com