Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/how-turn-your-supply-chain-innovation-engine <div class="field-byline"> Erwin Hermans, Celestica </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A manufacturer’s supply chain can deliver value that goes well beyond cost, quality and efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/how-turn-your-supply-chain-innovation-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/how-turn-your-supply-chain-innovation-engine#comments Product Development Procurement Supplier Relationships Innovation Supply Chain The Latest Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:43:00 +0000 155581 at http://www.industryweek.com Wavebreakmedia Ltd. / Thinkstock 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> <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/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 Bridging the Gap between Buyers and Suppliers http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bridging-gap-between-buyers-and-suppliers <div class="field-byline"> Robert Moakler, Fabricating.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Creating high performance, collaborative alliances between buyers and U.S. suppliers will ensure rebuilding a strong and sustainable American supply chain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bridging-gap-between-buyers-and-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bridging-gap-between-buyers-and-suppliers#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:05:00 +0000 155071 at http://www.industryweek.com Digital Vision./ Thinkstock 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> <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/supply-management-strategies-be-avoided" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/supply-management-strategies-be-avoided#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:01:00 +0000 154571 at http://www.industryweek.com The Hidden Asset in the Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/hidden-asset-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Jimmy Anklesaria, Anklesaria Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies should give contract manufacturers more flexibility in the sourcing strategy and take advantage of the value they have to offer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/hidden-asset-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/hidden-asset-supply-chain#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:34:00 +0000 153991 at http://www.industryweek.com devke/iStock 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> <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/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 Sustainability Starts with the Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/sustainability-starts-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Sara A. Greenstein, UL Supply Chain &amp; Sustainability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The biggest challenge to supply chain sustainability is a widespread perception among suppliers that sustainability and business goals are at odds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/sustainability-starts-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/sustainability-starts-supply-chain#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:44:00 +0000 151871 at http://www.industryweek.com iStock 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> <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/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> <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/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 Small Businesses Still 'Stuck in a Rut' http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/small-businesses-still-stuck-rut <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unease about the economy has small businesses pulling back on plans for capital spending and hiring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/small-businesses-still-stuck-rut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/small-businesses-still-stuck-rut#comments Procurement Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 150691 at http://www.industryweek.com