Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Mideast Aluminum Producers Filling Gap After US Plants Close http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/mideast-aluminum-producers-filling-gap-after-us-plants-close <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Electricity costs give Middle East producers the aluminum advantage, according to Harbor Intelligence.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/mideast-aluminum-producers-filling-gap-after-us-plants-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/mideast-aluminum-producers-filling-gap-after-us-plants-close#comments Competitiveness Energy Management Procurement The Latest Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:11:00 +0000 454631 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Aluminium Bahrain</p> Aluminium Bahrain Measuring Up: Using Lead-time Metrics for Next-Generation Lean http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/measuring-using-lead-time-metrics-next-generation-lean <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing Critical-path Time can be used as a next-generation lean metric for order fulfillment lead-time.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/measuring-using-lead-time-metrics-next-generation-lean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/measuring-using-lead-time-metrics-next-generation-lean#comments Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:23:00 +0000 451081 at http://www.industryweek.com Scandal Could Be the Unmaking of India's Bedsheet Industry http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/scandal-could-be-unmaking-indias-bedsheet-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lawsuits allege that Welspun fraudulently labeled its sheets as Egyptian cotton. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/scandal-could-be-unmaking-indias-bedsheet-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/scandal-could-be-unmaking-indias-bedsheet-industry#comments Procurement Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:30:00 +0000 445651 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock The Changing Face of Direct Materials http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/changing-face-direct-materials <div class="field-byline"> Leah Knight, SAP Ariba </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Contract manufacturing has created a new dynamic that requires a new, more collaborative approach from source to settle.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/changing-face-direct-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/changing-face-direct-materials#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:30:00 +0000 441131 at http://www.industryweek.com Confusion Surrounding Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/confusion-surrounding-procurement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new survey shows that one in five respondents were completely unaware of discounts and rebates that they could be tapping when making purchases for their company.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/confusion-surrounding-procurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/confusion-surrounding-procurement#comments IndustryWeek Wire Material Handling & Logistics Procurement Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:13:00 +0000 420431 at http://www.industryweek.com World-Class Procurement Generates More Than Twice ROI http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/world-class-procurement-generates-more-twice-roi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies with world-class procurement organizations have 18% lower operating costs than typical companies, and operate with 28% fewer staff, according to a new study by The Hackett Group, Inc.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/world-class-procurement-generates-more-twice-roi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/world-class-procurement-generates-more-twice-roi#comments IndustryWeek Wire Material Handling & Logistics Procurement The Latest Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:40:00 +0000 414611 at http://www.industryweek.com Top Ten Rules for Selecting a Good Manager http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/top-ten-rules-selecting-good-manager <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Follow these no-nonsense guidelines to hiring people who will not only fit into your organization, but do all they can to ensure its success.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/top-ten-rules-selecting-good-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/top-ten-rules-selecting-good-manager#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:55:00 +0000 385131 at http://www.industryweek.com OEMs Aren't as Powerful as they Think http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/oems-arent-powerful-they-think <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>VW and other large OEMs are learning that they don't have all of the leverage in their relationships with suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/oems-arent-powerful-they-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/oems-arent-powerful-they-think#comments Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Operations Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:00:00 +0000 366261 at http://www.industryweek.com Supply Chain Managers: Are You The Biggest Risk in Your Supply Chain? http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Michael J. Gravier, Ph.D., C.T.L. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Avoid these three most common risks that companies create for themselves in the supply chain.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/supply-chain-managers-are-you-biggest-risk-your-supply-chain#comments Companies & Executives Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:15:00 +0000 357791 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>To trim costs, Takata started using ammonium nitrate in its airbags in 2001. The result is the largest and most complex automotive recall in history.</p> Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images 'Extending Payment Terms' Is Just Another Term for Pilfering http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/extending-payment-terms-just-another-term-pilfering <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Don’t assume that OEMs have the power to call all of the shots. Suppliers have more leverage than they know.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/extending-payment-terms-just-another-term-pilfering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/extending-payment-terms-just-another-term-pilfering#comments Ideaxchange Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:39:00 +0000 349071 at http://www.industryweek.com