Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en A Better Way to Conduct Supplier Assessments http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/better-way-conduct-supplier-assessments <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supplier capability assessments are often expensive and inefficient, and don't produce desired results. Have you considered just eliminating them?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/better-way-conduct-supplier-assessments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/better-way-conduct-supplier-assessments#comments Ideaxchange Quality Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:06:00 +0000 276431 at http://www.industryweek.com Pfizer Needs New Rx for Growth as Allergan Deal Unravels http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/pfizer-needs-new-rx-growth-allergan-deal-unravels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After the unraveling of what would have been a $160 billion merger with Allergan, Pfizer has likely learned two lessons: 1. Don't mess with the White House, and 2. Inversions are dead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/pfizer-needs-new-rx-growth-allergan-deal-unravels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/treasury-cash-management/pfizer-needs-new-rx-growth-allergan-deal-unravels#comments Companies & Executives Procurement Treasury & Cash Management Finance Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:09:00 +0000 274571 at http://www.industryweek.com Spencer Platt, Getty Images How Changes in Corporate Culture Have Impacted the Purchasing Profession http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-changes-corporate-culture-have-impacted-purchasing-profession <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Nothing good ever results when companies start treating their strategic employees as commodities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-changes-corporate-culture-have-impacted-purchasing-profession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-changes-corporate-culture-have-impacted-purchasing-profession#comments Ideaxchange Corporate Culture Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:01:00 +0000 273641 at http://www.industryweek.com Apple Says Goodbye to Osram, Hello to Philips in Top Suppliers List http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/apple-says-goodbye-osram-hello-philips-top-suppliers-list <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Apple may be evaluating new suppliers ahead of the iPhone 7’s introduction later this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/apple-says-goodbye-osram-hello-philips-top-suppliers-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/apple-says-goodbye-osram-hello-philips-top-suppliers-list#comments Companies & Executives Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:21:00 +0000 273521 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Getty Images Iron Ore's Price Surge Lacks Staying Power, Says McKinsey http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/iron-ores-price-surge-lacks-staying-power-says-mckinsey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The commodity will trade between $45 and $50 a ton this year, eroding a first-quarter rally to as high as $63.74, predicted Oliver Ramsbottom, a Tokyo-based partner in McKinsey & Co.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/iron-ores-price-surge-lacks-staying-power-says-mckinsey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/iron-ores-price-surge-lacks-staying-power-says-mckinsey#comments Procurement Trade Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:49:00 +0000 273511 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright WorldSteel Improving Competitive Advantage with an Intelligent Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/improving-competitive-advantage-intelligent-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Nicole Snyder, JW Aluminum </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers need to shake off the traditional commodities mindset and embrace the idea of an intelligent supply chain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/improving-competitive-advantage-intelligent-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/improving-competitive-advantage-intelligent-supply-chain#comments Customer Relationships Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain Technology The Latest Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:15:00 +0000 272351 at http://www.industryweek.com Finding the Middle Ground in Government-sponsored Economic Development http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/finding-middle-ground-government-sponsored-economic-development <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The government’s role in economic development should be to develop and facilitate adoption of practical world-class manufacturing strategies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/finding-middle-ground-government-sponsored-economic-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/finding-middle-ground-government-sponsored-economic-development#comments Ideaxchange Competitiveness Procurement Public Policy Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:40:00 +0000 269821 at http://www.industryweek.com Building Better Supplier Relationships at Ford http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/building-better-supplier-relationships-ford <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The automaker's vice president of global purchasing talks about streamlining the supply chain and developing sources in new markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/building-better-supplier-relationships-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/building-better-supplier-relationships-ford#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:09:00 +0000 269361 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: 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Great Things about Buying Counterfeits http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/7-great-things-about-buying-counterfeits <div class="field-byline"> William Shepherd, Partner, Holland &amp; Knight LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Learn about the hidden “benefits” you get every time you buy something that is counterfeit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/7-great-things-about-buying-counterfeits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/7-great-things-about-buying-counterfeits#comments Customer Relationships Emerging Markets Environment Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 09 Mar 2016 16:45:00 +0000 268541 at http://www.industryweek.com Three Significant Supply Chain Challenges Executives are Facing http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/three-significant-supply-chain-challenges-executives-are-facing <div class="field-byline"> Tom Derry, CEO, Institute for Supply Management </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There are three distinct challenges executives will need to address in order to demonstrate supply chain success within their departments and organizations as whole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/three-significant-supply-chain-challenges-executives-are-facing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/three-significant-supply-chain-challenges-executives-are-facing#comments Procurement Supply Chain Technology Workforce The Latest Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:04:00 +0000 264551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Thomas W. Derry, CEO, ISM</p>