Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Managing Contradictory Goals http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-contradictory-goals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Managers should do what is best for the overall business, regardless of whether this means they will underachieve in one of their performance goal areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-contradictory-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-contradictory-goals#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:41:00 +0000 170841 at http://www.industryweek.com Maintaining Resiliency in the Face of Expanding Supply Chains http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/maintaining-resiliency-face-expanding-supply-chains <div class="field-byline"> Bart Kelly and Mike M. Varney </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To reduce their vulnerability, companies should take steps to build and support several elements that are crucial to resiliency in their supply chains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/maintaining-resiliency-face-expanding-supply-chains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/maintaining-resiliency-face-expanding-supply-chains#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:35:00 +0000 170001 at http://www.industryweek.com A Tale of Two Improvement Strategies: Tactical vs. Strategic http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/tale-two-improvement-strategies-tactical-vs-strategic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Higher performance ratings should be given to employees who are working on strategic projects that have delivered step-function improvement impacts.</div> <div 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http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/top-25-supply-chains-2015#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Global Economy Innovation Operations Supply Chain Technology The Latest Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:30:00 +0000 167391 at http://www.industryweek.com How to Measure Next Generation Supply Management http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-measure-next-generation-supply-management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supplier performance and its management involves much more than managing piece-price and additional factors should be considered in performance ratings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-measure-next-generation-supply-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-measure-next-generation-supply-management#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 18 May 2015 02:17:00 +0000 167491 at http://www.industryweek.com Structuring an Effective Corporate Supply Management Function http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/structuring-effective-corporate-supply-management-function <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If you put people in a corporate supply management group who are more interested in receiving personal credit than facilitating the success of others, it is not going to work out well. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/structuring-effective-corporate-supply-management-function" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/structuring-effective-corporate-supply-management-function#comments Ideaxchange Corporate Culture Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 06 May 2015 12:28:00 +0000 166641 at http://www.industryweek.com sirup / Thinkstock Reshoring, FDI Bringing Back Jobs Says Industry Group http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/reshoring-fdi-bringing-back-jobs-says-industry-group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 60,000 manufacturing jobs were brought to the U.S. by reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in US is a 400% increase since 2003</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/reshoring-fdi-bringing-back-jobs-says-industry-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/reshoring-fdi-bringing-back-jobs-says-industry-group#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management Procurement Finance The Latest Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:50:00 +0000 165821 at http://www.industryweek.com Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/procurement-2025-10-challenges-will-transform-global-sourcing <div class="field-byline"> Niul Burton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many challenges in the next 10 years have the potential to disrupt the dynamics of supply chains.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/procurement-2025-10-challenges-will-transform-global-sourcing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/procurement-2025-10-challenges-will-transform-global-sourcing#comments Procurement Finance Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:05:00 +0000 165591 at http://www.industryweek.com mindscanner / Thinkstock One Face to the Supplier http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/one-face-supplier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Consolidating control of supply management decisions at the corporate level can be counter-productive if that group promotes itself as the company’s exclusive One Face to the Supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/one-face-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/one-face-supplier#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships The Latest Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:30:00 +0000 165061 at http://www.industryweek.com ferlistockphoto / Thinkstock The Consulting Game, and How Not to Lose at It http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/consulting-game-and-how-not-lose-it <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If a consultant implies that applying leverage is a solid supplier management strategy, they are probably trying to sell you a form of snake oil elixir. Don’t buy it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/consulting-game-and-how-not-lose-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/consulting-game-and-how-not-lose-it#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships The Latest Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:01:00 +0000 164031 at http://www.industryweek.com youtube.com