Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Leverage as a Supply Management Strategy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly http://www.industryweek.com/good-bad-and-ugly <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Leverage is a tool that rarely produces optimal results, unless the result you want is antagonizing your suppliers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/good-bad-and-ugly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/good-bad-and-ugly#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Operations Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:49:00 +0000 160591 at http://www.industryweek.com PEA / United Artists Congress Approves Keystone Pipeline, Veto Looms http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/congress-approves-keystone-pipeline-veto-looms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After numerous Republican attempts to force Obama's hand on the project, the Senate passed its version of the bill last month with bipartisan support.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/congress-approves-keystone-pipeline-veto-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/congress-approves-keystone-pipeline-veto-looms#comments Competitiveness Environment Legislation Procurement Trade Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:01:00 +0000 159871 at http://www.industryweek.com Tom Pennington/Getty Images Winning a Supplier Award Could Wreck Your Business http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/winning-supplier-award-could-wreck-your-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Too often we hear of a company winning a Supplier of the Year Award and then losing a substantial amount of the OEM's business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/winning-supplier-award-could-wreck-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/winning-supplier-award-could-wreck-your-business#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Supply Chain Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:46:00 +0000 159551 at http://www.industryweek.com Creatas Images / Thinkstock Don't Stretch Your Global Supply Chain Past the Breaking Point http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/dont-stretch-your-global-supply-chain-past-breaking-point <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Determining the best place for production and sourcing is very much a shore thing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/dont-stretch-your-global-supply-chain-past-breaking-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/dont-stretch-your-global-supply-chain-past-breaking-point#comments Emerging Markets Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Gold The Latest Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:26:00 +0000 158871 at http://www.industryweek.com Giving Credit where Credit is Due http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/giving-credit-where-credit-due <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s amazing what can be accomplished when people know they’ll get credit for their achievements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/giving-credit-where-credit-due" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supplier-relationships/giving-credit-where-credit-due#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Engagement Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Operations Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:05:00 +0000 158111 at http://www.industryweek.com Fuse / Thinkstock How to De-Cost as a Competitive Advantage http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-de-cost-competitive-advantage <div class="field-byline"> Bill Moore </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers can make their factories even more competitive through parts and components de-costing programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-de-cost-competitive-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/how-de-cost-competitive-advantage#comments Procurement Finance Supply Chain The Latest Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:23:00 +0000 157771 at http://www.industryweek.com Chesky_W / iStock Everyone's Got to Eat http://www.industryweek.com/blog/everyones-got-eat <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The goal of every OEM’s procurement function should be lean, not anorexic, supply chain performance.</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/everyones-got-eat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/everyones-got-eat#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Operations Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:28:00 +0000 157161 at http://www.industryweek.com Five Pricing Myths You Should Avoid at All Cost http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/five-pricing-myths-you-should-avoid-all-cost <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mewborn and Justin Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Don't let these five pricing myths smother your business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/five-pricing-myths-you-should-avoid-all-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/five-pricing-myths-you-should-avoid-all-cost#comments Growth Strategies Procurement Strategic Planning & Execution Supplier Relationships Finance Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 156611 at http://www.industryweek.com Source: ThinkStock 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, vice president of supply chain services, 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