Procurement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6642/more en Booming Commercial Aviation Industry Presents Supply Chain Challenges -- and Opportunity http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/booming-commercial-aviation-industry-presents-supply-chain-challenges-and-opportunity <div class="field-byline"> Lee Schwartz, principal, Schwartz Profitability Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The outlook is rosy, sort of, for airplane manufacturers that serve the commercial aviation industry. Nevertheless, challenges loom upon closer inspection.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/booming-commercial-aviation-industry-presents-supply-chain-challenges-and-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/booming-commercial-aviation-industry-presents-supply-chain-challenges-and-opportunity#comments Competitiveness Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Procurement Strategic Planning & Execution Supplier Relationships Supply Chain News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:26:00 +0000 116261 at http://www.industryweek.com Alcoa Reports Loss as it Shutters Capacity http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/alcoa-reports-loss-it-shutters-capacity <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Due to a $178 million Q 1 loss, the company will cut smeltering capacity in Australia and Brazil, among other actions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/alcoa-reports-loss-it-shutters-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/alcoa-reports-loss-it-shutters-capacity#comments Expansion Management Procurement News Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:18:00 +0000 115971 at http://www.industryweek.com A Little Knowledge Can Be a Profitable Thing http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-amp-tax/little-knowledge-can-be-profitable-thing <div class="field-byline"> Kenneth Stern, president, Synxronos </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With access to current and accurate information about its operating environment, a company can successfully develop profitable growth strategies.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-amp-tax/little-knowledge-can-be-profitable-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-finance-amp-tax/little-knowledge-can-be-profitable-thing#comments Customer Relationships Corporate Finance & Tax Cost Management & BPM Procurement Strategic Planning & Execution Finance Leadership Supply Chain Gold Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:07:00 +0000 114541 at http://www.industryweek.com Pricing Fairness in the B2B Marketplace http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/pricing-fairness-b2b-marketplace <div class="field-byline"> Barrett Thompson, general manager of pricing excellence solutions, Zilliant </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The market price for any product, no matter how commoditized, is never just one price—it’s always a range of prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/pricing-fairness-b2b-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/pricing-fairness-b2b-marketplace#comments Procurement Supply Chain Gold Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:55:00 +0000 112491 at http://www.industryweek.com New Manufacturing Orders Surge in Texas http://www.industryweek.com/blog/new-manufacturing-orders-surge-texas <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Factories should be humming in Texas based on the latest manufacturing outlook survey from the Dallas Fed. In January, the new orders index spiked to 14.4 from 1.3 in December. The shipments index also grew sharply, from barely over zero to 9.2.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/new-manufacturing-orders-surge-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/new-manufacturing-orders-surge-texas#comments Procurement Global Economy Workforce The Global Manufacturer Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:30:00 +0000 109191 at http://www.industryweek.com The Healthiest Supply Chains in the US http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/healthiest-supply-chains-us <div class="field-deck"> A look at supply chain excellence within the healthcare industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A look at supply chain excellence within the healthcare industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/healthiest-supply-chains-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/healthiest-supply-chains-us#comments Customer Relationships Inventory Management Logistics Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:46:00 +0000 108671 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>top 25 healthcare supply chains of 2013</p> US Carmakers use Aluminum, Carbon Fiber to Cut Weight http://www.industryweek.com/north-american-international-auto-show/us-carmakers-use-aluminum-carbon-fiber-cut-weight <div class="field-deck"> Non-traditional materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium will show up in autos as companies try to increase gas mileage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Non-traditional materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, magnesium , will show up autos as companies try to increase gas mileage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/north-american-international-auto-show/us-carmakers-use-aluminum-carbon-fiber-cut-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/north-american-international-auto-show/us-carmakers-use-aluminum-carbon-fiber-cut-weight#comments North American International Auto Show Product Development Procurement News Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:15:00 +0000 108121 at http://www.industryweek.com The Importance of Procurement Agility: How to Turn Volatility into a Competitive Advantage http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/importance-procurement-agility-how-turn-volatility-competitive-advantage <div class="field-byline"> Peter Spiller, Nicolas Reinecke, Drew Ungerman and Henrique Teixera, McKinsey &amp; Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Agile procurement looks for and anticipates uncertainty, rather than just managing the current environment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Agile procurement looks for and anticipates uncertainty, rather than just managing the current environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/importance-procurement-agility-how-turn-volatility-competitive-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/importance-procurement-agility-how-turn-volatility-competitive-advantage#comments Procurement Supply Chain Gold Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:44:00 +0000 108021 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>procurement agility</p> Managing Global Procurement Teams Can Help Drive Greater Value http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-global-procurement-teams-can-help-drive-greater-value <div class="field-byline"> Doug Macdonald, IBM Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Achieving one's procurement priorities requires proficient and efficient talent and program management. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Achieving one's procurement priorities requires proficient and efficient talent and program management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-global-procurement-teams-can-help-drive-greater-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/managing-global-procurement-teams-can-help-drive-greater-value#comments Procurement Supply Chain Gold Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:04:00 +0000 105761 at http://www.industryweek.com Paying for Year-End Help Without Getting Ho-Ho-Hosed http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/paying-year-end-help-without-getting-ho-ho-hosed <div class="field-deck"> Paying consultants by the day is very common, and very dumb. Here's a better way to structure their compensation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With the year quickly clicking down it's time to carefully evaluate whether you should spend the cash remaining in the budget on a project or return the funds to corporate. Okay, that took about two seconds. Of course you'll spend the money. For instance, you could hire that big fellow from the North Pole who claims to be an expert in rapid product distribution. The next dilemma is tougher to navigate.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/paying-year-end-help-without-getting-ho-ho-hosed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/paying-year-end-help-without-getting-ho-ho-hosed#comments Procurement Supplier Relationships Leadership Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:05:00 +0000 105521 at http://www.industryweek.com