Procurement en Lost in Translation: Bridging the Gap Between Industrial MRO Buyers and Sellers <div class="field-byline"> Kelly Brock, UPS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The needs of MRO buyers are changing quickly, and it’s a challenge for sellers to keep up. Case in point: 72% of industrial products buyers would switch suppliers for a better website.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:54:00 +0000 317931 at Don't Get Boxed into Making the Wrong In-Shoring Decision <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The overall goal of business—generating revenue and profit—cannot be achieved exclusively through a focus on cost control.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:57:00 +0000 315221 at How Politics Can Brew Supply Chain Risk <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Stempel, founder &amp; owner, Hill Top Hoperation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Understanding the drivers of demand, including legislation, is critically important, even when an industry such as craft brewing is enjoying healthy growth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Inventory Management Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:39:00 +0000 313841 at Why the Supply Chain is a Manufacturer's Strategic Nucleus <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The ISM's Tom Derry explains why supply chain professionals are participating in the most strategic decisions at their company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Procurement Supplier Relationships Teamwork Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:45:00 +0000 293661 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") 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: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>If I were interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing or I had children at that age, I&rsquo;d be looking at an opportunity to become stronger in my STEM education.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Tom Derry</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chief Executive Officer<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Institute for Supply Management (ISM)<br /> <strong>Previous positions</strong>: Chief Operating Officer, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP); General Manager, LexisNexis business intelligence group<br /> <strong>Related activities: </strong>Chairman and President of ISM Services; Member of the Dean&#39;s Council for the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University; Member, board of directors, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> 5 Things Supply Chain Managers Need to Know about ISO 9001:2015 <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hannon, director of team excellence, Team World </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As you prepare for the latest revision of the ISO 9001 standard, here are five things to keep in mind to help ensure a smooth transition.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Customer Relationships Lean / Six-Sigma Planning & Forecasting Quality Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Operations Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 293301 at Airbus to Review Delivery Goal of A350 Jets Amid Supplier Crunch <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The manufacturer is grappling with delays and the receipt of sub-par equipment from some contractors, according to Fabrice Bregier, who heads its jetliner unit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Inventory Management Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:11:00 +0000 292491 at Airbus Supplier Development’s Role in Next Generation Supply Management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Is your supply management strategic plan tailored to align with your corporate strategic plan?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:44:00 +0000 292441 at Top 25 Supply Chains of 2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Our look at the Top 25 (plus 2) Supply Chains of 2016 uncovers what the best companies in the world do, or are trying to do, to excel at managing their global supply chains.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Customer Relationships Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Logistics Planning & Forecasting Procurement Supplier Relationships Transportation Warehousing and Distribution Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology The Latest Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000 289451 at Why Should Companies Consider Producing and Sourcing More Products in the US? <div class="field-byline"> Harry Moser, Founder, Reshoring Initiative </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can reshoring help US companies fulfill a key tenet of W. Edwards Deming - minimize total cost?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Procurement Supplier Relationships Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 May 2016 17:05:00 +0000 288121 at The Case for Supplier Development <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supplier development deserves another look as a way to achieve the goal of having a world-class supply base.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 26 May 2016 17:37:00 +0000 287961 at