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The Strategic Role of Procurement and Supply Chain Management in Life Sciences Working in the life science industry brings a lot of enjoyment to employees and the patients and families they serve. The pace of medical and technological advancement provides better treatment for millions of people daily across the globe through healthier and longer lives. […]
The relationship between marketing and procurement has often been tumultuous since “marketing procurement” appeared on the scene more than two decades ago. The good news is, the relationship has improved. In a growing number of companies, procurement and marketing professionals are now working together as a cohesive team. But recent research also shows that many […]
The relationships that we build with our co-workers, business partners, and suppliers is paramount to professional growth.
Nurturing the relationships around us is how we achieve our goals. Whether the goal is professional or personal, relationships are the key to getting there.
Michael Cadieux In 2016, Supply Chain 247 published an article about Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University (in China) exploring the use of blockchain in the supply chain. There were several interesting elements to the initiative, including increased end-to-end transparency. But what became of the Walmart-IBM-Tsinghua initiative? Quit talking about blockchain There are any number of […]
Check out the following excerpt from a 2014 article titled “Does Gartner’s “Postmodern” ERP moniker put a positive spin on what is, in reality, the equivalent of technology landfill” “When ERP was in its heyday, CEOs and business executives wanted reliable and integrated solutions, so they seized upon ERP as the way to provide this,” […]
Andy Rhodes for Procurement Foundry With a mission of fundraising, education, and advocacy for children’s rights to ensure that kids worldwide have the opportunity to reach their full potential, at UNICEF USA we have a clear vision of what we are doing and why we are doing it. Unlike many private sector organizations that are […]
By guest Jon Hansen When you hear the words “something fishy is going on here,” the implication is clear: someone is doing something shady and usually dishonest. Sadly, and when it comes to the seafood supply chain, the term is more literal than it is figurative. According to a March 2019 National Geographic article, mislabelling […]
Mike Cadieux With noses pressed against the window looking in on a group of happy people feasting in the warmth of a fire while we stand outside in the cold shivering. We want a seat at that table. For years this has been the lament of the procurement professional. Like Rodney Dangerfield, all we want […]