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What Attracts Talent to the Supply Chain?

APQC recently concluded a survey on what organizations are doing to attract talent to the supply chain field. This research examined which factors are priorities for organizations when attracting talent and what characteristics supply chain professionals are looking for in a boss and supply chain... »


Recruiting Supply Chain Professionals

Organizations are under pressure to attract prepared supply chain professionals. However, they must also consider the needs and wants of professionals. This infographic presents how concerned organizations are about the availability of supply chain leaders and what organizations look for in... »


Supply Chain Challenges in Data and Analytics for 2016

In early 2016, APQC conducted a survey to determine supply chain priorities, performance, and trends. As part of this research APQC wanted to understand the priorities and common challenges regarding data and analytics. Read Full Article »


STEM Skills in the Supply Chain

Supply chain professionals with STEM skills are highly sought after by organizations. Supply chain job candidates are often lacking in these skills and that STEM-focused positions are hardest for organizations to keep filled. Organizations are addressing these problems by developing the skills of... »


What Do Supply Chain Professionals Want?

Organizations face great pressure to attract prepared supply chain professionals. However, they must also consider the needs of professionals. This infographic shows how organizational goals line up with the priorities of supply chain professionals. It also shows how these professionals prefer to... »


APQC's Supply Chain Management Tune-Up Diagnostic

Examine the four essential supply chain metrics included in this diagnostic to ensure that your practices will keep you running ahead of the competition. APQC's Supply Chain Management Tune-Up Diagnostic highlights recent Open Standards Benchmarking data that you can compare with your... »


Supply Chain 2016 Outlook: Key Survey Findings

In early 2016, APQC conducted a survey to determine the trends in supply chain management. This free synopsis includes key survey findings related to supply chain priorities, supply chain budgets, and the use of big data and analytics. Read More »


Category Management and PO Line Item Processing

APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking® data in procurement reveals that organizations that have established supplier category management programs are able to process a significantly higher number of purchase order line items. APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking® data in procurement reveals that... »


Millennials in the Supply Chain: From One Millennial to Another

In this APQC interview, Oliver York, replenishment analyst within product order management for The Coca-Cola Company, discusses Millennials in the supply chain field. Download Interview »


Looking Beyond Centralized and Decentralized Procurement

Many organizations have adopted a centralized structure for their procurement functions in an effort to streamline purchasing efforts and take advantage of bulk pricing. To determine whether organizations with centralized procurement structures are at an advantage over organizations with... »


The State of IT Risk Management in the Supply Chain - Report Overview

APQC's report The State of IT Risk Management in the Supply Chain outlines the findings from a recent research project focused on: - the IT risks supply chain organizations are experiencing, - the level of concern for various IT risk factors, - how controllable organizations find the disruptions... »


Blueprint for Success: Manufacturing - Report Overview

APQC's Blueprint for Success: Manufacturing can help organizations looking to achieve best-practice performance levels in manufacturing.This report overview presents the key sections of the report and looks briefly at the report's three case studies:Silfex, IEC Electronics Corp. and Rexam Read... »


IT Risk: What You Don't Know Hurts You

APQC recently conducted a survey on the state of IT risk in the supply chain. The results indicate that a surprising number of organizations do not know how often they evaluate their supply chain resiliency and whether they have added rigor to their supply chain assessments. Read More »


2015 Supply Chain Management Trends (Infographic)

In early 2015, APQC conducted a survey to determine current trends in supply chain management. Respondents provided their organizations' current business objectives and technology priorities. Read More »


IT Disruption Risk (Infographic)

APQC conducted a survey on the state of IT risk in the supply chain. The results indicate that many organizations have been affected by several types of IT disruptions within the last two years. Although high-impact natural disasters often make headlines, organizations should also be concerned with... »


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