The latest news, analysis, trends and solutions regarding sourcing, procurement and supplier relationship management (SRM) and their impact on supply chain management. New technologies in sourcing and procurement are transforming the way companies do business - and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency, cut costs and build more strategic partnerships. Learn how companies around the world are using sourcing, procurement and SRM solutions for supply chain optimization.
Rising diplomatic tensions in North Korea and around the world pose a serious threat to global supply chains. Many manufacturers have taken steps to protect their global operations from the effects of natural disasters. Read More
The world is overrun by debt. How can companies and supply chains protect themselves from the consequences of massive default? In the U.S. alone, debt currently stands at three and a half times GDP. Read More
Forget about the old style of business networking. ''Social'' networking has brought a whole new meaning to the term. Social networking is fast becoming a must-have skill in the business world — both for career advancement and for managing day-to-day operations. Read More
For transportation providers in the e-commerce era, the choice is clear: disrupt, or be disrupted. The motivating force is, of course, Amazon.com, which has shown distinct signs in recent years of desiring to take over multiple transportation and logistics functions in support of its dominant e-commerce business. Read More
The aerospace giant Pratt and Whitney plans to double production of a new and innovative jet engine by 2020. Proper supply-chain management will play a huge role in the success of the venture. Read More
How can a new company break into the venerable freight-forwarding business? Technology holds the key. For decades, freight forwarding was dominated by a host of smallish, regional firms, many of them family-owned and passed down through generations. Read More