Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics, on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer & Rex Clothier, EVP Strategic Procurement, on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
On 24 September, the latest batch of US tariffs, starting at 10% and increasing to 25% at the end of the year, was imposed on $200Bn worth of Chinese goods. These latest tariffs are in addition to penalties implemented earlier this year on $50Bn worth of Chinese goods. Taken together, it means roughly half of the products that China sells to the United States each year will be hit by tariffs.
Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations, Rex Clothier, EVP Procurement & Mike Notarangeli, EVP Logistics, on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Rex Clothier, EVP Strategic Procurement, on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
James Gurulé, Practice Partner Procurement, on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM
Let’s begin with a pop quiz...how many leading businesses can you think of that are as dominant today as they were 20 years ago? Of course, there are some, but these are challenging times for even the biggest and best-managed organizations. Rapid economic and technological changes mean an approach that worked pretty well for you yesterday might not be working quite so well today and could be catastrophic by tomorrow.
Jim Mynaugh, Senior Delivery Advisor, on Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
There are some procurement ‘facts’ that we hear over and over again in our meetings with company executives. Do any of the following sound familiar?
The very fact that everybody’s saying the same thing means it must be true, right? Wrong. The truth is that none of these is accurate, not one. In our experience, there are almost always additional savings to be made; you just need to know how to look deep into your value chain to unlock them.
Bill Forster, EVP Food & Beverage, on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Disintermediation or ‘cutting out the middleman’ is an important issue in modern supply chain management and could even be the key to the future success of your business. Intermediaries may make life easier, but they also limit your ability to secure the best deal with the best suppliers at the best price. However, while moving away from agents and brokers can lead to lower costs, it can also add to the complexity of your procurement function.
Jorg van der Zanden, MD & Garry Smith, VP Operations, Europe, on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:30 AM
Even the most successful companies can find themselves stuck in a rut when it comes to their organizational culture. You may be communicating well with your stakeholders but, if your internal communication isn’t up to par, performance will undoubtedly suffer.
Rex Clothier, EVP Strategic Procurement & David Jadwin, EVP Business Development, on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 09:30 AM
CEOs with experience in doing mergers and acquisitions are all too aware that the real challenge often begins after the deal closes and they turn their attention to the work that’s needed to drive the expected value from their acquisitions. Success is governed, less by what you buy, but by what you do with it after you’ve bought it and how well you do it.
Dan Ginsberg, on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 06:04 AM
The fortunes of an organization can rise and fall on the relationships it has with its suppliers. Companies who fail to actively manage their supply chain place their business at risk of becoming uncompetitive in their market or paying inflated prices to incumbent suppliers for lower quality goods. In this situation, disintermediation or 'cutting out the middleman' is an attractive concept for many companies who want to drive competitiveness, improve product time-to-market and get the best possible deal via global sourcing.