What do the stats from ISM’s Report On Business reveal about the economy and how can they help you on the job? The October Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI®) registered 58.7 per cent in the U.S. It showed a decrease of 2.1 percentage points from the September ISM® Manufacturing ROB reading, yet the report stated that the … Continue reading Is The Economy Heating Up, Or Cooling Off?
With the recent acquisition of BravoSolution, Jaggaer continues its trajectory of rapid, aggressive growth to contend for the title of the world’s largest spend management solutions company. The Jaggaer growth story has been interesting to watch. Formerly known as SciQuest, the company’s announcement about BravoSolution needs to be understood in a long line of acquisitions … Continue reading The Jaggaer Juggernaught Rolls On
Are you a #procurement value-creator, or a cost-reducer? Perhaps you’re neither of these – or both? Procurious member Remy de Lavergne has created a new matrix that shows, among other things, just how far the profession has come. “Procurement is the process of finding, agreeing terms and acquiring goods, services or works from an external source, … Continue reading Introducing the Lavergne Procurement Matrix
Elon Musk promised that the Tesla Semi reveal would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension”. The truck is certainly a game-changer for the logistics industry, but Tesla faces some steep challenges if it plans to win over the commercial market. We can’t wait to see these trucks on … Continue reading Would You Order A Tesla Electric Semi?
If you’re struggling to effectively run your IT procurement processes, it might be time to evaluate your strategy! This article was written by Harry Wilson, an IT Consultant. Read more via Leap Consulting. If procurement is the series of activities and processes required during the acquisition of any IT infrastructure, software and systems, IT procurement … Continue reading IT Procurement Without a Tech Strategy Is A Recipe For Disaster
ISM has done it again, with three globally-recognised keynotes announced ahead of its highly anticipated annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. About this time every year, the Institute for Supply Management announces its keynotes for its upcoming annual conference. As usual, the lineup for ISM2018 is impressive, with Mitt Romney, Arianna Huffington, and John Rossman set … Continue reading Check Out The Keynotes for ISM2018 Nashville
Any increase in transparency is good news for the supply management profession. That’s why the rise of the 3rd-party Supply Chain Analyst is a development that the profession should welcome, rather than fear.How many articles have you read about Apple’s supply chain? Dozens, no doubt. Tesla’s is similarly scrutinised, along with McDonald’s, Walmart’s and a … Continue reading A New Role Emerges: Supply Chain Scrutinisers