Free Research Report to Outsourcing Manufacturing: A 20/20 View. This research brief provides an overview and analysis of the results in a survey conducted by Peerless Research Group on outsourcing manufacturing.
2016 will be a year when many niche innovations in customer experience will become mainstream as consumers expect more out of their shopping experiences, forcing traditional retailers to step up or risk becoming irrelevant.
The worldwide facility management (FM) market is expected to grow from $959.2 billion in 2012 to $1.314 trillion in 2018 – but what drives the growth? Here are the 4 biggest trends. Economic and regulatory developments Economic pressures from regulatory requirements and increased competition is pressuring companies to evaluate...
. And it is expected that by 2016, more than 40 percent of new logistic application purchases will be delivered through cloud-based systems. Sharing data among competitors and supply chain partners is the next logical but challenging step in the quest for extreme efficiency
A recent Nielsen study found that 75% of millennial respondents and 72% of Generation Z (aged 15-20) will spend more on products and services from companies that commit to positive social and environmental impact. And 51% of baby boomers (aged 50-64) are also willing to choose and pay more for sustainable products. See the survey.
Following the ‘soft skills’ theme of last year’s CIPS conference and in the lead up to Langley’s round table event next week on The Importance of Behaviours in Procurement, this week’s guest blog focuses on the importance of behaviours and soft skills to procurement success – and how to develop these to the benefit of individuals, team and organisations.
Hard Facts about Soft Skills: The Importance of Behaviours in Procurement
Kim Godwin, Director of P&SCM Associates, a firm specialising in the assessment and development of soft skills
The importance of behavioural ‘soft’ skills to procurement is now widely recognised, reinforced as a key theme at this year’s CIPS conference and by a recent survey that identified soft skills as being one of the key constraints to fully exploiting category management. The ability to influence stakeholders is often cited as the key skill, but this underplays the scope and scale of impact that soft skills have on all aspects of procurement, and in particular the procurement of services and indirects.
Improving sustainable practices In its effort to reduce risks of disruptions while still managing to be sustainable and efficient in operations, some supply chain leaders are at a crossroads. This predicament is understandable since, as Ian Lefshitz, a contributor to Supply Chain Executive, worded it, "While there are obvious long-term benefits to more sustainable practices, a major challenge for corporations and procurement professionals in particular is ensuring that the entire supply chain meets established standards."
A Business Continuity Plan is the playbook for responding to a disruption of day-to-day operations. It shouldn’t be a compilation of lists, it should be actionable. Given that assumption, what should be the nature of the disruptions that are within the scope of the BC Plan?
The following price change forecasts have been extracted from the Procurement Leaders 2016 Category Planning Guide. Procurement Leaders members can access the complete 2016 Planning Guide as part of their [...]...
Procurement is an ever-changing industry, which means that buying organisations and supply chain managers need to stay on top of their game to stand out from the crowd and keep the level of risk facing their business to an absolute minimum.
One of the biggest changes in the industry in recent years is the emergence of new technology. There is now a whole host of platforms and software available to buyers to help them better manage their supply chains, but they need to be sure they're using the right one for them to minimise risk.
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