Procurement Playing Field Has Changed. Are You Prepared?

Andrea Stroud's picture

Today’s sourcing and procurement function has the ability to be so much more than just the buying arm of the enterprise, focused only on getting the lowest cost. Shifting the focus to what the business needs to accomplish its goals can enable procurement to take into account elements such as supplier quality and reliability. The procurement playing field today requires knowing when and how to apply collaborative relationships in which suppliers are motivated to drive transformation and innovation with purposeful investments designed to create value.

How Do Supply Chains Feel About Their 2015 Direction and Strategy?

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Winding country roadEarlier this year, APQC fielded a survey focused on current supply chain management priorities and trends. Our results highlighted the continuation of some trends from previous years and revealed some emerging practices. 

Using Analytics to Drive Process Improvement and Customer Loyalty

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

I was recently able to speak with Dipanjan Das, Vice President of  Order to Cash Practice and Rana Saha, Transformation Leader at Genpact  about how organizations can use predictive analytics to re-design their order management process to match customer needs; resulting in increased revenue, brand visibility, and customer satisfaction.  

Dipanjan and Rana will be speaking on our free webinar on July 30 at 11:00 a.m. CDT:  Using Analytics to Re-envision Order-Management Processes for Improved Customer Loyalty

Supply Chain Priorities in the Near Future (Infographic)

Becky Partida's picture

What will supply chain functions focus on in the next three years? As part of our recent survey on supply chain management trends, APQC asked organizations to indicate whether six elements would be a priority for them in the next three years. As the following infographic shows, more than half of the respondents will be engaging in benchmarking in the near future. This indicates a shift from their current focus on building customer relationships.

3 Key Areas in Health Care Supply Chain Management

Andrea Stroud's picture

In an earlier blog post, Scott Alexander, vice president of innovation at ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation), described how ROi used innovation to re-imagine the supply chain and develop solutions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs, and produce sustainable change.

Making Supply Chain Innovation Align with Company Objectives

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APQC recently interviewed Scott Alexander, vice president of innovation at ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation). ROi is a provider-owned integrated supply chain organization serving both its founder, Mercy Health System, an integrated delivery network of 46 acute and specialty hospitals across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, and health care organizations throughout the U.S. who share a passion for supply chain excellence.

Why PepsiCo Supply Chain Innovation Matters Organization Wide

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APQC recently spoke with Rich Beck, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations for PepsiCo, about the organization’s global supply chain innovation efforts.

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage organization with net revenues of more than $66 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of foods and beverages distributed globally.

Lessons Learned From Master Data Management Implementation

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In an earlier blog post, Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, described the benefits of a master data management program and potential obstacles to implementation.

5 Reasons Master Data Management is Critical

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APQC recently spoke with Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, about how organizations can implement an effective master data management program.

Why Does Data Visualization Matter?

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

I was recently able to speak with David Doney, vice-president of internal audit at SIRVA, Inc. about how analyzing data and presenting it visually are important competencies as the economy digitizes.

David will be speaking on our free webinar on May 28 at 11:00 a.m. CDT: Best Practices in Data Visualization

APQC: What do organizations need to make better, data-driven decisions?