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APQC Members Named Top Supply Chains


Analyst firm Gartner named nine APQC member organizations in its annual Supply Chain Top 25 released May 22. Gartner’s list identifies global leaders in the supply chain industry using financial data, analyst opinions, and peer opinions. The nine APQC members are:    Procter…

Need for CEOs to Drive Risk Management


CEOs of large, global non-financial companies are now absorbing the latest ideas and best practices in the realm of enterprise risk management (ERM). They are dispatching trained managers to spread a sense of urgency to the whole workforce and fortifying managerial processes that will…

How External Forces Impact Knowledge Management


Of all the great keynotes at APQC’s knowledge management conference last month, I learned the most from Carla O’Dell’s. (And yes, technically she’s my boss, but it’s still true!) I always feel like Carla has her finger on the pulse of KM, and her remarks at the conference were no exception. She…

Share Your Insights on 3PLs


Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have become an integral part of the supply chain industry, and many are expanding the services they provide to shippers. But what services are 3PLs and fourth-party logistics providers (4PLs) really providing? And are 3PLs and 4PLs meeting their customers’…

Work Force Planning 4 Ways


Talent shortages have many organizations revisiting their approaches to work force planning. APQC’s Work Force Capabilities survey revealed that a majority of participating organizations are experiencing talent shortages [1] and that most of these organizations see work force planning as part of…

Aggressive for a Reason


Prepared using APQC’s Benchmarks on Demand tool in accounts payable (AP), top performers measured by key performance metrics receive less than 35 percent of invoice line items electronically. It makes sense, then, that top performers have been very aggressive in embracing payables automation…