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Why and How Often to Benchmark Finance

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The cost of finance operations at the typical large company has been cut in half over the past decade. CFOs got what they wanted: talented and dedicated people doing more with less, and those with a knack for stats polishing their analytical contributions. So, I got to wondering: what’s behind the…

Using Maintenance Management Software

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Many organizations have adopted computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software, enterprise asset management (EAM) software, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help improve daily working capital transactions. APQC’s 2011 report Improving Working Capital Management and…

Managing the Risk of Supply Chain Disruption

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Last month, APQC hosted a webinar on managing the risk of supply chain disruption. APQC'S Mary Driscoll, Experis' Eric Gerner and John Hejka, and Baker Hughes' Mike Miedema looked at how organizations identify and mitigate supply chain risk while maintaining efforts to control costs of materials…

Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Resiliency

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During the recession, many companies pared their supplier lists to win volume price discounts from surviving vendors. Many firms also extended the global reach of their sourcing activities. But the need to balance cost efficiency with supply chain resiliency has become a growing concern. APQC’s…