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11 Supply Chain Trends changing your Business in 2019

11 Supply Chain Trends changing your Business in 2019

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 15:37 CET

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” – Jack Kerouac. While we agree with the nucleus of Kerouac’s quote that following the pack will never lead to great innovation, and that trends are deeply rooted in popular opinion, there remains a need to acknowledge the existence of current trends.

Beyond Tier 1: Impacting Supply Chain Sustainability at the Source

Beyond Tier 1: Impacting Supply Chain Sustainability at the Source

News   •   Dec 06, 2018 14:26 CET

​Supply chain networks and sourcing/procurement projects are becoming increasingly global, and complex in their overall number of stakeholder involvement.

The Faces of Kodiak Rating: Introducing a Customer Success Champion

The Faces of Kodiak Rating: Introducing a Customer Success Champion

News   •   Nov 22, 2018 15:23 CET

Sometimes we forget that organizations require the harmonization of a lot of moving parts, and it’s seldom that the people that fill those roles receive the individualized recognition that is deserved for their work within a company. Kodiak Rating is the people that work here.

Report shows that US Hospitals could be saving $25.4B in Supply Chain Costs

Report shows that US Hospitals could be saving $25.4B in Supply Chain Costs

News   •   Nov 08, 2018 17:25 CET

A recent report by Navigant showed that Hospitals and Health Care systems in the United States have the opportunity for savings of up to 25.4B USD in supply chain costs. “The analysis of 2,300 hospitals indicated that hospitals and health systems are not moving the needle in the right direction when it comes to streamlining healthcare supply chain processes and product use, researchers stated”...

15 Do's & Don'ts for your Procurement Team

15 Do's & Don'ts for your Procurement Team

News   •   Nov 02, 2018 11:23 CET

Improving within procurement is a continuous uphill battle and – sometimes – the easiest way to develop and innovate is to review the basics, and also to educate your team of potential pitfalls.

HP and IKEA join Global Coalition to clean up our Oceans

HP and IKEA join Global Coalition to clean up our Oceans

News   •   Oct 25, 2018 15:14 CEST

NextWave Plastics will be getting some extra support – with the addition of IKEA and HP joining the global open-source initiative – in their efforts to clean up the oceans of plastic waste.

4 Easy Ways to create ROI from Supplier Relationship Management!

4 Easy Ways to create ROI from Supplier Relationship Management!

News   •   Oct 24, 2018 11:34 CEST

Suppliers are an incredible source of innovation, value and profitability. Aligning your procurement and sourcing organization with the right suppliers, from the start, can be an incredible value driver for your overall organization.

Early Technological Adoption leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Early Technological Adoption leads to Supply Chain Excellence

News   •   Oct 10, 2018 09:52 CEST

​A recent supply chain technology survey, hosted by Adante SCM, and BlueJay Solution this year, found that 80% of retailers, manufacturers and logistic providers are confident that they are “innovators” or “early adopters" of innovative supply chain technology.

The Global Agriculture Industry could receive a major facelift from Blockchain Technology

The Global Agriculture Industry could receive a major facelift from Blockchain Technology

News   •   Sep 18, 2018 16:37 CEST

Supply chain management has moved into an era where the application of technology is a must. Blockchain technology offers new capabilities for creating “permanent, immutable record of contracts, transactions, documents, supply chain movement and more” (Forbes 2018).

Is Blockchain Procurement's Silver Bullet?

Is Blockchain Procurement's Silver Bullet?

News   •   Sep 11, 2018 11:09 CEST

Growing global complexity in supply chain management has forced organizations to look towards technology serving as the missing link between people (supply chain actors) and the ability to collaborate at scale. This raises the question... Could Blockchain be procurement's silver bullet?

[Webinar] Blockchain, Explained: The Future of Supply Chain Transparency.

[Webinar] Blockchain, Explained: The Future of Supply Chain Transparency.

News   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:21 CEST

Growing global complexity in supply chain management has forced procurement organizations to look towards technology as their silver bullet, serving as the missing link between people and collaboration at scale. Could Blockchain Technology be procurement’s silver bullet?

Focus on Valuable Supplier Relationships builds value for Counter Culture Coffee

Focus on Valuable Supplier Relationships builds value for Counter Culture Coffee

News   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:53 CEST

Counter Culture Coffee’s engagement in their supply chain, and visible reporting, serves as a reminder that supply chains aren’t just a means to receive our goods and services, they are complex networks of people, just like you and I.

Levi Strauss & Co. sets “new aggressive targets” for Climate Action Strategy

Levi Strauss & Co. sets “new aggressive targets” for Climate Action Strategy

News   •   Aug 03, 2018 08:22 CEST

​Safeguarding brand value and supply chain management have become synonymous in the age of information, transparency and a 24-hour news feed.

 Industry-Leading Purchasers totaling to $3.3 Trillion Spend hone in on Supply Chain Sustainability.

Industry-Leading Purchasers totaling to $3.3 Trillion Spend hone in on Supply Chain Sustainability.

News   •   Jul 30, 2018 08:17 CEST

​Clean Technica reported CDP’s announcement that “[…] 115 of the world’s largest purchasers it works with, which together represent annual spend of over $3.3 trillion, are requesting environmental data from over 11,500 suppliers” (Hill 2018).

Keeping your Digital Supply Chain secure means engaging suppliers.

Keeping your Digital Supply Chain secure means engaging suppliers.

News   •   Jul 25, 2018 11:57 CEST

Due diligence is required both internally, and externally, in order to secure the cyber security of your digital supply chain network.

Balancing people, planet and profitability - Webinar June 27th

Balancing people, planet and profitability - Webinar June 27th

News   •   Jun 25, 2018 10:27 CEST

Join in on our June 27th Webinar to gain insight and best practices to how your organization can start sourcing more responsibly with society and the environment in mind, without sacrificing your bottom line!

UN report investigates Blockchain Application for Global Supply Chain

UN report investigates Blockchain Application for Global Supply Chain

News   •   Jun 13, 2018 08:00 CEST

The UN/CEFACT’s report focuses on Blockchain technology’s potential to impact the elements of trust that are so important to global supply chain management.

Daimler utilizes increased governance for Sustainable Supply Chain

Daimler utilizes increased governance for Sustainable Supply Chain

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 14:47 CEST

To make an impact where it’s felt most, Daimler has implemented a new governance program based around increasing sustainable development and preventing the violation of human rights in their supply chain activities.

5 Key Focuses for Boosting a Digital Procurement Strategy

5 Key Focuses for Boosting a Digital Procurement Strategy

News   •   May 17, 2018 10:53 CEST

Procurement has entered an age of innovation, and along with this evolution has come new disruptions in digital procurement. Getting a handle on a digital procurement strategy is a tall task, but a necessary one nonetheless.

Collaboration First, Competition Second: A new kind of Business

Collaboration First, Competition Second: A new kind of Business

News   •   May 07, 2018 13:10 CEST

Sharing of value with competitors and suppliers is a necessary action to create impact to supply chain sustainability at large, even if this means devaluing of an initial competitive edge. Profitability is a direct sign of top-line value, but what is profitability if it’s not grown in a sustainable manner?