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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?