Supply-Side Disciplines

Supplier-facing topics, such as sourcing and procurement, financial supply chain, total cost of ownership, inventory management

Convergence of Physical and Financial Global Supply Chains

The article discusses the convergence of physical, financial, and information networks in global trade and highlights the need for close collaboration and integration between supply chain and financial personnel to optimize processes. The shift towards more immediate and straightforward financial models, such as payment on Open Account, requires networked application platforms to provide visibility and coordination between the physical and financial supply chains, offering opportunities for improved efficiency and liquidity in the supply chain.

Total Cost in Sourcing Decisions:

The article highlights the significance of total cost analysis in sourcing decisions, emphasizing the need for comprehensive financial evaluations to maintain a company’s agility and competitiveness. True total cost sourcing breaks down functional silos and aligns with corporate strategy, enabling companies to make well-informed and successful sourcing choices.

Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers – Part Two

This is Part Two of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. The research examined hundreds of companies. Among those, ChainLink interviewed the 30 companies achieving the best sourcing results. This series synthesizes the collective next generation of best practices from those top 30 firms.

Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers

This is Part One of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. This research examined hundreds of companies. Among those, ChainLink interviewed the 30 companies achieving the best sourcing results. This series synthesizes the collective next generation of best practices from those top 30 firms.

Interview with Joe Cowan

“Manugistics is not a software company.” This was among many of the interesting statements that Joe Cowan shared in our interview during Manugistics user conference, Envision 2005, in Altanta, GA.

Interview with Michael McGrath

The former CEO and co-founder of PRTM is a keen observer of management cycles and philosophies. As he takes over the helm at i2, Michael McGrath talks about how the company is preparing for the next generation of supply chain.

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