Spotlight on Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay

by: Bill McBeath, June 05, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research, discusses how the direct materials procure-to-pay process (P2P) resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for [...]

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Cutting Costs or Adding Value: Which is Wiser for Mid-Market Supply Chains?

by: Brad Huff, May 13, 2014

Which is the better strategy for mid-market supply chains: to cut costs in the supply chain or to support growth in market share? The answer, not surprisingly, is to work towards a strategy that incorporates both. [...]

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How Does 3D Printing Fit into Your Mid-Market Supply Chain?

by: Josh Noble, April 21, 2014

3D printing offers an unprecedented opportunity for mid-market companies to increase flexibility, responsiveness and cost savings, when the technology is inserted smartly and strategically into an existing supply [...]

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Smart Growth Requires New Supply Chain Strategies

by: Godfrey Huguley, April 14, 2014

To be successful with smart growth, mid-market companies must adjust their current supply chain, or risk “supply chain pain” from an outgrown supply chain. [...]

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Searching for Outsourcing Cost Savings? Workflow Automation could be the missing link…

by: David Riffel, March 24, 2014

The top reason many companies choose to outsource is cost savings. However, after the project goes live many companies find they are not achieving their expected cost savings. Two common causes for this disconnect are vague contract terms/metrics, and lack of workflow automation [...]

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