Getting Supplier Risk in Focus – Part Two

by: Ann Grackin, March 10, 2014

As I discussed in Part One, the last few years have shown business and consumers the often negative consequences of globalization, unrestricted trade, and all out web commerce. Businesses are facing increased risk across multi-tier supply chains, while at the same time [...]

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Getting Supplier Risk in Focus – Part One

by: Ann Grackin, March 03, 2014

The last few years have been an awakening for business and consumers on what globalization, unrestricted trade, and all out web commerce really means—both the good and the awful—with often negative consequences for consumers and economies. Outsourcing continues to exacerbate [...]

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The 5 C’s of Outsourcing Concerns and How to Address Them

by: Brad Huff, February 24, 2014

Like many other mid-market and larger companies, our customers are beginning to focus on expanding their footprint. The economy is strengthening in a number of areas and based on recent indicators, confidence is increasing as well. One of the challenges, however, is that while [...]

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How to Overcome 4 Common Barriers to Supply Chain Collaboration Initiatives

by: Josh Noble, February 05, 2014

While business school case studies continue to showcase the value of collaboration between ‘partner companies’, in practice, collaborative buyer/supplier relationships are far less commonplace. Supply chain collaboration initiatives can range from very basic agreements to [...]

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Taking Your Supply Chain Mobile – part 2

by: Donna Fritz, January 20, 2014

In my last blog post on leveraging mobile devices in the supply chain, we focused on the complexity, type and urgency of tasks. While the instinct may be to attempt to migrate all desktop activities to mobile devices, there is actually a risk of reducing productivity with this [...]

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