Archive for July, 2018

Amazon’s Supply Chain Success the Leveraging of Critical Factors

Amazon is by far one of the most successful companies of all time. Innovation, supply chain excellence, vision and risk-taking are all vital elements of its astounding success. While these vital elements underpin Amazon’s competitive advantage, they are also the critical cogs of its Robust Business Model. Amazon joins the ranks of the top 20 Supply Chains, which include the…

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Gain Procurement Excellence Through Supplier Relationship Management

Special thanks to Source One, a Corcentric company for this guest post. The role of the procurement function has changed and continues to evolve in today’s increasingly globalized and competitive market landscape. In the past, Procurement was responsible for the timely availability of products and services and accurately processing transactions. Through the implementation of category management and strategic sourcing initiatives, Procurement began rationalizing…

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Procurement Leadership Lessons From The Hockey Dek

From practically the time their kids can walk, some parents sign their children up for the sports the parents played in their youth.  And those kids play those same sports season after season, year after year. Sure, some of those kids go on to become professional players of those sports.  But the vast majority go on to have “normal” jobs,…

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Courage: An Important Leadership Ingredient

Last week, I blogged about how tough leadership is not about being loud and boisterous and abrasive and rude and demeaning. This week, I want to share some thoughts about one thing that is an important ingredient in tough leadership:  courage. In leadership, being tough is not about the way you treat your subordinates.  It is about the way you…

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The SCOR Model for Strategic Alignment

Today’s Supply Chains are more complexed, demanding, fast-paced, and risk-prone than ever before. The SCOR Model (Supply Chain Operations Reference Model), provides a comprehensive, holistic, and dynamic approach to understanding, measuring, and executing supply chain operations. The Next Level Purchasing Body of Knowledge underpins, integrates and enhances the essential components of the SCOR Model in simple how to do steps.…

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