All posts by Ken Ballard

Pallet Sourcing 101: A Quick Win for Cost Reduction

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post When you think of cost savings opportunities in critical supply chain categories, the first spend area that comes to mind is generally not pallets. Typically the focus for “big hit” cost savings opportunities in manufacturing operations stems from categories such as Power Transmission Supplies, Electronic Components, Industrial Supplies and so on.…

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Put Your Best Scorecarding Foot Forward

Today’s guest post is by Ken Ballard, supply chain project analyst at Source One Management, Inc. Don’t miss updates on Procurement & Supply Chain, Subscribe here! How often do we say a failed sourcing project “looked good on paper” right up until major issues started cropping up? Only looking good on paper is an often-cited attribute of problematic initiatives – someone…

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