Driving inclusion to deliver innovative solutions is important to achieving business success. Join us as we discuss strategies and key initiatives that have been successful in aligning Supplier Diversity to bottom line profitability.Read more >
Are you struggling to improve supplier onboarding, collaboration and compliance because you can’t see the total supplier relationship across product lines, business units and regions?
While employees strive for continuous improvement, no one can see the big picture because valuable supplier information is scattered across dozens or hundreds of ERP applications. Despite spending up to $1,000 on each supplier annual to manage supplier information across the enterprise, many employees spend too much time manually reconciling inaccurate, inconsistent and disconnected supplier information. This approach does not scale to support future growth goals.
Are you responsible for supplier relationship management? Do you have multiple ERP systems? Has your company grown through acquisition? If you want to learn how to supercharge your supply chain applications with clean, consistent and connected supplier information, please join this webinar featuring supplier data experts from Cognizant and Informatica.
Our panel of data experts will:
•Reveal 3 pressing business challenges facing supplier relationship management executives
•Share 3 supplier relationship management nightmares, which you should try to avoid
•Give you best practices for optimizing supplier relationship management with accurate, consistent and connected supplier information
•Show you how the Total Supplier Relationship solution can help you implement best practices
•Answer your toughest supplier information management questions in the live Q&A
When it comes to supplier enablement, companies implementing e-invoicing have very low expectations. On average, they're aiming for only 49%, according to recent poll data from The Hackett Group. And none of the respondents set their goal as 100% enablement. Apparently, the poll didn't include Greif, a Coupa customer and leading global manufacturer of industrial packaging. By the end of 2015, Greif will have over 90% of their approximately 3,500 indirect suppliers enabled and they hope to reach their goal of 100% early in 2016Read more >
It is the nature of all things to constantly evolve based on the dynamics of a changing environment. This is equally true of the IT Service Management models we use. Two of the primary shifts we are seeing in the industry include:
1.The demand for IT processes acceleration and agility driven by the growing rate of business demand
2.Increased 3rd party integration in our service delivery models as organisations leverage cloud based services and externally source a growing percentage of their IT value chain
In this engaging webinar hosted by both Pink Elephant UK and North America we will look at these two trends.
(Process Speed/Agility & Supplier Integration)
Join Peter Hubbard and Troy DuMoulin as they address the concepts of:
•Agile Service Management: ITIL, Agile & Lean - Better Together
•Service Integration & Management (SIAM) – building a “One Team” delivery approach.
Today's Chief Procurement Officers rely on thousands of suppliers and deep, reliable data insights to meet customer expectations in efficient, profitable ways. Increased regulation, new levels of transparency driven by social media and increased pressure to be part of the strategy to grow the business have further motivated supply chain professionals like you to build strong strategic partnerships internally and externally.Read more >
This Auto Manufacturer had 2400 Tier-1 suppliers from 26 countries. Find out how they scored their suppliers and identified 16% as high risk.Read more >
Anticipate supplier trouble, optimise the supply chain and maximise buying power. Your company will achieve visibility and gain the strategic advantage amongst your competitors.Read more >
No doubt, IT suppliers are an essential part of your business. In fact, if one of their services “goes down”, it can significantly impact the services your IT organization provides to the business not to mention your internal credibility. With that being said, it is quite interesting to note that many organizations do little to manage these service obligations and instead rely on performance reports from IT suppliers. The issue with these ad hoc IT supplier reports is that they do not provide real-time information on performance levels and they do very little to guide IT suppliers on “proper” behavior.
Join this webcast for a frank discussion about how you can effectively manage your outsourcers, collect penalties that are due, and proactively avoid issues that will affect both the Business and IT.
Don't miss this on demand webinar hosted by ISM and sponsored by Oracle.
There is little disagreement that supplier management should be a core component of supply management. And most agree that a strong supplier base is critical to any organization’s success. But most organizations lack well-established supplier management programs with multi-year planning horizons and clear obj! ectives. This program provides clear, practical advice on how to launch and sustain best-in-class supplier management.
•Understand the role of supplier management and its interdependence with other supply management disciplines
•Learn best practices for developing organization structures, charters, and talent that foster ongoing improvement
•Review real-world case studies that emphasize change management and supplier involvement
•Understand how to develop a technology portfolio that supports emerging supplier management requirements
Product Strategy Director
Managing Supervisor, Supply Chain Process & Systems
Nora P. Neibergall
Senior Vice President
Institute for Supply Management™
As supply chains become increasingly complex, and efficiency savings motivate companies to outsource business processes, service providers continue to be a primary vector for information security risks. In part this is because of the lack of usable, consistent standards for suppliers. Many suppliers are small and do not have the resources to adequately implement widely-accepted information security standards, leading to data breaches such as that of US retailer Target in Dec 2013. We also continue to see the mistaken belief that information risk is something others need to think about. This webcast will offer solutions to some of these challenges and also discuss the issue of more widespread education and communication of threats and how they might be better managed throughout the global supply chain.Read more >
Automating ingredient specification and supplier compliance helps minimize risk, improve quality, and accelerate profitability. Immediate feedback, coaching, and corrective action monitoring for suppliers is a win-win for both sides. Tune into our webinar to learn how to:
• Lower your manufacturing costs, cost of poor quality, and charge-backs.
• Receive instant notifications when suppliers' audits, insurance certifications, and any other compliance items are due to expire.
• Link your own lab data to your suppliers' shipped lots and continuously compare results.
• Easily manage GFSI (BRC, SQF, etc.) audit data collection.
• Automatically generate corrective action reports to suppliers for any non-compliance.
• Achieve continuous product improvement.
Gary Nowacki, CEO of TraceGains, joined the company in January 2008 after holding a variety of software industry executive positions in ERP, Supply Chain Management, and Quality Solutions. Gary has 30 years experience designing and implementing advanced solutions for Food & Beverage, Nutraceuticals, and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs).
“We designed TraceGains for Quality, Purchasing, and Sourcing managers who are dissatisfied with the high cost and high risk of manual tracking and control of ingredients and suppliers. TraceGains is a complete compliance and risk management solution that automates data from paper or electronic filing cabinets and makes it actionable," says Nowacki.
Jack Kennedy is VP Operations, General Manager, and Director of Chelsea Milling Company, the makers of “Jiffy Mixes” brand baking mix and CMC Foods institutional and foodservice baking mixes. Jack has been a food industry manager since 1974, when he started his career with Welch Foods, Inc. After 12 years, he moved to Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. In 1995, he came to Chelsea Milling Company, where he is one of the first non-family members to hold an executive position in this over 100 year old family business.
Supply chains are often the heart and soul of an organization. If the supply chain is undisturbed, the business can function normally. If it is disrupted, the consequences could be disastrous. If you are serious about protecting your supply chains, one of the best strategies is to analyze the BCM plans of your principal supply chain partners. In this webinar we'll briefly examine the following:
- How BCM factors into supply chains
- The importance of identifying risks to your supply chains
- What you need from your suppliers on their BCM activities
- How to obtain supplier BCM plans
- How to audit supplier BCM plans
Achieving Value from our External Suppliers: Leveraging Standards and Governance to get results
Have you ever signed contracts with external suppliers expecting all your problems to go away and over time discover that the value seems to bot be what you expected?
Leveraging standards for your key suppliers around performance management, governance and contract management can help you get this under control.
SIAM (Service Integration And Management) is fairly new as both a service integration framework and organizational function. However, its adoption and related best (and worst) practices are emerging rapidly. Based on several practical experiences, the speaker will elaborate on do’s & don’ts in mulitsupplier environments. In optimizing the way of working, collaboration and behavioral aspects, he has used Lean and Agile principles and instruments to actually make the SIAM model practical and supportive to business outcomes. All this to enable Enterprise Agility on an end-to-end basis, not letting contracts and cultural differences decrease the flow and effectiveness of the entire value chain.Read more >
Third party vendors and digitally connected supply chains provide significant operational and cost efficiencies. But they also expose businesses to significant data security risk as sensitive data leaves your protected network. A recent report revealed more than 60% of all data breaches were from third-party vendors.
In this webinar, supply-chain security expert Mitch Greenfield will walk you through a 5-step process to reduce your supply chain risk, improve vendor compliance, and make informed decisions about your vendor network. Learn how to:
- Ask the right questions when assessing supplier risk
- Manage and securely distribute vendor risk assessments
- Automate vendor risk scoring to eliminate human error
- Create reports to meet compliance and stakeholder requirements (CISO, C-Suite, Board, Auditor)
- Schedule periodic re-assessment based on a vendor's risk profile and criticality to the business
During 2008 thru 2011 Procter & Gamble completed a successful
End-to-End outsourcing of its global network and infrastructure/applications by integrating the core strengths of two large suppliers, British Telecomm and HP. This webinar will describe how ITIL v3 was used to leverage Procter & Gamble’s 6 year outsourcing foundation to establish the multi-supplier framework. It will focus on Operational methods employed to achieve, and evaluate a cost effective, reliable, and end user transparent ETE service model.
Organisations across all sectors are dealing with a growing array of third party/vendor relationships. Even obscure supplier relationships can have significant impact on security, risk and compliance. The Target credit card breach is one example in which a heating and air conditioning supplier was the doorway in to a significant breach of a point of sale system and theft of credit card data. Organisations have to manage risk across their third party supplier relationships but are limited in the resources they can devote to this.
This 'Expert' webinar will address the following:-
o Understand the growing array of third party relationships
o The impact of third party relationships on security, risk and compliance
o Elements of an effective, efficient, and agile vendor risk management process
o How other areas of the organisation can leverage a common approach to third party risk management
Attend this webinar if:-
o You are concerned by the growing number of third party supplier relationships
o You realise your risk and compliance exposure is growing because of these relationships
o You need to be able to manage supplier risk but cannot recruit more staff to do so
o You desire the need to know how to keep current in a dynamic environment of third party relationships
Supply chain continuity is the hottest topic in BCM and driving a significant positive shift in corporate awareness of BCM. The BCI Partnership established a working group in 2011 to develop practitioner guidance on this topic following feedback from its annual supply chain resilience surveys. The group is chaired by Steve Wicks, who brings his own unique insight of being a BCM expert working in procurement at BP plc. In this webinar, Steve will be focusing on a key aspect of supply chain continuity - identifying your key suppliers – one that is often only defined in terms of “biggest spend”. Steve will show why this is completely inadequate, and share the findings of the study he has been leading, including feedback received from interviews with a number of corporations. A paper on the subject will be published in June.Read more >
Just because cloud has come along, that doesn't mean there's no longer use for MPLS.
Low-cost IP VPNs have improved, but performance can be inconsistent. MPLS is still important for performance-based applications on a wide-area network. And it’s often in demand in cloud infrastructures.
In this short video, Channel Partners' Craig Galbraith explains the topics that you should broach when selling MPLS to customers who use a virtual private network (VPN) over the Internet – and those who already have an MPLS network but want to add services or switch suppliers.