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
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.
To sell your software to enterprises, your product needs to be scalable, reliable, and – above all – secure. If you are not prepared to address questions about the security of your software, you are not going to land substantial deals with Fortune 500 companies. However, security isn’t rocket science and software vendors everywhere, especially start-ups like those backed by Atlas Venture, can benefit from becoming the “secure choice” in the market.Read more >
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 >
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.
Noticing that the choice of a single cloud comes with business continuity risks, hybrid clouds are the answer to ensure that data and applications are always available. There is still a lot of confusion around this subject. Many see the use of hybrid clouds as a safety net for cloud computing as a whole, taking advantage of the best of multiple cloud worlds. But how should an organisation implement this, control it and what are the challenges ahead? In this presentation the answers to these questions will be given. Whether you are a supplier or a buyer, after this session you are ready to go on hybrid computing with all the knowledge you need.
Mr. van der Woude is Vice Chairman of EuroCloud Netherlands and General Director of
EuroCloud Europe. His principal occupation is strategic advisor at Personal Consult, a management consulting company where he has been working in the consultancy area for almost 20 years managing major changes in national and international organizations. Many assignments have a strong component where ICT (and departments) have to be related to the business, other assignments are to make organizations more efficient or help them with the development of short and long term strategy. Nowadays the focus is on Cloud computing (from supplier and user perspective) and turning businesses with their processes to this new business model.
Content is one of the foundational pillars of a successful demand generation program. Companies can develop solid marketing plans and invest in leading technology to support demand generation, but they cannot achieve their goals without a strategy in place to deliver valuable, relevant content.
Presented by B2B marketing experts Chris Chariton, vice president of supplier marketing and marketing services for GlobalSpec, and Naylor Gray, director of global marketing for Frost & Sullivan, this session will give you valuable insight and tips on how to create a successful content strategy. Get started with your 2011 strategy and content planning by attending and learning more about:
•The importance of content in B2B marketing
•Key questions to ask when creating a content strategy
•Content: how much is too much?
•Using content to drive action
•How to conduct a content audit
Top talent has become more and more challenging to find. And, without an effective strategy that meets your unique business needs, the ramifications may be significant.
Finding the talent you need requires an integrated approach for both attracting new talent and building top talent internally. Businesses need to be flexible, aligned, and talent focused today in order to respond with speed and agility to rapidly changing market conditions. Which means they must get organized and aligned ahead of time. To attract the right candidates, organizations need to create the optimal sourcing channels and delivery methods to meet critical business objectives.
By participating in this complimentary webinar, you will learn how smarter talent sourcing can give you improved visibility to talent pools, enhance identification of quality, hard-to-find candidates and enable you to deploy the right mix of resources to meet business objectives.
Specifically, ManpowerGroup Solutions will address:
• Leveraging technology platforms to provide analytics and deliver greater workforce insights.
• Identifying the right workforce mix that is unique to your business.
• Optimizing your supplier strategy to deliver deeper cost advantages and improved program quality.
• Integrated resource models that equip you to quickly, efficiently and successfully acquire key talent.
Agile is not new. US rocket scientists applied incremental design and development methods in the 1950’s and IBM taught incremental practices in Los Angeles in the early 1960’s. Despite its extensive history, many people think Agile started with the Agile Manifesto in 2001. The Manifesto’s emphasis on software development also created the misconception that Agile is limited to the software development lifecycle. While some practitioners focus solely on Agile methods, others perceive that Agile’s real value is in the ability of its principles to change our thinking and behaviors. For a growing number of people and the organizations to which they belong, Agile is a strategy that can be successfully applied to any context or industry in any part of any organization.
In this webinar, we will review the broad origins of Agile, examine how Agile is permeating all facets of the organization, and consider the far-reaching implications of Agile within ITSM in particular. We will also explore the characteristics of an Agile organization, with an eye towards what needs to change in Agile IT organizations (both in Dev and Ops) by way of focusing on such technical aspects as how to capitalize software product development and how we can make Supplier Management more Agile.
Learning Outcomes - attendees will be able to:
- Identify the broad origins of Agile in order to place its development within a larger historical context
- Identify how Agile is beginning to permeate all facets of organizations so they can begin planning interactions that take into account Agile’s broader, interconnected reach within their own organizations
- Analyze the implications of Agile within IT and IT Service Management so they can adjust their methodologies to take advantage of its impacts
- Assess what Agile means to software product development and Supplier Management in particular in order to begin to design successful approaches to their technical needs