Procurement

By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2017
The Hackett Group, Inc. has launched Quantum Leap, a digital benchmarking and performance improvement platform designed to speed up the benchmarking process, and enable logistics managers to better assess performance gaps.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2017
ProcureCon’s Annual CPO Study released today indicates that procurement is looking forward to greater levels of automation, Big Data utilization, and more internal client-friendly sourcing tools.
By Roberto Michel · November 8, 2016
For organizations with their own delivery fleets, using software that optimizes routes can reduce costs and make next-day delivery more effective.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 31, 2016
Now in its third year, ISM and Thomasnet are opening up the 30 Under 30 nominations to a global audience.
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By LM Staff · October 26, 2016
Every day, companies across a wide range of industries use LEAN in their supply chains, warehouses and distribution centers, finance departments, and customer service centers, among other areas. LEAN practices improve safety, quality, and productivity by extracting cost and waste from all facets of an operation – from the procurement of raw materials to the shipment of finished goods.
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By MMH Staff · October 25, 2016
Shaw Industries Group, the world's largest carpet manufacturer, needed a TMS to improve transportation planning.
By Peter Moore · September 1, 2016
The shippers locked into classic procurement and freight payment processes need to pay attention to the changes that are coming in transportation operations.
By Josh Bond · July 29, 2016
New 'Beyond the Horizon' report classifies five actions necessary to cultivate value and enhance procurement practices for supply chains.
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By MMH Staff · July 20, 2016
The distribution logistics is currently undergoing a paradigm shift. First and foremost, the change is driven by the market itself: Food and non-food consumers have completely new possibilities to cover their needs with E-Commerce and online trade.
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By LM Staff · July 14, 2016
Is your supply management organization delivering results, or still focused on processing purchase orders? Read on to learn how your company can be part of the Procurement Revolution.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 28, 2015
If recent stories are any indication, transportation, sourcing, inventory management and supply chain resilience will dominate supply chain projects next year.
<p>Rob Handfield will detail the key contributions procurement can provide at the Supply Chain Outlook Summit 2015</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 3, 2015
You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations.
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By MMH Staff · August 4, 2015
During this webcast we'll explore the results of Modern’s annual Lift Truck User Survey, a detailed look into users' practices around procuring, utilizing and maintaining their fleets.
<p>The ThomasNet/ISM 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars honors the industry’s up and comers.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · May 6, 2015
Initiative designed to acknowledge the industry best and brightest while attracting new talent prepares to head into its third year.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 5, 2015
Forget cost cutting. Innovation and sustainability are the most important factors in business today. The companies that get it right can still win in a flat economy, says ISM CEO Tom Derry.

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