Aug 5, 2016 William Crane Strategy

There are many certifications available for supply chain professionals looking to acquire the skill sets to address the complex supply challenges of today. Certifications also provide added credentials that can allow professionals to advance at their current companies or become more attractive candidates in the job market.

Aug 1, 2016 William Crane Supplier Assessments

Improving the supplier plant audit process results in an enhanced supplier experience allowing companies to de-risk supply over time by proactively identifying continuous improvement opportunities and developing better relationships with their supply partners.

Jul 29, 2016 Tony Lancione Strategy

The best performing supply chain operations in the world didn’t start out as highly efficient profit centers. Through struggle and sometimes failure, leading companies have refined, adapted, and improved processes to meet the needs of the organization and customers.

Jul 25, 2016 Tony Lancione Supplier Quality

A Supplier Quality Management System is developed to encourage continuous improvement by clearly communicating your company’s expectations and requirements to your supply partners. It also helps ensure that a professional and structured exchange is achieved between all parties on all issues regarding product Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Responsiveness.

Jul 22, 2016 Sime Curkovic Procurement

Leading companies, both large and small, are going beyond just outsourcing commodities to also outsourcing core/strategic parts and services. It often makes financial and operational sense for smaller firms with scarce resources to outsource non strategic parts and non core competency services.

Jul 18, 2016 William Crane Procurement

Winning a motorsports endurance race is the result of careful planning, teamwork, and execution requiring a large upfront investment in time and resources. Developing a localized supply base aboard is similar to preparing for a race in that it takes supply base building steps of planning, qualifying, and establishing that untimely create an international world class supply base that can support a new plant.

Jul 11, 2016 Tony Lancione Manufacturing

Focusing on unique component and product quality requirements, especially technical specifications and tolerance levels, in advance of sourcing reduces supply risk by enhancing supply partner qualification criteria.

Jul 4, 2016 Sime Curkovic Strategy

In 1990 C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel published The Core Competence of the Corporation that to this day is the most reprinted article in the history of the Harvard Business Review (HBR). It keeps getting reprinted because its premise is still very relevant (perhaps more so today). This core competency article argues that every organization needs to focus all of its scarce, limited, and valuable resources (manpower, machines, money, management, and material – the 5Ms) on being the best at one specific thing (your core competency).

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