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Brian Harmon

The Advantages of a Centralized Purchasing Model

A centralized purchasing model offers many benefits that can help businesses operate more efficiently and reduce costs. While decentralized purchasing gives individual departments more control, a centralized system provides overall...

5 Ways GPOs and Supply Chain Cooperatives Optimize Procurement

Procurement, plant maintenance, and facilities management professionals responsible for the upkeep of asset-intensive environments and production plants must prioritize streamlining the acquisition of critical spares, repair parts, and consumables to...
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What to Do When Quality and Purchasing Costs Are out of Control

With competition increasing and competitive advantage difficult to sustain, profits in the manufacturing sector today often comes down to cost containment. Unfortunately, market conditions, supply chain issues, labor issues, invasions,...
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5 Easy Ways to Improve Supplier Relationship Management

Optimal supplier relationship management requires much more than selecting low-cost, dependable vendors. COVID-19, globalization, and societal shifts have combined to shine a spotlight on how organizations can assure reliable streams...

3 Ways to Minimize Supply Chain Disruptions

Among all the human calamity, COVID-19 also demonstrated in no uncertain terms that it is critical for manufacturing firms and other asset-intensive, multi-site enterprises to take steps to minimize supply...
How COVID-19 is Accelerating Digital Supply Chain Transformation in Source to Pay Procurement

How COVID-19 is Accelerating Digital Supply Chain Transformation in Source to Pay Procurement

As businesses are forced to rethink how they operate amid office closures and supply chain interruptions, COVID-19 has accelerated digital supply chain transformation in MRO and the need for touchless...

The Quest for MRO Procurement Value in a Tech-Savvy World

Posted by on Wed, 06/20/2018 Next Generation…EVERYTHING! The term “Next Generation” may as well be another way of saying: What goes around, comes around. On a regular basis, we try...

Want to Focus on Strategy? First Clean Up Your MRO Supply Chain!

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) is a critical—but often overlooked—element of the supply chain. Certainly, when compared to the attention paid to direct materials, MRO can be a procurement and...

Breaking down supplier relationship management

Posted on Thu, 04/21/2016 Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is a systematic, enterprise-wide assessment of suppliers’ assets and capabilities in view of the organizations overall business strategy, a determination of what...
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