Are Cybersecurity Risks Lurking in Your Supply Chain?

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Business leaders need to establish a common, companywide defense to handle the ever-changing threat of cybersecurity attacks. By: Timothy Hall Cybersecurity is among the top concerns facing businesses today ― no real surprise, given the number of highly publicized data breaches, distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, and growing cost and complexity of fixing these problems. With … [Read more...]

Moving Beyond Cost Reduction

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  If your supply management priorities are shifting, you are not alone. Research into supply chain leaders’ priorities for 2014 shows that expanding the scope of supply management’s spend influence and tapping into supplier innovation are now top issues, signaling a change from the emphasis on cost reduction/avoidance of previous years. More than three-quarters of executives who … [Read more...]

Metrics of the Trade

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Thanks to technology, supply management practitioners have access to a wealth of data about their supply chains. Information is captured every day regarding spend, inventory, compliance, activities along the supply chain that could impact risk, and much more. Knowing how to analyze and act on this information can be a complicated undertaking. Commonly known as “big data,” this flood of … [Read more...]