Contract administration success is focus of seminar

Often, the biggest barometer of a contact’s success are the post-signing actions of the parties involved, not the words on the document itself. Ensuring it’s all about action, not words is the job of the contract administrator. “Administering Contracts: From Award to Completion,” an ISM Seminar next held July 11-13 in Pittsburgh, is designed to teach administrators the best practices that … [Read more...]

Projected food price decrease welcomed, but ‘uncertainties’ remain

When it forecast a 10- to 17-percent decrease in beef prices across all primal cuts this year, SpenDifference didn't mince words, calling it "the biggest story of the year" for chain restaurant operators and supply chain professionals. Richard Pineda is looking at many of the same indicators, and the vice president, supply chain at Pieology Pizzeria says the projections are encouraging. But his … [Read more...]

Bad Things Can Happen to Good Cargo

By Dave Zamsky, UPS Capital Supply chain professionals face more challenges now than ever before. As companies seek to develop a foothold in new markets or source from lower-cost countries, supply chains must deal with tighter demands on cost, transit time and quality. There are a number of challenges, including multiple modes of transportation, customs, different currencies, several languages, … [Read more...]

The Connected Enterprise

By Ron Guido, Consultant for Covectra and president of LifeCare Services, LLC There is a massive proliferation of online and digital content competing for our attention every day. So what does this age of Internet information sharing mean for businesses, especially in terms of brand marketing, customer interface and supply chain management? Quite simply, in order to be competitive in this … [Read more...]

What Free Holiday Shipping Means for Target

In late October, Target announced it would offer free shipping for all online orders placed from October 20 to December 20, 2014. While this move is intended to help erase the negative effects following its data breach last holiday season, what will this mean for its supply chain? “Target will get a strong idea of how strong their technology and processes really are as a result of this … [Read more...]