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OM in the News: Eight Things Supply Chain Managers Worry About

When a group supply chain managers was recently surveyed about their concerns, Material Handling & Logistics (Aug. 27, 2014) reports that they came up with the following eight: 274 more words


What Quality Assurance Can Do For You

Quality Assurance helps ensure you do things right the first time. However, none of us is perfect. When we do things right the first time, we reduce our costs, increase our productivity, create a greener product or service, and increase customer satisfaction. 386 more words


Spend analysis

Spend analysis for any organisation in the UK and Middle East is one important factor of effective procurement transformation, it has a direct impact on identifying opportunities and optimizing… 589 more words

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A Little About What Makes Us Different

Q: How is your perspective different from what I’ve heard before?

I’ve heard many times that small business owners think that they can’t afford Quality Control. 702 more words


Demand management: a problem in search of a solution

Earlier this year a report by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) entitled ‘Managing Demand: Building Future Public Services… 289 more words

Behaviour Change

Business Alignment

An effective Procurement function can play a crucial role to the success of an organisation. However, to be successful, there is the need to consider the organisational strategy as well as the procurement strategy and then create an effective approach of strategic alignment between the two. 23 more words

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How the operations focus of pharmaceutical companies has shifted

Accenture have just blogged about the current strategic priorities of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies (on their life sciences blog).  What is interesting is how many of these are operational issues, specifically tagged in our blog.   103 more words

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