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We’ve had a long ride on this “train” already and it looks like it’s not about to stop for a while (this “train” can cross oceans btw), let’s all be prepared for a longer ride.  But let’s also not  forget that there are some miniscule benefits to how we’re having to adjust to this journey [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:48 pm

First, I hope you are all staying healthy and safe.  Most of us are now into our fifth month of working remotely and we are slowly but surely becoming pros at working virtually.  Whether you are using Zoom or some other such solution,  we have all figured out a way to work together remotely and [...]

The post Do You Know the Difference Between Strategic Sourcing & Category Management – Brainstorming Remotely    appeared first on A Category Management Blog.

Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: July 30, 2020, 3:46 pm

Hope you are staying safe. We know you’re busy so we’ll make these quick – On The Go! Short video snippets based on our discussions with Chief Supply Chain/Sourcing Officers during these challenging times. You can follow up for more details if interested. They will ALL be topical and hopefully useful. We promise to be [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: July 30, 2020, 3:12 pm

Is your company a “customer of choice” with your key suppliers? If not, you are leaving an incredible amount of value on the table. The best companies do an excellent job of Supplier Relationship Management. They ensure contract compliance, SLA monitoring, great issue resolution, excellent on boarding and divestiture of suppliers etc. etc. A lot [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: July 24, 2020, 4:01 pm

Last time I laid out a scenario about reducing the Response Lead Time (“RLT”) for the National Grid and made the point that  RLT is a real tangible thing that can and must be developed as an Organizational Competency.  There are two things that are cast in stone – we will live with COVID till [...]

The post “COVID” Category Management/Supply Chain: Response Lead Time  Part Deux appeared first on A Category Management Blog.

Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: July 23, 2020, 7:17 pm