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I decided to take a break from warning about crumbling supply chains all around us (Get your Christmas shopping done NOW!!!) and talk about my other favorite topic.  Many of you have heard us talk about Adoption for the longest time and specifically about AEIOU so I thought I would share more of our IP [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: September 23, 2021, 7:00 pm

As Sourcing / Category Management / Supply Chain professionals we ARE playing the role of an internal consultant (whether we recognize it or not). To be effective in that role, we must integrate the consulting process into our business process – here is a simple illustration utilizing a Strategic Sourcing process (they are all basically [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:59 pm

I know, I know.  We’re all tired of COVID but it’s safe to say that we will have to live with the impact of COVID on our supply chains for a very long time.  And prudent Supply Chain/Sourcing professionals are quickly realizing that these changes are going to be much more lasting and have started [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: September 9, 2021, 3:55 pm

Those of us that are Supply Chain junkies have heard all the stories about Walmart.   Back in the day (and maybe even today) Walmart was notorious for their somewhat aggressive, even brutal Strategic Sourcing tactics.  They could and did “make” many Suppliers wealthy AND they could and did “break” many Suppliers and put them out [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: August 26, 2021, 3:18 pm

Some of you may remember the reference to the camel’s flatulence having caused the ship being blown sideways in the Suez Canal.  This headline reminded me of that incident “Thanks to climate change, supply chain disruptions are poised to be the new normal”  because it is becoming clear that disruptions in the supply chain are [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: August 19, 2021, 2:59 pm