Blog tagged as procurement

Is your Supply Chain Globally Competitive?

06-10-20 10:19 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)

The supply chain industry is ever-changing, fast-paced, and is a very tough world. Supply chain professionals usually carry on a tremendous amount of workload which includes making sure that their company’s supply chain is globally competitive.

According to Stank et al, supply chain managers are the ...

What the Military Isn’t telling us about Supply Chains

05-28-20 06:26 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)

Over the years, companies all over the world have been coming up with a plan on how to make their supply chains survive a catastrophe. Everyone thought that their supply chain is calamity proof and can withstand any disaster. What they missed out is a scenario just like today.

The corona virus pandem...

Sustainable sourcing is economical

08-10-18 02:42 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
Many purchasers are balancing between social responsibility and financial matters. Those working in a minimal effort by any means to lessen the cost of tasks are regularly compelled to settle on acquisition choices that abuse their very own supportability and social responsibility convictions. They ...

How  to Pass the CPSM Exam in Less than 30 days

08-06-18 06:42 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
Preparing for a certification exam requires a tremendous amount of dedication and long study hours, and with this, you probably do not believe that you can pass the CPSM exam in less than 30 days. It cannot be denied that your professional and personal life can also affect your preparations for the ...

Become a Rockstar in Supplier Diversity

07-03-18 05:13 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
Are you looking for a greener pasture? Do you have knowledge in supply chain management and supplier diversity? Are you business minded and you want to contribute something to your organization or community?

Supply Leaders Academy will open a new door for you to explore. In just 5 sessions for over 5...

Better communication improves logistics

03-26-18 06:40 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
There is a strict and very competitive trucking market, shippers are contending increasingly for transporter limit. To remain aggressive, shippers require a best-in-class transportation administration process that highlights dock arrangement planning. Expanded sitting tight circumstances for get and...

10 Simple Ways to Enhance Procurement Profession

03-25-18 03:36 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)

The procurement profession is probably one of the toughest and the most stringent profession in the supply chain. You constantly face deadlines, negotiations, and contract signing. The most common question here is, how can one professional enhance his role as a procurement professional?

1. Enhance th...

3 Reasons to know your RFP Score

03-08-18 05:41 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)

3 Reasons to know your RFP Score

Transform your approach to buying from ad hoc procurement to purchasing with process and structure.
  1. RFPs must be mastered to do procurement right!
  2. RFPs make purchasing strategic
  3. RFPs can be easy when you know your score
When you know ho...

It's official! Institute for Supply Management will change their exams September 2018

01-22-18 03:59 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)

It's official! Institute for Supply Management will change their exams September 2018

Institute for Supply Management will change their exams September 2018.  We've been telling you since July that ISM will be updating and changing the Certified Professional In Supply Management (CPSM) Exa...

The Accountability Of a Supply Chain Manager Pertaining its Job Description

10-11-17 08:45 AM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
cpsmrequiredWhat is the priority on the list of a Supply Manager’s role? What is its factual goal? To summarize and understand the role of a Supply Manager from previous article, we have known that its main goal is to make everything parallel and align to achieve a common task which is a suave and even cha...

War Veterans have a Future in Future in Supply Management

08-12-17 10:00 AM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
cpsm-cpsd-boot-camp-header-people-2Who says that CPSM is only for the young entrepreneurs or the young idealistic professionals? A great opportunity awaits for war veterans in this field. Unemployment of veterans though edge down is still a bit distressing, there are still a lot of them who remains jobless. The idea that they are not...

Top 4 Reasons why You Should Work for Supply Management

07-01-16 04:26 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
We often take for granted the supply chain industry that connects everything to each other. Young professionals are so fixated by taking up courses that does not have anything to do with supply management. What they do not know is thata career in supply management is very promising.Supply management...

Contracts: The Standard Types

06-11-16 02:00 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)
By Terry Philips There are many things marketed as being helpful and imperative for your business, contract management is certainly one of those things that is essential for organizations. The thing is though, you need to understand contract types and software before you get close to starting this p...

Supply Chain Management Professionals Spend $19.5 Million, so why aren't they certified

04-14-16 07:53 PM By Randall Mauldin - Comment(s)

Your purchasing staff is spending an average $19.5 Million per year, so why are they not certified in supply chain management.

I came across this graphic by CAPS Research and found the information very interesting in regards to how much money procurement professionals manage.

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