The broken promises of e-procurement

02 May 2013 Posted by Pete Loughlin in e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Procurement Process, Procurement Software, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Process

I’ve been working with e-procurement in a wide variety of guises and in many different organizations for nearly 20 years. Before the widespread use of the internet there were some proprietary on-line purchasing systems that were, by and large, the same as a modern incarnation…

How misaligned business metrics can cost millions

21 Apr 2013 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Finance

Isn’t it interesting how opposites attract. When the circumstances are just right, people, businesses, natural elements and chemical compounds bind together in synergistic relationships of mutual self interest. Successful supply chain partnerships are just like that and collaborations between very different businesses can create profitable…

Managing the supply chain risk in Europe – supply chain finance should be taken more seriously

19 Apr 2013 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Finance, The Rest, Vendor Risk Management, Working Capital Management

Critical components in your supply chain are at risk – and you may not even know it. There are numerous points of failure in today’s complex supply chains and because of the difficulty that upstream suppliers have funding their business from day to day, the…