Rodney didn’t get any. Aretha sang about it. Procurement doesn’t get what it feels it deserves. How does the latter group get the respect they want? What is Supply Chain management missing? Is Procurement an overhead cost or can it be classified as a profit centre? The accounting profession, for example, has one designation and … Read more
Staff turnover is a fact of life in today’s workplace, and progressive organizations recognize the importance of being pro-active to minimize this phenomenon. While tangible staff turnover-related costs include advertising, interviewing, training, lost productivity, it is the less tangible costs that are often of greater concern. These can include effect on staff morale, poor corporate … Read more
Will You Have a Supply Chain Job in 20 Years? Bad news – most won’t. Best news – some might. Peak Oil is M. King Hubbert’s theory that the maximum volume of oil extraction has already been reached. In response, demand for oil may be curbed by innovative energy alternatives coming into the market to … Read more
I was encouraged by the depth of the discussions and examples of social innovation at today’s conference, the 2017 Summit on Social Innovation in Vancouver B.C. I was also very impressed by the Youth Social Innovation Award winners. Congratulations, the future looks bright! Please follow the conversation on Twitter by searching #Impact4BC – Larry … Read more
“The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the field of supply chain management through innovation, dedication, and leadership. This year, the SCMA Awards of Distinction, presented on June 16 at SCMA’s National Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario, highlight real leadership in a profession that drives Canada’s competitiveness.” … Read more
My second article posted up on Medium is called “Local Procurement Practices: Who’s Doing What, Why and How?” Check it out here, and share! -Larry.
The Circular Economy: An Essay on Hope in the Supply Chain” has been posted on my Medium account. Please read it here.
I’m very pleased to be invited to participate in the B.C. summit on Social Innovation Feb. 8rd, where I will be discussing social procurement value along with Minister Michelle Stilwell. This event will be held at the Imperial, 319 Main Street, Vancouver BC. The Summit will be an amazing gathering of entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, universities … Read more
A sea change is occurring in Europe and the ripples are crossing the Atlantic. The Circular Economy (CE) is affecting environmental, social and governance values. Why? It makes good business sense to adapt to a world with resource scarcity. Contributing to profitability while exercising more responsible use of natural resources is tough to argue against. … Read more
Public sector procurement objectives are quite predictable and intuitive – find savings for other departments to be able to meet their budgets. As procurement professionals know, the need for public sector to deliver value for money as it relates to infrastructure investment and operations requires a team approach. Engineers and operational staff design and develop … Read more