Where to start for a Lean purchasing department [checklist]

The theme "Lean Production" or "Toyota way" has been addressed by many articles, case studies, courses, seminar.  Articles that illustrate the principles of Lean, narratives that ...

The main tools to improve communication with suppliers

Better communication and effective exchange of information between the customer and its suppliers are required more and more frequently by companies. Investing in a project to ...

5 good reasons to improve communication with suppliers

"The vendor is not  responding", "the right person will be back next week", "can you please resend the order: we haven't received it", "I thought you meant something else", "he ...

4 leverage points to enhance your supply chain

The change in the Supply Chain is now almost imposed by the evolution of the market and its rules. Can we intervene so that the change takes the form of "improvement"? There ...

Solutions to the difficulties of the supply chain

When a company grows, the business complexity that fall in full on the Supply Chain also increases: the orders increase in shorter times, the range of products is expanding, the ...

5 warning signs of the supply chain

«Prevention is better than cure». This assumption, now a dogma in the medical field, becomes strategic even when referring to business processes. It is essential to understand ...

How to manage the suppliers’ performance

Suppliers’ performance has a direct and considerable impact on the client’s operations. However, only a few companies invest time and resources to monitor and measure ...

7 points to achieve maximum efficiency in the supply chain [checklist]

There are many areas where it is possible to intervene to reduce costs and improve operations along the supply process. Sometimes there is the risk of focusing on certain ...

HOW TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY IN THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

The purchasing department has a strategic role within the company organization, but more often than not this value is overshadowed by the amount of operational and low value-added ...