E3 Newsletter - March/April 2017
Table of Contents
Vol. 5, No. 2
Since their emergence in the late 1980s, MRP or ERP systems have been key components of the overall strategy to optimize supply chains and cut costs. As a business process owner, ask: What does your company need? And how involved should you be in plugging any of these tools into place?
By: John Becker
For most organizations, using a group purchasing organization (GPO) can be a strategic way to drive more value through collaborating beyond corporate boundaries. Here are five reasons GPOs should be part of every procurement leader’s sourcing strategy toolbox.
By: Rosanna Yang
Being indispensable is essential to advancing your career. Supply management is about much more than pushing paper, marking up contracts and getting a lower price. Supply management requires thinking strategically, adding value and coming up with new ideas.
By: Sarah Scudder
In last issue's E3 poll, we asked the question: "What are the most attractive attributes of prospective companies?" Here are the results and some comments from readers.
In every edition, E3 offers three sample questions — and answers — from the CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exam to help you work toward achieving CPSM® certification. First, answer all three questions; then, scroll down to the "3 Answers" section to find out how you fared.