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29.05.2018

Online Educational Course “Global Supply Chain ReDesign”

by N. Viswanadham

It is said that in today’s market, firms don’t compete, supply chains do, and supply chain design can give supply chains a competitive advantage over competing supply chains. The course begins by explaining what supply chain design is, the importance of supply chain design and the design process itself. You will learn how supply chains determine the ability of the businesses included in them to compete, and the design of their supply chains will affect their ability to compete in the marketplace. For example, a business that is attempting to compete in a market where low cost is paramount will have difficulty if it includes high cost suppliers in its supply chain.

This course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement and information technology, and to all learners who are interested in developing a career in the area of supply chain management. Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have studied the courses ‘Introduction To Supply Chain Management – Revised 2018’, and ‘Understanding Supply Chain Ecosystems – Revised 2018’.

The key points from this module are:

Current day supply chain networks are subjected to disruptions and innovations in the ecosystem elements, resources and other factors.

Disruptions can originate from the banks, governments, bankruptcy of the supplier’s suppliers, natural disasters, piracy, cyber attacks, port strikes and other unknown factors.

Innovations in products, manufacturing and delivery processes, business models, government to government relations such as Free Trade Agreements, regulations and deregulations and many more affect the supply chain.

Global Supply Chain design involves two steps:

1) Global supply chain formation
2) Building Governance mechanisms or frameworks for partner selection, coordination and control

Global Supply Chain Formation:
1) Map the supply chain ecosystem for the industry vertical
2) Formulate the supply chain strategy
3) Select possible locations for the factories
4) Identify the supply chain risks
5) List the feasible supply chain configurations

The Governance Function involves:
Partner selection from group of pre-selected suppliers from Supply Chain Formation stage
Coordination – Determining who does what and when and communicating to everyone
Execution – Build a control tower to monitor order status so that processes work as per plan and control exceptional events

Business Model Innovation (BMI) is a reconfiguration of activities in the existing business model of a firm that is new to the product/service market in which the firm competes.

Clusters are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions present in a region.

The proximity of companies and institutions in one location fosters better coordination and trust lowering the transactions costs, minimizing the inventory, importing costs and delays.

Types of Supplier Asset Specificity
Physical asset specificity refers to the mobile and physical features of assets such as specific dies, molds, and tooling for the manufacture of a contracted product.
Dedicated asset specificity represents discrete and/or additional investment in generalized production capacity in the expectation of making a significant sale of a product to a particular customer.
Human asset specificity arises in a learning-by-doing fashion through long-standing customer-specific operations.
Site asset specificity refers to the successive stages that are immobile and are located in close proximity to one another so as to economize on inventory and transportation.

Global Competitiveness Indicators – Based on which countries are evaluated include:

– National Policies for Openness in Trade and Markets
– Best Practices for International Trade
– Effective Legal and Enforcement Systems
– Infrastructures for a Global Economy
– Financial Services for Cross-Border Commerce
– Human Capital

Risks to supply chain ecosystems include all possible social, political and environmental risks that may affect the ecosystem and the flows of goods, information and finance.

Risks to Supply Chains:
– Outsourcing
– Mergers or acquisitions
– Large scale and a high degree of concentration
– Political and societal risk
– Resource intensive shortages

Transaction costs include:

Observable costs – Transport costs, import duties, customs tariffs and other formal trade barriers
Soft costs – Costs for information gathering, negotiation and monitoring contracts, trust building, networking, risk handling and mitigation, making up for cultural differences and miscommunication, compliance with safety regulations, labor laws etc.

Three characteristics of transactions affect the transaction costs:
– Asset specificity
– Uncertainty
– Frequency

Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) Theory:
When transaction cost are low, use the spot market governance
When transaction costs are high, hierarchy is efficient
Asset Specificity: Supply chain specific assets, Resources, Institutions, Delivery infrastructure.
Environmental uncertainty can come from suppliers, customers, competitors, regulatory agencies, unions or financial markets.

Frequency of interactions between the buyer and supplier is importance for reasons of economies of scale.

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Udemy Platform

May 25, 2018 Leave a comment

Udemy

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25.05.2018

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Online Educational Course “Buying or Selling: Negotiating and Contracting”

By Moses Manuel

Creation of formalized agreement is a critical part of business performance and revenue generation. When in business either as Buying or Selling organization Negotiating and Contracting is key and one has no choice but to be good at it. Success in this set will depend on your ability to turn a NO into YES and not just that, negotiate terms that favor YOU. The thing is, with contracts come issues such as conflicts over performance and costs, timing, and quality of supplies, hence the need to negotiate if one is going to achieve the kind of results they expect.This mini course gives a summary of the process and activities you will go through as you do your negotiating and contracting.

Who is the target audience?
  • CIPS students
  • Business persons
  • Procurement / purchasing executive
  • Procurement specialist
  • Contract officer
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics analyst
  • Supply chain / inventory / logistics planner

Contents

  • What is negotiation is all about? Section 1, Lecture 1
  • Strategic and tactical negotiation Section 1, Lecture 2
  • Negotiating in sourcing Section 1, Lecture 3
  • The kind of outcomes to expect in NEGOTIATIONS Section 2, Lecture 4
  • When to walk away Section 2, Lecture 5
  • What makes a contract binding Section 3, Lecture 6
  • Standard terms and Last Document Rule Section 3, Lecture 7
  • Power in Negotiation Section 4, Lecture 8
  • Supplier Preferencing model Section 4, Lecture 9
  • Developing power in negotiation Section 4, Lecture 10

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Season 5. U Can C Me here

November 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Season 5. Usa Canada Cuba Mexico here

2017

Interesting and rare moments of everyday life of people in America North.

City Insight

Canada: Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto

Cuba: Havana

Mexico: CancunMexico City, Valladolid

Usa: Boston, BuffaloCambridgeChicago, Cleveland, CupertinoDeabornDetroit, Jersey CityLas Vegas, Los AngelesMiamiMiami BeachMountain View, New York, NewarkNiagara FallsOaklandOrlandoPalo Alto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Washington

 

Place Insight

Heritage: Chichen ItzaTeotihuacan

Wildlife: Niagara Falls

Space: Kennedy Space Center

 

Season 1. Bonus.

Event Insight

Aero: MAKS 2017

 

Season 2. Bonus.

Belgium: Bruges, BrusselsCharleroi

Catalan Republic: Barcelona

Finland: Helsinki

Germany: Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg

Iceland: Reykjavik

Liechtenstein: SchaanVaduz

Luxembourg: Luxembourg

Portugal: Lisbon

Switzerland: BuchsLucerneZurich

 

Event Insight

Auto: Frankfurt International Motor Show 2017, Brussels Motor Show 2018, North American International Auto Show 2018

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2017 Procura+ Awards

October 17, 2017 Leave a comment

2017 Procura+ Awards

17.10.2017

Energy Discovery Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2017 Procura+ Awards on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement with support of ICLEI and European Commission recognise three categories of excellence: Sustainable Procurement of the Year, Innovation Procurement of the Year, and Tender Procedure of the Year.

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Conference on Innovation Procurement

October 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Conference on Innovation Procurement

17.10.2017

Kosmos IMAX, Tallinn, Estonia

eafip.eu

The Conference on Innovation Procurement took place under the Estonian EU presidency on 17th and 18th of October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Conference also served as the 3rd annual Major eafip Event. The conference programme included:

  • Innovation procurement experiences in Europe
  • EU Member States’ policy and support framework for innovation procurement
  • Economic impact of innovation procurement
  • HORIZON 2020 calls supporting innovation procurements
  • 2017 Procura+ Awards Ceremony on Sustainable and Innovation Procurement

The target audience for the two-day conference was policy makerspublic procurers and innovators. Its aims were capacity buildingexperience sharing and networking about major ICT-related innovation procurement initiatives across Europe and to facilitate networking between stakeholders to discuss new ideas, initiatives and funding opportunities.

The event was co-organised by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC) and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) of the European Commission (EC). The conference was supported by the European Union Regional Development Fund. The 2017 Procura+ Awards were supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme, and co-ordinated by ICLEI.

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Attendees.pdf

Welcoming words:

Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations:

Keynote – How to mainstream innovation procurement in Europe?

Gerard de Graaf, Director, Digital Single Market Directorate, DG CNECT, European Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public procurement of innovation – the policy logic behind the strategic use of procurements

Veiko Lember, Senior Research Fellow, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e-solutions in Estonia – living proof of innovation procurements

Andres Kutt, Former advisor, Information System Authority, Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel discussion: Innovation procurement as driver for economic growth and address secretol challenges

Moderator: Gaynor Whyles, Director, JERA Consulting Ltd

Helen Kopman, Deputy Head of Unit, Start-ups and Innovation Unit, Digital Single Market Directorate, DG CNECT, European Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andreas Nemec, Managing Director, Federal Procurement Agency BBG, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evelin Porn-Lee, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalev Pihl, CEO, SK ID Solutions, Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session: Innovation procurement experiences (Examples and analysis of innovation procurements across Europe)

Moderator: Gaynor Whyles, Director at JERA Consulting Ltd

Innovation methods for award procedures of ICT learning in Europe. IMAILE

Ellinor Wallin, IMAILE project manager. Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teemu Laitinen. CEO Almerin. Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Contino. AMIGO. Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweden’s electric roads for heavy vehicles pre-commerciol procurement

Anders Bylund, Head oi Rail and Road Electrification. Siemens Mobility. Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London underground PROLITE lighting PPI procurement, winner of the PROCURA+ Award Innovation Procurement of the Year 2016

Leon Smith, Manager technology and innovation, Transport for London, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Bide, Commercial Director, Armadillo-ED — Evolution in Lignting. UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telemedicine for Intensive Care Units procurement, THALEA

Dr. Gernot Marx, Professor ot Anesthesrology and Critical Care Medicine and Chair at the University RWTH Aachen, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel discussion: Benchmarking the progress on innovation procurement across Europe: EU member states (Austria, Finland, Estonia, and European Commission) policy and measurement framework for innovation procurement

Moderator; Gaynor Whyies, Director, JERA Consulting Ltd. UK

Eva Buchinger, Policy Advisor. Austrian Institute at Technology. Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ville Valovirta, Senior Screntist, lnnovations, Economy and Policy,VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Jackson, Innovation procurement policy expert, Ministry of Economic Alloirs and Communications. Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vasileios Tsanidis, Policy Ollicer. DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Directorate F Digital Single Market, European Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Академия управления при Президенте Республики Беларусь

October 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Академия управления при Президенте Республики Беларусь, Институт государственной службы

Минск, Беларусь

www.pac.by

Курс повышения квалификации “Организация и проведение закупок товаров (работ, услуг) в строительстве и закупок за счет собственных средств”

Преподаватели:

Бенсман М.В., Амельченя Ю.А., Богатко А.В., Полящук Н.А., Вашкевич И.Ф., Бакиновская О.А.

 

Разделы:

  • Правовое регулирование обеспечения строительства товарами (работами, услугами)
  • Организационно-правовые аспекты осуществления процедур закупок товаров (работ, услуг) для строительства
  • Закупки за счет собственных средств
  • Контроль за соблюдением законодательства о закупках товаров (работ, услуг) для строительства, закупках за счет собственных средств

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New York Consulting Procurement Conference 2017

June 29, 2017 Leave a comment

New York Consulting Procurement Conference 2017

29.06.2017

American Management Association Times Square, New York, USA

www.consultingquest.com

The New York Consulting Procurement Conference is one-of-its-kind event that allows Executives interested in Procuring Consulting Services to connect with peers and experts of the domain to exchange about challenges, best practices and trends in the Consulting industry.

Presentations

What is innovation in the Digital Environment? George Hemingway, Partner at Stratalis Consulting

The impact of digital transformation on Organization. Thomas Bertels, Partner at Valeocon Management Consulting

How can traditional banks leverage Fintech practices to compete in a digital world? Bijon Mehta, President at Association of FinTech Professionals

Digital in Manufacturing Industries : Supply chain 2.0 ? What else ? Laurent Thomas, VP Strategy at Solvay Novecare

Digitalizing Procurement : Deja vu ? Rajiv Gupta

How digital is transforming Consulting Services ? David Tang, CEO of Flevy

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