Innovative Ideas for the Decade Ahead

Many business executives have realized that an operating environment that values cash, profit margins, and risk mitigation plays to the skills and capabilities of a procurement operation. This report draws on the experience, performance, and perspective of nearly 250 chief procurement officers and other procurement executives to provide a comprehensive industry-wide view into the current state of the procurement world. Read more.

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UnleashWD: Eight Ideas to Inspire Your Distribution Business

Reimagining your business involves looking at it as if you’ve never seen it before, and thinking about how to deliver value to your customers in a completely different way—creating a market that you can be the leader of! This whitepaper identifies eight ideas from the UnleashWD Innovation Summit and offers a series of “lift and shift” questions intended to help you elevate the innovation discourse within your distributorship. Read More

Keeping Score: Evolving Wholesale Credit on a Maturity Model

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The inner workings of a global financial institution can contain literally hundreds of systems in which credit risk is recorded. This risk may be managed with dozens of different, disparate systems, which can appear to be an overwhelming and resource-intensive process. This is where a maturity model comes into play. A maturity model scorecard provides banks with a single point of reference to understand what they are, where they wish to go, some practical ideas about where to start, and how to do... Read More

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Case Study: Double H Plastics, Inc. and IQMS: Automating to the Top

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Many manufacturers consider automation too fancy or expensive for their business. But as Double H Plastics’ experiences demonstrate, IQMS’ Automation Group can deliver low cost, customizable options to manufacturers of any size and in any industry. For innovative, progressive companies such as Double H Plastics that are willing to bring to the table fresh ideas and automation challenges, the results are a win-win for everyone involved. Read More

Crossing the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence

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For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the IT/business gap. Read More

Case Study: Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping

A supplier to the automotive industry, Grand Rapids Spring & Stamping (GRS&S) implemented an innovative continuous improvement program. The goal: to make incremental improvements in quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale. With over 8,000 employee-generated ideas now implemented, the company has saved over $1.2 million. Learn how improvements in GRS&S’s manufacturing processes reduce waste and improve the bottom line. Read More
 
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