Overcoming Employee Engagement Challenges

Low employee engagement represents a major challenge for various organizations. It is essential that businesses engage with their staff to keep their workforce motivated and productive since the poor employee engagement can lead to a company’s downfall. A 2012 report states that companies around the globe are spending $720 million USD a year on improving…

Training Best Practices leading to Organizational Success

Organizations have realized that continuous learning and development is a crucial ingredient for success. More and more companies are investing heavily into training and development programs in the hope to increase productivity and profitability. According to the 2017 Training Industry report, the 2017 U.S. training expenditures rose significantly, increasing 32.5% to $90.6 billion. Businesses are…

7 key competencies needed to be a successful Project Manager

Project management requires efforts and it is certainly not an easy job. It involves several steps; from the initiation, planning, executing, and controlling to the closing of a project. The most challenging part is that the project is delegated to a team with specific goals to achieve over a defined timeline for a determined budget.…

How to become a competent Supply Chain leader?

In today’s evolving corporate world, the roles of a competent supply chain leader extends to more than just having expertise on things such as warehousing equipment, shipping routes and fuel costs. The profile of a skilled and successful supply chain professional focuses on the overall organization and not just part of it. Strategic thinking, gathering…

Supply Chain trends to watch in 2018

As 2018 approaches, companies are expected to restructure their business model. It is not just about improving the customer experience, but also enhancing customer expectations to redefine brand positioning. With technological innovation, customers and markets are shifting. Digitization and transparency has led to new trends in the supply chain industry. It is essential for businesses to…

Training and Digital learning trends for 2018

With today’s fast evolving corporate world, organizations are expected to adapt to the changing needs of training and improve their learning culture. Everything is evolving: Learners are more demanding, new technologies, new skills, automation, and globalization is expanding our reach. Our ability to adapt to change and how fast we adapt to it often defines…

Best practices to encourage procurement savings

The purpose of any organization is to make profits in a sustainable way. Procurement plays an important role in achieving those recurrent profits. One of the most essential factors to consider for achieving the best business results lies in a cost-effective procurement and making savings. The aim of procurement savings are to drive down procurement costs,…

Best practices for managing procurement talent

Today the procurement function is getting increased attention as a key contributor to the overall strategic success of a company. During the past few years, procurement has begun to play an increasingly important role in the strategy of organizations. However, there’s a mismatch between the skills the procurement function needs from its employees and their…

Boosting Supply Chain Agility for competitive advantage

Supply chain agility has emerged as a leading competitive feature for organizations operating in evolving business environments. According to a recent survey, 97 percent of supply chain operators experience some type of challenge as they continue to move product to reach customer demands. Organizations need to embrace the concept of agility in their quest for…

Improving warehouse efficiency through training

A productive warehouse relies heavily on several key aspects – proper shelving, proper storage, proper packaging, well-trained staff and reduced risk. The goal in any warehouse is to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Typically improving efficiency does reduce overall costs. A November 2012 survey found that distribution center managers understand that their warehouses aren’t entirely optimal. But,…