Anticipated Industry 4.0 trends are expected to drive disruption in many industries and they will fundamentally change the needs of the procurement function. Sourcing for tomorrow will mean rapidly sourcing, procuring and integrating complex “anything-as-a-service” solutions that will be integral to your overall value chain, organizational processes and marketplace differentiation. To deal with these changes it is imperative that organizations move now to get the basic foundational enablers in place to enhance the value proposition of their supply chain function.
Due to heavy taxes and internal provincial and municipal barriers, it is increasingly difficult for Canadians to sell products to itself. Examples are things like crude oil from Alberta to the Eastern provinces; and fabricated oil sands process modules from Eastern provinces to Alberta.
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The continued low commodity environment has presented a unique challenge for Supply Management organizations in the oil and gas industry. Encana’s focus through the challenging market conditions has been on encouraging innovation and creative thinking to drive cost savings and efficiencies with the goal of being one of the highest performing and lowest cost producers in each of the company’s core four assets.
Procurement decisions based on total cost of ownership take into account not only the biddable purchase price but also the non-biddable additive costs the buyer would face when doing business with different suppliers. However, informing these additive costs often involve assessments of suppliers or their products.
Listen to guest speakers from local, national, and international distribution companies talk about their relationships with 7-11, McDonald's Restaurants, and Petro Canada and the trials and triumphs of ensuring a smooth supply chain process - from warehouse to shelf. What careers are available to students and graduates?
Airships technology has come a long way since the giant Zeppelins carried passengers across the Atlantic Ocean in the 1930s. Improvements in airship transportation could create opportunities for economic growth and lower transportation costs to encourage trade.
For more information about Dr. Prentice’s work and an interview with him please visit the CBC link here.