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(7/8/2015) Optimization of Risk - Both Upstream and Down – at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

WestPharmaStoppersWest Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a pharma packaging and delivery company based in Pennsylvania but serving a global market and clientele. They supply a number of different sectors of the life sciences industry through an extended supply chain that is critical to their success. Like many other companies, West has gone through an evolution in terms of how they look at their supply chain as well as the role they play in the chains of others.

Dr. Carsten Meissner, West’s Director of Global Supply Chain Management for Standards and Improvements, recently agreed to share the vision behind West’s decision to engage riskmethods, a SaaS, cloud-based supply chain risk management solution, in their efforts to better understand threats in the supply chain.

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(6/4/2015) Procurement Perspectives Podcast: Short Term Fixes, Long Term Objectives, and Sustainable Results

Diego De la Garza Headshot smBuyers Meeting Point recently had the opportunity to speak with Diego de la Garza, a Senior Project Manager at Source One Management Services, about the trends and priorities they are seeing in procurement organizations. Source One is a procurement services provider that works with teams in a number of different settings and structures. They handle everything from skills assessment and capability improvement, to consultant-type work, to full staff augmentation when capacity is tight.

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(6/2/2015) Procurement Perspectives Podcast: The CPOs View of Interrelated Initiatives, Setting Priorities, and Working with 3rd Party Service Providers

Diego De la Garza Headshot smBuyers Meeting Point recently had the opportunity to speak with Diego de la Garza, a Senior Project Manager at Source One Management Services, about the trends and priorities they are seeing in procurement organizations. Source One is a procurement services provider that works with teams in a number of different settings and structures. They handle everything from skills assessment and capability improvement, to consultant-type work, to full staff augmentation when capacity is tight.

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(4/21/2015) Upcoming Webinar from Rosslyn Analytics: Five ways you can deliver new levels of savings through an opportunity analysis

SONARSONAR, or SOund Navigation And Ranging, is an underwater navigational method that relies upon sound to detect and locate objects when visibility is obscured. Because light does not permeate far into the ocean, sound is the preferable method of understanding underwater surroundings.

There are two kinds of SONAR:

  • Passive SONAR listens for sounds that indicate the presence, motion, or direction of objects
  • Active SONAR uses the predictable movement of sound underwater to detect objects by omitting a ‘ping’ at regular intervals and then listening for an echo or reflection of sound back to the point of origin.

Much like the ocean, light does not naturally shine deep into the details of a spend data set. Here too, other senses must be employed to gain a full understanding of our surroundings.

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