Doug Fraser

How to Leverage Procurement to Realize Cost Savings

Doug Fraser lecturer at International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR) speaks about how to leverage procurement to realize cost savings. More »

Top 8 Contract Negotiation Strategies

Top 8 Contract Negotiation Strategies

There is fascinating correlation between your Negotiation and long term success of an Organization. In some jobs, the human touch and essence is essential. In others, it seems to be a drawback, More »

IIPMR Certification Reviews

Interview with Mr.Shyam Rao, Head – Center of Excellence at Infosys

Listen to Mr.Shyam Rao, Head - Center of Excellence at Infosys speak about the latest buzz in Supply Chain, the demand for Certified Professionals and how cloud computing is changing the Supply More »

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Interview with Mr.Jon Northorpe, Director of SCM at TTG Australia

In an exclusive chat with International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR), Mr. Jon Northorpe, Director of SCM at The Thought Group, Australia speaks about the latest trends in Supply Chain More »

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Bindiya Vakil, President of Resilinc talks about Supply Chain Risk

It is a common practice among the Supply Chain Experts to always focus only on  the products or services that contribute more than 80% of their spend. They go a long way More »

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Demand forecasting for brewery company with 85 per cent accuracy

In this video Mr.Sury Balasubramanian, Founder and CTO, Gaea Global Technologies, Chennai (www.gaeaglobal.com) explains how by looking at past data his company was able to accurately predict the demand seasonality. This will More »

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National Bank of Canada on Procure-to-Pay

Jacque Lavoie, Director, Center of Excellence, National Bank of Canada speaks on procure-to-pay at Ariba LIVE 2012 Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of collaborative business commerce More »

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Interview with Brooke Krenn, Senior Manager of Procurement Systems at Cox Enterprises, Inc.

A problem that most of the companies face today is managing multipe ERP systems. So what is a quick solution to the nagging complexity and implementation in moving from one ERP to More »

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Caustic Soda Price increases by 30%

Due to the increasing demand for Caustic soda across the world, the price increased by 30% within a span of 6 months. As per the latest information provided to International Institute for More »

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Why is Procurement/Sourcing so hot?

Biochemsoft is a global leader in Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Social Management. Based out of Basel in Switzerland and offering their solutions over the last More »

Caustic Soda Price increases by 30%

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Due to the increasing demand for Caustic soda across the world, the price increased by 30% within a span of 6 months. As per the latest information provided to International Institute for Procurement and Market Research by one of the leading Caustic Soda manufacturers in China, the current prices are

Caustic Soda Price FOB Tianjin seaport is:

1) pearl, purity: 99%  542. USD per ton

2) flake, purity: 99%  533. USD per ton

For more information such as caustic soda suppliers, caustic soda price index and latest news visit http://causticsoda.iipmr.com

For more details about Supply Chain Course and Market Research Training, please visit http://www.iipmr.com

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Why is Procurement/Sourcing so hot?

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Biochemsoft is a global leader in Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Social Management. Based out of Basel in Switzerland and offering their solutions over the last two decaded, they have developed a strong expertise across many different industries and verticals. According to them, the current hotspots for procurement are China, Peru and Switzerland.

Biochemsoft has come up with this funny video on why Sourcing/Procurement is so hot and why the demand for Certified Supply Chain Associates, Certified Supply Chain Specialists and Certified Procurement Professionals are always high!


For more information, please visit, http://www.biochemsoft.com

For more details about Supply Chain Course and Market Research Training, please visit http://www.iipmr.com

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How to run an Efficient Warehousing & Distribution Center

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Are you wondering how to manage a complex process in your warehouse? Prologistix shows you how to run it efficiently. Although there are so many lean management process such as Kanban, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Just-in-time etc, yet a simple way to run a successful Warehousing & Distribution facility is to apply common sense! See how Prologistix does that.  Prologistix is a company based out of USA that provides entry-level, skilled as well as managerial talent for the warehouse, distribution and logistics industry on a temporary, temp to hire and direct hire basis.

With more than 50 locations across 20 states, they are the largest logistics staffing specialists in USA.

For more details about Supply Chain Course and Market Research Training, please visit http://www.iipmr.com

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How to use Logistics to Go Global

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Here is an excellent video from UPS called UPS Game Changers Campaign that focuses primarly on a game-changing idea for your business: Go Global. Some of the best companies have understood that there are truly no borders to do your business. Gone are the days when the most important piece of your business was the location. Right now, it does not really matter where the product is made. The world as we know today is flat with the advent of advanced and optimal logistic capabilities. Watch this video to see how you can actually do International Trade by overcoming the laguage barrier, curreny or tax liablities by using the right logistic partner for your company.

For more details about Supply Chain Course and Market Research Training, please visit http://www.iipmr.com

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Global Demand for EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is set to increase by 1.5 Million Tons by 2020

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EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is an elastomer. It denotes a terpolymer based on three monomers namely ethylene, propylene and a non-conjugated diene. EPDM finds use as elastomer in several growth oriented application sectors such as automobile, building and construction, wires and cables, etc.

Supply scenario -Period 2011

Global installed capacity:      1,266,000 metric tonnes

Capacity utilization:              90% on an average

Global production:               Around 1,394,000 metric tonnes

Future installed capacity and production estimates (In metric tonnes)

Period

**Installed capacity

*Production

2011

1,266,000

1,139,400

2015

1,401,000

1,260,900

2020

1,521,000

1,368,900

*Considering capacity utilization of 90%

**Considering all the announced projects would be commissioned by 2016

Demand drivers and growth

EPDM is the most used non-tyre synthetic rubber and is recording steady demand growth amongst the synthetic rubbers. The growth in demand for EPDM will be driven by the performance of the application sectors, of which automobile sector constitutes the largest segment. The application sectors are growth oriented.

Overall AAGR through 2020 – 4.6%

Global demand for EPDM – Period 2011

Global demand – .14 million tonnes per annum

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