Built around a diversity theme, this issue features a cover story that delves into how focusing on talent and supplier diversity and inclusion helps organizations build value. Additionally, learn how Honeywell is expanding its supplier diversity program and about the ISM Diversity and Inclusion Pledge. Other articles include the annual economic outlook and a look at the advantages of taking a systems approach to technology implementation.
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International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women, whether social, economic, political or cultural. The commemoration on March 8 also spotlights business gender inequities, with a call for accelerating parity.
The Hospital ISM® Report On Business® revealed that the subsector moved closer to normal business operations amid the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, though vaccines distribution is stretching their supply chains. The Hospital PMI™ was 57.5 percent in February.
The path to a pre-pandemic economy — at least in the eyes of investors — hit a speed bump on Wednesday, with the release of the Services ISM® Report On Business® for February. The Services PMI® of 55.3 percent was below analysts’ expectations.
The coronavirus pandemic — the latest in a litany of inventory-threatening supply chain disruptions — has led to calls to break the glass on a new model: from just-in-time to just-in-case, or something in between.
At some point, analytics will again be more about strategy than survival, providing an opportunity to reevaluate metrics and how they can measure procurement’s contributions to overall business goals.
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