Marilyn Gettinger is owner and principal of New Directions Consulting Group, which works with organizations on improving their supply chains through process streamlining and reengineering. New Directions Consulting Group offers workshops and consulting to companies from 30 employees to multinational corporations to upgrade purchasing, inventory, and supply chain processes. Marilyn writes for Procurement Journal, delivering to ThomasNet News’ audience her wealth of procurement and supply chain knowledge. Gettinger, who earned her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaches total quality management, supply chain management, and international trade at several post-secondary schools. She holds a C.P.M. and is a member of the Institute for Supply Management and the American Production and Inventory Control Society.
July 24, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
Compliance management must move up from being an afterthought to the top tiers of organizational, supply chain, and supply management strategy. In many instances, supply professionals own responsibility, and in others they share management requirements with other supply chain stakeholders.
June 26, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
The compliance discipline has now taken on even greater significance and requires compliance strategy development, implementation, and management so that organizations continue to do business within internal rules and codes and external regulations.
May 29, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
In today’s business operating world, supplier non-compliance becomes a risk factor in any risk management program that can wreak havoc on the supply chain with disruptions and negative publicity. Organizations must be diligent in solidifying and supporting their compliance management programs.
April 18, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
The ability to offshore, nearshore, onshore, or insource is a critical business capability that can reap significant revenue and profit growth. To make the correct global sourcing decision, supply professionals must help their organizations by asking the right questions.
March 21, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
A supply manager who understands the International Commercial Terms, or Incoterms, can effectively affect their organization’s total landed costs on imported goods. The purchasing officer would strategically have insights on unit prices for goods.
February 20, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
Federal agencies have many regulations that importers of record must follow. Compliance costs are part of the total landed cost calculation, and an organization must not only be on top of its own compliance but also that of its tier-one suppliers.
January 23, 2014 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism is a voluntary federal-private sector collaboration that fast-tracks importers at ports in exchange for meeting high security standards. The benefits of C-TPAT include faster shipment passage and less supply chain disruption.
December 19, 2013 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
Total landed cost analytics allows businesses to model and effect optimal supply chains, thereby reducing working capital and improving cash flow. Here’s the way to determine your total landed cost.
November 21, 2013 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
Many organizations choose the leasing option rather than purchase capital equipment for fiscal reasons. However, leasing demands careful review and analysis by the purchaser. Here’s what to look out for.
October 17, 2013 By Marilyn Gettinger, New Directions Consulting Group Leave a Comment
Once an organization has decided to go the lease route (versus a purchase) when looking to procure capital equipment, it can encounter many lease options. The supply professional must identify the most advantageous financial option.
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