Green Sourcing for the Olympics

EcoVadis

The Organizing Committee has just issued today a very ambitious “Olympics Sourcing Code” ‘ (access here ) which will apply to all products and service providers. The second and most important thing for us, is that the Code is not only focused on suppliers environmental/socials practices but also on their responsible sourcing practices.

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

Supply Chain View from the Field

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. The book relies on a series of prescriptive two by two matrices, that are further segmented into eight by eight matrices, that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, The application of these frameworks to the universe of buyer-seller relationships I proposed (ostensibly) to lead to improved sourcing outcomes…for the buyer!

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

Kinaxis

They use their knowledge of how planning systems work to peg up to find the source of the change and determine that someone changed the wrong record causing the change and confirm with the planner that the change was intended. One very good source of supply chain training is APICs (American Production and Inventory Control Society).

Andrew Cox’s “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis”: More of the Same

Supply Chain View from the Field

Against the many new articles and books being produced on the changing face of procurement and the importance of value creation and collaboration, Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” came out earlier this year. The book is essentially a series of prescriptive 2 X 2 and 8 X 8 matrices that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, that ostensibly can lead to improved sourcing outcomes.

Public Purchasing and Green Transport

EcoVadis

Transport activities are a major source of pollution and green house gases (GHG). The famous double-decker London imperial buses (The Routemasters) are going to be reintroduced on the streets of London after disappearing in 2005. The 2 projects selected among more than 700 other candidates are the ones from Aston Martin and Capoco.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Economists are warning that the pandemic has triggered a drastic decline in world output and that a deep economic slump and financial collapse worse than the 2008 global economic crisis are unavoidable. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seriously Flawed.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Tuesday, 1 April 2008. Wednesday, April 02, 2008 8:05:00 am. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Thursday, 7 February 2008. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey by Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 A goods train from Beijing arrived in Hamburg on Thursday after having crossed six countries in a journey organisers said could ring in a new era of rail transport between Asia and Europe.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: US CBP suspends GTX.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Friday, 4 April 2008. Thursday, April 10, 2008 12:45:00 am. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Rebuilding Public.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Monday, 17 March 2008. The sources of the friction include tightening customs, regulatory and security requirements, limited public infrastructure, port congestion and incompatible Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government processes. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Monday, 14 January 2008. Global warming, food and product recalls, energy costs and consumer demand for fair trade practices are driving global importers to actively manage the sourcing of their products, requiring closer scrutiny and control. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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PRO Point of View: Pascale de Felix, Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing at the Bel Group

EcoVadis

Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing (Bel Group). She is the Global Sourcing Director – Methods, Tools & Responsible Sourcing, and she has 10 years of experience in Responsible Purchasing. After completing a master’s degree in business administration at NEOMA Business School and some 20 years in marketing, I joined the Bel Group Purchasing Department in 2008. .

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Though I have attended all Pulse events since its inception in 2008 (last year I gave it a miss), it still looks new every year. The first Pulse event in year 2008, after MRO acquisition, was more of an extension of earlier MRO world or Maximo world event, hence was mainly Maximo focused. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us.

The Box or the Chocolates? - Global Trade Management - Blogger

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Tuesday, 26 February 2008. Friday, February 29, 2008 7:59:00 am. Friday, March 07, 2008 3:28:00 pm. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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Spend Analytics in the Federal Acquisition Sector

Supply Chain View from the Field

Acquisition in the federal government has been identified as a major source of potential savings in the future, as in the private sector, but a recent set of workshops and interviews identified some major challenges that exist. In 2008, the Office of Management and Budgets created the database USAspending.gov. Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Government Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Traditional methods of supplier risk mitigation involve diversifying risk, multiple sourcing, or switching suppliers, which are not effective in situations where entire regions, industry segments, or supply chains are experiencing financial distress. BRIC Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Working Capital Management

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

NC State SCRC

Stuart William was in one of my former MBA classes at NC State in 2008, and graduated into one of the worst economies ever in May of 2009. Relationship management, data modeling, problem solving, sourcing analysis, negotiation, data-driven decision-making, metrics development, forecasting, process flow, BOM understanding, MRP/production schedule, Pareto analysis, and information presentations are all key skills that he applies in his CPO role.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

” The UGLY – “Nortel went to Chapter 11 in 2008. Business Process Outsourcing Design for Supply Chain Outsourcing Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain ManagementJeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. In so doing, he shared some great insights about “Outsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.”

Healthcare Has Fallen Down and Can’t Get Up: Get Your Own Spend Cube!

Supply Chain View from the Field

In today’s environment, hospitals continue to outsource their sourcing capabilities to a national or regional group of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO’s), who claim to obtain leveraged savings for groups of large commodities. In the second level of maturity, supply chain managers begin to engage clinicians in sourcing decisions, particularly high value and clinically sensitive items. Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach; 2008. [2]

DPS: An Answer to Public Procurement Burdens?

Jaggaer

Money has been tight more or less everywhere since the financial crash of 2008 heralded a new age of austerity. Public Sector Sourcing

JAGGAER Webinar with Accenture Strategy and Attijariwafa Bank Case Study: Accelerating Trust in Banking – Internal, Suppliers and Customers

Jaggaer

Attijariwafa Bank has successfully implemented a source-to-contract solution with the JAGGAER ONE platform. Taghrichte reported that JAGGAER had enabled it to maintain continuity of service throughout the pandemic while efficiently sourcing protective equipment for its staff at short notice.

Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Your Supply Chain

Logility

In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008–2010, CSR again became a focus for evaluating corporate behavior. Sources: [link]. Let’s start by busting a myth about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): it’s a feel-good movement recently started by millennials. Not true! CSR gained momentum in the late 1950s with the expansion of large corporations and became a popular subject in the 1980s, covered extensively by Peter F. Drucker and others.

Resiliency of Your Supply Chain – And How to Improve it.

Adexa

However, we have many other events including recent tariffs and trade wars, economic downturn of 2008, and tsunami in Japan. A good design that considers diversification, multi-sourcing, supplier participation and regional susceptibilities is the best way to prevent undesired outcomes.

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008.

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Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

That was certainly true at Starbucks, which went through some difficult times in 2008. Contrary to what many people believe, investing in employees is not dilutive [to a company’s financial results and shareholder value] — it’s actually accretive,” said Schultz, pointing to the company’s turnaround and growth since 2008 as proof. “The biggest mistake companies make as they’re growing is leaving supply chain management and human resources behind.”.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities. Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:29:00 pm.

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When is it Time to Invest in Procurement Technology?

Jaggaer

The financial meltdown of 2008 provided a further impulse. They have had to rethink their sourcing and supply chain strategies, with many inshoring or nearshoring.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

There were 10% fewer manufacturers in 2011 than in 2008—a record low since 1977, when the Census Bureau started collecting Business Dynamics data. However, there are a million fewer manufacturing jobs than in 2008. More Regulation Hindrances to Reshoring In America: Sourcing New Minerals and Metals Mines.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. The journey began with a one size fits all approach in 2008, and the policies evolved over the course of the last seven years. With the downturn of volume in 2008 with the recession, the company shifted to sales incentives based on channel sell through, implemented cost-to-serve strategies, and actively began the journey to design and implement customer segmentation strategies.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. 2008). In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion.

Audit Safe?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2008, 762 people became dangerously ill in 48 states from contaminated peanut butter in the United States. Walmart has worked hard on ethical sourcing. The factory had recently passed an ethical sourcing audit. It takes many shapes … like the deaths of nine unknowing consumers. The recalls permeated the food industry. Over 3800 products from 361 companies were recalled. It should not have happened.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

The PCA Corporation lost their case in the court of public opinion in 2008, but the federal conviction is seven years later. In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5% The manufacturers sourced the peanut butter primarily on cost. The city of Philadelphia is eerily quiet this morning. On the door of my favorite coffee shop is a closed sign. There is no traffic on the streets. Only armed guards with dogs stand on the corners: strategically posted behind 8 foot barricades.

How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

AI can evaluate multiple data sources, such as internal company data and publicly available information like anonymized mobile or text data. Despite the disruption of major global events in the 21st century — 9/11, the Iraq invasion, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab spring afterwards — the difference is that those all had regional epicenters.”[4]

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future

Jaggaer

Research on supply chain following the 2008 economic recession found that supply chain executives took several major steps to deal with the decline, each of which is particularly relevant as we enter 2019. During the 2008 market recession, many companies suffered because they failed to reduce capacity as demand plummeted. The Source-to-Pay market is strong, making a full suite digital supply chain platform a wise investment.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

As the table below shows, back in 2008, the U.S. Source: “The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study,” [link]. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”. For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management.