What Does “Good” Look Like: Strategic Sourcing

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If you have ever read an article about Procurement best practices, you know that a very small minority of teams are categorized as leaders and an equally small minority are considered laggards. So what does “good” strategic sourcing look like? Good” strategic sourcing….

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Read the full article here. .

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Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter

Gravity Supply Chain

Real time predictive analytics ensure offshore and nearshore sourcing decisions take place with certainty. The post Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Gravity’s technology helps mitigate risk.

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. million people are employed by 909,000 of these minority owned businesses (Source: www.mbda.gov). Source unknown). Many medium sized businesses are also looking at diversity in their supply chains, for the reasons explained in this article.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. million people are employed by 909,000 of these minority owned businesses (Source: www.mbda.gov). Source unknown). Many medium sized businesses are also looking at diversity in their supply chains, for the reasons explained in this article.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! Rare Earth Elements article, and permission to publish here, provided by Joe Carson and Shubho Chatterjee. sourcing #rareearthelements. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Read the full article here. .

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. It’s become the keyword that you see in article titles and hit like or share when scrolling by?—?so Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. Source Smarter.

Sustainability: Do Supply Management and Global Sourcing Matter? (Guest Post by Jury Gualandris, UCD)

SCM Research

Over the last decades, however, supply chains have been undergoing a process of increasing globalization, which has created the need for differentiated sustainability approaches for firms sourcing globally rather than regionally. On the one hand, traditional supply management based on supply base reduction and coordination will compensate global sourcing’s drawbacks, such as longer distances and socio-economic, cultural differences.

Universal Supply Chain Misconceptions or “Global Sourcing Lies”

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In a recent Sourcing Journal Online article, Sourcing is Hard , Mike Todaro, managing director of the Americas Apparel Producers’ Network, quotes Barbara Zeins, an industry expert that published a short list of “9 Big FAT Garment Lies,” which we might as well call “Global Sourcing Lies,” more generally. The post Universal Supply Chain Misconceptions or “Global Sourcing Lies” appeared first on Directworks. Blog Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain

Why Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

ivalua

However, few manufacturers ever sit back and ask, “How can our procurement or strategic sourcing initiatives contribute to the overall customer experience?” I would argue that, if you’re in manufacturing, strategic sourcing is the first place to start shaping the customer journey.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. As demand rides a rollercoaster in the last few months, huge adjustments have been asked from businesses in every corner of the world and sector.

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!

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

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. In this article, we take a quick look at one possible approach which could help to mitigate against any future widespread supply chain shocks. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

How is technology transforming global sourcing ?

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Does your business source products and services from global markets? If your company is sourcing goods and services internationally you could be reaping many benefits. Source: The Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey 2018.

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. And I think that’s what Keith Biondi implied in his article. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation. If you’re interested in reading Keith Biodni’s article, Visions of Customer Service, here’s the link: [link].

Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. Single source.

Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

The Coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns over China sourcing, accelerating the trend in businesses around the world seeking secondary sourcing countries. Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing. In other words, manufacturing and sourcing is returning to the US.

Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

I learned today that one of the articles I published with colleagues from the University of Tennessee, Oxford University, and Manchester University was cited for the 2013 Emerald citation of Excellence award. With 15,000 article abstracts published in these journals annually, receiving a Citation of Excellence is an extraordinary achievement and represents one of the highest accolades that an author can achieve.

Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In this “Featuring” series article we are putting the spotlight on Procurement and Purchasing. We are presenting our Top 12 Procurement articles with information, techniques and approaches which will have something for everyone to learn from and apply in their own situation.

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.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”.

The Most Popular Supply Chain Cowboy Articles of 2014

Supply Chain Cowboy

Below is a list of our five most popular articles from the past year: Number 5 – How Skullcandy Rocked S&OP. Number 4 – Startups, Sourcing, and Sustainability with Mark Dwight of Rickshaw Bagworks – Interview Part 1 of 2. The article received a lot of positive social media attention, especially from people passionate about US-based manufacturing and small business entrepreneurs. Here’s a sneak peak to a few articles and podcasts coming in the next couple months.

COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven

Arkieva

If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. An often-heard theme in supply chain management (SCM) and COVID-19 is “data-driven” – being data-driven is the path to success.

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Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you! The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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What it's really going to take for sustainability to work [Sourcing Journal]

Sourcemap

I’m kind of pessimistic when it comes to sustainability, compliance, traceability,” Sourcing Journal president Edward Hertzman said speaking on a Texworld USA supply chain panel Monday. Read the rest of the article at Sourcing Journal.

The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard

CHAINalytics

However, this article will focus primarily on the tools aspect of the sourcing … The post The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard appeared first on Chainalytics.

McDonald’s Risky Commitment to a Cage Free Eggs Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Fortune article is mainly a turnaround story. Food & Beverage Industry Procurement/Sourcing Sustainability McDonald's sourcingMcDonald’s announced a 10-year plan to produce cage free eggs. But this turnaround depends upon a supply chain transformation.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be.

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Category-based Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Associated articles. This is the third article in a series. The first two articles covering Bespoke Procurement and Project-based procurement. Often these articles are focused on specific categories and their respective challenges.