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Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? procurement #purchasing #sourcing.

Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Sourcing Agent article and permission to publish here provided by Joyce Chen at Epic Sourcing. Your manufacturer is the backbone of your company; it regulates your inventory, which determines how consumers perceive and communicate with you. Subscribe Here!

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Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. Procurement is a process and one link in the chain of the supply chain. Procurement is one step in that process. It refers to the entire process of sourcing and contracting with suppliers to gather all of the services and goods you need to make that final product.

Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

ivalua

A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. Supplier Data is at the core of every procurement activity, and it is critical for those dealing with direct materials in manufacturing.

How Modern Software Empowers Procurement with Agility and Resilience in Times of Crisis

ivalua

What we learned about agility and resilience can be applied to future-proof the source-to-pay (S2P) process and help organizations meet any new challenge with confidence. Balancing New Priorities Makes Procurement More Valuable. Procurement

Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic

Jaggaer

From early on in the Covid-19 pandemic , and for pretty obvious reasons , procurement in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has been in the spotlight like never before. View our recent webinar and learn how Italian pharmaceutical company Angelini navigated through supply chain disruption.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere, a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals.

The Role of Reverse Auctions in Strategic Sourcing

EC Sourcing Group

In the entire supply chain, you, as a company, want to be able to deliver a final product to a buyer. There are many different stops within that supply chain along the way, such as procurement and procurement management. What is our sourcing strategy?

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

Cerasis

What makes or breaks a new technology in manufacturing? Mostly, manufacturers demand technologies that can boost their output without causing an additional strain on resources, and the final five technologies changing manufacturing in 2016 did just that. This would have meant that companies could have dramatically expanded their production value, but advanced robotics capabilities are also having an impact. Procurement Operations Became Decentralized and Adaptable.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

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

EFT

For Pedro Paiva, Operations Director, EMEA for major footwear manufacturer Alpargatas, which owns the Havianas brand, they “Estimate that we will lose between 30% and 50% of sales this year.”. Indeed, even for the biggest companies, there has been adjustment as the margins become finer in the current environment. “We We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! The Covid19 global pandemic has cruelly exposed the utter dependence of the US and the world on China’s mass manufacturing capability and supply of critical medical equipment and materials. These Rare Earth Elements have long ago been abandoned for mining and processing here in the United States and are part of our reliance on Chinese sources of supply. sourcing #rareearthelements. Subscribe Here!

Objectives of Procurement Management

EC Sourcing Group

Objectives of Procurement Management. The objectives of procurement management can range from the most general, such as “buying goods and services,” to the more complex, such as “supporting organizational goals within the team.” What Is Procurement Management?

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. He knew what his cost point had to be on the product which meant that he had to have the product manufactured overseas. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. The post Outsourcing Sourcing! Subscribe Here!

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. As companies are navigating an increasingly turbulent yet robust economic climate, businesses in manufacturing, mining and metals, food and beverage, and other industries are looking for ways to reduce raw material procurement spending and offset rising material costs. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. An important lever for modern organizations.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere , a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. How do you build a Sourcing Strategy?

Strategic Sourcing: The Key to Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Opz

Strategic Sourcing has been used by companies of all sizes for years. Professor Schoenherr is the expert in procurement and decision making and he will provide some guiding principles that practitioners can use to create more sustainable competitive advantage. Introduction Long gone are the times when a company could rely on its own strengths and ensure its competitive advantage. This commentary highlights some of the key principles to strategic sourcing.

Project Based Procurement

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Table of the key differences between Project and Category based procurement. Types of activity suitable for Project based procurement. The inherent challenges of project-based procurement. Characteristics of good Project Procurement activity. Project-based procurement occurs when there is a specific project activity and goal. Transactional procurement and expediting.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Smaller manufacturers are popping up all over the United States, as well as in other countries, to process and produce locally grown food products. Disrupting the Larger Food and Beverage Manufacturer.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. What Is Procurement Management?

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

ivalua

Most companies recognize this and emphasize it with guiding principles, such as “customers first” or “the customer is always right.” (At ”) Customer experience initiatives often involve people from diverse parts of a manufacturing organization. However, few manufacturers ever sit back and ask, “How can our procurement or strategic sourcing initiatives contribute to the overall customer experience?” This problem appears to be the result of sourcing choices.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

HICX Solutions

In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

HICX Solutions

In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

How VR, 3D Printing & Predictive Analytics in the IOT are Currently Powering the Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Newer technologies have created entirely new methodologies for improving manufacturing, and the outlook is brighter than ever. So, let’s take a look at how our predictions for the first four manufacturing technology trends (Predictive analytics, 3D Printing, and VR) to watch for in 2016 stacked up. Predictive Analytics Became Commonplace to Manufacturing. Ultimately, manufacturers no longer have to concern themselves with what might sell well in the coming months.

Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Like so many professionals Procurement people are very proud. But at some point in their careers, especially in the age of Outsourcing, they are likely to have to deal with potential suppliers who provide Procurement services. Procurement typically negotiates deals for other functions like I/T, HR, Manufacturing and every other area in the company. When selling Procurement Outsourcing services you need to have a lot of credibility to begin.

Inefficient Procurement processes are costing UK businesses almost £2m per year, reveals research

ivalua

29 th August 2019, London – Research from Ivalua , a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has shown that Procurement, supply chain and finance professionals are spending almost a third (31%) of their time dealing with inefficient paper-based or manual Procurement processes, which is costing UK businesses on average £1.94m annually* and limiting Procurement teams’ ability to deliver more strategic value. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? What are companies thinking at the executive level and what type of actions are they taking? Secondarily, we will include information from other procurement professionals and procurement firms about their experiences, what they forecast, and what they are seeing. A few years later, the company no longer exists!