Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

ivalua

In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. Strategic Sourcing Requires Collaborative Working Arrangements with Key Suppliers.

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Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. The post Outsourcing Sourcing! Subscribe Here!

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. Name="Document Map"/>. 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.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

5 Reasons for Using Open-Source Software

Descartes

At the present, a number of open-source software are accessible over the Internet. Magento, combined with other open-source technologies, enable businesses all over the world to make reliable and flexible customer-oriented solutions. Blog Open-source Technology

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Trump’s action with 3M raises questions for any country about what their Strategic Stockpiles should be and whether future sourcing decisions and actions should be based on parochial nationalistic needs or magnanimous global needs. Sourcing mapping for existing and potential suppliers.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe we need to move to Open Source tech. This transition from closed and proprietary solutions to open source capabilities will not happen quickly. The Hyperledger project is an Open Source blockchain platform. Document Sharing. Hyperledger. Blockchain. New concepts?

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The chain of custody certification offers the ability for public and private entities to chronologically document (physically or electronically) the ingredients, components and final products, their condition from production to destination as well as along the distribution lines recording any disruption in the product’s environment that could negatively influence the products quality or performance. This documentation should be precise enough to also be validated by a court.

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How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.

JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants

Jaggaer

In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. After being named a Leader by Gartner analysts in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites*, JAGGAER was recognized on Gartner Peer Insights as a direct reflection of customer satisfaction.

Sourcing Challenges – Will Technology Help You Solve Them?

EC Sourcing Group

As part of my weekly routine, I speak with many talented people in sourcing about their challenges. This was not a business-friendly document.

Outsource? Insource? Why not right source your print?

Claritum

Documents, operational print and marketing print are often considered as discrete requirements and most reviews will focus on each segment individually. So take a look at your entire print and document spend….and Why not right source your print?

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.

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future in the Present

Jaggaer

Those companies that have only digitized their processes as they existed on paper–by replacing physical documents with electronic forms –haven’t yet reached step one. “Good procurement teams look for ways to develop new approaches to sourcing, supplier management, purchasing, and more.”

Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

Talking Logistics

As reported in USA Today : [In a sourcing practice nicknamed “China plus one”], big brands like Rip Curl send their specifications — what they want made and how much they’re willing to pay for it — to sourcing agents, who find factories that agree to fulfill them. Here are some recommendations: Identify and document the root causes of poor supply chain visibility. Define and document Supply Chain Mapping business processes.

How AutoNation Developed A ‘Single Source Of Truth’ For Its Supplier Data

HICX Solutions

Single source of truth for suppliers. More strategically, the integration – coupled with master data governance – means AutoNation now has a single source of truth on suppliers that feeds all ERP systems through an automated process, ensuring consistency in the data. ” You can read more about how AutoNation benefitted from building a single source of truth for its supplier data in this case study.

Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?

NC State SCRC

The concept level design phase is typically summarized in a system concept document. This phase is followed by system level development, resulting in system performance requirements and description documents. Product development within the U.S.

You Can’t Achieve Procurement Success Without A Strong Foundation

HICX Solutions

In fact, according to a survey carried out by PayStream Advisors , 39% of enterprise-level (companies with revenues greater than $2bn) procurement and sourcing professionals listed ‘increasing supply chain efficiency’ as their main aim when it comes to managing suppliers. Having access to validations and documents from the onboarding process onwards makes life much easier for departments that need access to that information.

Do You Know How Much Your Company is Spending? A Spend Analytics Checklist

Supply Chain View from the Field

Spend analysis does not need to occur only on an annual basis, but can be applied also to reviews of a category or subcategory of spend that occurs when a contract is being negotiated, or when a strategic sourcing project is initiated for a particular category group. Spend analysis is also a critical component of effective budget planning, and setting key performance indicators for sourcing teams to consider in their assigned duties.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. You have to include a shipping document and damage report or survey port for an insurance claim adjuster as well. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

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C5’s 9th Advanced Forum on Customs Compliance

Supply Chain Movement

Transfer pricing documentation requirements. Strategic sourcing through duty relief programme and trade agreements. Register now >> Events AEO certification c5 communications limited Conference customs Customs compliance discount event Forum government officials HMRC obligations roundtables sourcing supply chain9th Advanced Forum on Customs Compliance. Date: 15-16 November, 2016. Venue: London, UK. Organizer: C5 Communications Limited in partnership with HMRC.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

I will be leading a webinar with the Sourcing Interest Group next Nov. In particular, there is a noticeable gap between procurement executives’ explicit intentions of driving value for the business, and documented results as they pertain to improved engagement with internal business groups, ability to drive innovative analytical tools, and the resulting gap in alignment with business strategy. 12 at 2 PM, based on a study I have been working on with some folks at IBM.

MBA Supply Management Class Prepares Exciting New Set of Projects for Fall 2016

NC State SCRC

Contract Management Process Documentation & Knowledge Sharing Currently, contract management group processes are not well defined or documented. There is an opportunity to simplify and standardize the processes further through the documentation process. The team on this project will be interviewing contract management team members to document contracting processes. Commodity/Category sourcing profiles within Research and Development (R&D).

EBA Guidelines – A Call to Action for Banking Sector Procurement?

ivalua

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published new guidelines on outsourcing , a document that has wide-ranging implications for every banking organisation, and requires careful consideration by procurement leaders and functions. Peter Smith, Managing Director, Procurement Excellence Ltd.

Newly minted MBA from NC State heads off to Apple’s Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain View from the Field

Guarav’s story is also documented in the recent post in the Jenkins news page. Next, students perform a detailed supplier evaluation for a global sourcing case study, involving a high tech situation. Guarav noted that “my experience on the project involved a supplier financial risk assessment, for sourcing in countries where financial ratios and information are not always readily available.

Tips for Getting Executive Buy-in for Supply Chain Planning Software

ToolsGroup

as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. Source: How to Build a Strong Business Case for Your Supply Chain Planning Technology Investment.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My first focus was on China sourcing. China was the source of over 90% of PPE.) As I watch the news and work on client documents in my quarantine, I try to manage my emotions. Document your supply chain black holes. Today, I am reflective.

SCRC Student Project Lineup Off to a Great Start…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Students will learn core processes around initial exploration and assessment of supply chain relationships, establishing metrics/expectations for the relationship, crafting and managing contracts, and sustaining continuous performance improvement in sourcing, logistics and operations. Each team will develop a written contract with selected partner(s) that documents the agreement resulting from the negotiation process.

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Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard

NC State SCRC

Ensure that no new parts contain the 57 hazardous substances documented in our policies, and that volumes for existing parts be reduced to X PPM. Corporate Social Responsibility Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Ethics Supply Chain Management SustainabilityA new post discussed the development of a sustainable procurement standard developed by the International Standards Organization.

Tips to Keep Your Digital Planning Transformation on Track at Every Stage of the Journey

ToolsGroup

An example is to improve accuracy of short-term demand forecasting using other sources of demand data such as point-of-sale and external causal factors. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document.

Beyond Spend Analytics: Supplier Life Cycle Data

Supply Chain View from the Field

In sourcing, data must be tracked over the entire life of a supplier. Then the evaluation of the supplier must be documented, and linked presumably to a category strategy (although not in all cases…). We recently had a senior data analytics professional from a large financial services organization speak in my MBA Supply Chain relationships class.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

This white paper will seek to document not only what the future holds in store for the materials man (or the buying woman!”) Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025. You can download the full report at this link.

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DPS: An Answer to Public Procurement Burdens?

Jaggaer

Buyers can undertake a further competition with all pre-qualified bidders; all qualification documentation is held by the central purchasing body. Public Sector Sourcing

Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

Supply Chain Brain

The technology has been around for a long time, but many organizations and countries still require the maintenance of original signed documents, with all of their accompanying costs and inefficiencies. All must agree to the precise form of that document before the release of international freight and the transfer of funds. When it comes to technological innovation, however, hype is no benchmark for success.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

DELMIA Quintiq

With industry sources reporting record high rates for the refrigerated trucking market, as referenced recently by Food Logistics , carriers are looking to capitalize on the strong demand and tight capacity for refrigerated trucks.

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