Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

Companies are now having to source more locally in order to ensure that they can continue to produce for the local market.”. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Slight shift in European networks.

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Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. Are you getting the most out of your current sourcing vendor relationships? An important lever for modern organizations.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

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!

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”.

Downloads or Discs: which is greener?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Downloading games over the internet instead of going to the store to buy a box with a disc in it falls in the same categry. But, how much greener is the download relative to the box?   In a recent paper in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, Kieren Mayers and co-authors compare the carbon footprint associated with downloading a PlayStation 3 game with that of a Blu-ray disc. So, what are the sources of emissions that Mayers and his co-authors consider in their analysis?

Source to Pay… The Real Value for Purchasing

Jaggaer

Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Source-to-Pay (S2P) are two terms often used within the software industry to describe digital solutions that create efficiencies within procurement. Source-to-Pay includes all of what P2P has to offer, and expands capabilities to include the “sourcing” of products and services. For more on JAGGAER’s full Source-to-Pay Suite, download our brochure now. The post Source to Pay… The Real Value for Purchasing appeared first on Jaggaer.

Case study: Halliburton expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supply Chain Movement

Halliburton’s sourcing & supply chain team has made a huge contribution to the expansion of the business in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has expanded from four to fourteen countries in just eighteen months. >> Click the button to download the article now. Please fill in the following fields to activate the download button.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

Jaggaer

With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. Start making better sourcing decisions today with the Value-Based Sourcing Checklist. Download your free copy here. Sourcing Supply Chain sustainability

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015, 10-11 November London

Supply Chain Movement

Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR. Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015. Date: 10-11 November, 2015. Venue: Tower Brigde Hilton, London. Organisation: Ethical Corporation.

Sourcing ODM (Original Design Manufacturer): What Do You Need to Provide

Insights Solutions Global

Free to download Sourcing ODM (Original Design Manufacturer): What Do You Need to Provide When you’re looking for an original design manufacturer (ODM) for your product, how do you know what information do you need to provide? The post Sourcing ODM (Original Design Manufacturer): What Do You Need to Provide appeared first on Insight Solutions Global.

YP@Airbus – International event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Innovation meets Global Sourcing. Download the brochure for more information >> Register now >> Events 3D printing Airbus BME CPO event Germany Global Sourcing Hamburg innovation Site visit students young professionalsDate: September 6, 2016.

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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

Starbucks is one company at the forefront of sourcing sustainably produced commodities. >> To download the full article in PDF, please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button.

From networking to insights: our 5 favorite parts of ISM 2018

Xeeva

Make the first step in getting started with your procurement data by downloading the whitepaper today. Procurement Sourcing The TechISM 2018 in Nashville, TN was a whirlwind of an event!

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

Supply Chain Movement

Global sourcing and sourcing in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) has long been state of the art for international companies. Download the brochure>> Register now >> Events BME CEE Central Europe Eastern Europe event Forum innovation logistics Procurement sourcing supply chain3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Date: 19 October, 2016. Venue: Prague, Czech Republic. Organisation: BME Verband. URL: www.bme.de/en/all-events/cee/. en/all-events/cee/.

How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt.

Blockchain’s Coming to the Supply Chain - Eventually

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

What is the return on ERP implementation? Results from our research

Supply Chain View from the Field

Segmentation, generally associated with strategic sourcing practices, is the basis for building sourcing strategies, which require an ability to negotiate prices based on leveraged volumes of purchases from across the organization. All of these capabilities take time to build and create, and for that reason, deployment of ERP systems become a catalyst for change within the organization, but is not the sole source of value formation that occurs.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

Jaggaer

It goes on to recommend that vendors trial such systems at selected customer sites by developing robust procurement workflows from multiple sources of data and validating these in short, focused proofs of concept. Download it here now.

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How Crowdsourcing Can Help to Assess Financial Risk

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderOver the years, the concept of the wisdom of crowds has been applied to any number of predictive efforts, from sports and entertainment to economic trends.

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Managing the flow of supplier-related data in financial services

Supply Chain View from the Field

Excel is still the software of choice for many managers who access and download data into dashboards, and scorecards – and eventually into analytics. Supply chain executives need to know who their suppliers are as the single connecting data point throughout the entire life cycle flow of the source to pay cycle, as well as to mitigate and manage risk associated with the entire supply chain.

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Let’s Make a Deal: The Essentials of Successful Negotiating

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider PodcastsThe ability to negotiate should be part of our nature.

What Blockchain Means to Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityBlockchain technology was created to support transactions involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore

NC State SCRC

22,000 sourcing events. $50 An example was provided to show how a requisition can be generated in 90 seconds and drive locked in savings through a preferred source, and avoids over-specifying the requirement. In one minute, we have more than 4 million search queries, more then 300 hours video uploaded, and more than 1 million Google play app downloads. Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit.

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

Can you see and manage your entire global supply network from one single source? We call it a single source of “data truth.” Download: The OneSCM Workflow Engine is Your Key to Complete Supply Chain Orchestration. The successful music orchestra is a myriad of ensemble instruments working together to create beautiful music.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

You can download the full report at this link. 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. Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization, volume leveraging, and cost reduction.

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

You can read and download the full report at [link]. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Why advanced technologies such as blockchain , AI, and the IoT get a lot of attention, but that focusing on real-life solutions to issues like labor shortage, safety, and capacity sourcing instead of wasting so much breath on disruptions that won’t take place for decades is more productive for those who work in freight. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download. Download E-Book. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

How Businesses Benefit from an Integrated S2P Software Solution

Jaggaer

Source-to-Pay software or, simply put, S2P is an integrated suite of applications developed to take care of and manage each and every process within the procurement function. A typical S2P solution can effectively manage purchasing activities that range from spend analysis, e-auctions, purchase requisitions, sourcing events, invoice and payment processing and vendor relations. Get the “Ultimate Guide to a B etter ROI in Purchasing” Download your checklist here.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

Source: Gartner, Forecast Snapshot: Prescriptive Analytics Software, Worldwide, 2019. Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Supply Chain Analytics Technology, May 28, 2019. Download our self-enablement guide for change management insights .

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Download white paper. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order.

Expert Explains How to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply Chain Opz

If the final “manufacturing” of the product can be performed by the customer (such as downloading, storing, printing and, increasingly, 3D-printing of files), then this approach also solves the “final mile problem”.

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Mind Map for Global Trade Management

Supply Chain Movement

Global trade management reduces the risk of liability, fines and delays at international borders, and conducting a sourcing and distribution analysis presents possibilities for companies to minimise import duties, taxes and surcharges.

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Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Watch our companion Video and download others Megatrend Executive Briefs at www.scdigest.com/Supply_Chain_Megatrends.php. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain.

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Responsible Jewelry = Traceable Jewelry

Sourcemap

When the Kimberley Scheme for conflict-free diamonds was introduced in 2003, it was one of the earliest traceability programs in ethical sourcing. Without a digital supply chain, there are few ways to verify the source of stones.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Source: Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: 5 Key Insights to Improve Inventory Performance for 2019. For more research results, including insights on the role and importance of distributed order management (DOM), download the full report.