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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.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa.

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So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

Companies like Nike and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future. In Thailand, workers at a factory producing Nike apparel were forced by military personnel allegedly hired by the manufacturer to sign a petition allowing them to be paid less than the minimum wage of $4 a day.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

Bristlecone

BRISTLECONE DEPLOYS SAP ARIBA STRATEGIC SOURCING SUITE. It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution. In the past three months alone, we’ve worked with clients in dozens of countries – USA, UK, India, Thailand, Romania, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, UAE, Taiwan, Indonesia and many more.

Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

Elementum

Inventory problems could mean anything: distribution, logistics, manufacturing, design. Naturally, your boss will look at how good you are in procurement. Nike manufacturers are based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Instead of looking to the supplier for only procurement, they now look at them as a source of potential ideas and innovation. It’s about co-creating value—not just looking at your suppliers for procurement.