Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

3] Following year-long discussions about supply chain resilience, the Economist reminds us, “Resilience comes not from autarky but from diverse sources of supply.”[4] The post Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength first appeared on Enterra Solutions.

Behind Toyota’s 2021 U.S. win? A better sourcing strategy


While other car makers were shutting down factories because of the shortages, Toyota was nearly unaffected,” reported the Wall Street Journal in July 2021. A better sourcing strategy appeared first on Resilinc.


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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.

EC Sourcing Group Expands its Leadership Team

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing Industry Veteran, Paul Martyn, joins EC Sourcing Group’s Leadership Team. EC Sourcing Group Expands its Leadership Team: Procurement and strategic sourcing technology company, EC Sourcing Group, welcomes industry veteran, Paul Martyn, to its executive leadership team.

Automakers gain more control over their semiconductor supply chains with new sourcing strategies


But all three—and likely other large automakers who are considering such sourcing strategies—share at least one common goal: to avoid the production cutbacks and lost revenues that have been caused by semiconductor shortages over the last year.

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


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. Having spent years in sourcing prior to publishing, Hertzman said he’s had brands ask him to manufacture organic product for them, and he’s gone to factories to source it, only to find that the suppliers are selling the brands goods labeled as organic when they’re in fact no such thing. “It’s

SCRC Supply Chain Index contributes again to the 2021 Wall Street Journal Top 250 Best Managed Companies


Global outsourcing affords many benefits in the form of lower prices and expanded market access, but only recently have senior executives begun to recognize the increased risk attributed to the higher probability of product and service flow disruptions in global sourcing networks.

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!

Universal Supply Chain Misconceptions or “Global Sourcing Lies”


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

Art of freight journalism

The Supply Chain Journal

Learn how they investigate and source stories, what’s newsworthy and what makes a headline click. On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are highlighting some of FreightWaves’ brightest reporters.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. App-based taxi services such as Uber and Lyft are in the news constantly, and a different article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in early May touted the benefits of a similar approach in freight transportation.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar?

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2015

SCM Research

and strategic sourcing ( Eltantawy et al. ). Research Supply Chain Management Article Journal AwardSome time ago, the winners of the annual Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2015 have been presented. Here comes a selection of this year’s outstanding papers related to supply chain management: First of all, it is noteworthy that several award-winning papers deal with sustainability; this includes papers written by Eng-Larsson & Norrman , Fabbe-Costes et al.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Sixteen months later, a virtual lifetime in the technology realm, the crowd sourcing economy shows no signs of slowing with numerous solutions emerging across a host of industries. Clearly, sourcing for price alone leaves much to be desired and would not be acceptable for large volume shippers.

National Tractor Trailer School Reddit

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Normalized Impression for every Paper (SNIP) Supply Normalized Impression for each Paper (SNIP) actions contextual citation impression by weighting citations based mostly on the complete range of citations in a issue industry.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Chip Shortage Has Made a Star of This Little-Known Component

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Sourcing a low-margin part called the substrate has become a priority for Intel, Nvidia and AMD. Read in The Wall Street Journal: [link]. The Chip Shortage Has Made a Star of This Little-Known Component. Shared from Apple News. – Bob

Vocational Training Vs College 2022

Supply Chain Shaman

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a evaluate of scientific impact of scholarly journals that accounts for each the amount of citations acquired by a journal and the worth or status of the journals where by these citations arrive from.

What Medical Profession Is For Me 2022

Supply Chain Shaman

We are not implying that paying for this services will make sure publication in any journal. rn Editage aided five hundred authors get released in top rated journals like Elsevier, Wiley and Mother nature, in the very last 1 [link] year.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

And as I highlighted last week, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal , “Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Ariba LIVE 2013 Bangladesh factory collapse California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 Disney Executive Order Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts Justin Dillon Made in a Free World procurement responsible sourcing slavery slavery footprint State Department supply chain visibility

This Week in Logistics News (October 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Having spent much of this week on the road, I am still in catch-up mode with emails and phone calls, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Elemica Introduces New Sourcing Optimization Solution. Simply put, as supply chains have grown in scale and complexity, so has the logistics sourcing process.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


A recent story in the Wall Street Journal trumpeted that “ The job market doesn’t get much better than this. The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. The Journal cited the case of one individual who dropped out of high school in the 10th grade and started selling drugs, which eventually led to a lengthy incarceration.

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What Does It Take To Be A Electrician Reddit

Supply Chain Shaman

Our three member group of peer reviewers for leading journals, senior science editors with 2. rn Editage served five hundred authors get published in best journals like Elsevier, Wiley and Character, in the final 1 yr.

When You Focus on Getting the Best Deal Insead of Developing the Best Relationship

Talking Logistics

Earlier this week, Stephanie Gleason at the Wall Street Journal reported that “General Motors Co. And how can General Motors let this relationship with a single-sourced, critical parts supplier deteriorate and fail? Coincidently, Yossi Sheffi at MIT published a post on LinkedIn yesterday titled Second Thoughts on Second Sourcing that relates to the GM situation. General Motors sourcing strategy supplier relationship management Vested relationships Yossi Sheffi

The SCRC’s Contribution to the WSJ’s Best Managed Companies


Once again, the Drucker Institute has put together a list of the “Top 250 Best Managed Companies” , which was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal. Analytics Category Management Corporate Social Responsibility Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Uncategorized Drucker Institute

Reports: Justice Department investigating Lordstown Motors

The Supply Chain Journal

Little is known about the Justice Department investigation, first reported by the The Wall Street Journal , which attributed the story to unnamed sources. SPACs The Wall Street Journal U.S. The Justice Department is probing financially troubled Lordstown Motors Corp.,

Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, this $213 billion segment has experienced significant declines in production and assembly line output, as thousands of workers have been sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.

Truckers: Brother, Can You Spare a Parking Spot?

Talking Logistics

In this morning’s Wall Street Journal , there’s a great article ( Too Many Trucks, Too Little Parking ) that provides more detail on this problem, which has led to drivers being robbed and/or killed, including one case where a driver’s body was found inside his burned truck that had been parked just 150 yards from the locked factory gate he was delivering to. Source: 2013 Web survey of truckers conducted by Hope Rivenburg.

Adapting To Supply Chain Disruption

Demand Driven Technologies

Strategies for addressing VUCA—an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity—have circulated in business management journals for the better part of a decade. Source. Supply chain leaders have dealt with disruption since well before the pandemic.

Coronavirus impeding supply chains worldwide

USC Consulting Group

That was even lower than economists at The Wall Street Journal predicted, who anticipated a dip resulting from the disease’s spread. For as much as the novel coronavirus has saturated the headlines over the last month or so, several aspects of the contagion remains shrouded in mystery.

"Surprises and disruptions are the name of the game in global supply chains"

Global Trade Management

With the data coming from the cargo directly, at the edge of the supply chain, arviem is independent from any data sources of any other party in the supply chain, that "aren't up-to-date" quoting Peter's article again. digital supply chain intelligent supply chain JOC Journal of Commerce real time monitoring supply chain visibility west coast congestionI just stumbled over an article from Peter T.

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Interview: Get ready for Supply Chain Outlook conference!

Supply Chain View from the Field

The Supply Chain Management Review, one of the leading practitioner journals in the field of supply chain, is hosting their first ever conference in November at the Rosemount Hilton at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. MBA Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Students Supply Chain Talent Management

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”


Research by NC State Poole College Professor Robert Handfield, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative based Poole College, and Yung-Yun Huang, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in operations research, supplied two of the 37 data inputs used in the Wall Street Journal’s inaugural “Management Top 250” ranking of companies, published recently. companies,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

Procurement Comes of Age in Financial Services and Insurance

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points to the increasing pressure being felt by financial services, as well as insurance companies. For example, a large insurance company recognized that they needed category specialists to understand the current state and provide advice to lines of business on sourcing options: “We had to hire an IT specialist to work with the IT group to assist in building their IT category strategy.

Post Award Contract Management with $40 Oil: Insights from Shell’s Kevin Fronk

Supply Chain View from the Field

Kevin and I worked together years ago to help define the a baseline framework for strategic sourcing and category management that was deployed within the Lubricants group, and which later became deployed across the entire Shell Procurement organization. This conversation was further clarified in my mind when I spoke with a journalist, from the Mexican journal Manufactura, about the importance of procurement in Mexico.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

A research study published recently in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management by my PhD student, Yun-Yung Huang and myself, suggest that the data point to some interesting results. 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.