Former Teva Pharmaceutical Procurement Leader Joins Synovos

Synovos

3, 2019 – Thomas Cummins, former Global Head of Manufacturing Goods and Services Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been named Senior Direct of Global Procurement for Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in North America. His team works with suppliers in developing sourcing strategies that leverage the company’s $500 million spend and that are managed by the Central Procurement and Operations teams. RADNOR, Pa. –

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

Jaggaer

As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Procurement Resources

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30. Importers will also be affected with higher costs creating less equipment and capacity for export materials in Mexico.

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The manufacturing lines were up and running and we were meeting our customer commitments again. This time the disaster was in Mexico. The local buyers at each manufacturing location had the real day to day insight as to what was going on but they didn’t have the supplier contacts to resolve their issues. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. © Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018.

The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“I need you to go down to Mexico right away. Our manufacturing lines are going to stop. And they were dealing with Invoices and issues from every site around the world, not just the one in Mexico. We got on the phone with the Supply Chain team in Mexico to try to get our arms around the problem and develop an action plan. For the foreseeable future we were all committed to spending our time in Mexico solving the Case of the Unpaid Invoices.

Procurement’s Role in Managing the Tariff War

NC State SCRC

Forward looking procurement organizations need to begin to take the time to think through how they are going to deal with these issues. Then think about domestic sources within the NAFTA region of Canada and Mexico, and whether you will be able to shift supply to these locations, even though at face value product prices may be higher. Particularly in the electronics sector, a huge amount of contract manufacturing takes place in China.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. Mexico border crossing restrictions for non-commercial, non-essential operations have been extended until further notice. and Mexico customs operations continue as usual with no schedule restrictions; minor delays with no major impact for airport and ocean clearances. For many Canadian shippers, manufacturing, automotive, and retail (clothing / furniture) has been negatively impacted as generally is the trend for these segments.

Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain

Synovos

May 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced the availability of a new best practices article: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Every manufacturer struggles with the MRO supply chain, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Susan Eckel, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Synovos. RADNOR, Pa. –

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. So manufacturers and distributors have increasingly turned to 3PLs to focus on the back-end operations and streamlined process as it relates to transportation management. Mexico, in particular, is becoming a preferred locale for manufacturing services, due to its close proximity to the United States.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Mexico trade.

Mexico 100

Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally

NC State SCRC

One key topic of discussion has, of course, been US trade and bringing jobs back, the reversal of Carriers decision to move a manufacturing plant to Mexico, and proposed tax, or ‘border adjustments’ as they are often called, for US companies that have ranged from 35% to 45% (Trump has quoted both rates historically) to import foreign manufactured products. ship directly from Mexico to Japan for those Japanese customers).

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Leverage manufacturers and their network.

Portrait of a Steel Town: Where Others Fear a Trade War, Coatesville Sees Hope

Supply Chain Brain

The only steel left standing after the World Trade Center fell — a wall of forked “trident” columns — was manufactured here. steel imports, and last week, the president ended a temporary exemption from the tariff for the European Union, Canada and Mexico — three close American allies that together account for 40 percent of imports. Canada, Europe and Mexico have announced retaliatory levies.

Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

Higher manufacturing costs due to aluminum and steel tariffs have already impacted American companies, such as Deere & Co, forcing changes to their supply chain. farmers are not expected to offset the downturn in equipment purchases hitting manufacturers. ” China has established the infrastructure and labor expertise to appeal to a vast majority of industries ranging from simple manufacturing to a trusted source for high-end and high-tech products.

India 60

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

Global 216

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. And not just in Mexico.

Three Ways to Ensure Resilient Supply Chains

Arena Solutions

While thinking about these types of supply chain disruptions may be new to most people, it is something that executives, product teams, and manufacturing organizations have worried about for decades. In our global economy, it has become extremely difficult for manufacturing companies to gain the necessary visibility into their supply chain partners’ ecosystems. Be prepared by answering these questions: Will your contract manufacturers be ready?

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

In the communications, media, and high-tech industries, for example, it’s common for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to price goods on a cost-plus basis, with incentives to expedite hot products, such as the latest smartphone. These functions must integrate easily into current logistics, invoicing , and procurement processes. The US is broken into 6 zones with Canada as zone 7, Mexico and zone 8, and everything else is zone 9.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. You didn’t have to add designers, and they leveraged the fact that they designed phones for other people, could do it quicker, and would leverage that, and would get their money back through manufacturing in a low cost environment. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

AD occurs when a foreign manufacturer sells goods in the U.S. tax breaks to manufacturers that export goods to the U.S.), enabling the manufacturers to sell the goods cheaper than domestic manufacturers. Today, more than 11,400 certified partners—importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers—have been accepted into the program. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico.

Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility

Supply Chain Nation

Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. But these measures are not sufficient to replace China, the world´s manufacturing powerhouse or the purchasing power of the world’s biggest economy. Some of this data includes taking feeds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in real-time and mapping manufacturing and logistics sites to model responses to get more accurate predicated arrival times of supplies.

Supply Chain Manager for Global Supply Chains

Murano Corporation

Supply Chain Costs and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) One of the unintended consequences of the export of US manufacturing jobs is the rise of global supply chains. In the past, many of the suppliers used to be clustered around their customers' manufacturing centers. Those days were gone forever when manu-facturers in pursuit of cheap labor first went to Mexico and then to China.

The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known. This is why JIT became the dominant mode for manufacturers of not just cars but a huge range of items, from electronics to fast fashion.

Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

Heading the list of alternative manufacturing hubs are Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Mexico. Around three decades ago, Western companies began moving manufacturing and sourcing to China for one reason: costs. In other words, manufacturing and sourcing is returning to the US.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. and Mexico authorities confirm international trade related activities, such as customs brokerage and border clearances, are considered essential and to continue as usual. Mexico Customs informed operation schedules will continue as usual, yet, because of the health contingency measures to access Customs areas, some delays may be experienced. Automotive and other manufacturers companies have scheduled one, two-week, or even longer plant shutdowns.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). Dave Munson @saddlebackbags Dave Munson is the founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather and of their leather factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing. It is no longer sustainable for companies to delay the enhancement of their procurement and supply chain organizations.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

First, Hurricane Harvey, which formed on August 24 as a Tropical Storm in the Gulf of Mexico, soon strengthened into a massive Category 4 Hurricane and stalled over a commercially vital region of Texas, dumping record levels of rain, as much as 52 inches in some regions, causing widespread and extensive flooding in the Houston and surrounding low-lying areas. Every product used or manufactured today relies in some way on these chemicals and chemical intermediates.

Texas 78

Global Volatility & AI: How It Will Affect Your Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

For procurement, uncertainty meets technology, most notably artificial intelligence, this year. Geopolitical and market events promise to make 2019 a challenging year for supply chain and procurement teams, one full of both increased risks and opportunity. Managing geopolitical risk has always been a part of procurement and supply management’s job, but as new sources of supply volatility emerge and the threat of tariff escalations increase, managing these risks has become critical.

5 Things Supply Chain Entities Need to Focus on In Trump’s Administration

Cerasis

At Cerasis , the topic of Amazon and its impact on logistics and manufacturing comes up often. By the end of the year, trade with Mexico and China will likely decline as well. Procurement Will Need to Adapt. The “Made in America” slogan has gathered attention around the country, but not everything that comes from China or Mexico is a finished product. Procurement must evolve this year. Manufacturers must advocate for suppliers.

Podcast: Rob Handfield on Suppliers, Data, Tech, and Talent

Requis

Meanwhile, salespeople for suppliers were trying to work around procurement. Flex is the biggest company you’ve never heard of— with over 120 factories worldwide, they are contract manufacturers to companies like Nike, GE, Intel, and Apple. For example, if we’re manufacturing something in China there are labour costs, the costs to ship, plus tariffs. In the post-COVID world, suppliers in the US, Mexico, and Canada will become much more integrated.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. manufacturing facility in 2014.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships. A post-global world is actually good for supply chains, as it drives proximity of resources closer to customers and suppliers, as organizations seek to manufacture locally.

Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain

Synovos

May 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced the availability of a new best practices article: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Every manufacturer struggles with the MRO supply chain, but it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Susan Eckel, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Synovos. RADNOR, Pa. –

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

So procurement will buy ahead, and work with suppliers to understand the situation in the market, and that may drive up inventory in one sector. At Lenovo, manufacturing is considered a competitive advantage. We realized it wasn’t working, because the procurement and IT guys in PC’s looked at it differently then the server guys, and it was too fragmented. Elementum is constructed as a series of apps, including the modules of inventory, transport, manufacturing, and source.