Four Key Strategic Sourcing Benefits

QAD

Recent business turbulence has increased the awareness among manufacturers for improved communication and collaboration with suppliers. This is certainly true in the area of strategic sourcing where procurement teams rely heavily on manually intensive efforts to identify and select suppliers.

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.

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How Robust are your Global Manufacturing and Sourcing Strategies?

Dragon Innovation

Global manufacturing choices are almost endless, but with innovation and progress what works today may not work in the future. factory selection sourcing supply chain management Contract Manufacturer supply chain RFQ

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? For clarity let’s define what these sourcing terms mean. Subscribe Here!

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Manufacturing? Manufacturing?

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. 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.

How complacency harms U.S. manufacturers

The Supply Chain Journal

I think everyone would agree that manufacturing represents the best of us – infusing the economy with good jobs, good pay, and a path to a secure future for millions of Americans. Why is it so hard for manufacturers to meet this demand? manufacturing sales.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Healthcare Source-to-Contract

Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter

Gravity Supply Chain

Real time predictive analytics ensure offshore and nearshore sourcing decisions take place with certainty. The post Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Gravity’s technology helps mitigate risk.

Philip Morris Drives Manufacturing Insights Using A Digital Twin

Supply Chain Shaman

In our pandemic research, we interviewed thirty manufacturers. To gain insights, we interviewed Alexandros Skandalakis, Director of Manufacturing Capacity, reporting to operations/manufacturing globally within Philip Morris. A member of my team is a member of global sourcing.

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient with Ron Crabtree. Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree discuss sourcing strategy: effective vs efficient. Key Takeaways – Sourcing Strategy: Effective vs Efficient. Single sourcing to drive price and increase influence (to a point).

Using Digitization to Unlock Supply Chain Value for Manufacturers

ivalua

The role that procurement plays in manufacturing organizations is a difficult one. Digitization Benefit #2: Strategic Sourcing Alignment. These benefits open the door to new opportunities for innovation and growth, giving manufacturing organizations a powerful competitive advantage.

Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Sourcing Agent article and permission to publish here provided by Joyce Chen at Epic Sourcing. Your manufacturer is the backbone of your company; it regulates your inventory, which determines how consumers perceive and communicate with you. Functions of a Sourcing Agent.

The End of Single-Source Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

In a post-COVID-19 world, no smart company can rely solely on China for its manufacturing

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management. When the topic of global sourcing comes up, procurement managers often balk at global sourcing in supply chain management because they worry they will have to sacrifice quality or delivery when using global suppliers.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Why 2021 Will Be A Breakout Year For Sustainable Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line : In 2021 and beyond, customers are voting with their dollars for the manufacturers who excel at sustainable manufacturing and make a positive contribution to the environment, dominating B2B supply chains and B2C purchasing decisions.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! The Covid19 global pandemic has cruelly exposed the utter dependence of the US and the world on China’s mass manufacturing capability and supply of critical medical equipment and materials. Subscribe Here!

Watch: Can Dual-Sourcing Strategies Reduce Supply-Chain Risk?

Supply Chain Brain

Kevin Keegan, principal with PwC Strategy Consulting, explains the concept and rationale behind the use of dual sourcing of manufactured goods to reduce supply-chain risk

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

GlobalTranz

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution.

Packaging Manufacturing Predictions Post-Pandemic

QAD

Here’s how packaging manufacturing has evolved during the pandemic. The level of complexity in packaging manufacturing has increased rapidly, and in order to manage it, so has the wider use of digital technology. Manufacturers will also mount a greater effort to manage risk.

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

A Look Into the Future of Manufacturing: Which Changes Will Be Permanent?

USC Consulting Group

For manufacturing, that meant slowdowns in production caused by various factors including delays in getting workers on and off the shop floor due to COVID-19 protocols, and socially distant spacing resulting in fewer people on the floor at one time. New sources in the supply chain.

Post-Pandemic Supply Chains: A Prognosis from Johnson & Johnson

MIT Supply Chain

How a global manufacturer has learned some vital lessons about managing uncertainty and planning for the future Meri Stevens, Worldwide Vice President of Supply Chain, Consumer Health and Deliver at Johnson & Johnson speaks with MIT CTL Director Prof.

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. Sourcing is but one step in the procurement process.

8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience for Manufacturers in a Post-Covid World

ivalua

One such organization was Navistar, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, busses and proprietary engines that recently participated in a series of CPO interviews conducted by Ivalua and Art of Procurement. Strategic sourcing professionals may end up doing tactical work, as well.

The Role of Reverse Auctions in Strategic Sourcing

EC Sourcing Group

Within the procurement of goods, there are many processes as well, such as sourcing and the role of reverse auctions in strategic sourcing. However, there are many times where the reverse auction process is warranted and can play a significant role in your strategic sourcing strategy.

New Supplier Registration Process – E-Sourcing

TPSynergy

As part of the Supply Chain Management, an important task of the sourcing team is to identify and Onboard new suppliers regularly. Are these locations manufacturing units or corporate offices? What is a Vendor Registration Portal?

How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing

Pivot88

According to McKinsey’s 2019 chief purchasing officer (CPO) survey, sustainable sourcing at scale is the fashion industry’s new must-have. Where do they source their products? How do they manage and control their manufacturing process?

Sourcing is No Longer a One-Trick Pony

Requis

The post Sourcing is No Longer a One-Trick Pony appeared first on Requis.

Why The Defense Production Act Is A Growth Catalyst For Manufacturers

IQMS

The high demand in these areas will spur growth for manufacturers already producing parts, products and packaging to support the federal government’s COVID-19 response. A single source of data enables superior agility.