Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

OneSCM

We expect outsourcing to grow and become an increasing source of specialized expertise and capabilities, differentiation, and innovation … not just technology innovation, but also innovation in processes, business models, financial relationships, and inter-enterprise integration.

Improving on Strategic Sourcing

Logistics Viewpoints

These days, sourcing has become a common discipline in supply chain and transportation management. There is an organizational expectation that transportation modes will be sourced and cost will be taken out of the network with some regularity. However, meeting these expectations while maintaining service year-over-year has become more challenging. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Management Systems transportation management system transportation sourcing

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations. Sourcing consus global e-sourcing source to pay sourcing

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.

Supply Chain Matters Founder Bob Ferrari to Speak at Intesource E-Sourcing Innovation Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Such trends include more rapid advances in the technology and software applications supporting sourcing and procurement business processes. On March 8-10, e-Sourcing technology provider Intesource will be hosting its 2015 InnovationBest Practices in Sourcing customer conference in Las Vegas. This week on the Intesource E-Sourcing Society blog, Bob is featured […]. The role and contribution by procurement to the business is changing rather rapidly.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. Also, is multi-functional engagement important and, how does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? The post Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

What Happens when Technology Meets Transparency?

Descartes

By adapting technology, companies are able to better identify sources of raw materials, increase accountability, and evaluate individual suppliers. The post What Happens when Technology Meets Transparency?

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Meets Industry 4.0 Adoption

Supply Chain Matters

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Internet of Things Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Addidas Futurecraft MFG supply chain Addidas supply chain supply chain advancements in footwear manufacturing Supply chain Matters blogThe apparel and footwear industry, one of the earliest adopters of global based, low-cost manufacturing outsourcing is now on the verge of adopting Industry 4.0 supply chain practices.

Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

But many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, siloed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. How does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? The post Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

They are aware of what’s happening in the world more than any civilization throughout history due to social media, and they will be the source for future positions within shipping and logistics providers.

What Happens when Internet of Things Meets Open Source

Descartes

This, and so much more, is possible with open source. At the present time, many businesses use open source software due to a number of reasons. Blog Internet of Things Open-sourceImagine your appliances being able to communicate with other Internet-connected devices.

SCRC Meeting: Closing the Gap Between Marketing and Procurement

NC State SCRC

Our upcoming SCRC meeting on April 25 will explore a topic that has been top of mind for me and several other people for some time. To give you a clue as to what this is about, consider the typical sessions you see at, for instance, the ISM meeting, that I plan on attending this year. Our upcoming SCRC meeting will capture insights from multiple individuals who will share perspectives on this subject.

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan

Arkieva

What are the key elements of a sourcing and procurement process plan? Strategic sourcing is a fact based and systematic approach that organizations use to optimize the management of their supply chain. Creating a sourcing and procurement plan.

Why Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

ivalua

However, few manufacturers ever sit back and ask, “How can our procurement or strategic sourcing initiatives contribute to the overall customer experience?” I would argue that, if you’re in manufacturing, strategic sourcing is the first place to start shaping the customer journey.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. Meet Face-to-Face. Sourcing Consultant. Introduction.

Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

As I mentioned in a recent post, Total Disruption on the Horizon , many companies are becoming increasingly disillusioned with traditional enterprise software, because it is inherently enterprise-centric, and can not adapt to meet the challenges of today’s supply chain and consumer behavior. In a recent CIO magazine interview, Target CIO Mike McNamara discusses some of these frustrations, and Target’s $1 billion plan to meet them.

Automotive Component Supply Strategy Meets Sensitized Regulatory Environment

Supply Chain Matters

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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

Each book represents a different perspective, and thus provide a representation of the current debate going on in procurement strategy meetings around the globe. Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. In fact, the subtitle for the book, “Power Positioning Tools for Category Management and Strategic Sourcing” gives it all away. Vested is a Sourcing Business Model in.

Asia Pacific Leaders Wrap-up Their Weekend Meeting in Peru and Vow to Continue Trade Alliances

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy global trade impacts on industry supply chains RCEP Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Supply chain Matters blog TPP ratification Trans-Pacific PartnershipThis past weekend, political leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum met in Lima Peru to discuss free-trade, and specifically pending ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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High Tech CEO’s Meet with the President of China to Gain Favor

Supply Chain Matters

China Supply Chain Strategy High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Strategy Cisco Systems supply chain intellectual property protection product innovation Supply chain Matters blogSupply Chain Matters provides a follow-up to our prior commentary: high tech supply chains- increased risks associated with global access.

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Meeting the Demands of a Multichannel Pricing Strategy

Unleashed

Online inventory management is one of the many tools available to assist in meeting the demands of multichannel operations. With an online inventory management system at the heart of the business, it becomes a reliable source of accurate data. The post Meeting the Demands of a Multichannel Pricing Strategy appeared first on Unleashed Software. Multichannel retailing is a set of activities concerned with selling goods or services to consumers through more than one channel.

Tesla Motors Model 3 Unveil- Product Marketing Meets Supply Chain Realities

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Product Marketing Strategy Supply Chain Execution blog commenting on supply chain management developments Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Motors Model 3 supply chain Tesla Motors supply chainToday marks a product milestone for Tesla Motors, namely the public debut and availability of the new Model 3 SUV targeted for a broader customer base.

From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15

EcoVadis

Earlier this year, Unilever became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose the suppliers and mills it sources from. Human interference in natural habitats has put the biological diversity of our planet at risk.

Tesla Motors Meets 2015 Delivery Milestones But That Does Not Satisfy All Customers

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Motors supply chainTesla Motors has indicted that it delivered 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015, nearly 50 percent more than the 11,627 vehicles delivered at this same period a year ago. Yet, the bloom is somewhat off the rose when considering certain Tesla customers delivery expectations. Tesla reportedly met its internal goal to deliver […].

Customer Segmentation Meets Continued Labor Unrest in High Volume Manufacturing Regions

Supply Chain Matters

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Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions

Kinaxis

Today I’d like to share the interview on ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ at Kinexions. The challenge is becoming even more daunting as Kennametal moves into the developing world, its most promising source of new business.

Change Management in Moving from Tactical to Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a panel of Chief Procurement Officers at the Zycus Horizons 2015 meeting on October 5, 2015, on the subject of the journey organizations take in moving from tactical to strategic sourcing. We are moving to a model where we focus less on the tactical things and the strategic sourcing, and are looking at revenue drivers around innovation to create a more sustainable model.

Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth

NC State SCRC

We hear the words “innovation” as a source for growth in the economy over and over again. But what will be the true source of innovation? To generate such forms of value creation, procurement will need to tap into a key source of new ideas and creativity: their suppliers.

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations.

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. Today we welcome a guest blog post from procurement practitioner.

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

Transportfolio

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio. Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio. Your organization may not ship product across the globe, but chances are you source from other countries.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community.

Collaboration will drive future sourcing and supplier management success

ivalua

Historically, if you asked sourcing leaders to name the one competency they felt they needed their procurement and sourcing teams to master in order to achieve ongoing sourcing and supplier management success, most would likely have said negotiation skills.

Do you have the right sourcing technology? Ask yourself three questions.

ivalua

The strategic sourcing technology market is a crowded space. Walk the exhibit floor at the annual ISM conference and you’ll easily find more than 40 providers offering a wide variety of e-sourcing solutions. So how do you know if you have the right sourcing technology for your business?