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.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

i] By 1866, the Pennsylvania Railroad had given the purchasing function departmental status, under the title of Supplying Department. Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025. You can download the full report at this link.

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Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

While my town in Pennsylvania is releasing restrictions, and people are starting to gather again in large groups, I say, “We cannot be too careful.”. Use new forms of open-source analytics to continually mine the market data to answer the questions in the face of uncertainty.

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


This global manufacturer of surface-cutting tools, with headquarters in western Pennsylvania. The challenge is becoming even more daunting as Kennametal moves into the developing world, its most promising source of new business. by Melissa Clow Kinexions is in 26 days!

Building Outside-in Processes: Answering A Question From the Audience

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke at the CPHA supply chain conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Retail forecasts are never a good source of data for the manufacturer. This was the inaugural supply chain event for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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Product Information Management for the Modern Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

Unfortunately, with the proliferation of data from disparate sources that are maintained in myriad applications, one of the biggest challenges facing business leaders today is inaccessible, inaccurate, or missing data.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints World-Renowned Just-in-Time, Lean & Kaizen Expert Mr. Takao Sakai to Executive Advisory Board


In addition to Takao Sakai joining the Board of Advisors, the Founder of NetIQ and a University of Pennsylvania-Wharton MBA, Mr. Hon Wong, as well as an Apple Computer Product Launch Expert & serial entrepreneur, Mr. Cameron Nazeri, have also joined the team as well recently, along with other renowned industry experts and entrepreneurs. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc. NEWS PROVIDED BY ThroughPut Inc. Dec 03, 2018, 18:00 ET. MENLO PARK, SILICON VALLEY, Calif.,

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For those of us in neighboring states, North Dakota is the source of a clichéd “giant sucking sound,” the likes of which this generation has never experienced. There are similar scenarios playing out in Texas and Pennsylvania as well.

New Kroger and Ocado facility announced in Frederick, Maryland


Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Maryland in relationship with Ocado to bring fresh food to our customers faster than ever before," said Robert Clark, Kroger's senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Pennsylvania.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Pennsylvania has closed all 35 of its highway rest stops, impacting bathrooms, vending machines, and parking access for carriers. Cast a wider net to source capacity for a “better safe than sorry” approach due to unknown surge volumes. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

”[1] The report focused on four key metrics: supplier criticality, supplier financial risk, global sourcing risk, and foreign exchange risk. Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem, professors at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, recommend being “alert to near-misses.” Common sense alone tells you automobile manufacturers face different risks than cosmetics manufacturers.

Spectra Energy Supplier Forum: Driving Collaborative Project Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

These executives provided an overview of the incredible growth in the natural gas pipeline structure that is being driven by the massive shale gas reserves in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Ohio that are driving the need for gas and LNG distribution lines. What are the opportunities in the sourcing process to improve planning? I had the pleasure and honor of attending the 2nd annual Supplier Forum, hosted by Union Gas & Spectra Energy in Hamilton, Ontario at the end of April.

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Have To Say About Manufacturing?


Areas like Pennsylvania, which was among the areas most affected by the offshoring of manufacturing jobs, reports Anna Orso , needs some sort of government stimulus to revitalize manufacturing.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. SOURCE Activant Solutions Inc. Activant Solutions Inc.,

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

My local Pennsylvania town’s recycling organization no longer accepts cardboard or glass. Trade-offs between source, make, and deliver are possible in the strategic horizon of planning, but not in shorter time durations. May was a conference month.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

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The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

‘If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China,’ Derry said, ‘then your supplier’s supplier is.’ Boisi Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Paul J.H. You’re probably sick (no pun intended) of reading articles about the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has shocked the international economy and stressed global supply chains.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops


Uniform sourcing rules for all taxable transactions. For example, Pennsylvania and Texas include exempt sales and services in their thresholds; North Dakota and Virginia do not.

Campbell Testing Service to Deliver Soup to Customers’ Doors

Material Handling & Logistics

With the new crafted-soup test, the idea is to use ingredients from New Jersey and Pennsylvania -- near where the company is based. It’s an attempt to adapt to millennials’ taste for fresher, locally sourced ingredients.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. #49. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


Manufacturing provides a significant source of demand for goods and services in other sectors of the economy, and these sales to other industries are not captured in measures of manufacturing sector GDP but are counted in the broader measure of its gross output.