Supply meets demand: New sourcing automation solution targets ocean freight procurement

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Global provider of Intelligent Sourcing Automation, Keelvar, has launched its new AI-powered ocean freight sourcing automation solution

What is Responsible Sourcing?

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Responsible sourcing is the incorporation of ethical, sustainable and socially conscious principles into sourcing, procurement and overall supply chain management practices. Responsible sourcing requires a shift in thinking and priorities. provide source].

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Digital Sourcing: Digital Solutions for Procurement

ProcurePort

How has technology impacted procurement and sourcing in the supply chain? Technology has revolutionized every industry and procurement is no exception. In fact, according to a global survey of 830 procurement professionals carried […]. Strategic Sourcing

How to Optimize Your Procurement Sourcing Systems

EC Sourcing Group

How to Optimize Your Procurement Sourcing Systems. Finding the right tools and measures to optimize your procurement sourcing systems is a must. Read on to learn more about how to optimize your procurement sourcing systems. . Blog Procurement

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. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Management Systems transportation management system transportation sourcing

Top 5 Sourcing and Procurement Techniques

EC Sourcing Group

Top 5 Sourcing and Procurement Techniques. Sourcing and procurement in supply chain management play some of the most important roles. Read on to learn more about the top sourcing and procurement solutions and how you can integrate them into your workflow.

What’s the Difference Between Direct vs Indirect Procurement?

ivalua

What does Procurement mean? However, this is somewhat of an oversimplification of what the modern, best in class procurement organizations do for the larger business or organization. Procurement can and should be a significant value generator for the larger organization.

Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid

CHAINalytics

And, what should you do about those COVID-related swings in your historical … The post Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid appeared first on Chainalytics.

What Does “Good” Look Like: Strategic Sourcing

ivalua

If you have ever read an article about Procurement best practices, you know that a very small minority of teams are categorized as leaders and an equally small minority are considered laggards. So what does “good” strategic sourcing look like? Good” strategic sourcing….

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. Procurement is a process and one link in the chain of the supply chain.

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing?

Successful Strategic Sourcing Engagement? What’s Next?

QAD

I caught up with a former colleague recently to discuss her procurement project which comprised a year-long strategic sourcing engagement. During the project, she was able to rationalize the supply base, boost procurement efficiencies and drive positive financial results.

Four Key Strategic Sourcing Benefits

QAD

This is certainly true in the area of strategic sourcing where procurement teams rely heavily on manually intensive efforts to identify and select suppliers. Cost savings is certainly an important benefit, if not the most important benefit derived from strategic sourcing efforts.

Consero: Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

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Where to Start if You’re New to Procurement Sourcing Solutions

EC Sourcing Group

Where to Start if You’re New to Procurement Sourcing Solutions. There are many people who are not new to procurement and sourcing and its role in the supply chain but may be new to sourcing solutions and software. Blog Procurement

What is Direct Sourcing in Recruiting?

ProcurePort

What is direct sourcing in recruiting and how does it affect your procurement efforts? When it comes to purchasing and supply chain management, sourcing plays a pivotal role. Sourcing is a key component of procurement. There are two types of sourcing […].

4 Ways Modern Software will Empower Digital Procurement

ivalua

The past few years have been a boon for procurement, which has become increasingly strategic and critical to business. To maintain its upward trajectory, procurement must now show that it remains relevant as corporate priorities shift to restoring growth.

Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage

ivalua

In my previous posts, I looked at how to successfully launch a digital transformation and progress to best-in-class Procurement. Procurement was tasked with supporting a board level initiative to accelerate innovation and increase margins. The same applies to Procurement.

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. In order to achieve maximum efficiency in freight sourcing and procurement, you need a strong team to handle the requirements. These are the must-haves for any effective freight sourcing team. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

5 Critical Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Principles for Sourcing

ProcurePort

Are you thinking of developing a new sourcing risk management plan? Wondering how to better mitigate supply chain risk when sourcing? Or just keen to explore some of the best risk management practices Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) can adopt? Strategic Sourcing

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. 9/2/2021 – Guest Blog Post from Kumar Kannan of Procural. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing.

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? According to Joe, enVista’s Director of Transportation, “The key to omni-channel sourcing is that it requires you to understand your goals and objectives.

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. Whether you’re creating a local or international sourcing plan, it is vital that the created plan ensures: Delivery of the benefits identified in the strategy when required; and in a way, that meets the business need.

Does Your Company Have A Solid Transportation Procurement Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain professionals have a tremendous amount of demands and pressures to be aware of and transportation procurement is one of those pressures. There is a need, a growing need to drive better performance and outcomes from sourcing events. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Transportation Management Systems transportation sourcingThe logistics marketplace is dynamic and demands attention to truly optimize and enable strategic advantage.

Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together. Accordingly Supply Chain and Procurement will need continuous collaboration. Procurement Supply Chain Planning

Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

Practice Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Relationship Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar. Watch the following video, which highlights this approach from the perspective of Unilever, a buyer of Symrise’s aromatic compounds.

How Procurement Leaders Build Strong Supplier Relationships

QAD

In their list of common nightmare scenarios to try to prepare for, few procurement leaders could have predicted the business disruptions of 2020. Three steps to achieve improved sourcing and procurement via ERP are: .

Responsible Sourcing Insights

SCM Research

Sedex is a nonprofit organization dedicated “to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains” Their new six-part “Responsible Sourcing Insights Films” series tackles key challenges in responsible supply chain management. Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video

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. Sourcing agents are an effective way of finding the most suitable supplier. Who is a Product Sourcing Agent? Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent? Subscribe Here!

The Future Is Now: Sourcing Automation and the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Explore smart automation for procurement spend categories like logistics, direct materials, indirect materials, packaging and more

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

CHAINalytics

Our inclusion in this year’s list is another testament to the … The post Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation appeared first on Chainalytics. Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

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.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. As demand rides a rollercoaster in the last few months, huge adjustments have been asked from businesses in every corner of the world and sector.

Chainalytics Delivers Award-Winning Global Logistics Procurement Program

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (June 25, 2019) — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has included a global logistics procurement program created and implemented by Chainalytics in the 2019 SCDE 100, an annual list of great supply chain projects.

A Quick Guide to Roles in Procurement

Logistics Bureau

For small companies, it is usually enough to have one person dealing with procurement but in large enterprises teams of people are needed, all with specific roles to play. The Finance Manager , on the other hand, controls the financial input and output of the procurement division.