Procurement’s Role in Managing the Tariff War

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Some Chinese companies went through some gyrations to re-jigger supply chains to export out of Vietnam, it is unlikely this short-term measure will work. Forward looking procurement organizations need to begin to take the time to think through how they are going to deal with these issues. The news is in – in the form of more Tweets, of course.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

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Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa.

Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Haiti grew all of its own rice, until the World Bank told them to take the tariff off – and once they removed the tariff – they could buy it cheaper from the US and Vietnam than they could grow it in the country. I have been working with Jay Golden at Duke University on the biobased forecasting project for the USDA, seeking to understand the current scope of the biobased product market ( focused on non-fuel, non-food products).

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Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

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Naturally, your boss will look at how good you are in procurement. Nike manufacturers are based in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Instead of looking to the supplier for only procurement, they now look at them as a source of potential ideas and innovation.

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019

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It took a mere 18 weeks for Bristlecone to lead a Middle Eastern steel manufacturing client on a transformation journey that took them from manual processes to a powerful new procurement solution. AMERICAN CORPORATE APPAREL COMPANY SELECTS BRISTLECONE.

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

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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.

Transforming your supply chain: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

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In e-commerce, the supply chain begins from the point we procure our products to the point they reach the distribution center (DC) and finally, to the customer’s doorstep. What happens when you ask four experts for their thoughts on supply chain transformation?

Modern Slavery in Today’s Supply Chains

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In a related article by the Guardian , David Noble, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, points out just how pervasive this issue is, saying 11% of British business leaders report modern slavery likely already plays a role in their supply chains.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). Further, there are challenges in negotiations around tariff-free market access to components instead of only finished products, remanufactured products, and government procurement.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

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While they may not all be cheap, there are options for companies that want to weave domestic procurement into their supply chains. India and Vietnam might snag bigger shares of apparel and electronics manufacturing as US companies look to restructure their supply chains. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March.

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?

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An excerpt from our book “The Procurement Value Proposition” got a nice section of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly edition this week. The book looks at what the future procurement capability will need to be, in light of the massive “game changers” of globalization, technology, cultural diversity, demographic issues, and sustainable pressure that is changing the entire ecosystem.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

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While they may not all be cheap, there are options for companies that want to weave domestic procurement into their supply chains. India and Vietnam might snag bigger shares of apparel and electronics manufacturing as US companies look to restructure their supply chains. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March.

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

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In 2017, Smith & Nephew expanded its use of business network and cloud-based applications to support a centralized, efficient procurement process for managing spending from end to end. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

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In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. Grandvision has grand plans.

Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

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Varieties of produce and livestock can be sourced from anywhere in the world; mangoes harvested in the Philippines could be sold in the US, or rice grown in China may be packaged in Vietnam and sold in different countries in the UK. Another solutions provider is iTradeNetwork , which uses expanded platform to improve efficiency across the supply chain for procurement, traceability, analytics, and data services.

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Remembering Ronald Coase (Dec 29, 1910- Sept 2, 2013)

Supply Chain View from the Field

He was also an important contributor to our understanding of the modern field of procurement and supply chain relationship management. This argument made sense in 1937 – because procurement was viewed primarily as a transactional activity.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

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A problem in procurement can impact manufacturing and logistics and planning, but often these dots are never connected, so there never emerges a cross-functional approach to working on them. These types of small but important events require the attention of a cross-functional team, composed of individuals from multiple functions, including design, marketing, sales, order fulfillment, logistics, procurement, manufacturing and suppliers.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

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Within my first few months here, my relationships with suppliers and my ability to develop them quickly came into need as we had a massive project to deliver in Vietnam that had strict financial terms tied to perfect order performance. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

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What US industrial leaders must now worry about is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which includes China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and others.