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

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

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What Does “Good” Look Like: Strategic Sourcing

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So what does “good” strategic sourcing look like? The primary difference between Strategic Sourcing and “good” Strategic Sourcing is contextualized flexibility. Procurement must be able to apply the general principals of Strategic Sourcing in a way specific enough to maximize the value of each spend category. If Procurement follows a Strategic Sourcing process flow like a checklist, then all Strategic Sourcing projects will start and end in the same way.

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. As we progress through and past the pandemic, is it time for Procurement to adopt parallel Supply Chain strategies, such as dual sourcing, and limit or abandon single sourcing and sole sourcing? What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing?

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If Multi-sourcing is a Best Practice, Why Are so Few Companies Doing It?

Logistics Viewpoints

Because of the pandemic, risk management surrounding sourcing has become top of mind. Companies need to ensure they have alternate sources of supply that can ramp up to the volumes needed. This best practice urges companies to examine not just the cost of the sourced products, but also to understand the risks associated with not multi-sourcing key components. The post If Multi-sourcing is a Best Practice, Why Are so Few Companies Doing It?

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

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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

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. Kevin discusses three factors that are helping to drive the reshoring trend, but the one that caught my attention the most was how companies are shifting their focus from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

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!

Is the industrialized world overly dependent on sourcing from Chinese?

All Things Supply Chain

As Sophie Kersgens wrote for ATSC earlier this month, “As the world’s leading exporter and one of the fastest growing economies, China is a decisive business factor for companies all… General Supply Chain Management automotive supply chain coronavirus supply chain management supply chain sourcing

CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

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.

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 is the heart of today’s global supply chains, and decisions made on sourcing impact everything from transportation and shipping costs, to both social and regulatory compliance concerns. Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

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

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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. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals. The company chose Consus and Ivalua for their deep capabilities in the Source to Contract space to support their critical purchasing processes. Healthcare Source-to-Contrac

Open Source Helps SMBs with B2B

Descartes

Thanks to open source, B2Bs can now address back office functions. Open source can make all the difference for SMBs to satisfy both their suppliers and customers. In order to thrive in eCommerce, they need an open source B2B commerce platform. From a technology standpoint, an open source eCommerce platform is the best option for SMBs. Since open source is continuously tested by developers, SMBs can save more and more on costs as they keep working with the system.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

How Robust are your Global Manufacturing and Sourcing Strategies?

Dragon Innovation

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

Textile supply chains: from balancing act to sustainable sourcing

ChainPoint

In other words: how do you implement a sustainable sourcing strategy, without jeopardizing profits and quality? Textile producers and brand owners have to balance product quality with laws and regulations, whilst protecting their brand.

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.

How the Pandemic Has Altered AT&T’s Global Sourcing Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains all over the world, and that of communications giant AT&T was no exception

How Can Advanced Sourcing Help Your Business?

EC Sourcing Group

Sourcing is the term used when the purchasing department is searching for the right supplier (or group of suppliers) to fill a particular need, typically a good or service, to fulfill a purchasing order. Advanced Sourcing Optimizers and Tools: What Are Your Sourcing Challenges?

Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

SCM Research

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. The case is also included in an article I have written about the interface between SCM and CSR.

Sourcing Decision Center Datasheet

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The post Sourcing Decision Center Datasheet appeared first on Ivalua

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.

Navigating the “New Normal” in Supply Chains with Next-Gen Source-to-Pay Capabilities

IT Supply Chain

The post Navigating the “New Normal” in Supply Chains with Next-Gen Source-to-Pay Capabilities appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Shannon Kreps (pictured). Vice President Product Marketing, Medius.

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

The Network Effect

Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. “The in-sourcing and custom development is a painstaking process, but one McNamara says is necessary before the retailer can begin analyzing its supply chain for sales and customer trends and better allocate resources across the enterprise. Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. The post Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

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.

USMCA and the Role of Cognitive Sourcing

LevaData

Increasing pressure to remain competitive with higher costs will force sourcing strategists to adopt new methods so they don’t fall behind. The method of choice seems to be cognitive sourcing, taking advantage of augmented intelligence to drive superior cost savings.

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? The post How transparency in the supply chain leads to sustainable sourcing appeared first on Pivot88.

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.

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. This will help the buyers to have an unbiased selection of the proposals first on technical merit and then finally open the price bid to select the best source.

Strategic Sourcing: Five Steps to Secure the Best Suppliers

Supply Chain Brain

As organizations retool their supply chains for 2021, they have an opportunity to revisit their sourcing strategies, too

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.

Ivalua Sourcing Video

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The post Ivalua Sourcing Video appeared first on Ivalua

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

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Is Supply Chain “The” Source of Greater Economic Stability?

Logistics Viewpoints

On Saturday I engaged in a rare weekend activity for myself – I actually thought about supply chain. I thought about the transition from “push” processes to greater use of demand pull in replenishment; how retailers are sharing downstream POS data with their suppliers to develop a more efficient supply network; how multi-echelon inventory optimization […]. Inventory Management Production Statistics Supply Chain Planning