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.

Case Study: Increasing In House Production

Demand Driven Technologies

The pandemic dealt an unprecedented blow to global supply chains, with virtually all business leaders reporting disruptions to their strategic sourcing and supplier management processes. Source.

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SCM Case Study with Adidas

SCM Research

Today, John McNamara, SVP Sourcing, Adidas Group, visited me and my SCM students at Copenhagen Business School. He presented a case study about the supply chain processes for t-shirts. Thanks, John, for a great case study and an insightful discussion! It was very insightful and also a lot of fun for my students (and me). Teaching Globalization Supply Chain Management

Case Study: Plan Farther Ahead with DDMRP

Demand Driven Technologies

The pandemic dealt an unprecedented blow to global supply chains, with virtually all business leaders reporting disruptions to their strategic sourcing and supplier management processes. Source.

Next Generation Supply Chain Risk Management: A Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain Risk Management Procurement/Sourcing Supply Chain Visibility supply chain sourcing Risk AGCOWe are entering an era where it is becoming possible to detect supply chain risks much more quickly. A case in point is offered by AGCO. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of agricultural equipment.

Ivalua Study: Tech Challenges Hinder Procurement

ivalua

New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives. According to the study, the amount organisations are spending on procurement technology has been rising and expected to accelerate. Download the full study here.

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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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. HP ''s case study is pretty unique.

Gartner Study Identifies Supply Chain User Wants and Needs

ToolsGroup

Source: 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study, Dwight Klappich. The annual Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study, now its tenth year, is one of this industry's most comprehensive studies of supply chain users. To get to the next level, the study shows that these companies need to free up resources to focus on growth, transformation and agility.

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A Case Study in Closed-Loop Operational Management

Talking Logistics

I encourage you to watch the webcast to hear them tell their stories directly, but here’s an overview of A101’s case study. Working with Solvoyo, the company implemented the Closed-Loop Operational Management process depicted below: Overview of A101 Stores Implementation of Closed-Loop Operational Management (Source: Solvoyo). The post A Case Study in Closed-Loop Operational Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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!

Finished Product Sourcing

Insights Solutions Global

The post Finished Product Sourcing appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Case StudyWith the help of Insight Solutions Global, the client cut the spending and saved up to $120,000/year, reduced the lead time and gained more leverage in the supply chain.

How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

the capability to track, trace and account for stock from source to sale, process managers have no dependable and accurate way to enforce inventory protocol. CASE STUDY 1: Gourmet Organic Herbs. CASE STUDY 2: Brandini Toffee.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning. The study shows that companies are aspiring to reinvent themselves as an entirely new entity, working to balance all these dimensions to achieve their digital transformation goals. PRESS RELEASE.

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Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

GlobalTranz

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . A Case Study of How one Large Shipper Used Effective Logistics KPIs Management to Stay Strategic and Competitive.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions. in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina. Source: Nestlé. procurement #sourcing #purchasing.

Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

Talking Logistics

We would receive information from different sources via email or telephone about the status of an order and shipment and then we had to make sure we entered all of those incidents and dates into the spreadsheet, which was very time consuming. Hennecke will be presenting this case study there, so make sure you don’t miss it! Case Study Episode Highlights AXIT CSCMP EDGE 2017 Excel Siemens supply chain visibility

New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study

ToolsGroup

The annual Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study is one of the most comprehensive studies of supply chain users. We have written on this study before , but Gartner recently published an updated analysis ( Top Digital SCM Take-Aways From Gartner's 10th Annual SCM Technology User Wants and Needs Study , November 7, 2017) with additional insights.

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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

Andrew Cox’s new book “Sourcing Portfolio Analysis” represents the more traditional “power-based” view of procurement. The book relies on a series of prescriptive two by two matrices, that are further segmented into eight by eight matrices, that establish different typologies for supplier segmentation, The application of these frameworks to the universe of buyer-seller relationships I proposed (ostensibly) to lead to improved sourcing outcomes…for the buyer!

Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). Sourcing palm oil responsibly and sustainably is nuanced and can be complex. Discover more about how transparency grows brand trust – see our latest case studies.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025. Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence You can download the full report at this link. Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization, volume leveraging, and cost reduction.

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Client Case Study Video Interview

Eyvo

Client Case Study Video Interview with Lucid Motors, Menlo Park, CA. The post Client Case Study Video Interview appeared first on Purchasing and Procurement Software Solutions. We recently went to visit one of our clients in the local San Francisco Bay area here in California called Lucid Motors. Lucid are creating a brand-new electric vehicle which will be years ahead of the competition and as we saw with our own eyes highly advanced and very beautiful to look at.

Sustainability: Do Supply Management and Global Sourcing Matter? (Guest Post by Jury Gualandris, UCD)

SCM Research

Over the last decades, however, supply chains have been undergoing a process of increasing globalization, which has created the need for differentiated sustainability approaches for firms sourcing globally rather than regionally. On the one hand, traditional supply management based on supply base reduction and coordination will compensate global sourcing’s drawbacks, such as longer distances and socio-economic, cultural differences.

A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the biggest obstacles to setting and implementing strategies for responsible sourcing is accessing reliable and current data and analysis, according to The Dragonfly Initiative CEO, Assheton Carter. So his group, which is a service advisory firm supporting businesses in the raw materials value chain, released a study on July 12 to provide the data.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Case Studies. A Case Study. This case study will show you the analysis of Apple Supply Chain core processes, challenging issues and complexities of its operations. Information about Apple Supply Chain is a bit here, there and everywhere, its kinda tough to find the actual case study. To the best of my knowledge, many business schools still use the case study " Apple Computers Supplier Hubs: A Tale of Three Cities " from Stanford University (1996). A Case Study.

Case study: Halliburton expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supply Chain Movement

Halliburton’s sourcing & supply chain team has made a huge contribution to the expansion of the business in Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has expanded from four to fourteen countries in just eighteen months. Cases Africa cost control crisis expansion Halliburton materials management regional spend single sourcing sourcing spend supply chain supply chain scorecard

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Variability of hardware and component sourcing affected production efficiency, causing fulfillment delays and lower customer satisfaction. Utilized advanced sourcing and materials planning to speed fulfillment cycles and improve service levels for increased customer satisfaction. Configured a highly structured and efficient reverse logistics program to supplement demand inventory and reduce sourcing costs. The post A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

2019 Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Brain

Now in its ninth year, E2open’s 2019 Forecasting and Inventory Benchmark Study is the most consistent, comprehensive and useful study of its kind. The study encompasses over $250 billion in annual sales from global manufacturers across a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, animal care, chemicals, and oil and gas. What does best-in-class forecasting and inventory management look like?

Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods

Provenance

Food brands have always recognised the importance of sourcing the right ingredients. Communicating sustainable sourcing at Balance Festival. In an industry that has struggled against contaminated products and lack of sourcing visibility , she wanted to prove that her honey was sustainably-sourced from family beekeepers in Bulgaria. Knowing the source of ingredients will only continue to increase in importance as market demands grow. See our cases studies.

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. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

USDA releases study on Biobased Economy

Supply Chain View from the Field

The USDA released a new study that I worked on with Jay Golden from Duke University this past summer. We spent a good deal of time collecting research from a variety of different sources, to put together a picture of what the biobased economy looks like. ” In the next phase of our study, we will be working on the next phase of the report: An i n-depth economic study of biobased products and economic impacts, including research on job creation and economic value.

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Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

Under this program, they source products directly from small or medium-sized farmers. Global supply chain is a very challenging subject in supply chain management because it involves different customer''s requirement, more complex operations/collaboration and unforeseen risks. Then this article will show you 6 basic strategies that many world''s leading companies use to capture the value in globalization.

Thow Back Thursday: First Solar case study ‘First Solar & Kinaxis Killed the Excel Star’. A video worth remembering

Kinaxis

So, on this ‘Throw Back Thursday’, I would like to share Shellie Molina’s First Solar case study ‘First Solar & Kinaxis Killed the Excel Star” In this presentation, you will learn how First Solar ‘s global supply chain has leveraged change management and rapid problem solving to reduce their dependency on multiple spreadsheets by building a single integrated system for manufacturing Sales and Operations Planning and construction project management.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar?

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. 3PLs and shippers each see themselves as the largest sources of innovation within their relationships.