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 decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

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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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!

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.

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.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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. PRESS RELEASE.

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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? in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina.

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

Cerasis

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.

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. The most recent survey included more than 473 people spanning the globe.

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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. Knowing the source of ingredients will only continue to increase in importance as market demands grow. See our cases studies.

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.

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.

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.

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. Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China.

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!

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.

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?

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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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.

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. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

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

Kinaxis

She currently leads First Solar’s Global Supply Chain which includes sales operations and planning, customer service/order management, sourcing, fulfillment, logistics, and warranty support.

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

Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. Single source.

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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Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night

FLEXE

Get the PDF of Lull’s case study >> Challenges to Order Fulfillment. When they were ready to expand into more fulfillment locations, they didn’t have to spend time sourcing new solutions. Lull uses FLEXE for order fulfillment to their customers.

New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives

ivalua

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has announced the latest findings of a worldwide study of supply chain, procurement and finance business leaders on Effective Procurement Performance Measurement.

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A Guide to Responsible Sourcing in Automotive, Electronics

Material Handling & 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.

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.

Case Study: A Deep Dive Into Nestlé’s Supply Chain

AFFLINK

Focusing on Responsible Sourcing. During the supply chain analysis of Nestlé, it's immediately clear that responsible sourcing is a huge concern for the company.

Early AI Adopters Are Pulling Ahead of the Competition in Sourcing and Procurement

LevaData

Our Cognitive Sourcing Survey 2018 revealed that the shift towards data-driven, computer-assisted negotiation and decision making is well underway in the procurement industry. In the instance of direct material sourcing, these developments have been particularly delayed.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The following five mini case studies explore a few high-profile companies that have managed to sustain their supply chain cost-reduction efforts and keep expenses under control. We have since expanded it to include four new case studies, so that there are now seven mini case studies in total.

Supplier Co-Innovation: The Next Source for Economic Growth

NC State SCRC

We hear the words “innovation” as a source for growth in the economy over and over again. But what will be the true source of innovation? To generate such forms of value creation, procurement will need to tap into a key source of new ideas and creativity: their suppliers.