Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. This bring concerns for transportation costs as we see as the #2 area of importance for 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. What are some of the main supply chain factors that are fueling this reshoring trend? 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.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

Here I share insights on the work we are doing on the Network of Networks, and Five Trends that Excite Me. At this small session we will explore these new trends: What is the role of blockchain in the future of building value networks? Five Technology Trends That Excite Me.

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Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

sources of value for customers. Without a centralized data source insights are difficult to gather and hidden. the trend for years.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

As we head into a new year it is a good time to take a look at the coming year and see what it may hold in the way of trends. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12.

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Supply Chain Sourcing Taking on More Geo-Political Significance

Supply Chain Matters

The importance and implications of existing or future supply chain management sourcing strategies continue to be brought to light. Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Social Responsibility Strategies for Global Supply Chains Supplier Management Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Risk Management effects of Brexit on industry supply chains supply chain global sourcing strategies Supply chain Matters blog

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

Look at these 7 supply chain trends as a guide to better your supply chain today. In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch. Infographics Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends

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Report of Pending Product Sourcing Risks for European Based Manufacturers

Supply Chain Matters

Global Trade Issues Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy global product and procurement sourcing strategy global product sourcing challenges independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Global Supply Chain Risk Exposures Report- Continued Reinforcement for More Risk-Balanced Sourcing Decisions

Supply Chain Matters

From our Supply Chain Matters lens, it provides a yet another stark indicator that supply chain disruption and risk criteria were most likely not weighted high in past outsourcing or global based manufacturing and strategic sourcing strategies. Within its 5th annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, risk analytics and advisory firm Verisk Maplecroft calls attention to high profile risk cities that happen to be today’s growing manufacturing and logistics hubs.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

process has been scaled in-house, then out-sourced, and partnered with rigid, error-prone ETL automation. analytics that are marginally better than regression trending. Supply Chain Data Maturity A Guide to Transformation. How Mature is Your Supply Chain?

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

Deep Dive on 2017 Prediction Four: Increased Anti-Trade Geopolitical Forces Provide Added Global Sourcing Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

These are some of the key industry trends in delivery logistics and supply chain management which will take center stage in the upcoming year: 1. This trend can take different shapes and forms. The post 6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Overt Signs of Trump’s Agenda for Confrontation on Global Sourcing and Trade Policy

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Global Trade Issues Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy strategic production sourcing in Mexico supply chain global sourcing challenges under a Trump administration Supply chain Matters blog threatened changes to North America Free Trade AgreementWhat is fast becoming a new norm for business risk is that of a direct public attack via a Twitter “tweet” from U.S. President Elect Donald Trump.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Core Supply Chain Management Trends Gearing Up to Change SCM Forever

Cerasis

Jabil sponsored a global Dimensional Research survey to capture hard data on current experiences, challenges and trends with the supply chains of electronics manufacturing companies. The results show some of the biggest supply chain management trends in supply chains for 2015.

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Ocean Container Transportation Trends Remain Dynamic

Supply Chain Matters

Data emanating from the global ocean container transportation area again indicates important trend shifts that industry supply chain teams need to continue to monitor. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation trends Supply chain Matters blogBusiness-as-usual assumptions related to ocean transport no longer hold credence with these market dynamics.

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7 Trending Transportation Updates: November 2016

PLS Logistics

Source ). Source). Little Change in Economy, but Rate Increase Coming. Next year, the US economy won’t change much, growth expected to be about 2%. FTR predicts more of the same, but when you factor in low expectations, 2017 will feel like a good year.

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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?

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. Manufacturing Business Technology recently wrote the 5 e-commerce trends for 2016 for manufacturers to look at that include: Manufacturers will seek to increase their share of aftermarket parts sales.

Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization

Directworks

On the surface, local sourcing seems simple – work with local suppliers in the areas where you do business globally. The post Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization appeared first on Directworks. Blog Local Sourcing Supply Chain

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Cerasis

However, modern technologies are dramatically changing procurement trends and how procurement professionals operate and their role in the company. Why Is Technology Driving Procurement Trends and the Role of Procurement? Procurement Trends Infographic: What Does 2016 Hold?

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

Supply Chain Nation

From their social feeds to eCommerce, more customers are buying products right from the source. New trends including on-demand technologies are creating seismic shifts in consumer expectations and behavior. Stay ahead of the trends with the right technology.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Yesterday we began our two part series on 2016 supply chain trends that will drive supply chain management into the future. As with most trends we all have read over the last few years, the focus was on technology. Supply Chain Trends 2016: 5 Additional More Areas of Focus.

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When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 trends that procurement and supply chain management professionals should watch. One of these trends, in addition to inventory keeping, is dual/multi-sourcing.

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Supply Chain Matters Founder Bob Ferrari to Speak at Intesource E-Sourcing Innovation Conference

Supply Chain Matters

The reasons are many and the change has accelerated because of evolving mega-trend convergence that surrounds various industry and services focused supply chains. Such trends include more rapid advances in the technology and software applications supporting sourcing and procurement business processes. On March 8-10, e-Sourcing technology provider Intesource will be hosting its 2015 InnovationBest Practices in Sourcing customer conference in Las Vegas.

A Different Investment Environment Concerning China- Differentiating Market and Supply Chain Sourcing Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

If you have been keeping-up with business headlines over the past several months, you may have noticed an emerging trend involving doing business within China that is impacting both large and small manufacturers and services providers. Chinese regulators continue to intensify scrutiny of foreign-based technology, product and service providers and there is no reluctance to take on the highest profile companies. China’s business environment continues to change.

A time of transition: 3 key trends for oil & gas in 2018

Quintiq

Here are three key trends from oil & gas professionals and experts at International Petroleum Week 2018. Natural gas is a suitable source of energy to fuel the need for heat and the power, making it an influential player on the market.

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Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. A key driver behind this trend was the economic downturn, which prompted shippers to look at ways to de-cost their supply chains whilst still maintaining their efficiency. Second Trend: Relationship with global trade. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

More Indications of Rapidly Changing Global Transportation Trends

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the annual peak period of global transportation over the next three months, there are additional troubling signs related to global transportation trends, trends that indicate more excess capacity remaining in ocean and air cargo, but continued restricted capacity within U.S.

Consumer Products Insights – Supply Chain Trends

The Network Effect

Determining future trends in consumer products or most any industry was not nearly as difficult in the past as it is today. One of the major trends is that industry leaders must be students of major trends. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr).

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8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. This trend will be driven more as the year progresses as drivers retire and the driver shortage gains momentum. However, the current political climate continues to push an agenda based on college degrees as a source of education.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. The next key trend I see coming is a more prominent role of Internet of Things (IoT) in extended supply chains. This leads us into our final trend of distributed smart manufacturing.