Much has changed in the world of supply chain over the last decade as global sourcing solutions have evolved. The election of President Trump and the trade war with China have certainly contributed to instability within the global sourcing world. The factors influencing changes in sourcing are in the fine lines between customer satisfaction and trying to understand where the various markets are heading. The companies that will win in 2020 are the companies that continue to adapt and stay ahead of current trends while internally evolving for the future. Below are our professional opinions on what you can expect in the world of global sourcing for 2020:
November 11, 2019
Many companies today are listing procurement management as their top purchasing priority since it makes up a large proportion of their overall spend. At the same time, many of these same companies have fallen behind in regards to their procurement systems and need a complete revamp of their functions to keep up with business demands. Below we outline 6 Best Practices to make sure your company's procurement management is up to date:
Insource v. Outsource… Domestic v. Global… Direct Source v. Work Through an Integrator… High Minimums or Commit to a Stocking Plan? These are the questions that continually challenge a one-person do-it-all to the most sophisticated purchasing & sourcing teams. What’s the right solution for my company?
If you’ve waded through the murky pools of the above questions and have come to the conclusion that global sourcing is right for your company, the next question is how to identify the right partner to ensure you accomplish your goals. Whether those goals are tied to cost decreases, reduction of supply chain lead-time, reduction of on hand inventory or supplier rationalization, choosing the correct manufacturing company is critical. Below we’ll walk you through the steps to ensure your success:
September 4, 2019
Would your business benefit from global contract manufacturing? Outsourcing production to low labor cost countries such as China, India, or Taiwan could save your business plenty of money, but it can also pose many, many challenges. We've outlined below the pros and cons of outsourcing so you can decide if it makes sense for your business.