Sourcing

The Right Way to Procure Indirect Materials and Services

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 · Jayanth Jayaram and Sime Curkovic
A new IP standard offers a framework to get the most from your indirect spend.

PwC Shares New Information on Forced Labor Law

Friday, April 15, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
PwC has published a paper on “3 Things You Need to Know” about the law recently for supply chain managers to consider. In this exclusive interview with Brian Dunch, Principal at PwC, we explore some of the finer details

Offshoring Remains Strong, Says New Supply Chain Research

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
The maturing global services industry experienced continued growth in 2015, with location activity reaching an all-time high. The drivers of that growth, however, have evolved. Small and mid-sized buyers led growth across industry verticals, and the adoption of new…

Is Outsourcing Causing You to Divest From Your Own Product?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 · Michael Gravier
One of the biggest issues facing supply chains today are that companies are outsourcing too much of the process and development, and are therefore divesting themselves too much from their own product. This results in the company loosing control of the process, and going over…

Praising Procurement Specialists

Thursday, January 14, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
Greybeard Advisors is Named a Top Strategic Sourcing Consultancy by Kennedy Consulting

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 · Rosemary Coates
In the 1990s and 2000s, companies went to China out of fear of being left behind, not necessarily because they had made an informed decision based on data about the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Now it seems they are coming back for fear of being left behind again.

Pro-Active Budgeting for Success

Monday, August 31, 2015 · Robert A Rudzki
Don't let the conventional budget process constrain your ability to add real value to your organization.

Supply Chain Data Analytics and Big Data

Friday, August 21, 2015 · Bob Trebilcock
Regardless of the industry, the best companies are in the midst of transforming their supply chains to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

Risk Management in the Coffee Supply Chain

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers, based in Portland, Oregon, is an importer of high quality specialty-grade coffees from over 15 countries around the world. As pioneer of the “Relationship Coffee Model,” it has championed the direct trade model and the creation of…

AlixPartners Study Advises Supply Chain Managers to Consider Risk When Nearshoring

Friday, December 12, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
“Companies should look before they leap into reshoring or nearshoring,” said Foster Finley, managing director at AlixPartners and leader of the firm’s Supply Chain Practice in the Americas.

Procurement Consultancy Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Thursday, September 18, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Greybeard Advisors is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month, and ranks today as one of the leading advisory firms in the field.

A.T. Kearney Offshoring Study Tracks Multinationals’ Innovative Strategies

Monday, September 15, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
A.T. Kearney released its Global Services Location Index today, which analyzes and ranks countries worldwide based on metrics in three categories: financial attractiveness, business environment, and people skills and availability

Vendors Not Sufficiently Focused on Minimizing Risk, According to Consero Survey

Thursday, July 17, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Sixty-five percent of Shared Services executives from Fortune 1000 companies do not believe their vendors are sufficiently focused on minimizing risk, according to a new survey by Consero Group.

“Known Unknowns” in Global Supply Chains

Monday, June 2, 2014 · Tony Cragg and Tom McNamara
You may know who your supplier is, but the chances are that you have no idea who your supplier’s supplier is.

Bangladesh Factory Audits – Preempting Corruption Risks and Compliance Violations

Monday, February 24, 2014 · Manu Gopeendran & Keri Dawson
This guest paper was co-authored by Manu Gopeendran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, MetricStream and Keri Dawson - Vice President of Industry Solutions and Advisory Services, MetricStream
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