Browsing: Sourcing and procurement

Creative outsourcing

When it comes to strategic outsourcing, cost and service benefits can be taken for granted – the key factor to look for, argues NICK CULLEN, is innovation.

Procurement is key to savings

Companies that master procurement generate higher savings and have lower costs than with average or low performing companies, according to a study by Accenture.

Counting the costs of global sourcing

What are the true costs of global sourcing? Research conducted by Cranfield’s Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management for the UK Department of Transport highlights the significant risks and environmental impact of sourcing from distant low-cost

The united colours of sourcing

Global sourcing is in danger of being perceived as ‘ungreen’. However, it is possible to source from around the world in ways that are both ethical and sustainable, and to economic advantage. But success depends on well thought-out strategies, robust proc

Global sourcing now the norm

Global sourcing is becoming the norm, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Outsourcing set to boom

Spending on logistics services across the automotive, consumer, pharmaceutical, retail and technology industries is set to increase by 30 billion euros over the next five years as the size of outsourced logistics market grows by 33 per cent, according to

Buying into Sustainable Global Sourcing

Supply chains are becoming more extended and complex as retailers move to sourcing goods on a global basis. Motivated by lower manufacturing costs, retailers and distributors are now confronted by greater complexity in managing the flow of goods to market

The long road to local sourcing

The maxim ‘The customer is king’ has always held true in retailing. The problem is ‘the king’ is now more demanding than ever.

The challenge of Global Sourcing

The trend to globalisation shows no signs of weakening. The purpose of this round table debate was to explore some of the many challenges that global sourcing is throwing up for supply chain operations and for the wider business. By Sam Tulip

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