Supplier Management, One Voice to the Supplier

Supplier Management, One Voice to the Supplier

In small or large buying organisations, it is important to define a single contact window responsible for Supplier Management.

Supplier Onboarding Evaluation and Delivery

Supplier Onboarding Evaluation and Delivery

On-Boarding, new suppliers is a process of accessing capability and capacity to meet the business demand of the sourcing strategy / supplier matrix as a result of product category introduction, expansion or existing supplier risk.   

Is CSR a Modern Brand Building Mechanism?

Is CSR a Modern Brand Building Mechanism?

25 years after social responsibility in the apparel and textile industry came into existence, has it really made a difference

Costing Frameworks Benchmark Profitable Sourcing

Costing Frameworks Benchmark Profitable Sourcing

Developing a costing framework that is transparent and works across the global sourcing organisation to capture total cost of ownership is key to enabling supplier price benchmarking, mitigating margin risk across the supply chain and delivering profitable sourcing.

Supplier ScoreCard, Benchmarking Performance

Supplier ScoreCard, Benchmarking Performance

Supplier Score-Carding is a continuous improvement tool that manages suppliers through benchmarking, and is a core enabler of the supplier sourcing strategy and the supplier matrix.

Supplier Matrix, Define the Supplier Network Capability and Capacity

Supplier Matrix, Define the Supplier Network Capability and Capacity

Building and improving a reliable supplier matrix that supports business and category objectives is a critical tool in driving a sustainable sourcing strategy.

Sustainable Sourcing Strategies Deliver Business Objectives

Sustainable Sourcing Strategies Deliver Business Objectives

For businesses to achieve strategic sourcing objectives there needs to be a clear and concise strategy that is agile, sustainable and lean that will maximise category value and margin, limits global supply risk safeguarding product demand objectives, and meet social compliance, environmental and product quality goals.

Delivering Strategic Sourcing TCO Improvement

Delivering Strategic Sourcing TCO Improvement

Delivering strategic sourcing improvement doesn’t just come from finding new suppliers, it starts internally with understanding the business strategy and direction, market intelligence on competitors, customer direction and historical analytics.

Explain the Development and Production Process to know gaps in the Supplier Process

Explain the Development and Production Process to know gaps in the Supplier Process

There are three different platforms to sourcing products.  Buying organisations need to define what their business model is and how their process operates, never expect the supplier will understand your business model and process.

MOU – Intellectual Property Agreement

MOU – Intellectual Property Agreement

This document serves as an MOU IP agreement example for any business engaging a Chinese entity in a development project for consumer goods. The MOU sets the tone for sharing IP under one product and the rights of each party.

Product Quality Management for the Apparel Industry

Product Quality Management for the Apparel Industry

Small to medium apparel businesses tend to have a very limited approach to quality control systems though a reduced inspection of a non-standardised random sample through pre-shipment samples or upon delivery to their warehouse to managing an AQL approach to inspections either at the vendor prior to dispatch or on receipt at destination.

Consistent Brand Messaging through Product Labelling

Consistent Brand Messaging through Product Labelling

Do you control how your brand labelling is represented on your product or do you leave it to the vendor?