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 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.
Building and improving a reliable supplier matrix that supports business and category objectives is a critical tool in driving a sustainable sourcing strategy.
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 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.
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.
Managing container fill is important in small and large organisations. Excellent purchase order planning, logistics and carton size working to pack sizes that maximise container fill, and warehousing racking is key.
Limiting transparency and creating silos due to distrust is a standard management approach when been protective. But is this doing more harm than good?