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 Score Card, Benchmarking Supplier Performance

Supplier Score Card, Benchmarking Supplier 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.

Supply Chain Solutions No.20 – Chinese Trading Companies Vs Manufacturers

Supply Chain Solutions No.20 – Chinese Trading Companies Vs Manufacturers

Amongst experienced sourcing professionals, there is always a stigma about using a Chinese Trading Company, with the preference been to go directly to the source manufacturing unit.

Supply Chain Solution No.3 – Low Cost Country Sourcing

Supply Chain Solution No.3 – Low Cost Country Sourcing

Define a low-cost country sourcing plan that delivers cost reduction and meets quality objectives. Business typically gain a 10-35% cost savings through low-cost country sourcing.

Why isn’t my style development on time?

Why isn’t my style development on time?

The development centre or sample room of any apparel organisation is a critical part of the process, and as such needs to be thoroughly evaluated in the initial sourcing qualification of any new vendor.

Can you deliver your Crowdfund project?

Can you deliver your Crowdfund project?

The age of dreaming up new innovative concepts and been able to turn them into a reality has arrived. Crowd funding is now a way for new and old entrepreneurs to get their project off the ground through this global funding phenomenon.

Do only China factories produce bad quality?

Do only China factories produce bad quality?

How often have I heard, “China factories produce bad quality” or “I didn’t get what I wanted from China”. I think we have all heard this expressed, or know someone who has first-hand experience.