A Guide to Global Sourcing

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A Guide to Global Sourcing for Competitive Advantage A Guide to Global Sourcing for competitive advantage – A guide for CEO’s, CFO’s, and CPO’s, on how global sourcing can contribute to  business objectives for sustainable competitive advantage   What’s in it for you? Improved sourcing effectiveness and value from your supply base Reading time: 15 minutes 1. Introduction: Global sourcing has become … Read More

Chinanomics:

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Under international pressure to revalue its currency, China has been accused of exporting unemployment to the world. However, China showed spectacular timing by announcing a week before the G20 meeting in Toronto that it will abandon the two-year-old peg that has kept the RMB tied to the dollar and allow the exchange rate to float within a very narrow band … Read More

Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 4 – Politics, Local Context & Enabling Infrastructure

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Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 4 Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 4 – In this four part series, we examine eight dimensional capabilities that will help you overcome the myths surrounding global sourcing. In this final part, we will focus on the final dimensions of politics, local context, and enabling infrastructure. In part 3 we reviewed Risk & Opportunities. Dimension #6: Politics … Read More

Global Sourcing Capability: Part 3 – Risk & Opportunities

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Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 3 Global Sourcing Capabilities: Part 4 – In this four part series, we examine eight dimensional capabilities that will help you overcome the myths surrounding global sourcing. In today’s post, we will focus on the dimensions of risk and opportunity. In part 2 we reviewed CSR   The decision to pursue a global sourcing strategy will ultimately … Read More

Global Sourcing Capabilities Part 2 – Corporate Social Responsibility

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Global Sourcing Capabilities Part 2 Global Sourcing Capabilities Part 2 – In this four-part series, we examine eight-dimensional capabilities that will help you overcome the myths surrounding global sourcing. In today’s post, we will focus on the dimension of corporate social responsibility. (In part 1 we addressed cost and quality.) Dimension #3: CSR CSR is important in global sourcing in … Read More

Global Sourcing Capability Framework: Part 1 – Cost & Quality

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Global Sourcing Capability Framework: Part 1 Global Sourcing Capability Framework: Part 1 – In this four part series, we examine eight dimensional capabilities. In today’s post, we will focus on the two dimensions of cost and quality.   The myths surrounding global sourcing are many, widespread and often misleading. They usually revolve around business conducted in developing countries, the so … Read More

FSC Rules based risk management in the sourcing process:

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FSC Rules based risk management in the sourcing process: FSC Rules based risk management in the sourcing process: The drive to develop leaner supply chains and introduce global sourcing has resulted in extended, more complex and vulnerable supply chains. The same pressures have also seen an increasing trend for many companies to adopt single sourcing to maximize their pricing leverage. … Read More