A Guide to Global Sourcing

Dave HenshallGlobal Sourcing, Thought Zone4 Comments

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

Driving savings to the bottom line

Dave HenshallCost Reduction, Strategic Sourcing1 Comment

Driving strategic sourcing savings to the bottom line Driving strategic sourcing savings to the bottom line – we discuss how procurement leaders secure powerful savings and drive them to their bottom line by  approaching sourcing strategically to deliver and capture cost savings for their organizations.  What’s in it for you? Increased earnings and business efficiency Reading Time: 5 minutes Introduction: … Read More

Taming the iP Dragon

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Taming the iP Dragon Taming the iP Dragon – Increasingly, international manufacturers are motivated to be in China due to the growing domestic demand of the Chinese marketplace. It is easy to see why when you consider that last year, Chinese consumers bought more auto-mobiles than Americans for the first time in history. Tim Lee, General Motors Shanghai-based president of … 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