Browsing: Supply Chain

Manufacturing in Asia (China, India, Indonesia, etc.) is no longer a slam dunk for U.S. companies. There are many factors to consider when deciding where to manufacture and the analysis required is not that easy. You need to look at everything from taxes, regulations and currencies to culture, fair labor practices and quality/safety standards to supplier networks, skilled labor, infrastructure and everything in between.

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I read with interest Michael Lamoreaux’s recent blog post called “Are You Revenue/Growth Enabled?” In this post, Michael talks about whether Supply Chain/Sourcing/Procurement organizations are revenue/growth enabled?  Perhaps Michael has forgotten the spirited debate that he facilitated two years ago when we declared that Strategic Sourcing is Dead.…

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As I was looking through my normal round of websites this morning, an article caught my attention on mycustomer.com. The article was called “B2B Firms Reaping Supply Chain Benefits from Social Media” by Natalie Brandweiner. This article discusses how B2B firms need to leverage social media to support their supply chain. Being a B2B marketing professional supporting a sourcing/supply chain consultancy, I have found leveraging social media to be an interesting process.

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Spotting trends can feel more like an art than a science. It can seem particularly daunting in year that was greeted with so much uncertainty. For his first blog post of the New Year, Dalip takes a look at Marian Salzman’s latest Trendspotting report called The Big Book of Little Nexts and adds his own spin to the top trends for 2012. Read on to learn if you agree or disagree with his insights.

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