Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies - Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing
By: SciQuest August 08, 2014
Accounting for up to 80% of the cost of finished goods, direct materials that make up the final product sold are often commodity items - but significant effort is spent on minimizing the impact of commodity price volatility on supply chain operations. "Hedging" is one strategy that companies use to reduce commodity volatility risk, but advanced sourcing strategy through the use of technology has proven to have a more significantly beneficial impact on the supply chain. This white paper highlights two case studies where advanced sourcing has provided strong results and risk mitigation.