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Supply Chain Analysis -- Sourcing Optimization Driving Supply Chain Decision Making

Supply Chain Analysis -- Sourcing Optimization Driving Supply Chain Decision Making

Sourcing optimization projects rely on collaboration across the organization and between external stakeholders. Optimization analyses not only determine optimal decisions based on cost, but also quantify and evaluate strategic business objectives. Utilizing an analytical and comprehensive approach...[more]


Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network

Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network

Ever wonder how larger retailers like Walmart or Costco became so profitable? The secret lies within their supplier network and the efficiencies they are able to generate through effective communication. Cost cutting, and profit-generating processes can be identified all throughout your business –...[more]


Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

In recent years, the apparel and footwear industry has shifted its sourcing away from China to other emerging markets due to increased labor, transportation, tariffs, and other supply chain costs. Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option because of the preferential...[more]


Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report

Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report

BSI's Annual Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report provides an in-depth overview of the top security, corporate social responsibility, and business continuity risks, threats, and trends from 2016 as well as an outlook on emerging supply chain risks in 2017. This report provides data and analysis...[more]


Hitting the Mark: Supply Chain Resilience

Hitting the Mark: Supply Chain Resilience

In today's globalized economy, companies are gaining competitive advantage by developing business relationships into more complex supply chains. While these relationships can produce gains in productivity and profitability, they often come at the price of taking on additional risk exposure. When...[more]


Don't Make Integration an Afterthought When Choosing Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Don't Make Integration an Afterthought When Choosing Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

The need for collaboration between internal and external partners and stakeholders across the entire supply chain has risen sharply, driving a need for more and better information. But, because the supply chain has become more complex, it is essential to explore beyond stand-alone Transportation...[more]


Supply Chain Disruptions and Risk Still Looming: How to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain

Supply Chain Disruptions and Risk Still Looming: How to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain

Manufacturers today must make sourcing decisions in an environment where they don't know all of the factors. Globalized sourcing operations increase the likelihood of risk or disruption at every turn. Despite these perils, many companies are not taking risk management seriously and have paid dearly...[more]


Going to the Source: Supplier Relationship Micro Management

Going to the Source: Supplier Relationship Micro Management

Across the world, sourcing, supply chain, and global trade executives are under intense pressure to streamline their processes in order to stay ahead of the competition and keep their companies in the black. But let’s face it - it's not easy in this volatile environment. This white paper...[more]


Three Imperatives for Global eCommerce

Three Imperatives for Global eCommerce

If you're not already engaged in international eCommerce, now is the time to begin planning your strategy. Internet use is increasing across established and emerging markets along with the use of mobile devices to manage the consumer shopping experience. This new eBook provides a starting point...[more]


Key Takeaways from Palo Alto Networks’ Remarkable Supply Chain Performance

Key Takeaways from Palo Alto Networks’ Remarkable Supply Chain Performance

In 2012, Palo Alto Networks was preparing for its IPO debut in the wake of major world disasters including the 2011 Japan earthquake and subsequent Thailand floods. Learning from the experience, the executive leadership team was determined to achieve the company's ambitious growth targets by...[more]


Software Can Help Soothe Free Trade Headaches

Software Can Help Soothe Free Trade Headaches

While free trade agreements stimulate trade worldwide, they also contribute to an ocean of red tape. Government regulatory requirements will inevitably accompany the spike in demand that FTAs bring. Throw in the proliferation of free trade zones to be found around the globe, and you will see that...[more]


Department of Commerce NIST Case Study Publication

Department of Commerce NIST Case Study Publication

Resilinc: Leverage Supply Chain Intelligence for Competitive Advantage[more]


Achieving Supplier Collaboration to Reach Your Risk Management Goals

Achieving Supplier Collaboration to Reach Your Risk Management Goals

Almost everyone agrees that buy-in and cooperation from internal stakeholders "within the four walls" is no longer sufficient. You need tier 1 and sub-tier supplier collaboration and trust to manage supply chain risk and build end-to-end supply chain resiliency. However, supplier...[more]


FTZs Reduce Total Landed Costs for Global Supply Chains

FTZs Reduce Total Landed Costs for Global Supply Chains

58% of companies agree that their inability to take advantage of preferential duty programs is costing them a material amount today and unless corrected, will only increase. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) programs offer an opportunity for substantial import/export duty and fee savings, in addition to...[more]


Three Must-Have Capabilities to Achieve Global Supply Chain Visibility

Three Must-Have Capabilities to Achieve Global Supply Chain Visibility

The importance of international supply chains is apparent, as 48% of companies now do business in more than 50 countries. But growing complexities, such as distance, culture, and time-zones, make it difficult to manage international supply chains and can jeopardize competition in the marketplace....[more]


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