Source One Round Up: August 12, 2016
Here's a look at where Source One's cost reduction
experts have been featured this week!
Nearshoring Why Now? - Warnings
When you think of outsourcing manufacturing operations, what region comes to mind? Most likely Asia. While many companies in the past have chosen to outsource operations to countries like China and Vietnam, many are now choosing to move these operations closer to home - to Mexico. There are a number of reasons creating this new trend. Mexico offers US based companies faster lead times, significantly less risk of IP theft, and closer cultural alignment. Considering nearshoring supply chain operations to Mexico? Not so fast. While nearshoring offers an array of benefits, sourcing suppliers in the country can be challenging. This week, Source One Project Manager Kenneth Ballard explains the common barriers to entry that can easily halt nearshoring initiatives. Don't worry, though - Ballard also shares the solutions that will set your nearshoring initiative up for success.
3 In-Demand Skillsets for Procurement Pros
Strategic Sourcing and Procurement departments are far from the strictly tactical function of purchasing it once was. With this evolution as a strategic business partner within the organizations they serve, procurement talent is also changing. This week, Nick Lazzara of MRA Global Sourcing, a Source One partner, share the three major skillsets in high demand for companies seeking supply management talent.
NLPA Conference Preview
When: August 17th at 11:30 AM ET
Thinking about attending the Next Level Purchasing Conference? Get a preview of the sessions! Source One's Associate Director Jennifer Ulrich will give you a sneak peak of her session titled: Procurement's Crucial Seat at the Table. Jennifer will be taking a look at how procurement's function has evolved and what that means for the department's value proposition. The presentation will examine this and how procurement can better position itself within the organization's they serve.
Windows Server 2016 Licensing Transition
When: September 27th at 11 AM ET
Get the scoop on how to be Windows Server 2016 compliant.
- Server Editions
- Windows Server key changes
- Cost implications
- Transitioning planning