Source One Round Up: March 11, 2016
Here's a look at where Source One experts have been featured this week!
Despite being often overlooked, there are a number of best practices organizations within the manufacturing industry can implement to achieve ongoing cost-reductio. This week, Source One Project Manager Ken Ballard explores three techniques for achieving continuous cost reduction: leveraging economies of scale, streamlining transactional and manufacturing processes, and decoupling value added services.
Navigating Complexities: Keys to Successfully Sourcing Initiatives
Yes, sourcing direct materials such as engineered products can be challenging, especially when it comes to navigating detailed specifications and requirements. However, throughout each step of the sourcing process there are actions you can take to remove some of that complexity. Source One's Project Manager and Engineering Subject Matter expert provides his advice for simplifying the sourcing process, including how bid packages should be prepared, effectively manage supplier relationships, and how to properly validate and assess bids.
Countdown to ISM2016 Podcast Series
As Diamond Sponsors of ISM2016, we're gearing up for three days of supply management learning and networking during the premier supply chain event of the year. With just two short months to go, we're counting down to ISM2016 with a new podcast series. Each week, catch a new podcast brought to you by one of our strategic sourcing and cost reduction experts. Listen now to: