In part 4 of the Source One video series, Kathleen Jordan completes the discussion on marketing and sourcing with a case study that demonstrates how sourcing can benefit from partnering with a consulting firm to address marketing’s needs.
Cross-functional teams work well for the sourcing of indirect goods and services, but they require good discipline and creativity on the part of the purchasing leader of the team. Often, the purchasing team leader must spend more time on team building and training than the actual sourcing process! This poses challenges for the purchasing team leader, but it must be done to ensure success.
Pending due diligence regulations across the globe are forcing a fundamental change in the supply chain, BravoSolution's Mickey North Rizza tells My Purchasing Center. What’s really happening is governments now are mandating—they’re no longer asking—organizations to be proactive in their fight against unjust labor practices. The stakes are high.
What do Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), Willie Desee (President of Merck Manufacturing), and Thomas Stallkamp (former President of Chrysler) have in common? They all