Category: Procurement

4 Key Considerations for Sourcing a Metal Fabrication Supply Partner
May 12, 2017 Tony Lancione Procurement

Metal fabrication is an art. Understanding a potential metal fabrication supply partner’s capabilities, experience, quality, and costs will put you and your company in the best position to win for the long term.

3 Ways Procurement Professionals Can Successfully Lead Change
Mar 27, 2017 Tony Lancione Procurement

If procurement professionals can communicate their message for change effectively, create a sense of urgency, and motivate team members to collaborate, then they will successfully lead the implementation of change for their team, department, or entire organization.

4 Key Considerations for Sourcing the Right Machining Supply Partner
Feb 20, 2017 Tony Lancione Procurement

Understanding a potential machining supply partner’s capabilities, experience, quality, and costs will put you and your company in the best position to win in the long term.

Supply Partner Mindset
Jan 30, 2017 Tony Lancione Procurement

Teach your team to develop suppliers by analyzing the total cost of ownership, identifying and maintaining supplier performance metrics, and developing strategic partnerships through transparent communication.

Supply Base Optimization
Jan 23, 2017 William Crane Procurement

When leveraged as part of a supplier development program, supply base optimization can dramatically speed up the implementation and improve the performance of lean supply chain initiatives.

Navigating Sourcing in a Volatile Trade Agreement Climate
Dec 19, 2016 Ben Ludy Procurement

As OEMs and suppliers move forward into a volatile trade climate and are faced with the possibility of needing to onshore operations, procurement teams need to be adaptable and responsive to potential policy changes and how they impact sourcing the supply chain.

Benefits of a Strategic Partnership Approach to Sourcing
Nov 21, 2016 Sime Curkovic Procurement

Working with supply partners to identify cost savings helps improve their cost structures, develop and maintain strong supply partner relationships, and subsequently, increase end customer supply chain value.

Sourcing Electronics & Electrical Systems
Nov 14, 2016 William Crane Procurement

We recently sat down with Steve Polakowski, President at ESG Automotive, Inc., a leading global electronic and electrical system engineering services firm, to aid our efforts in assembling a list of top tips that every supply chain leader should know when sourcing electronic and electrical systems.

Key Considerations for Sourcing Plastic Components
Nov 7, 2016 Tony Lancione Procurement

A resourceful procurement professional will spend the time to fully understand plastic applications, volumes, processes, and materials prior to sourcing to best position their companies for supply success.

5 Things You Need To Know When Sourcing Fasteners
Oct 24, 2016 Tony Lancione Procurement

The global market for industrial fasteners is massive and complicated, and forecasted to reach $81 Billion USD by 2018. Knowing a few key characteristics about the fasteners you are sourcing will expedite and improve sourcing results.

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