Author: John Dickey

Sourcing, Supply Chain Management

Navigating Red Sea Conflict: Impact on Shipping Costs

The Red Sea’s strategic importance in global trade is undeniable, but recent conflicts have raised concerns. This post explores how the Red Sea conflict affects shipping costs and global trade. […]

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Unleashing the Power of Sourcing Technologies: A Strategic Investment for Business Success

In today’s dynamic business landscape, companies are increasingly recognizing the transformative potential of sourcing technologies. As organizations strive to stay competitive and adapt to evolving market demands, the adoption of […]

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Are you Relying on Guesswork to Calculate Landed Costs?

Distributors are in a jam. We all want to assess sources of supply from all around the globe. But how do we compare an off-shore with an on-shore supplier? Or […]

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Maximizing Savings Through Strategic Sourcing: A Game-Changer for Your Company’s Bottom Line

Introduction: In the dynamic landscape of business, cost efficiency is paramount for sustaining growth and profitability. One powerful tool that businesses can leverage to achieve substantial savings is strategic sourcing. […]

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The Crucial Role of a Strategic Sourcing System in Business Success

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, strategic sourcing has become a critical function for organizations looking to optimize their procurement processes, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge. To […]

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Why do I need another system for Sourcing, why don’t I just use my ERP?

Why not ERP? Many companies look to their ERP system and the procurement tools it provides to identify supplier sources for materials and services required in the cost estimation process. […]

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Are you Relying on Guesswork to Calculate Landed Costs?

Distributors are in a jam. We all want to assess sources of supply from all around the globe. But how do we compare an off-shore with an on-shore supplier? Or […]

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The Importance of Supplier Management in Today’s Dynamic Supply Chain

“Supplier Management” is a widely used and well-known term in the supply chain world, but in practice it can mean different things to different people. Different Industries have identified the […]

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How to Drive More Accurate Customer Quotes by Implementing a Cost Engineering System

Cost engineering manages project costs through tasks such as cost control, estimation, cost prediction, risk analysis, and investment appraisal. It is vital in terms of calculating return on investment when […]

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What are Compliance Management Software Business Benefits?

Compliance management software enables business managers to continually oversee and assess their systems, ensuring they comply with security regulations and corporate policies. Ongoing compliance management is vital, as it protects […]