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To Portal or Not to Portal for Sourcing? Eight Reasons why Direct Emails to Suppliers is a Better Approach

Many customers ask us why QSTRAT doesn’t offer a supplier portal for sourcing. Sourcing requires clear communication, efficiency, and strong supplier relationships. While supplier portals are popular for streamlining interactions, […]

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The Importance of a Robust System for Supplier Onboarding

In the fast-paced world of modern business, having an efficient and effective system for supplier onboarding is crucial. Supplier onboarding refers to the process of integrating new suppliers into a […]

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Maximizing Decision-Making Potential: The Crucial Role of an Effective Sourcing System

In today’s data-driven business landscape, information is king. Every decision, whether strategic or tactical, hinges on the quality, relevance, and timeliness of the available data. Delivering accurate, complete and validated […]

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The Backbone of Cost Estimation: The Crucial Role of Effective Sourcing in Manufacturing

Introduction: In the often challenging landscape of manufacturing, cost estimation serves as the compass guiding businesses through the turbulent waters of profitability. However, beneath the surface of this crucial process […]

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Building Sustainable and Ethical Supply Chains: A Responsibility for Companies

In today’s interconnected global economy, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of ensuring that their supply chains operate in a sustainable and ethical manner. With growing concerns about environmental degradation, […]

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Revolutionizing Supplier Management: Your Path to Efficiency

In the intricate world of modern business, supplier management stands as a critical factor in ensuring operational efficiency and profitability. However, as businesses expand and globalize, the complexity of managing […]

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 […]

Landed Cost
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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. […]