All posts by Matt Chabanon

3 Steps Not to Overlook for Successful Sourcing

Nowadays, strategic sourcing has become an ingrained best practice for companies looking to effectively purchase. Indeed, strategic sourcing has proven for over 30 years to be an extremely efficient process for achieving savings on direct and indirect spend categories. That being said, sourcing initiatives may not always aim at realizing savings. For example, what if you’re looking to identify a…

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Nearshoring or Offshoring? Tips to choose the right strategy

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post When cost savings is the main driver of a sourcing initiative, many consider looking at what is available abroad, in countries where both labor rates and material costs are known to be more competitive than in the US. Mexico, China, India, and Vietnam are some places where these costs…

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How To (Properly) Buy In China

Special thanks to Source One Management Services for this guest post At first sight, buying in China might seem ideal: low labor cost makes product cheaper than when manufactured in occidental factories, inducing a direct margin increase for the OEM or distributor selling in the USA. Yes, theoretically, when purely looking at numbers on papers, China appears to be the…

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The Cloud Is Revolutionizing Procurement

Special thanks to SourceOne Management Services for this guest post. Since the early beginning of the 21st century, Cloud computing has brought an increasingly wide range of affordable, flexible, and secure solutions to multiple industries in the market. From small businesses to big international firms, a clear trend to outsource business applications, such as ERP or Procurement platforms, has been…

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