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August 14, 2019 Glass/Glazing

SHIFTING TO STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT IN THE GLASS AND GLAZING INDUSTRY

Traditionally, the role of procurement has essentially been to cut down costs. This makes sense in a commoditized market where price is the ultimate differentiating factor. But today’s industry trends have forced manufacturers to provide more advanced glass products.
July 23, 2019 Procurement

THE CASE FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DIVERSIFICATION

Supplier consolidation is a great way to reduce costs and improve supply chain effectiveness, but it doesn’t come without risks. Disasters around the world often expose the global supply chain to risks and threats.
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May 21, 2019 Glass/Glazing

WHY ENGINEERING AND PROCUREMENT SHOULD WORK TOGETHER

Ask any engineer in the glazing industry their main criteria for selecting suppliers and the answers are likely to be along these lines: “We only work with innovative suppliers. We have to be ahead of industry trends. Product quality matters, and it has to meet the specs.”
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January 31, 2016 Procurement

FIVE WAYS TO LOWER INVENTORY COSTS

Any manufacturing organization knows that keeping excess inventory is costly. A proven way to keep it low? Just in time (JIT).
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January 30, 2016 Procurement

Custom parts vs. standard parts-demystifying the debate

The push for standards in today’s marketplace certainly does have its advantages. Using standard components makes it easier to manage inventories, and helps facilitate technical support and customer service.
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January 30, 2016 Procurement

SOURCING DECISIONS’ IMPACT ON THE BOTTOM LINE

As worldwide competition intensifies and more and more manufacturers try to compete on price, this white paper reviews the impact sourcing decisions can have on a company’s bottom line and explores the benefits of working with value-added suppliers.
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January 30, 2016 Procurement

COST-EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT

The greatest misconception about cost management in procurement today is that price reductions equal cost savings. To help you make better informed sourcing decisions, this white paper reviews the danger of placing too much importance on unit costs and the benefits of working with a supplier who truly understands all the factors that influence the supply chain’s effectiveness and efficiency.
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January 30, 2016 Procurement

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO COST-REDUCTION STRATEGIES

As more and more manufacturers struggle to survive, this white paper reviews the challenges of competing on price while maintaining acceptable profit margins, and explores the benefits of active collaboration between engineering, manufacturing, and procurement.
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January 29, 2016 Procurement

INTEGRATED PURCHASING STRATEGIES

In a context where more and more manufacturers are struggling to survive, this white paper reviews the challenges of competing on price while maintaining acceptable profit margins, and explores the benefits of active collaboration between procurement and other functional groups.
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January 25, 2016 Procurement

THE RESHORING DECISION

About fifteen years ago companies were massively relocating their production and assembly work overseas to take advantage of low labour costs, especially in countries like China and India. However, these same companies realized over time that offshoring also came with its own risks and costs.
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