Further reading on sourcing, supply chain and outsourcing

Building knowledge: Low-cost sourcing from China

Building knowledge

Low-cost sourcing from China As E&C companies face growing pressures of low margins and cost inflation, they are increasingly realising the potential benefits of low-cost sourcing (LCS) in order to maintain their competitiveness. Our experience has shown that as much as 10% of E&C companies' total spend could be suitable for LCS and that on average a 30% cost saving is achievable when sourcing from low-cost countries. In a low-margin sector this has got to be worth exploring further.
 

Collaborate and Innovate: a new world of sourcing

Collaborate and Innovate

a new world of sourcing Outsourcing is growing fast and delivering results. It is covering more parts of the business landscape, and gaining in complexity. Many challenges remain. Today’s market leaders are embracing collaboration and transparency to achieve the promise of productivity and performance in the outsourcing enterprise.
 

Emerging Markets Perspectives – CEO Insights Report: Convergence & Differentiation – What is success in a connected world?

Emerging Markets Perspectives

Convergence & Differentiation – What is success in a connected world? "Emerging Markets Perspectives - CEO Insights" was developed to provide a unique perspective from which to view the successes of companies based in emerging markets.
 

How retail and consumer companies can use strategic sourcing to achieve business objectives

How retail and consumer companies can use strategic sourcing to achieve business objectives

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenges retail and consumer companies face and how strategic sourcing using a portfolio approach can help retail and consumer companies.
 

Outsourcing comes of age: The rise of collaborative partnering

Outsourcing comes of age

The rise of collaborative partnering A new survey from PwC confirms the growing complexity of outsourcing from changes in the customer / supplier relationship to the emergence of new stakeholders and new governance models. Our survey provides evidence that leading outsourcing customers and service providers are shifting from traditional to collaborative business models.