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CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply




CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Global pandemic roils 2020 Reshoring Index, shifting focus from reshoring to right-shoring
Kearney
Kearney

Kearney’s annual Reshoring Index tracks whether manufacturing is coming back to America from Asia, where so many jobs have been offshored over the past several decades. Our latest findings show that the US has not reclaimed manufacturing jobs in any material way. 

The disruptions wrought by COVID-19 make the latest Kearney Reshoring Index uniquely challenging to interpret. Our annual reshoring metric plunged from an historic high in 2019 (due mainly to a sharp decline in imports from China, not a surge in domestic manufacturing) deep into negative territory for 2020. Yet the Index took many twists and turns throughout the year, sinking deepest during the 2nd quarter, when the pandemic shuttered much of US manufacturing capability; rebounding solidly back up into positive territory over the summer, when US production resumed; then ending the year in decidedly negative territory. 

US manufacturing imports from China took a similar roller-coaste ...  >>

Order Placement And Distribution: Their Impact On Satisfaction And Word Of Mouth
One of the key dyadic relationships across supply chain is between logistics service provider and the manufacturer. Over time the concept of logistics service provider developed toward service offering of greater complexity, combining new added value services they are often involved in the strategic coordination of the  >>

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Procurement or Contract Specialists, Up to 43k, remote

     
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News & Trends
 

Last update 12 Sep 2021
PMI eases to six-month low as supply chain issues constrain output growth
   Source: J.P.Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit



Retail

The retail sector is always on the move. Whether this involves shopping centres, shops in inner city locations or at airports – trends change very quickly and the goods change just as rapidly too. To keep up with these developments, highly complex and process driven supply chains are needed. With our...

Best Practices for Integrating S&OP

Most manufacturing outfits in the modern world already have some kind of S&OP—but sometimes it can feel like even your most integral processes aren’t evolving quickly enough to keep up with the times. ...


Education
 

Resources
 
HOYER: Future-Proofs System for Managing Intermodal Rail, Road, and Sea Transport to Meet High Growth Potential

HOYER is an independent family enterprise that dates back to 1946, and which has become one of the world’s leading bulk-logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics soluti...

The Connected Value Chain: Creating Durable Value with Digital

Today’s businesses are faced with a dizzying array of digital promises—and threats: the Internet of Things, wearables, additive manufacturing, big data and analytics, gamification, ubiquitous access, and hype...