Top Global Sourcing Mistakes

Top Global Sourcing Mistakes

Global sourcing has made trading easier for modern businesses because profits can increase as a result of cheaper products and labour. Exchange rates also work in your favour if you live in a country with a strong currency, meaning you get better value and quantities compared to sourcing domestically. However, there are plenty of mistakes …

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Developing sustainable global supply chains

Developing Sustainable Global Supply Chains

Sustainable Supply Chains It has become increasingly apparent that sustainability should be a key focus for businesses and consumers in 2021, with the COVID-19 Pandemic and climate crisis highlighting the impact of global supply chains on natural resources and the environment. The ‘Capgemini Research Institute’ latest report signifies that 79% of consumers changed their shopping …

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How much of your supply chain is at risk

Is Your Supply Chain at Risk?

From the pandemic to a ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal, there’s been no shortage of supply chain disruptions recently.  Businesses without contingency plans were the hardest hit because of an over-reliance on “just in time” manufacturing. Others because their supply chain was so fragile that the slightest disruption upset things. A smooth, efficient …

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Sourcing Components From Abroad: Risks and Rewards

Sourcing Components Abroad With many risks and rewards that stem from sourcing components abroad, here we will go through the main points so that your business can stay profitable. With the right approach, sourcing products from elsewhere can benefit your business because you can search for quality items at a better value. The Internet has …

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5 Benefits of Using a Global Sourcing Company

Global sourcing involves buying services, products or materials from suppliers or manufacturers from outside your own country. Although sourcing domestically has a number of advantages – namely, faster logistics, improved production control and a shorter time to bring goods to market, overseas sourcing offers numerous advantages too. Here are just five of the benefits associated …

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Subcon event 2014 – There is still time for you to register, contact us for your free pass

This year’s event is set to be the biggest yet, with over 300 subcontractors exhibiting and a greater than ever participation by UK exhibitors. Darian Global Sourcing is delighted to be attending this year – it’s the UK’s only dedicated national exhibition for contract and subcontract manufacturing. The show returns to the NEC in Birmingham, from 3rd to …

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Outsourced manufacturing ‘reduces supply chain uncertainties’

Outsourced manufacturing can be an effective way to tackle supply chain uncertainties, according to an article in the International Journal of Logistics Management. A team from the Dalian University of Technology and East Carolina University looked at the potential to use outsourcing as a means of overcoming uncertainty within the supply chain, and in particular …

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Integrated firms ‘are set for success’ with global sourcing

New research suggests that firms looking to global sourcing as a part of their supply chain may meet with greater success if their own operations are already well integrated. A team at the University of Twente in the Netherlands interviewed 82 purchasers from a multinational automotive manufacturer based in Germany – a truly international study. …

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Make global sourcing work for you

Liz Samandi, Managing Director of Darian looks at how global sourcing can help British industry on the road to recovery. The manufacturing and engineering industries have suffered as much as any during the long years of recession. Whilst output is now up and the future looks brighter than it has for some time, companies cannot afford to …

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