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Finding Suppliers Outside China

With the pandemic, we saw how over-reliance on Chinese suppliers exposed holes in supply chains. Add in trade & tarrif wars, it’s a smart move to look at contingency plans for your supply chain (if you haven’t already). But trying to find suppliers outside of China isn’t necessarily an easy task. Are you looking to…

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Are you seeing this shift in Procurement?

There’s been a shift in procurement to provide more value other than simply focusing on price. While the shift in vision is commendable, are you seeing this shift in your own day-to-day job? What other ways are you trying to deliver value throug better procurement practices?

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Are Procurement Initiatives the Key to Closing the Gender Gap?

For years, international organizations such as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, and the United Nations have advocated for gender equality, using research and annual reports to demonstrate the positive correlation among gender equality, gross domestic product (GDP), and competitiveness. While the gender gap remains large in American supply chains, a new report regarding…

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How the Push to Buy American Could Impact the U.S. Defense Supply Chain

Many people strive to buy local, but for government agencies, purchasing American-made supplies and products is mandated by federal law. Agencies can often sidestep this legislation due to legal loopholes, but more stringent enforcement may put an end to this practice and force agencies to buy strictly American-made articles. Learn how phasing out foreign vendors…