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The Manufacturer’s Guide to Sourcing and Supplier Management Automation

Manufacturers can use this guide to better understand how sourcing and supplier management automation can help to generate profitable revenue growth.

A Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management
 

 

 
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Why Directworks

Why Directworks

Making the best supply decisions and capturing the most value from your supplier relationships requires a more strategic approach to sourcing and supplier management. 


White Papers
Achieving Visibility into Total Costs

Achieving Visibility into Total Cost

In this white paper, we present a proven five-step framework for improving visibility into a supplier’s bids regarding direct materials sourcing. In addition, a second article details six factors you need to consider to gain true insight into total costs.


 
Supply Risk Management 2015: Lessons from Leaders, Best Practices, and Seizing Leadership

Supply Risk Management 2015: Lessons from Leaders, Best Practices, and Seizing Leadership

Looking to improve your approach to supplier risk assessment? Read about trends and lessons learned from companies that have been down this road before.

 
Forward looking sourcing

Is Your Sourcing Group Forward Looking?

There is a new critical element to success -- establishing a forward-looking sourcing and supplier management mentality. Download this paper to learn more.


 
Achieving Sourcing Excellence

Achieving Excellence in Sourcing

The maturity level and effectiveness of many sourcing organizations varies significantly. So what separates leaders from the pack? Greg Anderson explains.

 
The Manufacturer’s Guide to Sourcing and Supplier Management Automation

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Sourcing and Supplier Management Automation

Manufacturers can use this guide to better understand how sourcing and supplier management automation can help to generate profitable revenue growth.


 
On the Scene at ISM 2015

On the Scene at ISM 2015

Some highlights from the 100th annual Institute for Supply Management Conference.

 
Achieving Greater NPI Sourcing Success Through Technology

Achieving Greater NPI Sourcing Success Through Technology

Beyond building NPI centers of excellence, successful sourcing organizations have turned to technology to get the most value from their people and processes. Download this paper to learn more.


 
The Role of Strategic Sourcing in the Medical Device Industry

The Role of Strategic Sourcing in the Medical Device Industry

This paper summarizes key themes discussed at the 1st Annual Strategic Sourcing Conference for medical device manufacturers. We believe these themes apply across all manufacturing verticals.

 
A Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management

A Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management

In this white paper, we address key observations and issues that manufacturers should consider as they transform their sourcing and supplier management functions.


 
Supplier Consolidation versus Supplier Rationalization: Advantages that Lead to a Stronger Supply Chain

Supplier Consolidation vs. Rationalization: Advantages that Lead to a Stronger Supply Chain

Working on reducing your number of suppliers? Supplier consolidation and supplier rationalization are different strategies. This white paper explains.

 
Manufacturers Need a More Data-Driven Approach to Direct Materials Sourcing

Manufacturers Need a More Data-Driven Approach to Direct Materials Sourcing

In the manufacturing world, sourcing teams must create and maintain the right fact base in order to make the best sourcing decisions.


 
The Manufacturer's Guide to Creating Impactful Supplier Scorecards

The Manufacturer's Guide to Creating Impactful Supplier Scorecards

Supplier scorecards have been a critical piece of any supplier relationship management program for decades. Download this white paper for some best practices to help you overcome the challenges of supplier scorecarding.

The Manufacturer's Guide to Creating Impactful Supplier Scorecards
 
Supplier Rationalization: How Rational is Your Supplier Rationalization Program?

Supplier Rationalization

For manufacturers, supplier rationalization has created some unintended issues around capacity, supply chain visibility, access to innovation, and more. Download the article to learn more.

Supplier Rationalization: How Rational is Your Supplier Rationalization Program?
Creating Shareholder Value from Supplier Relationships

Creating Shareholder Value From Supplier Relationships

This white paper describes the opportunities and dangers that are right in front of you that can affect shareholder value, for better or worse.


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The New Age of Strategic Sourcing

Supplier selection is more critical than ever. The processes and strategies driving supply chain management success are evolving and strategic sourcing is being redefined. Are you keeping up?

Build versus Buy

True Transformation Requires Technology. Should You Build It or Buy It?

Technology is transforming sourcing and supplier management. This paper will help you answer the question - should you build it or buy it?

Build versus Buy

 
 
How Far Would You Go To Reduce Costs?

How Far Would You Go To Reduce Costs?

It's understood that balancing price, quality, and risk is critical to sourcing direct materials. But targeted cost savings remains the primary goal. Which begs the question -- how far would you go to achieve your savings goals?

How Far Would You Go To Reduce Costs?
A Manufacturer’s Guide to Creating Value through Supplier Management

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Creating Value through Supplier Management

This white paper will help you create a vision for the end state of your supplier management strategy.

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Creating Value through Supplier Management
 
Seeking Process Excellence in Sourcing and Supplier Management

Seeking Process Excellence in Sourcing and Supplier Management

As manufacturers continue to transform their sourcing & supplier management functions, many have focused heavily on re-tooling key processes. This paper will help you understand key issues that need to be addressed.

Seeking Process Excellence in Sourcing and Supplier Management
Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management to Support Profitable Revenue Growth

Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management to Support Profitable Revenue Growth

With CEOs intensely focused on profitable revenue growth, it is time for sourcing and supplier management to assess the alignment of their responsibilities.

Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management to Support Profitable Revenue Growth

Spend Matters: A Direct Materials Guidebook

Spend Matters shares six themes that manufacturers should include in developing a stronger direct materials sourcing approach.

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Direct Materials Sourcing

Procuring direct materials using the same method you use for indirect spend will eventually lead to failure. This white paper will help you stay ahead of the curve.


 
 
Sourcing and Supplier Management

Sourcing and Supplier Management: NPI Success Through Early Involvement

Looking to improve the success rate of your new product launches? Adopt this proven best practice: get your sourcing and supplier management teams involved early.


 
Low Cost Country Sourcing

Low Cost Country Sourcing: Still a Viable Strategy

Read how utilizing a low cost country strategy for the right commodities and the right situation can still yield significant savings while still maintaining quality and risk exposure.

Low Cost Country Sourcing
 
 
Webinars

Managing Supplier Risk - A Manufacturer’s Conundrum

Supplier risk is a critical topic across the manufacturing industry. Watch this webinar replay to learn how to prioritize the information you need in order to conduct a proper assessment and build a meaningful plan of action.


 

Creating Shareholder Value From Supplier Relationships

This webinar provides best practices that manufacturers must consider to unlock shareholder value by managing their suppliers.

 

Total Cost Visibility

This webinar will present a proven framework for increasing your visibility into total cost.

Directworks - A Live Demonstration

Watch a replay of a live demonstration of our market leading sourcing and supplier management solution for manufacturers.

 

The Ongoing Evolution of Sourcing and Supplier Management

This webinar discusses the trends and challenges shaping the evolution of sourcing and supplier management in the manufacturing industry.


Videos

Meet David

David never has enough time or the right information to make the best possible sourcing decisions. See how Directworks helps him source smarter.

 

Directworks Provides a Better Way

See the benefits of using a sourcing and supplier management solution that is purpose-built for manufacturers.

Why Directworks?

When it comes to our dedication to customer success, we let our customers do the talking for us. Watch the video below to hear it in their own words.

 

Directworks is Different

For manufacturers, your sourcing and supplier management solution requirements are different. Your tools and processes should be too.