July 27, 2021
In our sixth and final part of our series on setting up a successful supply chain program we point out factors to help determine which parts of the process you’ll do yourself versus parts you may consider outsourcing.
As you build your supply chain program, you may consider whether it is better to build and deploy the supply chain yourself or outsource to an expert. Below are the key factors that should be considered:
If the above questions identify several hurdles, outsourcing and working with a provider of supply chain services would be the right approach; however, choosing the right partner will be critical to the success of the project. You will want a partner that understands what your requirements are and what you value the most. This will ensure that are provided a customized supply chain solution that addresses all your needs.
You will want to ensure that you evaluate the capabilities of the potential partner, specifically regarding the key functional areas outlined above: Program Management, Catalog Management, Procurement, Warehouse Operations and Implementation. Be sure that you understand their experience in executing projects with a similar scope of services and requirements to your project.
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Part I: Elements of a Successful Material and Supply Chain Management Program: Program Management
Part II: Elements of a Successful Material and Supply Chain Management Program: Catalog Management
Part III: Elements of a Successful Material and Supply Chain Management Program: Procurement
Part IV: Elements of a Successful Material and Supply Chain Management Program: Warehouse Operations
Part V: Elements of a Successful Material and Supply Chain Management Program: Program Implementation
Part VI: Elements of a Successful Material and Supply Chain Management Program: Insourcing vs. Outsourcing Considerations
In this issue of KGPCo Point of View we talk with VP of Product Management, Sunil Jain, on the state of challenges in the supply chain industry, the impact on telecoms and how KGPCo is managing them.
KGPCo’s Sourcing capabilities add significant value to our Supply Chain programs. By developing and executing robust sourcing programs we create strategic partnerships that drive cost savings for the customer.
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