Global Supply Chains Still Missing Sourcing Strategy Links

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Like the scientists and academics debating the missing link in human evolution, global supply chains are still missing “links” when it comes to their sourcing strategies—even after years of practice. In today’s supply chains this is the compelling connection between sourcing and logistics.

Sourcing decisions are all too often made independently from logistics and trade compliance considerations—especially because the technology systems were traditionally siloed. This ultimately impacts margins, the primary intention for sourcing abroad. As companies