I was invited to contribute an article to the Retail Sourcing Report prepared quarterly by CBX Software. Here is a presentation of that report:
CBX Software’s Retail Sourcing Report provides research and analysis aimed at informing global sourcing and buying decisions for retailers, brands and other sourcing professionals. Each issue includes a snapshot of key information impacting global sourcing, such as economic conditions in sourcing countries, container shipping prices, currency exchange rates and commodity costs. We also cover hot topics ourselves and include insight from analysts and other experts.
I listed the 5 trends that will impact most quality professionals in 2015 and beyond:
- Stricter regulations and enforcement
- Stronger focus on containing costs
- Certification and testing costs pushed up the supply chain
- Fixing problems at the root
- Rationalizing the supplier pool
Full access to CBX’s report is free. You’ll simply need to go here (form to fill out).
February 23, 2015 by Renaud Anjoran