Procurement’s Vulnerability to Natural Disasters

Spend Matters welcomes this guest article by Diptarup Chakraborti, AVP Marketing, Zycus. As a result of efforts to reduce costs, increase service levels and improve product quality, our supply chains now cover a greater a geographic distance than ever before. While the decision to outsource and shift production away from traditional, high-cost economies in the US and Western Europe reaped significant cost benefits, they have also left organizations open to a far greater risk with regards to the stability and vulnerability of their supply chains. Never before has supply chain risk sat so physically far away from those that are meant to be managing it. Our increased reliance on global sourcing as an avenue of competitive advantage means that our organizations now carry a far greater exposure to the impacts of natural disasters.

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Spend Matters 50/50: Aravo – A Provider to Know in 2015

Aravo is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting all 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) in our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs. Over the 15 years since its launch in 2000, Aravo has delivered advanced supplier lifecycle management (SLM) and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions for many of the world's largest, most complex organizations.

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