Afternoon Coffee: Do You Know Who Your Tech Suppliers Are? and Other Procurement and Supply Chain News


Be it servers or other hardware, many companies worldwide are waking up to the problem (still) of not really knowing who the suppliers of their tech components are, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Williams-Sonoma will cut China sourcing in half by 2020

Consumer retailer Williams-Sonoma CFO Julie Whalen has said the company will halve the amount of goods it sources from China by 2020. The retailer had pushed a plan into effect to mitigate the proposed List Four tariffs, including pulling shipments forward to beat the tariffs, which could take effect this summer.

Oracle Customer Insights report launched today

Spend Matters unveiled the 2019 Customer Insights report for Oracle, which takes a deeper-level dive into customer comments and reviews of the software company's P2P solution, as well as customer survey scoring insights, derived from SolutionMap data.

Centaur, IFT release joint report on commodity value chains for grains and cereals

Centaur Analytics Inc., a company creating the post-harvest quality chain for agricultural crops and food, along with the Institute of Food Technologists' (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center, has released a special report called “Towards Traceable Flour — Digitizing the Grains & Cereals Supply Chain.” Aimed at key decision-makers of the global agricultural commodity value chain for grains and cereals, the report outlines how a digitized supply chain, using blockchain, was rapidly achievable and allowed quality and safety enhancements.

Two TFI International companies launch integrated service

TForce and CFI Logistics, two operating companies of a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, TFI International Inc., have launched a combined service linking one of the largest dedicated final-mile delivery networks with truckload transportation assets and logistics management expertise.

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