Sustaining Sourcing in Global Environment

 
 
By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 2008-06-13 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As globalization becomes a part of every business, the issue of sourcing products or raw materials for products becomes an issue that must be confronted by IT managers. Retailers, for instance, used to be able to source their goods in the same town, state or country. In a global environment, there's additional pressures put on the business in terms of geography, time differences and the reliability of a supplier. Political or labor instability in a country could hurt sustainability. Toy maker Mattel learned a lesson when sources in China were delivering faulty products. Technology can help normalize the sourcing activity and give IT managers a single view of the truth, says David Diamond, Chief Executive Officer of RockBlocks Group, in this IT Link podcast.


 



 
Sustaining Sourcing in Global Environment
As globalization becomes a part of every business, the issue of sourcing products or raw materials for products becomes an issue that must be confronted by IT managers. Retailers, for instance, used to be able to source their goods in the same town, state or country. In a global environment, there's additional pressures put on the business in terms of geography, time differences, and the reliability of a supplier. Political or labor instability in a country could hurt sustainability. Toy maker Mattel learned a lesson when sources in China were delivering faulty products. Technology can help normalize the sourcing activity and give IT managers a single view of the truth, says David Diamond, Chief Executive Officer of RockBlocks Group, in this IT Link podcast.

Host: Mike Vizard

Length: 00:18:14

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As the Editorial Director and Senior Vice President, Michael Vizard sets the strategic editorial direction for the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis, which includes eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, The Channel Insider, Publish and Microsoft Watch,. Mr. Vizard has served as the Editor in Chief of CMP Media's Computer Resellers News, in addition to being Editor in Chief at International Data Group's InfoWorld. Mr. Vizard has also had extensive editorial management experience over an 18-year career that has included management positions with PC Week, Computerworld, Digital Review and Electronic Buyers' News.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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