Is It Time to Decouple Your Supply Chain from China

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Is It Time to Decouple Your Supply Chain from China?

May 10, 2022
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The economic, business and moral costs of sourcing from China continue to accelerate, as integrating the nation into the global economic order hasn’t improved its human rights record or advanced the cause of democracy.

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    17

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    Servicization of business offerings have increased choices and opportunities for buyers but have also challenged their skillset. Whether it is procurement of emerging technologies like cloud based software and data science services or buying through leasing, financing and rental models or sourcing novel solutions from start-ups, the success of service increasingly lies on how well the proof-of-concept or pilot run was conducted, lacunae identified and risks assessed before full-fledged implementation. It applies to both strategic and tactical purchases. This session will share rules of thumb on how to get it right based on our own experience of buying and implementing new services across a range of categories like IT, supplier financing and cargo vehicles.

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