1. In recent years, reverse auctions are widely used by sourcing professionals. Evaluate the benefits of the reverse auctions in a procurement process.
2. Negotiation is an important stage in any procurement activitiy. Examine situations where buyer’s negotiation power is strong.
Part B (50 marks)
Answer ALL questions.
Read the case study below and answer the following questions.
Adidas has 68% of its manufacturing partners in Asia
The Adidas company worked in 2020 in 132 independent manufacturing partners, six fewer than in the previous year.All of them were producing at 277 manufacturing plants, a reduction of 27 plants.
Also, the majority (68%) of its independent manufacturing partners are in Asia, up from 73% in the previous year. To keep its production costs competitive, Adidas outsources almost 100% of its production to independent manufacturing partners.
While the company provides its manufacturing partners with detailed specifications for production and delivery, they possess excellent experience in cost-effective, high-volume production of footwear, apparel and accessories and equipment.
Overall, the company believes that it values long-term relationships: 61% of its independent manufacturing partners have worked with Adidas for at least 10years, and 30% are older than 20years.
Globally, the company’s independent manufacturing partners produced 943 million garments, footwear and accessories and equipment in 2020, compared to 1,103 million pieces in the previous year.
All of its manufacturing partners are subjected to specific performance criteria that are periodically measured and reviewed by global operations.To ensure the high quality consumers expect from its products, Adidas applies strict control and inspection procedures from its manufacturing partners and in its own factories. The effectiveness of product-related standards is constantly measured through quality and material complaint procedures.
In addition, the company monitors the social and environmental performance criteria of its suppliers through the compliance monitoring system and environmental KPIs (C-KPI and E-KPI). At the same time, it promotes compliance with social and environmental standards throughout its supply chain.
By the end of 2020, Adidas worked with 520 independent vendor facilities (2019: 631) that manufacture products for their company in 49 countries (2019: 52).
The decline is due to its overall ambition to further consolidate its supply chain, primarily in South Korea in 2020. In effect, the intention of the company is to work with fewer factories, form long-term partnerships and provide them with more orders.
Thus, 66% of its suppliers’ factories (2019: 69%) are located in the Asia Pacific region. The number of licensees it works with decreased slightly compared to 2019, with 56 licensees (2019: 62) manufacturing products in 375 factories (2019: 372) in 37 countries (2019: 38).
The articel was adapted from: https://www.opportimes.com/adidas-has-68-of-its-manufacturing-partners-in-asia/ Accessed on 4th December 2022.
1. Discuss the challenges faced by Adidas could encounter in its global outsourcing activities.
2. Propose procurement strategies that Adidas could adopt to minimise its outsourcing risks.
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