Navigating International Procurement: Key Considerations for Startups and Businesses

In today’s globalized marketplace, startups and entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to international procurement as a strategic approach to drive growth, access a wider range of products, and optimize cost efficiency. However, venturing into international trade comes with its own set of challenges and risks. At TSOR, we understand the complexities involved in sourcing and procuring … Read more

Character and Technology: Building Trust in the Digital Age

In the era of digitization, businesses face the dual challenge of integrating advanced technology into their operations while also preserving trust among their stakeholders. More than ever, technology’s role extends beyond efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It also serves as a means to validate a business’s character, particularly in demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, ethical labor practices, … Read more

Navigating Modern Supply Chain Challenges with Character:

The Secret to Resilient and Trustworthy Operations In today’s interconnected and conscientious business environment, the art and science of supply chain management have become increasingly complex and critically important. A range of modern challenges, including sustainability goals, ethical labor practices, and stringent regulatory requirements, are transforming the supply chain landscape. These challenges demand more than … Read more

Resilience in Business: Navigating Challenges with Optionality and Relationships

Resilience is a crucial aspect of any successful business strategy, enabling organizations to navigate challenges, adapt to disruptions, and thrive in the face of uncertainty. At TSOR Group, we recognize that resilience encompasses various dimensions, including financial, operational, and technological aspects. However, one common thread throughout is the importance of optionality, contingencies, diversification, and depth … Read more

Supply Chain Velocity – A Relationship-Based Approach

By: Garrett Laudenback If there’s one thing we’ve learned through our decades of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, it’s this – a supply chain is more than a sequence of processes. It’s a network of relationships. And when optimized, these relationships can be a key driver of supply chain velocity. When we talk … Read more

Near-Shoring: Unlocking Opportunities for US Companies in Mexico

In the dynamic and interconnected world of modern business, near-shoring has emerged as a strategic option for companies seeking to optimize their supply chains against global geopolitical risk. At TSOR Group, our founders have had the privilege of working with industry leaders such as Toyota, Volkswagen, and Samsung as they implemented near-shore supply chain strategies. … Read more

Building Sustainable Supply Chains: A Relationship-Based Approach

Recent global events has brought global supply chains to the forefront of public attention. From shortages of essential goods to disruptions in transportation and logistics, the pandemic has highlighted the fragility of supply chains that rely on long-distance transportation, just-in-time delivery, and complex networks of suppliers and vendors. In this context, it has become increasingly … Read more

Overcoming the Fossil Fuel Mindset: Diversifying Energy Production and Transportation Fuel for a Resilient Future

As the world increasingly recognizes the dangers of climate change, sustainable energy production and transportation fuel have become key components of the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and build a more resilient and sustainable future. However, shifting from the traditional one-stop-shop mentality of relying solely on fossil fuels to a more diversified approach requires … Read more

Micro Reservoirs and Hydroelectric Dams: A Synergistic Solution for Sustainable Water and Electricity in California

California has been facing challenges in the provision of sustainable electricity and water to meet the needs of its rapidly growing population. As the population and economy continue to expand, the demand for water and electricity is increasing. Climate change has also contributed to the problem by exacerbating droughts, wildfires, and floods. Micro reservoirs and … Read more

Advancing Sustainable Shipping: A Look at Alternative Fuels for the Maritime Industry

Introduction: Maritime trade plays a vital role in connecting economies around the world, enabling the movement of over 80% of the world’s goods. It provides critical access to resources, supports industries, and creates jobs, contributing to economic growth and improving people’s lives. However, the shipping industry is also responsible for a significant portion of global … Read more