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Sourcing for Agile
This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing.
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In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short.
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Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller—from buying and selling things to buying and selling outcomes.
: Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Bill McBeath - December 23, 2005 Read Comments Introduction One of the most important developments in supplier relationships is outcome sourcing—moving from buying things to buying results or outcomes. This concept is expressed in the quote attributed to the president of Stanley Tools, Our customers want holes, not drills. What is new is the actual practical application and methods for achieving it. Performance-based
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.
: The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes P.J. Jakovljevic - August 15, 2007 Read Comments The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and
Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics
Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk assessments are accurate, trustworthy, and complete.
: Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics Source: MindShare Document Type: White Paper Description: Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the
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Retro-sourcing: A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements
Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of return for development and service delivery. This can help you control unexpected and risk-laded initiatives, particularly in first-time outsourcing engagements. Learn about the six stages of retro-sourcing, and how they can help you make better-informed decisions.
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mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry
In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as much to profits as a 10 percent increase in sales. With intense global competition putting constant pressure on vehicle prices, many companies see improved sourcing and procurement as key to increasing margins, profits, and competitiveness.
: mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as much to profits as a 10 percent increase in sales. With intense global competition putting constant pressure on vehicle prices, many companies see improved sourcing
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SRM RFP Template
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The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management
The appeal of global sourcing is understandable given the benefits of seemingly lower costs. But without discerning hidden challenges and eliminating potential shortcomings, the process may be more costly than anticipated—a situation especially true for companies using inadequate, out-of-date enterprise information technology infrastructures.
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