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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to

sourcing optimization  contract management and advanced sourcing optimization in a self-service ASP or SaaS model. The second offering, SmartSupport™, is a mixture of services which include: global software support, fully managed reverse auctions, training and rollout programs, category management and low cost country sourcing. Iasta currently provides solutions for almost 100 clients globally. For additional information on Iasta: 11550 North Meridian St, Suite 250, Carmel, IN 46032 317-594-8600 or david.bush@iasta.com Read More...
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New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released
SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer

sourcing optimization  since SciQuest acquired the sourcing optimization company in September .   The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater analytical power and flexibility to evaluate sourcing data, users should be able to gain a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of sourcing activities. New capabilities include the following: Cost Model Analysis Flexibility —Users can now create multiple cost models, including historic cost models, in Read More...
Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

sourcing optimization  Strategic Procurement | Strategic Sourcing | Strategic Value | Strategic Value Chain | Strategy Planning | Strategy Value Chain | Strengthen Supply Chain Relationships | Success Implementation | Successful Midsize Businesses | Supplier Management | Supplier Relationship Management | Supply Chain | Supply Chain Analysis | Supply Chain Automation | Supply Chain Business | Supply Chain Collaboration | Supply Chain Companies | Supply Chain Consulting | Supply Chain Cost | Supply Chain Cycle | Supply Chain Read More...
Coupa 10 Heralds Sourcing for the Masses
Coupa Software, a provider of cloud-based spend optimization solutions for finance, recently announced the release of Coupa 10. The new release features an

sourcing optimization  10 Heralds Sourcing for the Masses Coupa Software , a provider of cloud-based spend optimization solutions for finance, recently announced the  release of Coupa 10 . The new release features an entirely new sourcing application designed to bring sourcing to the masses by intelligently guiding users to select the best sourcing opportunities to save money based on real-time analysis of their current spend. It further enhances the capabilities of Coupa’s suite of organic cloud-based procurement Read More...
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

sourcing optimization  margin, and therefore the sourcing is based predominantly on distance travelled. For its part, Search   (i.e., SAP SCRM) is better suited for items with more extensive bills of materials (BOMs), multiple capacity and/or material constraints, long supply lead times, multiple supply alternatives, and extreme customer competition, where prioritizing customers and allocating supply are key processes. These Response Management systems start with demand priority management by applying flexible priority Read More...
Bigger, Broader, and Better Linked: Considerations for Integrated Sourcing of Facilities Management and Real Estate
For many companies, the second largest cost after people is facilities. Solutions have evolved from traditional out-tasking and outsourcing to the more recent

sourcing optimization  Linked: Considerations for Integrated Sourcing of Facilities Management and Real Estate For many companies, the second largest cost after people is facilities. Solutions have evolved from traditional out-tasking and outsourcing to the more recent strategy of integrating facilities management and real estate under a single service provider. But first, understand marketplace realities: provider capabilities don’t always line up with buyer expectations. Learn about the challenges of integrating these Read More...
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

sourcing optimization  Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Executive Summary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are developed primarily for transaction processing, data collection and data reporting. By design ERP systems are designed to broad in their breadth of offering which results in being shallow in depth of specialized functionality such as Inventory Planning and Optimization. Often there is a misconception that Inventory Planning & Optimization software performs the same functions as the Read More...
Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods

sourcing optimization  A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More...
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)
A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing

sourcing optimization  PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I) A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors' self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage ), and about their (un)intended audiences . These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers , and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here is rather to acknowledge that, as part of my daily Read More...
Business Process Management and Optimization
Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them

sourcing optimization  Process Management and Optimization Business processes are strategic assets. They not only generate revenue, but also represent a significant proportion of operational costs. Managing them properly is key to your organization’s success. Find out how business process management and optimization (BPMaO) can help you understand, manage, and improve your business processes in order to deliver value-added products and services to your clients. Read More...
Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory
Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply

sourcing optimization  Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. Read More...
A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience
Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos

sourcing optimization  Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience Eqos 's valuable engagement-based experiences discussed in the previous part of this series (please see One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem ) were parlayed into the 2006 launch of Eqos 3.0 and the more recent launch of Eqos 4.0 in May 2007. Eqos's Web-based applications help retailers streamline and scale their sourcing operations by allowing every member in the supply chain—whether located in Boston (US), Pretoria (South Africa), or Read More...
Adaptive Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks
Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive

sourcing optimization  Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive planning, enterprises can increase their top and bottom line. Integrating the demand planning network, optimizing the supply chain network, and strengthening execution planning will help this move to adaptive planning and eliminate pockets of waste. Read More...
The Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder
TradeStone will introduce several planning capabilities that bind existing sourcing and order execution functionality, and featuring significant enhancements to

sourcing optimization  of the series Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . For information on TradeStone's history, see Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . Also see Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works , and Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing . The five major functional modules detailed in Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing will eventually represent the three major logical Read More...
Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing
TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline

sourcing optimization  Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing Progressing Towards Unified Buying Process As a gradual and logical evolutionary step, in mid-2005, TradeStone Software, Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ), a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies, set its sights towards becoming the leader in enabling domestic and international sourcing through a unified buying process. This is a bold strategic initiative to support a single cohesive view and business process for both Read More...

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