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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

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Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist


Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements.

sourcing optimization  laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements. 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, Kinaxis. The currently bullish Kinaxis has a number of customers that are SAP ERP customers too, and for a long time SAP was at first dismissive (or at least ambivalent) regarding the need for Response Management, as the company had its own

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

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 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

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

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.

sourcing optimization  ability to make informed sourcing decisions based on supply chain modeling and corporate objectives; solid reporting and analytics capabilities for continuous learning and ongoing compliance management; supply chain network optimization to calculate variable supply chain costs through strategic network design and inventory optimization; the ability to issue RFQs and collect supplier-quoted costs; and estimation of total landed costs for all sourcing scenarios while considering optimal transportation Read More

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.

sourcing optimization  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. Read More

Achieving Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success


Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working closely with suppliers around the globe is the best way to streamline and reduce costs and increase value. With practical tips and techniques on how to achieve your vision statement, you can attain sourcing excellence while setting a pace that’s right for your company.

sourcing optimization  Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working closely with suppliers around the globe is the best way to streamline and reduce costs and increase value. With practical tips and techniques on how to achieve your vision statement, you can attain sourcing excellence while setting a pace that’s right for your company. Read More

Unlock Hidden Profits Using Effective Pricing Strategies: Active Price Management and Price Optimization


This paper explores the following best practices for leverage price management and optimization: Fine-tune prices for all products and services. Analyze historical and live transaction-level data. Develop and implement effective cost-to-serve strategies. Establish well-defined customer segments. Empower your sales force with rich customer information and enforce negotiation policies.

sourcing optimization  Hidden Profits Using Effective Pricing Strategies: Active Price Management and Price Optimization This paper explores the following best practices for leverage price management and optimization: Fine-tune prices for all products and services. Analyze historical and live transaction-level data. Develop and implement effective cost-to-serve strategies. Establish well-defined customer segments. Empower your sales force with rich customer information and enforce negotiation policies. Read More

Stock Build Optimization in Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Are Your Profits Suffering Due to Stockouts or Expired Stock?


For food and beverage manufacturers, the failure to meet demand peaks can result in poor customer service, lost revenue, stockouts, brand erosion, and—in extreme cases—being delisted by a major customer. However, with stock build optimization, manufacturers can minimize the time and total value of the stock being held, and realize higher profits and working capital.

sourcing optimization  Build Optimization in Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Are Your Profits Suffering Due to Stockouts or Expired Stock? For food and beverage manufacturers, the failure to meet demand peaks can result in poor customer service, lost revenue, stockouts, brand erosion, and—in extreme cases—being delisted by a major customer. However, with stock build optimization, manufacturers can minimize the time and total value of the stock being held, and realize higher profits and working capital. Read More

Accelerating Data Migration with WAN Optimization


Migrating large amounts of data over distance can be costly and time consuming. It's also necessary for IT tasks such as remote office backup, data center moves, and cloud computing models. The good news is that wide-area network (WAN) optimization gets the job done effectively, efficiently, and affordably. Read this technology brief to learn how.

sourcing optimization  Data Migration with WAN Optimization Migrating large amounts of data over distance can be costly and time consuming. It's also necessary for IT tasks such as remote office backup, data center moves, and cloud computing models. The good news is that wide-area network (WAN) optimization gets the job done effectively, efficiently, and affordably. Read this technology brief to learn how. Read More

Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned


By layering across an organization's current infrastructure and building a sourcing system that needs hardly any training, TradeStone users anywhere can sign on and have the system handle all the intricacies of international trade (without ever experiencing its complexities).

sourcing optimization  Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned Background The year 2003 saw the birth of TradeStone Software , Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ), a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies. But let us clarify something beforehand: TradeStone Software may appear to be a brand new vendor, but in fact its management team and offering are at least the third reincarnation (and improvement) of trailblazing products and companies that had all attempted to Read More

Delivering Information Transparency with Service Parts Optimization


Jabil Global Services, a subsidiary of Jabil Circuit provides repair and warranty solutions to companies in computers, communications, medical equipment. To meet the demand for next day and same day returns, it needed to replace its in-house operations management system with a scalable and robust system. Learn how it used Click Commerce’s reverse logistics and depot repair solutions to manage its advanced exchanges and warehouse fulfillment, and credit receiving processes.

sourcing optimization  Information Transparency with Service Parts Optimization Jabil Global Services, a subsidiary of Jabil Circuit provides repair and warranty solutions to companies in computers, communications, medical equipment. To meet the demand for next day and same day returns, it needed to replace its in-house operations management system with a scalable and robust system. Learn how it used Click Commerce’s reverse logistics and depot repair solutions to manage its advanced exchanges and warehouse 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 supports some of the world's top retailers, hosting thousands of users and enabling their collaboration with as many suppliers.

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

Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template


Supply Chain Network Optimization, Transportation Network Optimization, Inventory Management Optimization, Product Technology

sourcing optimization  Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template The Supply Chain Optimization RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 448 features and functions found in Supply Chain Optimization software solutions. This Supply Chain Optimization Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supply Chain Optimization software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Optimization Template: Supply Chain Network Optimization Transport 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 all purchasing into a single view and business process.

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