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Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing
Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This

strategic sourcing  and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing Originally published - August 8, 2007 Global sourcing, despite its inherent risks, offers numerous benefits to enterprises in terms of lower costs for materials and labor. It also requires a much closer integration among the supply chain partners. Supplier relationship management (SRM), a methodology designed to structure and support the relationships between buyers and suppliers, becomes essential when a supply chain recognizes the benefits of strategic Read More...
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Sole-sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision?
The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth

strategic sourcing  Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision? The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth market and an opportunity to upsell to their existing install base, primarily that of applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). This consolidation has rendered sole-sourcing BI from ERP vendors an alluring option for many organizations. Find out why. Read More...
IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing
Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition

strategic sourcing  v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing By Bob Eastman and P.J. Jakovljevic Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it). This has included passing Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

strategic sourcing  landed cost calculations and strategic sourcing metrics. Firms that fail to evolve their method of calculating total cost will find themselves with an increasingly uncompetitive and profit-eating total cost structure. Before the advent of strategic sourcing, procurement focused primarily on material cost, usually with some consideration of transportation costs. As companies moved from vertically integrated business models to virtual integration (increased out-sourcing, design, and build responsibilities Read More...
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

strategic sourcing  shrinking margins). Although global strategic sourcing might be as old as sailing ships and riding on camels, there has been much talk these days about globalization and its effects on business, and there is no doubt that competing corporations are increasingly butting heads in the global playing field. But the same globalization of sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery processes is also making supply chains far longer and more complex than ever before; they require more coordination and collaboration Read More...
Strategic Systems International
Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and

strategic sourcing  Systems International Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies. 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

strategic sourcing  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...
Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies
In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative

strategic sourcing  Advantages of Outsourcing | Strategic Sourcing | New Approach in Outsourcing | Strategic Sourcing Specialist | Co-sourced Solution | IT Outsourcing Provider | Compensation Management Co-sourcing | Co-sourcing Expert | Co-sourcing White Papers | Hybrid Model of Co-sourcing | Co-sourcing Specialits | Co-sourcing Information | Co-sourcing News | IT Consulting Expert | Implementing an IT Co-sourcing Strategy | Wholesale IT Outsourcing | about Co-sourcing | IT Infrastructure | IT Cosourcing Services | Read More...
Strategic Workforce Planning: Winning Scenarios for Uncertain Times
Workforce planning—systematically aligning business strategy, human capital strategy, and budgets to ensure that talent with the right skills is in place to

strategic sourcing  Workforce Planning: Winning Scenarios for Uncertain Times Workforce planning—systematically aligning business strategy, human capital strategy, and budgets to ensure that talent with the right skills is in place to support anticipated and unanticipated business scenarios— is a hot topic for companies today. This report outlines the strategies processes, tools, and capabilities that organizations are putting in place to achieve the greatest returns on workforce planning efforts. Read More...
Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization
Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is

strategic sourcing  Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are Read More...
Strategic Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future
In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now

strategic sourcing  Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more. Read More...
Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013
The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline

strategic sourcing  Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013 The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail technology partner of choice for thousands of retailers—from Read More...
HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise
To manage the workforce appropriately, human resources (HR) needs to implement consistent, integrated, and flexible processes and systems. By establishing best

strategic sourcing  Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise To manage the workforce appropriately, human resources (HR) needs to implement consistent, integrated, and flexible processes and systems. By establishing best practices that are supported with technology, HR can achieve greater efficiency (by reducing the burden of handling administrative tasks) while delivering strategic value (by equipping managers with the right information at the right time) to the organization. Read More...
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

strategic sourcing  realized ) Utilize a formal strategic sourcing process on 43% of their total spend Utilize e-sourcing across 20% of their total spend Employ advanced sourcing strategies on 15 to 40% of their sourcing initiatives Considering the benefits seen by the average e-sourcing program, it is surprising that a full 36% of this benchmark's respondents (and 20% of all large enterprises) fail to utilize any level of e-sourcing. Implications & Analysis Best in Class enterprises use formal strategic sourcing and Read More...

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