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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.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: outsourcing, business, agile, procurement, suppliers.
5/17/2012 4:28:00 PM

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.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) systems, supplier data bases, and outsourced logistics providers systems. They do this in an environment where it is difficult, if not impossible, to have a single view (version of the truth) of the entire sourcing and delivery process from a single vantage point. In a more sophisticated scenario, though, all the members of the supply chain communicate through a coherent Web-based system. This means that when, for example, a vendor makes a change
8/15/2007

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.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink s analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer of ChainLink Research , leads ChainLink s research efforts, as well as the procurement, strategic sourcing, design collaboration, and on-line marketplaces practices. Bill McBeath can be reached at:
12/23/2005

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 decisions of direct materials fall short.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: material purchases in a supply chain that is four months long (to procure and convert raw materials). The second supplier expects purchase orders with a two month lead time because that covers their two month long supply chain. Against a stable forecast, the SMI program offered by the first supplier clearly dominates by minimizing inventory. How unstable does the forecast have to be before the second supplier dominates by decreasing the risk of having excess material in the pipeline? A well-implemented
4/23/2004

Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market
Changing business requirements have forced supply chain execution (SCE) vendors to expand via add-on modules. Seeing this upward push from the SCE vendors, enterprise resource planning vendors are now pushing downward and including SCE modules within their solutions.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market Squeeze Play in the Supply Chain Management Market Dylan Persaud - March 25, 2009 Read Comments To increase market share, vendors are expanding and offering more services to customers. On one hand, enterprise resource planning ( ERP) vendors are adding such functionality as warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS) into their suites; on the other hand, s upply chain management (SCM) vendors are including business
3/25/2009

Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems
Supply chain analytics is gaining popularity with organizations, as it is an effective mechanism to monitor and track supply chain performance. And with new technological innovations promising to enhance these tools, businesses can look forward to benefiting more fully from this area of supply chain management.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems Current Trends in Supply Chain Analytics Systems Anand Chatterjee - May 7, 2008 Read Comments Supply chain execution, planning, and optimization systems have been available in the market for a couple of years. These systems have been implemented across various industry sectors and organizations, with varied degrees of success. In many supply chain projects, one of the most important issues is the reporting, monitoring, and performance tracking mechanism,
5/7/2008

Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of catching up to do—and very little time to do it.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You’ve got a lot of
10/9/2007 3:21:00 PM

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.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING:   Data Quality,   Supply Chain Analytics Related Industries:   Industry Independent Related Keywords:   spend analytics,   performance management software,   spend analyses,   supplier risk assessments,   data enrichment and classification Source: MindShare Learn more about MindShare Acronym-Related White Papers: Business Intelligence (BI) |  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) |  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) |  Human Capital Management (HCM) |  Information Technology (IT) |  Key
2/19/2013 2:37:00 PM

Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning capabilities that have been given new relevance with the advent of B2B collaboration.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain Steve McVey - April 25, 2000 Read Comments S. McVey - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary Columbus, Ohio-based ERP vendor Symix Systems recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. Intended for mid market manufacturers and distributors, eSyte Supply Chain promises to enable companies to synchronize supply chain activities and trading partners, and dynamically promise, source, plan and execute to meet
4/25/2000

The Challenges that Remain for One Aspiring Global Sourcing Vendor
In the long term, Eqos’s current stature and means may not be enough to maintain its competitive position against current and potential competitors, especially those with significantly greater financial resources, name recognition, and other resources.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide (please see the previous parts of this series: One Vendor s Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem , A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience , The Secret of One Vendor s Success in the Retail Supply Chain , and How One Sourcing Vendor s Offerings Are Bolstered by a Wealth of Services ), it would be shortsighted not to acknowledge the challenges that still loom on the horizon for Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ). Eqos is, after all, still an
10/26/2007

Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative benefits of real time information and reduced inventory, companies must assess their production environment and supply chain activities.

SUPPLY CHAIN SOURCING: Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain Michael Bittner - September 13, 2005 Read Comments Background Most of the buzz and activity around the adoption of lean manufacturing concepts within an enterprise has been linked to the shop floor. Production operations have been the target of most lean manufacturing deployments, but lean manufacturing principles and techniques can be extended beyond the shop floor to processes that are unique to and transcend
9/13/2005


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