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E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to

procurement sourcing definition  services across the entire procurement lifecycle for finding, hiring, and managing contract workers. eWork Prosource www.ework.com General 7 modules providing a front-end sourcing and candidate management system combined with a back-end processing system XiSource www.xisource.com IT Solution facilitates the quality-centric, cost-effective and timely execution of IT service outsourcing. CoFix www.cofix.com IT Builds, hosts, and operates online marketplaces and exchanges for automated IT maintenance Read More...
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Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

procurement sourcing definition  Strategic Procurement Processes Operational Procurement Processes Spend analysis Ordering and fulfillment Supplier determination and assessment Receipt and return Sourcing Invoice and payment Supplier performance management At the process level, in order to achieve incremental benefits, several factors should be considered when aiming for excellence: The organization needs visibility of the spend in terms of category, vendor, and location, for all their units. This means seeing how their money is spent 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

procurement sourcing definition  (41 percent), manufacturing and procurement (36 percent), and other functional roles (23 percent). These manufacturers still use manual, time-consuming processes such as phone calls, faxes, and emails with spreadsheets. The high occurrence of errors that often result from these methods can lead to hard-dollar costs that ironically eat up the very savings companies are trying to achieve by outsourcing manufacturing in the first place. In fact, over 52 percent of the companies in the study had suffered 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

procurement sourcing definition  The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement 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. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total landed cost calculations and strategic 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

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Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

procurement sourcing definition  areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing. In the graphs that follow, each circle or dot represents a vendor option. The size of the dot indicates how a particular vendor performed overall. High-level criteria that contributed to the overall ranking were corporate viability, strategy, services and support capabilities, product functionality, and technology. Though 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

procurement sourcing definition  sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies In the ever-changing economy, organisations are looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing model as a cost-effective alternative - one that is less risky than outsourcing or offshoring. Source: Allied Worldwide Resources Related to Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies : Co-sourcing (Wikipedia) Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies Co Sourcing is Read More...
Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

procurement sourcing definition  IT Procurement Time And Risk Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk J. Dowling - March 12, 2001 Introduction   All one has to do to get the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the best price and get it all done before the product becomes obsolete or the supplier goes out of business. Many successful and not so successful selections have been made. Learn from those efforts and remove time and risk from your next Read More...
Concur's Customers Can Network Now
Following the path of other E-procurement vendors, Concur announced a purchasing network for large companies. At the same time, Concur announced that its entire

procurement sourcing definition  player in the hot E-procurement market. The Concur Commerce Network will give Concur's E-procurement customers a marketplace to display and purchase their wares. The company claims that its network already offers thousands of suppliers. Concur also announced that electronic purchasing and the rest of its Concur eWorkplace suite of products will be available as an outsourced service to small and mid-sized companies. Using Concur Procurement, such companies will have access to the Concur Commerce Network Read More...
E-procurement: From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché
Electronic procurement has moved from a nice idea to a stampede in just a few years. Growing at Internet speed it spawns business models faster than the market

procurement sourcing definition  measures of success in procurement of goods and services. (Customer satisfaction was third and quality of goods was fourth). So it is hardly surprising that, just two years later, E-procurement is taken for granted in almost every industry and sector, and that business-to-business E-commerce has overtaken consumer commerce as the focus of attention, especially on the part of the stock market and venture capitalists. What does E-procurement look like today? Roughly speaking there are seven kinds of Read More...
Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal
PurchasePro and Office Depot have begun a strategic relationship that will make the PurchasePro marketplace available to customers from within Office Depot

procurement sourcing definition  and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal Event Summary PurchasePro.com, Inc (Nasdaq: PPRO) and Office Depot, Inc (Nasdaq: ODP) announced a strategic relationship to capture the purchasing dollars of corporate America's small and mid-sized businesses. Under the terms of the arrangement, Office Depot will be featured as the preferred provider on PurchasePro's business-to-business marketplace, and Office Depot will mass market PurchasePro's software. In addition, Office Depot, which already held Read More...
FreeMarkets’ Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking
The direct sourcing vendor’s move may have adverse side effects for investors and customers.

procurement sourcing definition  Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking FreeMarkets’ Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking S. McVey - March 1, 2001 Event Summary In a move that stunned many in the IT community, auction site enabler FreeMarkets agreed to acquire supply chain management software vendor Adexa for $340 million in stock. A privately held company, Adexa had been preparing an initial public offering since last year, one that most industry analysts predicted would be successful. Read More...
Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics
Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products

procurement sourcing definition  of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of Read More...
i2 Buys RightWorks, Deals Blow To Ariba, Manugistics
i2 buys e-procurement vendor RightWorks as it and old supply chain rival Manugistics increasingly find themselves fending off new challengers. Shared adversity

procurement sourcing definition  successful vendor of direct/indirect procurement software and trading exchanges that, in addition to enhanced functionality, gives i2 a foothold in non-core verticals (healthcare, financial services). i2 expects to offer an integrated solution within the next 60 to 90 days and hints that a deeper level of integration will arrive in future TradeMatrix releases. Manugistics will have to find another partner for e-procurement now that its alliance with RightWorks is essentially at an end. For the greater Read More...

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