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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

responsible sourcing  and make the manufacturer responsible for that uptime . As a result, aircraft manufacturers have a much more direct financial incentive to make their airplanes and parts more reliable and easier to maintain. Improving uptime provides a more reliable service at a lower cost. This reduces the number of planes the DoD has to buy, inventory levels, service personnel, and a host of other costs. The following are some of the lessons learned in these PBL contracts: PBL contracts can take more time and effort to Read More...
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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

responsible sourcing  adhering to ever more responsible sourcing practices by harnessing conscientious trading partners' expertise (for example, those that abide by the US Fair Labor Standards Act [FLSA]). For more information, see Global Trade and the Role of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Software . Nurture Thy (Strategic) Suppliers Because of the rise in global competition, mass customization, customer expectations, and price and margin pressures, enterprises are relying more heavily on external suppliers to 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

responsible sourcing  deliveries. Retailers also remain responsible for maintaining audits and ensuring that ad hoc testing is performed throughout the product life cycle. This then starts the supplier brief process phase, where the supplier reviews the supply brief and, if necessary, adds comments, inquiries, or requirements. After some back-and-forth, the supplier will eventually accept the supplier brief, which then initiates the quoting process phase. The quoting process phase begins with the supplier creating a Read More...
No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy
The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few

responsible sourcing  costs of maintaining environmentally responsible forward and reverse logistics chains; environmental costs for mitigating air, water, and noise pollution and for preventing the spread of disease-harboring species; higher costs of increased safety stock; costs of holding inventory in warehouses or in the pipeline; shrinking inventory due to theft, damage, spoilage, etc.; increased costs of insurance against damage, theft, spoilage, etc.; and so on. For more information, see Understanding the True Cost of 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

responsible sourcing  Oracle where he was responsible for the development and sales support of their procurement applications. Prior to Oracle, he held senior roles managing direct and indirect procurement. He has lectured and published with various industry organizations, including IFPSM, ISM, and Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He holds an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University. He oversees and contributes across the entire scope of Aberdeen's Global Supply Management research team. Appendix A: Research Methodology In Read More...
EdgeAX Announces Apparel PLM Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX
Retailers are vital to the global economy, responsible for 18 percent of the US GDP while supporting more than 41 million jobs in the US alone. It's no secret

responsible sourcing  to the global economy, responsible for 18 percent of the US GDP while supporting more than 41 million jobs in the US alone. It's no secret that Microsoft Dynamics AX has marked retail as one of its focus industries, and early in 2013 Microsoft announced the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail that offers new capabilities to help retailers deliver a complete shopping experience through search-based e-commerce, new point of sale (POS) capabilities, and an omni-channel commerce engine. But Read More...
Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II
Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and

responsible sourcing  Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and reduce working capital. It also introduced the question what might happen to global trade management (GTM) applications down the track. Indeed, what about this credit crunch and recession, and how will that affect the global trade, imports from China, Letters of credit (L/Cs), etc.? With Read More...
Energy Management: Driving Value in Industrial Environments
Are you responsible for managing energy in your plant or currently in the process of establishing a formal energy management program? Aberdeen Group surveyed

responsible sourcing  Industrial Environments Are you responsible for managing energy in your plant or currently in the process of establishing a formal energy management program? Aberdeen Group surveyed 230 executives to understand the success companies are realizing by effectively managing energy. Energy management started as a cost-saving initiative, but is becoming a strategic part of the company’s larger corporate social responsibility program. Learn more. Read More...
The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain
Using the service-oriented architecture concepts of reusability and standards-based interoperability, and based on extensive experience with legacy systems and

responsible sourcing  Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ) is a UK-based provider of on demand, Internet-based global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. For more background on the vendor's beginnings and early growth, please see One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem and A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience. Eqos's Underlying Collaboration Platform At the core of Eqos's offering is a platform that Read More...
The Future of Supply Chain Strategy for Consumer Electronics
To leverage opportunities presented by the explosion in consumer demand, consumer electronics manufacturers must tighten their forecasting, sourcing

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FreeMarkets’ Surprise Acquisition of Adexa Leaves Many Heads Shaking
The direct sourcing vendor’s move may have adverse side effects for investors and customers.

responsible sourcing  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...
Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum
If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being

responsible sourcing  into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum While most of the observations made so far throughout this series hold true for multiple retail segments (for more information on the scope of retail management systems in general, please see Retail Systems: A Primer and Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors ), the increasingly fickle and demanding customer base of teens (and their paying parents) or yuppies has led to the fashion apparel or garment retail vertical market to become one of the fastest Read More...
Why Network Administrators Should Explore the “V” in KVM Switches
For data center administrators responsible for monitoring the screens of hundreds@and potentially thousands@of servers and PCs, video resolution is paramount

responsible sourcing  For data center administrators responsible for monitoring the screens of hundreds—and potentially thousands—of servers and PCs, video resolution is paramount for efficiency. A keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) switch can help by enabling IT staff to manage servers and other network devices, within the data center or remotely. Get a technical glimpse into the “whys” behind the “V” in KVM and the importance of video resolution. Read More...

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