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OutPurchase.com provides a full-service purchasing solution, including vendor and transaction management, for companies that have real business purchasing

sourcing agents  in-house purchasing departments, including Sourcing Vendor Qualification Pricing Fulfillment Management Decision Support Returns and Servicing Financing Reporting The company develops technology and employs purchasing professionals to qualify vendors and track their performance history. The staff also negotiates aggregated pricing and handles returns and service issues for their customers. The company monitors the quality and responsiveness of its suppliers and CEO Jim Stovell proudly relates that they

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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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.

sourcing agents  processes. Namely, buyers, foreign sourcing offices, and agents that have to deal with targeted suppliers (contract manufacturers) in terms of bidding processes, contract negotiations, product sampling, quality and safety, the tracking of advanced shipping notices (ASNs), shipment status, regulatory compliance, financial settlements, supplier scorecards, bid comparisons, and so on, is only one part of the entire process. But what about the other accompanying processes involved with compliance and testing Read More

The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing


The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all the hidden challenges, the entire process may turn out to be only a costly "siren song" adventure.

sourcing agents  opens up potential new sourcing countries along with new potential markets. With the end of apparel import quotas, this sector is growing rapidly in India and the Far East, while the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) promises to bring additional activity into Central America as well. Today, on average, retailers are consequently following the top executive mandates to increase imports (of both raw materials and finished goods), even up to a quarter of total purchases (from a 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 agents  as more retailers establish sourcing offices and strengthen relationships with agents and strategic suppliers throughout Asia. The company's Hong Kong office provides retailers and their trading partners with Mandarin, Chinese, and English language support across numerous time zones and geographical regions. Eqos supports more than 4,000 users in China alone. On a global basis, the company manages more than 5,000 transactions a day and 100,000 user logins per month, thereby supporting the management of Read More

Web-hosted or SaaS Predictive Dialing for Work-at-Home Agents


Download this white paper to learn how the virtual contact center, based on the cloud computing model, provides companies with access to a greater pool of resources and eliminates geographic restrictions on sourcing talent. Learn how the virtual contact center model is growing, and how Web-hosted or cloud-based predictive dialers improve efficiency and increase talk time with live prospects.

sourcing agents  eliminates geographic restrictions on sourcing talent. Learn how the virtual contact center model is growing, and how Web-hosted or cloud-based predictive dialers improve efficiency and increase talk time with live prospects. Read More

Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article presents a framework to structure and gain maximum mileage out of the RA process.

sourcing agents  done while ensuring that sourcing is performed at the best possible price and that input material is delivered to the processing units as per schedule. For buyers, especially from the CPG industry, procurement cum logistical nightmares like these is fast becoming the norm. However, thanks to the advent of Web-based reverse-auction (RA) engines, the job has become much less complex. While RA has been active in the sourcing landscape since the 1990s, it is only now that CPG firms are aggressively targeting Read More

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 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.

sourcing agents  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 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

TradeStone Software Delivers Omni-costing Capabilities


TradeStone Software, a provider of merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions that unify the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of retail goods, has announced the release of Dynamic Omni-Costing. Most product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are rudimentary in terms of product costing, as typically there is only a first cost estimate and possibly a cost broken down by the bill of

sourcing agents  and vertically integrated retailers. Sourcing and costing capabilities have long been TradeStone’s market differentiators. The vendor has always provided a detailed BOM and a dynamic what-if costing engine that estimates landed cost by factoring in all of the supply chain constraints, such as freight, duty, and tax. In this way, the buyer can determine a true margin—some customers have reportedly realized 50 -250 basis points in decimal improvements just by understanding an accurate landed cost and Read More

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 agents  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. Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)


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sourcing agents  PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market, starting with the rampant offshoring of facilities Read More

Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry


Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world experiences in implementing lean supply chain strategies that are designed as a road map to achieving a more collaborative and profitable future.

sourcing agents  chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year culmination of our and our customers’ real world experiences in Read More

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) RFI/RFP Template


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sourcing agents  Management (SRM) Template: Design Sourcing Procurement Fulfillment Manufacturing Settlement Utilities Infrastructure Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of Read More

What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?


My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus

sourcing agents  With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture? My recent  series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider  (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus going forward will be on becoming a trading partner network provider Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

sourcing agents  that support the strategic sourcing needs of global 5000 companies, early in 2003 announced the completion of financing from new and existing investors totaling $20.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the third funding round, with participation from new investor HarbourVest Partners and all existing investors, including NETinvest , from the previous two funding rounds. Emptoris then pledged to use the funds to finance further expansion of the company in a number of areas, including sales, marketing, product Read More