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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.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: Sourcing for Agile Sourcing for Agile Source: Emergn Document Type: White Paper Description: 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. Sourcing for Agile style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Consulting and Services,   Outsourcing,   Project Management,   Development,   IT
5/17/2012 4:28:00 PM

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.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: the True Cost of Sourcing Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing Bill McBeath and Colin Kessinger - April 23, 2004 Read Comments 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
4/23/2004

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.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes P.J. Jakovljevic - August 15, 2007 Read Comments The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and
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.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Bill McBeath - December 23, 2005 Read Comments Introduction One of the most important developments in supplier relationships is outcome sourcing—moving from buying things to buying results or outcomes. This concept is expressed in the quote attributed to the president of Stanley Tools, Our customers want holes, not drills. What is new is the actual practical application and methods for achieving it. Performance-based
12/23/2005

Emptoris: Powered Up to Empower Global 2000 Users
TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the functional and strategic details that make Emptoris solutions for spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, and services procurement successful. Since its founding in 1999, Emptoris has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions, and was recently acquired by IBM. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close-up look at the functionality—and at telecom expense management (TEM) in particular—that makes Emptoris solutions a success among Forbes Global 2000 companies.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: with high-value and complex sourcing categories (versus straightforward catalog items and staples). Emptoris was a pioneer in the development and use of optimization technology in strategic sourcing (handling complex forward and reverse auctions, requests for proposals, etc.). Since its founding in 1999 it has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions that enable companies to maximize financial performance and optimize commercial risk.
1/10/2012 2:26:00 PM

Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing?
European nearshore locations are viewed as a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client's residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore location because it offers significant reduced development and implementation risks and lower hidden costs.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client s residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore location because it offers significant reduced development and implementation risks and lower hidden costs. Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing? style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related
4/19/2006 11:29:00 AM

mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry
In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as much to profits as a 10 percent increase in sales. With intense global competition putting constant pressure on vehicle prices, many companies see improved sourcing and procurement as key to increasing margins, profits, and competitiveness.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as much to profits as a 10 percent increase in sales. With intense global competition putting constant pressure on vehicle prices, many companies see improved sourcing and procurement as key to increasing margins, profits, and competitiveness. mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Purchasing Management,   Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),  
11/23/2006 4:13:00 PM

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) » The TEC Blog
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: arena plm, arena solutions, eco, npi, omnify software, plm, regulatory compliance, SaaS, symphony consulting, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
25-06-2008

Sole-sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision?
Choose one that fits your individual need in relation to sole-sourcing BI from your ERP vendor.Free download! Sole-sourcing business intelligence (BI) software from enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors is an alluring option for many companies. But in addition to the benefits, there are drawbacks. A study of 100 enterprises from the United States and the European Union that have deployed BI and ERP from the same vendor investigates whether customers are experiencing what sole-sourcing promised to deliver. Learn more.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: a procurement convenience. IT-driven sourcing creates challenges fulfilling business users needs   Supporting business users BI requirements has proven difficult Many of the organizations included in the survey reported that they are content with their sole-sourced BI system s capability (in this case SAP BW) to support their business users BI requirements. However, the survey also revealed that support for business users is far from perfect. The respondents frequently cited complaints regarding the
10/8/2009 1:58:00 PM

Challenges and User Recommendations for a Global Trading Solutions Provider on a Roll
The market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and one should only expect the intensity of competition to increase in the future. For the present, the biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for TradeStone's applications.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: of the series Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . For information on TradeStone s history, see Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . Also see Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works , Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing , and The Future for an E-Sourcing Solutions Builder . Moreover, the vendor lacks name recognition. In fact, the names of its individual executives may ring more
8/4/2006

Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
To increase profits, many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs. However, purchasing products from other countries contains many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories, together with Pronto Software, examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid managers and executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions and improving profitability.

SOURCING GATE WEBSITE: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions Source: Pronto Software Document Type: White Paper Description: To increase profits, many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs. However, purchasing products from other countries contains many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories, together with Pronto Software, examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid managers and
2/6/2012 2:15:00 PM


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