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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

sourcing map review  formalize and implement strategic sourcing expertise Map their processes to available sourcing technologies Organize themselves uniformly around their process expertise, typically centralizing strategic sourcing groups Ensure that the level of strategic sourcing process rigor matches the available opportunity Engage their design and engineering teams earlier in the product development cycle to drive greater savings and innovation   Knowledge & Technology Best in Class enterprises carefully manage

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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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A Road Map to Data Migration Success


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sourcing map review  consolidating is required when sourcing from multiple systems. It could be that you need to make a match decision on the best record from multiple source systems, rather than having a single system of record. Or that your reference data is so in your target system that you need to combine multiple records to make a best of instance. Data quality matching could also be used to eliminate duplicate data within a single source. This logic could be implemented to select a best of record that will later be Read More

Why and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success


Organizations undertaking information technology and business process outsourcing typically are very focused on "doing the deal." This involves assessing service providers, determining geographies from which to source services, developing contracts, defining service levels, and a myriad of other tasks. Yet arguably the hardest part of outsourcing occurs only after the deal is done—performing ongoing outsourcing management and governance.

sourcing map review  OM/G efforts during the sourcing process. Calibrate outsourcing goals sought with the OM/G capabilities required to meet those goals and the organization's appetite to invest in OM/G capabilities. Define the roles and responsibilities of the OM/G and retained organization groups relative to transition and ongoing outsourcing management and governance efforts. Infuse the ...best and brightest into the OM/G organization and recognize the strategic importance of these roles to long-term outsourcing Read More

Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse


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