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Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

strategic sourcing jobs  us that outsourcing and strategic relocation of manufacturing and supply bases to lower cost countries can help enterprises reduce cost of goods sold. However, history also proves that the savings from those sourcing initiatives can quickly evaporate without effective technology platforms and systems capable of managing longer and more complex supply lines, and the larger, more extended financial commitment required to operate them. It's the holy grail of global supply chain management. As goods move Read More

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations

strategic sourcing jobs  Plex… PRODUCT LAUNCHES & STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT SAP accelerates move to the cloud Industry tags: cross-industry At its annual SAPPHIRE user conference, SAP announced its new cloud strategy, which it states will help companies better manage people, money, customers, and suppliers. Recently acquired SuccessFactors is at the heart of SAP's HR/HCM offering, which makes sense. For customers, SAP focuses on its SAP Sales OnDemand solution, which will integrate with the on-premise SAP Business Suite, Read More
A Couple of
As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

strategic sourcing jobs  Supplier Relationships teaches that strategic sourcing has made the task of purchasing (procurement) more complex. What had been sporadic transactions in the past are now recurring relationships that must be planned, monitored, and measured for their impact on business goals. The best supplier may not be the one who offers the lowest price but rather the one who can collaborate with the buyer to achieve multiple, interrelated business goals. Furthermore, as sourcing and procurement have become more Read More
AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is

strategic sourcing jobs  etc. Still, from a Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management perspective, Ariba customers in these verticals (Manufacturing, Automotive, Telecom, High-tech, and Utilities) is many multiples more than all of the competitors listed above. In addition, Power Advocate does not have many utility customers outside of the USA. On the other hand, Google (and likely, Facebook soon) is a potential competitor for Ariba Discovery (where buyers and sellers do the matchmaking themselves to find each other). Still, Read More
Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

strategic sourcing jobs  ERP systems) and value-added strategic business initiatives like outsourcing, just-in-time inventory, and lean manufacturing programs to reduce costs and minimize supply and service interruptions. The bad news: These initiatives have unwittingly pushed supply chains to their breaking points. A disruption in any key area (as indicated below) could leave an organization unable to manufacture goods, and unable to ship product to customers—and will ultimately result in lost market share. Potential Causes Read More
Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon?
3Com Corporation (COMS) and Extreme Networks (EXTR) have entered into a partnership where 3Com customers will be given an enhanced migration path from the now

strategic sourcing jobs  Merger on the Horizon? Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon? G. Duhaime -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March 3Com Corporation and Extreme Networks announced they would be entering into a strategic alliance for all existing 3Com customers to migrate away from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the more robust BlackDiamond 6800. For existing 3Com customers, this migration path will not only allow them to obtain up to a 70 percent discount on a new BlackDiamond chassis, but also to enhance their 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

strategic sourcing jobs  realized ) Utilize a formal strategic sourcing process on 43% of their total spend Utilize e-sourcing across 20% of their total spend Employ advanced sourcing strategies on 15 to 40% of their sourcing initiatives Considering the benefits seen by the average e-sourcing program, it is surprising that a full 36% of this benchmark's respondents (and 20% of all large enterprises) fail to utilize any level of e-sourcing. Implications & Analysis Best in Class enterprises use formal strategic sourcing and Read More
Case Study: An ITIL Capacity Assessment and Strategic Alignment
Today, business is driven to change per customers’ needs, and IT organizations must be strategic partners with the lines of business. Information Technology

strategic sourcing jobs  ITIL Capacity Assessment and Strategic Alignment Today, business is driven to change per customers’ needs, and IT organizations must be strategic partners with the lines of business. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices are gaining popularity as one way to manage change. However, implementing ITIL best practices in an IT organization is not without challenges. Learn about the approaches that can be used for successful ITIL implementation. Read More
Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach
A secure and accurate flow of information in your supply chain operations has never been more critical—and complex. Digital transfer of unstructured information

strategic sourcing jobs  The Need for a Strategic Approach Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis provides a Managed File Transfer (MFT) platform that is backed by our Tier IV Data Center which offers the highest accredited service level in the industry. Source: Inovis Resources Related to Managed File Transfer (MFT) : Managed File Transfer (MFT) (Wikipedia) Managed File Transfer: The Read More
HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise
Learn how your HR department can respond quickly and effectively to a full range of business challenges and opportunities in HR Best Practices: Del...

strategic sourcing jobs  Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise In today's hyper-competitive and volatile business environment, human resources (HR) must do more than engage in routine administrative tasks. HR must serve as a strategic partner—able to deliver the right information at the right time on issues of performance, cost cutting, hiring, top talent recruitment, and response to legislation and regulation. Learn how your HR department can respond quickly and effectively to a full range of business Read More
One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem
Having started as a business-to-business integration provider for a few major retailers in the United Kingdom, Eqos has evolved into a full-fledged, worldwide

strategic sourcing jobs  increasing awareness of the strategic importance of suppliers; retailers and manufacturers are trying to nurture long-term collaborative partnerships with their trading partners and to leverage their suppliers' strengths and savvy. They do this with the intention of forging win-win relationships (as opposed to traditional price-based and transaction-based encounters that benefit only one side—usually a large channel master). On the other hand, while outmaneuvering the competition requires companies to Read More
Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships
If good partnerships seem to be a rarity, true and lasting relationships that benefit both parties are downright unique. How to avoid a Barney relationship and

strategic sourcing jobs  Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships Introduction You may not have heard the term, but the concept of Barney relationship brings the same image to everyone. I love you, you love me, and we dance off into the sunset together. But, so what? What does it really mean to either one of us? In a Barney relationship, the answer is that it means nothing: all fluff and no substance. Unfortunately, that is also a good description of most of the partnerships that are formed in our world of software 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

strategic sourcing jobs  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
Sourcing for Agile
This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and

strategic sourcing jobs  outsourcing,business,agile,procurement,suppliers 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

strategic sourcing jobs  Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing , The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels , and The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes . The sad fact is that few information technology (IT) systems fully support the complexities and unique requirements of global trade. Many outmoded sourcing programs (some of which are part of traditional enterprise resource planning [ERP] and accounting systems) have not been designed to factor in currency fluctuations, customs duties, or additional bank Read More

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