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Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing
Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This

strategic sourcing  and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing Originally published - August 8, 2007 Global sourcing, despite its inherent risks, offers numerous benefits to enterprises in terms of lower costs for materials and labor. It also requires a much closer integration among the supply chain partners. Supplier relationship management (SRM), a methodology designed to structure and support the relationships between buyers and suppliers, becomes essential when a supply chain recognizes the benefits of strategic Read More...
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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

strategic sourcing  landed cost calculations and strategic sourcing metrics. Firms that fail to evolve their method of calculating total cost will find themselves with an increasingly uncompetitive and profit-eating total cost structure. Before the advent of strategic sourcing, procurement focused primarily on material cost, usually with some consideration of transportation costs. As companies moved from vertically integrated business models to virtual integration (increased out-sourcing, design, and build responsibilities Read More...
IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing
Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition

strategic sourcing  v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing By Bob Eastman and P.J. Jakovljevic Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it). This has included passing 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

strategic sourcing  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...
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  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...
The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications
The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management

strategic sourcing  Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications Implications for Asset Management The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets, and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management. The majority of these can be explained as new accountabilities. Many of these are accountabilities leveled at, or within, corporations themselves. However many will also be directed at the individuals taking or overseeing these decisions, often Read More...
Revionics and Nielsen Form Global Strategic Alliance
Revionics, Inc., a provider of merchandise optimization solutions, and Nielsen Holdings, N.V., a global provider of information and insights into what consumers

strategic sourcing  and Nielsen Form Global Strategic Alliance Revionics, Inc. , a provider of merchandise optimization solutions, and Nielsen Holdings, N.V. , a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, have  signed a multi-year global strategic alliance agreement . The combination of best-in-class competitive market insights with proven demand-based science and predictive analytics should help retailers answer critical questions such as whether their prices are competitive, what 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  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...
FSN and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud
This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response

strategic sourcing  officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications. Read More...
Strategic Operations & Systems Assessments


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Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

strategic sourcing  Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick By partnering with operations on balanced scorecard initiatives, financial managers are helping their companies focus on critical business processes and gain consensus on the critical set of measures to help drive desired business results. In addition, with the explosion of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and e-Commerce systems, financial executives are leading the charge in going from theory to practice by developing a cascading Read More...
Strategic Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future
In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now

strategic sourcing  Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more. Read More...
Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing
TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline

strategic sourcing  This is a bold strategic initiative to support a single cohesive view and business process for both international and domestic sourcing, for both buyers and sellers, across diverse systems, organizations, and geographies. The idea is that the process should not be separate for buying brands and private-labeled products. To that end, the vendor announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine , a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline all purchasing into a Read More...
Strategic Profitability Management: An Opportunity for Finance Departments
Finance departments are uniquely qualified to lead the effort to optimize profitability because of their neutrality, numbers orientation, and analytical

strategic sourcing  Profitability Management: An Opportunity for Finance Departments Finance departments are uniquely qualified to lead the effort to optimize profitability because of their neutrality, numbers orientation, and analytical abilities. However, as finance departments move to implement profitability management they need to recognize the challenges they may face. This white paper discusses how to manage profitability more effectively. Read More...

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