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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

ul responsible sourcing  and tied-up cash, better regulatory compliance, and better ability to manage risks can all be seen. To learn more, please see The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management , Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing , and The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels . As noted at the end of The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels , the “inconvenient truth” of retailers' reality is that there is still a bevy of diverse (yet highly interdependent) tasks that

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ul responsible sourcing  committed to using a particular CRM system, you are unlikely to have a viable alternative if it doesn't do what you expect. Your CRM data is a strategic asset at the heart of your business; you are going to want to take time and care, before you let a new system take over. Your organization has already spent time selecting a vendor and a product. There may have been reference visits and demonstrations; perhaps you already have colleagues who use the very CRM system you have started to acquire. You may Read More

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.

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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 develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

ul responsible sourcing  The cross-functional team was ultimately able to reduce the annual cost of the parts analyzed by a total of 8%, which resulted in a 3% savings in the total cost of the product line while maintaining the overall quality of the components. Sourcing Excellence Best in Class enterprises use formal strategic sourcing and e-sourcing processes to drive greater e-sourcing throughput, achieve higher average savings, and provide greater value to the enterprise. They are 32% more likely to employ advanced sourcing Read More

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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.

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


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ul responsible sourcing  something. One latter example would be the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid and authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . Why? Well, when I read it, many things therein rang true to me based on my previous experiences as a design person who had to deal with manufacturing, sourcing and procurement staff at my previous employers (back in the 1980s and 1990s). Shepherding products from design through manufacturing and after-sale support to the end Read More

ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot


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ul responsible sourcing  ecSpec, a buyer can fully define the specifications for the items to be purchased and the seller can fully understand the needs of the customer. At the core of ecSpec is a series of food industry specific tools including specification templates, industry standard terminology and ontology, and key word based or parametric searches. The company provides several buying e-sourcing options including reverse auctions, Request for Quote (RFQ) and one-to-one negotiation tools in a Demand Aggregation or Read More

Compaq to Halt NT on Alpha Development


Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.]

ul responsible sourcing  to Halt NT on Alpha Development Compaq to Halt NT on Alpha Development Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.] What this means: As mentioned in TEC's note on Alpha ( Compaq's Alpha - Heading Toward Its Omega? August 13, 1999), Compaq had shown Read More

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The Future of Supply Chain Strategy for Consumer Electronics


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