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Sourcing for Agile

Source: Emergn
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.


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Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
Source: Pronto Software To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More...
Creating an Effective Social Recruiting Strategy—A Guide
Source: Oracle This white paper explains how to best use social media (e.g., Facebook and LinkedIn) to reach highly qualified candidates and passive job seekers, build company brand recognition, and reduce sourcing costs to meet company objectives. Read More...
Coupa Expands Supplier Network via Alibaba.com
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: April 17 2014 Coupa, a provider finance cloud solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com, the leader in cross-border wholesale trade. Read about the benefits of Coupa's supplier network expansion. Read More...


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