Sourcing for Agile

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

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

The Absolute Must-Do’s to Build an Agile Organization

What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are several critical things you must do. Read More

Mzinga’s OmniSocial Learning Platform Enables Global Change for TripAdvisor

Find out how leadership, technology, collaboration, and an agile business partnership created success for TripAdvisor’s global learning and development team. Read More

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The common agile processes such as Scrum require some customization to function in a service business, where real-time estimates, hard due dates, and hourly billing are the norm. This case study examines how Vanteon customized its agile process to fit its business model while maintaining the flexibility and transparency normally associated with agile development. Read More

PLM Trends Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries

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In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and deliver long-term performance benefits. Discover four key trends that are relevant to today’s economic situation, and learn how leading retailers and brands are embracing product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to enhance bottom-line efficiency. Read More

Case Study: R.G. Barry

R.G. Barry, a leading developer and marketer of accessory footwear, lacked real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories. As a result, the company built more safety stock, required long lead times, and could not quickly update customers on the status of their orders. Find out how a new Web-based global sourcing solution helped R.G. Barry free up cash and minimize the risk of carrying excess inventory. Read More
 
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