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The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing
Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps

7 steps of strategic sourcing  account for up to 7 percent of the total cost of international trade, since retailers spend most of their time on activities such as coordination of document changes with their suppliers (such as specification changes, work in progress [WIP] activities, delivery date revisions, shipping and labeling revisions, and so forth), with delays or lengthy lead times as a result. Further, intensifying global security concerns mean that much more information is required by governments (other than merely applying Read More...
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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

7 steps of strategic sourcing  on par with the 7-yr old negotiated price and added an additional $15M in contract coverage Pressures, Actions, Capabilities, Enablers (PACE) We have shown that there is a clear relationship between the pressures companies identify and the actions they take, and their subsequent competitive performance. All participants should examine their prioritized PACE selections and determine whether there are valuable perspectives to be gleaned by comparison with the PACE priorities of Best in Class companies. 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

7 steps of strategic sourcing  account for up to 7 percent of the total cost of international trade. Retailers spend most of their time on such activities as coordination of document changes with their suppliers (for example, specification changes, work in progress [WIP] activities, delivery date revisions, shipping and labeling revisions, etc.), with delays or lengthy lead times as a result. Further, intensifying global security concerns mean that much more information is required by governments (as opposed to merely applying Read More...
The Role of ERP in Globalization
Globalizing your market reach presents technology and business challenges to profitable growth. Your supply chain strategy for globalization should include an

7 steps of strategic sourcing  more cost effective locations, 74% are also seeking growth opportunities. We therefore conclude that profitable growth is the key consideration in globalization. Key Business Value Findings Globalization presents both business and technology challenges. Companies find there is no silver bullet when responding to the increased complexity of the supply chain resulting from globalization. Options range from balancing supply chain velocity with landed costs to relocating manufacturing operations. Enterprise Read More...
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

7 steps of strategic sourcing  Rochester, NY) worked with 7 different warehousing operators at 7 Pool consolidation locations and 65 different carriers (LTL as well as TL) in different geographies and lanes. This places the burden of having to negotiate the carrier contractual agreements with a host of carriers on the manufacturer. In addition, warehouse operators and freight forwarding organizations also negotiate freight contracts with the manufacturer (for their warehouse, regions), which means that the organization negotiates with Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

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Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

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The Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder
TradeStone will introduce several planning capabilities that bind existing sourcing and order execution functionality, and featuring significant enhancements to

7 steps of strategic sourcing  Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder The Upcoming Attractions 2006 has been (and will continue to be) a year of sustained packaging in terms of the marketing message, and for product and service enhancements and delivery for TradeStone Software , Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ), a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies. Part Four of the series Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . For information on TradeStone's history, Read More...
Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS
The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based

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Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco
The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that

7 steps of strategic sourcing  with Kraft Foods, its $17 billion subsidiary, and expects the combination to produce $600 million in cost-savings over the next three years. Saddled with the responsibility for integrating the two businesses is CEO of Kraft North America, Betsy Holden. The future may prove brighter for Kraft and Nabisco than for Big Tobacco, but not before Holden and her team can solve integration issues of monumental complexity. Market Impact While the Wall Street community debates the merger of two disparate corporate Read More...
The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach
Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions

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Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

7 steps of strategic sourcing  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More...
New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released
SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer

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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

7 steps of strategic sourcing  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 sourcing. For more background, please see The Blessing and Read More...
Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

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