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Sourcing for Agile
This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and

customer sourcing  changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing. Read More...
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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

customer sourcing  competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access to global sources and growth of direct imports. At the bottom line, decreased costs of goods sold (COGS) and improved margins, improved efficiencies and reduced operating costs, reduced inventory 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 , Read More...
A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience
Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos

customer sourcing  The most recent US customer win took place in April 2007; retailer H.E. Butt Grocery Company ( H-E-B ) selected Eqos's business solutions to support and expand its global sourcing and supplier management operations, as well as to enhance its private label offerings by improving supply chain collaboration and visibility. H-E-B opened its first store in 1905 in Kerrville, Texas (US), and today is one of the nation's largest independently owned retailers, serving a broad range of customers. With more than Read More...
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

customer sourcing  on the damage to customer loyalty and the resulting long-term loss of revenue and market share from failures in the field. Total Landed Cost Calculators and In-house efforts In spite of these challenges, progress has been made in specific areas of total cost of supply calculation. For example, total landed cost calculators are available, often as part of Global Trade or Transportation Management or Strategic Sourcing software systems 1 . Total landed cost calculators typically factor in things like Read More...
Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer

customer sourcing  of suppliers' incentives with customer needs —In the old paradigm, more spare parts and repairs meant more money for the supplier (except under warranty programs). In the new paradigm, fewer required repairs and more reliable equipment mean more profit for the supplier. A Whole New Way of Thinking for Buyers and Sellers The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller—from buying Read More...
Voice of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak
Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer

customer sourcing  of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics. Read More...
The Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Four: The Customer
What's keeping your customer up at night? Know thy customers—and their problems.

customer sourcing  Positioning Part Four: The Customer The Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Four: The Customer Featured Author - Lawson Abinanti - March 29, 2005 Introduction There is no easy, off-the-shelf way to uncover a strong positioning for your business-to-business (B2B) software or service. By definition, every positioning must be unique to be effective. But there is a cut-to-the-chase question that will get you right to the heart of it: What is my target audiences' most pressing problem? Answer that, and Read More...
Voice of the Customer Analytics
Verint Voice of the Customer Analytics solutions provide a solution set to centralize customer feedback across channels, interpret it in the context of

customer sourcing  of the Customer Analytics Verint Voice of the Customer Analytics solutions provide a solution set to centralize customer feedback across channels, interpret it in the context of business objectives, then act upon it to drive change. These solutions can provide an organization with critical data for rapid, targeted decision making, by analyzing and combining customer data from both direct (speech analytics, chat, e-mail) and indirect sources (social media) to gain a holistic view of the customer Read More...
Applying the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management
Customer relationship management (CRM) is rapidly morphing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and

customer sourcing  of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management The era of managing your customer with a traditional customer relationship management (CRM) process is rapidly coming to an end. CRM is undergoing a revolutionary transformation, changing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement, and Web 2.0 technology is at the heart of this change. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates rather than simply targets, giving them the means to express Read More...
Improving Customer Engagement with Social CRM
In a previous post I discussed how the social revolution impacted customer relationship management (CRM) and underlined that while processes designed to derive

customer sourcing  Customer Engagement with Social CRM In a  previous pos t I discussed how the social revolution impacted customer relationship management (CRM) and underlined that while processes designed to derive value in CRM remain valid, they are far from being sufficient in the context of social CRM (SCRM). Yet most organizations need structure to conduct their activities. As far as CRM is concerned, the social aspect has brought to the surface what already existed but had been dodged by businesses, for a Read More...
Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies
In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative

customer sourcing  that could eventually impact customers and shareholders. Cosourcing is generally a far more balanced option worth investigating, as an appropriate, cost-effective hybrid solution that provides transparency and sensible control measures. For these reasons it is becoming a significant element in the business strategy of most major enterprises. Allied Worldwide Co-sourcing Solutions Allied is a global leader in offering Co-sourcing services to companies around the globe. By Co-sourcing with Allied, Read More...
Customer Chemistry


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Recession? Steal Market Share by Increasing Customer Service!
During a recession, don’t follow the cost-cutting crowd. Of course, be frugal, but in areas that don’t touch the customer. Forget what everyone else is doing

customer sourcing  Market Share by Increasing Customer Service! Most challenges your business encounters will be easier to deal with if you have loyal customers. Through continuous, real-time customer feedback, you'll be better positioned to provide the right solutions, differentiate your services, benchmark your performance, prioritize pressing issues, spot emerging trends, and more. Source : Mindshare Technologies Resources Related to Recession? Steal Market Share by Increasing Customer Service! : Customer Service 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

customer sourcing  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 (ASO) . This is the first upgrade to the flagship CombineNet product since SciQuest acquired the sourcing optimization company in September .   The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater Read More...
SAP Announces SAP 360 Customer
SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA, called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The

customer sourcing  Announces SAP 360 Customer SAP announced its latest business solution, powered by HANA , called SAP 360 Customer, during the SAPPHIRE NOW – SAP TechEd event being held in Madrid. The solution aims to move beyond traditional customer relationship management (CRM) and provide organizations with the neccesary capabilities for improving one-on-one customer interactions in real time. SAP calls out the three key components of 360 Customer as real-time insight, real-time interactions, and real-time Read More...

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