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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

define strategic sourcing  since been able to define, customize, and manage their web pages and web UI configuration, thereby simplifying the configuration, maintenance, and expansion of application web sites. Further, improved, more flexible installation and configuration options allow customers to adapt the application to meet their changing requirements. The application is accessible to other programs by using the power and flexibility of integration via Web services (see Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More ). Read More

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Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home
Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong

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How One Sourcing Vendor's Offerings Are Bolstered by a Wealth of Services
Eqos is especially proud of its complementary services portfolio, which stems from a decade's worth of direct experience in providing some of the world's

define strategic sourcing  issues, and then to define the approach, plan, project scope, and representatives; conduct integration discussions; create the development environment; and onboard stakeholders—all within a time frame of two weeks. Next comes the analysis phase, which typically takes four weeks. In this phase, the stakeholders must agree on business processes; conduct process simulation; define configuration, functional, infrastructure, and integration requirements; and conduct the gap analysis. The best practice Read More
Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate

define strategic sourcing  developing processes that clearly define the need before translating that to a specification, companies can avoid unnecessary costs. A simple example would be paper. The paper used to print investor relations and marketing collateral, such as an annual report, needs to accurately display company colors, reflect quality, be durable and support the chosen printing method. These needs should be defined before determining the exact type and grade of paper used, otherwise companies may select a higher grade Read More
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

define strategic sourcing  allowing the suppliers to define the market for pallets. An additional benefit was a key location no longer being supported by a single source. Chapter Two: Key Business Value Findings Key Takeaways Average identified savings per e-sourcing event has gradually decreased from 14.3% in 2005 to 11.9% today. Savings leakage continues to present a significant opportunity for procurement organizations as 21% of identified savings is not captured. 36% of enterprises report no current usage of e-sourcing. Those Read More
Coupa 10 Heralds Sourcing for the Masses
Coupa Software, a provider of cloud-based spend optimization solutions for finance, recently announced the release of Coupa 10. The new release features an

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Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization
Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is

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No Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions
Design and implementation service company Razorfish announced its acquisition of broadband and user experience firms.

define strategic sourcing  Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions Event Summary Razorfish Inc. (Nasdaq: RAZF) announced that it has purchased Lee Hunt Associates and TSDesign, Inc. The combined value of the purchase was approximately $49 million. Razorfish specializes in Internet development, and brings strategic, creative ad technology solutions to its engagements. Lee Hunt Associates is a leading branding and marketing company in the entertainment industry; it has design and production experience with both Read More
Implementing Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures
This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article

define strategic sourcing  Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries. Read More
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

define strategic sourcing  bullwhip effect , as defined by the APICS Dictionary (11th edition), is as an extreme change in the supply position upstream, generated by a small change in demand downstream in the supply chain. When this happens, inventory can quickly move from being backordered to being excess. This is caused by the serial nature of communicating orders up the chain with the inherent transportation delays of moving product down the chain. This coordination of work and purchasing plans by supply chain partners also Read More
Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management
This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all

define strategic sourcing  planning The HR Team Define success factor skills, knowledge, behaviors so they can be recruited and developed Align all talent management initiatives with achieving specific strategic business goals Managers/Supervisors Use a level playing field for assessing employees and managing/motivating both development and performance Enable self- and peer-assessments Employees Seek out jobs that are the best fit for their competencies Align career development with their strengths Zero in on training that Read More
True Digital Dashboards and Support Strategic Effectiveness
Digital dashboards provide visibility into key performance indicators through simple visual graphics within a browser, such as gauges, charts, and tables. They

define strategic sourcing  Digital Dashboards and Support Strategic Effectiveness Digital dashboards provide visibility into key performance indicators through simple visual graphics within a browser, such as gauges, charts, and tables. They can drive strategic effectiveness, but only if the true meaning of digital dashboard is understood, and if the person responsible for maintaining the dashboard knows the business rules of the organization. Read More
Strategic Workforce Planning: Winning Scenarios for Uncertain Times
Workforce planning—systematically aligning business strategy, human capital strategy, and budgets to ensure that talent with the right skills is in place to

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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

define strategic sourcing  Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing Dealing with Conflicting Objectives A few major (and often conflicting) objectives have been driving retailers to turn to information technology (IT) to streamline their sourcing and logistics processes. One objective is the pursuit of lower prices, which often involves excessively extended supply chains to remote, lower cost regions. The other is the quest to shorten cycle times, which is essential—but so is having quality control to ensure that companies get Read More

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