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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

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Emptoris: Powered Up to Empower Global 2000 Users
Since its founding in 1999, Emptoris has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions, and was

define strategic sourcing  contractual relationship, is to define risk indicators for suppliers, material groups, and regions, and to secure the process for identifying, evaluating, and controlling risks. The aim is to analyze risks in real time via an active purchasing risk formulation that defines measures for risk avoidance, reduction, or acceptance. Risks can be mitigated via an advanced decision support system, whereby KPIs are integrated as an early warning “traffic light” graphic system based on economic information, Read More...
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

define strategic sourcing  Data Processing Outsourcing | Define Outsourcing | Deploy Business Process Outsourcing Architecture | Deploy Outsourced Projects | Deploy Outsourcing Management Systems | Deploying Business Process Outsourcing Architecture | Deploying Outsourced Projects | Deploying Outsourcing Management Systems | Design Outsourcing | Development Outsourcing | Development Software | Engineering Process Outsourcing Epo | Financial Outsourcing | Forum Nearshoring Services | Global Business Process Outsourcing | Global Read More...
Emptoris
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg

define strategic sourcing  by enabling users to define multi-step projects, define teams and assign roles, manage tasks through completion and save project-related information as templates. Key touted benefits of the project management module include: Improved process repeatability and knowledge capture Better management of the overall sourcing project schedule Centralized control of all sourcing programs Real-time data visibility The Emptoris Supplier Assessment Module was designed to help category and supply managers assess the 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...
The Five Stages of Global Sourcing: From Evolution to Revolution
Developing a core competency in global sourcing is one of the critical business initiatives for retailers and channel masters. By understanding exactly how

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FSN and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud
This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response

define strategic sourcing  and Oracle: The New Competitive Advantage-Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud This Oracle FSN white paper provides chief financial officers (CFOs) with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications. Read More...
Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon
Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to

define strategic sourcing  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More...
Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon?
3Com Corporation (COMS) and Extreme Networks (EXTR) have entered into a partnership where 3Com customers will be given an enhanced migration path from the now

define strategic sourcing  Partners or Merger on the Horizon? Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon? G. Duhaime -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March 3Com Corporation and Extreme Networks announced they would be entering into a strategic alliance for all existing 3Com customers to migrate away from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the more robust BlackDiamond 6800. For existing 3Com customers, this migration path will not only allow them to obtain up to a 70 percent discount on a new BlackDiamond chassis, but also Read More...
The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Three: A New Framework
Managing assets needs to be done in a truly proactive approach, one that ties the management of physical assets to the corporate objectives. The initial

define strategic sourcing  align with the newly defined business processes. This is often a startling revelation to companies expecting to be able to merely roll out the maintenance modules of their existing ERP that was bought for financial or other business reasons. This can often be a rude awakening when the amounts of money that are sometimes involved are taken into account. Conclusions There can be no doubt that the perceived importance of physical asset management has risen substantially during 2003. There can also be no 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...
HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise
Learn how your HR department can respond quickly and effectively to a full range of business challenges and opportunities in HR Best Practices: Del...

define strategic sourcing  Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise In today's hyper-competitive and volatile business environment, human resources (HR) must do more than engage in routine administrative tasks. HR must serve as a strategic partner—able to deliver the right information at the right time on issues of performance, cost cutting, hiring, top talent recruitment, and response to legislation and regulation. Learn how your HR department can respond quickly and effectively to a full range of business Read More...
Case Study: An ITIL Capacity Assessment and Strategic Alignment
Today, business is driven to change per customers’ needs, and IT organizations must be strategic partners with the lines of business. Information Technology

define strategic sourcing  Study: An ITIL Capacity Assessment and Strategic Alignment Today, business is driven to change per customers’ needs, and IT organizations must be strategic partners with the lines of business. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices are gaining popularity as one way to manage change. However, implementing ITIL best practices in an IT organization is not without challenges. Learn about the approaches that can be used for successful ITIL implementation. Read More...
SciQuest Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing
SciQuest, the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet

define strategic sourcing  Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing SciQuest , the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet , a Pittsburgh-based provider of cloud-based software for companies to manage advanced complex sourcing events. The news is significant for the following two reasons: It is another proof point of SciQuest’s strategy to expand its business in the commercial market by broadening its Read More...

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