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e-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing
This is the transcript of an Audio Conference on e-procurement conducted by TEC during which brief case studies of how companies have improved inventory turns

e procurement operations  Level Requirements of an e-Procurement Solution. Next Operational Requirements had to be set: An average of 30 seconds to locate an item on the catalog An average of 1 minute to locate and Request an item that had previously been Requested On line feedback to Procurement and Suppliers regarding item quality and delivery service Real-time authorization There were more than 30 suppliers to consider but key choices reduced the count quickly to 8. Note, some of the original suppliers did not have the ability Read More
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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume
A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This

e procurement operations  procurement experts and its e-procurement technology to drive ongoing procurement improvements. Major oil company Sunoco recently announced that it was turning over its nearly $1.4 billion in purchases to ICG, for example. Conclusion of Part 4 As the old saying goes, be careful what you ask for, you might get it. Before committing your volume to an auction, a third party, or some other variant, it is important to understand your company's willingness to live with the results. At what point would you be Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

e procurement operations  Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain Read More
Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement
The word 'profitability': is being bandied about as some e-procurement vendors show continued growth.

e procurement operations  Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement D. Geller - November 13, 2000 Event Summary Financial announcements from the end of their most recent quarters had a number of e-procurement vendors singing happily. Figures 1 and 2 both show the revenues for four leading pure-play companies: Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA) Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS) Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) Purchase Pro (NASDAQ: PPRO) Figure 1 also shows the Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

e procurement operations  and weaknesses of your existing procurement processes and activities? What specific objective(s) are you trying to achieve through e-procurement, and why? What categories of goods and services need the most attention and would benefit most from new e-procurement approaches? Can you utilize existing horizontal or vertical exchanges to meet your needs? How willing are you to change suppliers, including adding new ones to your supply base, in order to achieve short-term or long-term benefits? How important Read More
3 Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance
E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore

e procurement operations  Reasons to Archive E-mail: Capacity and PSTs, Migration to Exchange 2010, and Compliance E-mail is mission critical with corporate knowledge locked inside maiboxes. E-mail archiving solutions help organizations track e-mail transactions, restore inadvertently deleted messages, ensure compliance, and reduce storage demands. E-mail archiving software provides IT with the ability to manage data retention and enable ediscovery. Read this white paper to explore the issues of e-mail archiving and e-mail Read More
Procurement and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal
PurchasePro and Office Depot have begun a strategic relationship that will make the PurchasePro marketplace available to customers from within Office Depot

e procurement operations  and Office Supply Companies Ink Deal Event Summary PurchasePro.com, Inc (Nasdaq: PPRO) and Office Depot, Inc (Nasdaq: ODP) announced a strategic relationship to capture the purchasing dollars of corporate America's small and mid-sized businesses. Under the terms of the arrangement, Office Depot will be featured as the preferred provider on PurchasePro's business-to-business marketplace, and Office Depot will mass market PurchasePro's software. In addition, Office Depot, which already held Read More
Taking Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans

e procurement operations  Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it. Read More
Sales and Operations Planning: Aligning Business Goals with Supply Chain Tactics
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) was identified as companies’ number two area of focus, in a survey of 805 companies for Aberdeen’s Supply Chain Executive’s

e procurement operations  and Operations Planning: Aligning Business Goals with Supply Chain Tactics Sales and operations planning (S&OP) was identified as companies’ number two area of focus, in a survey of 805 companies for Aberdeen’s Supply Chain Executive’s Strategic Agenda study. Further research on the supply chain identifies how the S&OP process is helping corporate executives accomplish their overall business strategies. Find out what the four broad strategies are, and how best-in-class companies are using them. Read More
Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction
All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process

e procurement operations  effectiveness Create greater supplier effectiveness, reducing cycle time and procurement costs Concentrate more thoroughly on building customer loyalty and greater satisfaction Improve collaboration between the company and its external partners Lower operating costs and reduce order fulfillment times Increase inventory turns and reduce cash-to cash cycle times Improve return on net assets This SAP Insight discusses the problems faced by most S&OP programs, how some companies succeed, and the key to the Read More
Case Study: Electrolux Brazil Chooses ServiceMax to Improve Field Service Operations
Electrolux Brazil was using multiple systems for managing partners and service operations, which translated to loss of information, lower than desired customer

e procurement operations  Study: Electrolux Brazil Chooses ServiceMax to Improve Field Service Operations Electrolux Brazil was using multiple systems for managing partners and service operations, which translated to loss of information, lower than desired customer satisfaction, and lost money on inaccurate warranty information. With ServiceMax, Electrolux has streamlined processes, increased revenue due to accurate warranty renewal info and alerts, and improved customer satisfaction rates for its service. Read the case study. Read More
Procurement at the Helm: Steering for Success
As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as

e procurement operations  Success As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years. Read More
HP e-Vectra Product Follow-up
Hewlett Packard announced that the e-Vectra sealed case would include an “easy swap” hard drive.

e procurement operations  e-Vectra Product Follow-up HP e-Vectra Product Follow-up C. McNulty - Date, 2000 Event Summary Hewlett Packard [NYSE:HWP] has recently clarified its product direction for its new e-Vectra line of appliance PCs. In a conference with TechnologyEvaluation.com, HP announced that the e-Vectra sealed case would include an easy swap hard drive. We believe this overcomes one of major objections to appliance PCs like the e-Vectra - since the hard drive is typically the most likely PC system component to need Read More
AspenTech Launches e-Business InitiativeFinally
Aspen Technology recently announced its e-commerce initiative, Aspen e-Business, which is the first in a planned series of business-to-business e-commerce

e procurement operations  Launches e-Business InitiativeFinally AspenTech Launches e-Business InitiativeFinally S. McVey- November 17, 1999 Event Summary Aspen Technology, Inc. recently announced an e-business initiative, Aspen e-Business, which is the first in a planned series of business-to-business e-commerce applications. As part of the initiative, AspenTech will partner with business-to-business application vendor Extricity Software, Inc. The proposed solutions will build on Aspen's existing Aspen MIMI and Aspen PIMS Read More
Facility Operations Maturity Model for Data Centers
An operations & maintenance (O&M) program determines to a large degree how well a data center lives up to its design intent. The comprehensive data center

e procurement operations  Operations Maturity Model for Data Centers An operations & maintenance (O&M) program determines to a large degree how well a data center lives up to its design intent. The comprehensive data center facility operations maturity model (FOMM) presented in this paper is a useful method for determining how effective that program is, what might be lacking, and for benchmarking performance to drive continuous improvement throughout the life cycle of the facility. This understanding enables ongoing concret Read More

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