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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

electronic component sourcing  exchange of information via electronic communication between parties, if only of a tactical nature (billing or change orders, for example). Also referred to as buy on the market, a traditional approach to purchasing is opportunistic in that organizations buy in response to immediate needs, choosing freely from among all the suppliers that can supposedly meet those needs. There is some sharing of technical purchasing requirements (such as specifications, proposal components, certification processes, Read More...

Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

electronic component sourcing  is replaced with automated, electronic feeds. One-off connections are replaced with a central data hub to which the enterprise integrates with its global partners and their systems. All costs are directly linked to elements and events in the supply chain. At the heart of these new solutions are several key enablers that contribute to a more effective, demanddriven and accurate global cost management process. These include: Network Platforms. This is the Web-based infrastructure to connect global Read More...
Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
A U.S.-based manufacturer of high-tech components turned to TEC for help selecting an Engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
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Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact
The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software

electronic component sourcing  partnership with Arrow 's electronic component data services, Ubiquidata was also aimed at high-tech users to enrich the support for critical functions such as end-of-life (EOL) and validation. Agile went public in 1999 and shortly after, it acquired Digital Market , a small provider of Web-based sourcing and procurement automation for the NPI process. The geographically close companies have long had a focus in the electronics/high-tech sector and had been working together for some time with joint Read More...
Manugistics Envisions Supplier Relationship Management Solution
Manugistics’ launch of SRM is clear evidence that it intends to stake a larger claim in the E&HT market, the near-exclusive domain of its arch-nemesis i2

electronic component sourcing  PartMiner , an online electronic marketplace provider whose database covers over 15 million part numbers from over 2,000 manufacturers of high tech equipment. Although PartMiner offers a wealth of data in an area where Manugistics is perceived as lacking, i2's content (derived primarily from the Aspect Development acquisition) covers a broader range of industries and can be delivered to customers at potentially lower cost. User Recommendations The economic downturn presents an excellent opportunity to Read More...
AMERICAN EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network
TRADEX product will simplify the adoption of Internet procurement solutions for American Express corporate customers and their supplier.

electronic component sourcing  is working with ten electronic purchasing systems vendors to provide full interoperability with the Corporate Purchasing Card to streamline payment, reconciliation and reporting processes. Additionally, American Express has begun testing American Express @ Work, a business-to-business portal that integrates web-based applications and content with full-service support to help companies and their employees streamline activities across the full spectrum of travel and purchasing management. Market Impact Read More...
Secure Implementations of Content Protection (DRM) Schemes on Consumer Electronic Devices
The need for secure digital rights management (DRM) implementations is real, and it is happening now. Secure and robust DRM implementation, as defined by

electronic component sourcing  (DRM) Schemes on Consumer Electronic Devices The need for secure digital rights management (DRM) implementations is real, and it is happening now. Secure and robust DRM implementation, as defined by content owners, is mandatory in order to enable premium content licensing by the service provider. Such robust implementation requires an in-depth understanding of the security vulnerabilities of today’s connected devices. This white paper explains what you require to build a secure DRM solution. Read More...
Electronic Health Records as a Platform for Change
The use of electronic health records (EHR) has increased rapidly over the past few years, and the healthcare industry is turning to using this valuable

electronic component sourcing  Change The use of electronic health records (EHR) has increased rapidly over the past few years, and the healthcare industry is turning to using this valuable infrastructure as a transformational platform to deliver higher quality, more efficient, and patient-centric care. This white paper argues that mapping the capabilities of EHR systems and the availability of EHRs as data sources to the strategic objectives of a healthcare organization—both business and clinical—is the key to extracting Read More...
Retro-sourcing: A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements
Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of

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Out-of-the-box PLM: PLM and E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry
Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the

electronic component sourcing  E-collaboration Software for the Electronics Industry Electronics manufacturing is one of the most complex manufacturing processes. Special software functionality is required to manage information throughout the supply chain, collaborate with subcontractors, and minimize development time. Learn about product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions that provide the right data management functionality for electronics manufacturers. Read More...
Nimble Enterprise Applications Vendor Faces Stiff Challenges in A Competitive Environment
Despite intensifying competition in the enterprise applications market, IFS likes its chances. IFS has released the seventh generation of its component-based

electronic component sourcing  Enterprise Applications Vendor Faces Stiff Challenges in A Competitive Environment Introduction In a market noted for its turbulence, the ongoing turnaround success of IFS , a global enterprise applications supplier, has gone somewhat unnoticed. IFS was the fastest growing enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier in the mid-to-late 1990s. But the early 2000s marked a severely painful period for the vendor, including losses peaking at about $85 million (USD) on revenues of about $313 million (USD) Read More...
Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Three: Challenges and Competition
While on the surface, there are few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with electronic data interchange (EDI), many seem reluctant to

electronic component sourcing  that are driving these electronic data interchange (EDI) requests, it is the middle-market distributors and manufacturers that fill their shelves. After serving as spokes within an EDI hub, some of these same, mid-market companies might be looking to achieve further efficiencies, and a more substantial payback on their initial EDI investment by, in turn, promoting electronic document exchange within their own, lower-tier supplier base. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander , and, 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

electronic component sourcing  industry watch, SciQuest, CombineNet, scm, supply chain, sourcing, sourcing optimization, spend management Read More...
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

electronic component sourcing  Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing e-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Audio Conference Transcript J. Dowling - January 29, 2001 Introduction   When my grandmother needed heating oil, ice, produce or milk, she placed the appropriate card in the front parlor window and when the delivery service came by, they rang the door bell, took the order, made the delivery, got paid and left. On the other hand when a client at a large media and entertainment company needed a tablet of paper, she Read More...
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

electronic component 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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