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Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges
Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure

long term supplier agreement  supply chain is a long process that may take a few years to accomplish. Once the objectives and strategic goals are established, appropriate business processes must be developed. Bringing each supplier on board one at a time may make the task easier. One must understand that this is a journey that requires time to learn and adapt to the changes in the business relationship. enabling technologies, IT, communication, and integration: There are literally thousands of technology solution providers out in the Read More...
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Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply
Industrial equipment manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) distributors can’t afford to miss bidding deadlines, delivery dates, product

long term supplier agreement  margins. Most have built long term relationships with their customers and are considered trusted partners. Therefore, they can t afford to deliver anything less than the highest quality products, parts and services necessary to ensure their customer s operations run smoothly with minimal cost and down times. This creates tradeoffs that the industrial supplier must balance, as shown in Figure 3. One of the largest challenges in all of that is doing it at an acceptable cost. One answer has been low-cost Read More...
Analysis of SAS Institute and IBM Intelligence Alliance
The SAS Institute and International Business Machines announced a new business intelligence relationship on January 24, 2000. IBM has announced that it is

long term supplier agreement  applications . What is the long-term direction of this program? Is this just marketing hype about a joint venture or an actual product and consulting combination? Read More...
The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management
The appeal of global sourcing is understandable given the benefits of seemingly lower costs. But without discerning hidden challenges and eliminating potential

long term supplier agreement  another example, not that long ago, the Wall Street Journal reported huge increases in the volume of Far East imports through the port of Savannah, Georgia (US), where the cargo container volume of 1.7 million shipment units per year of a decade ago has tripled. The Global Sourcing Allure In a nutshell, companies source globally for three main reasons: to differentiate their products (in terms of affordability, quality, availability, etc.), to gain competitive advantages through reduced price points, and Read More...
IBM and Partners Load the Guns in Europe
IBM has launched a service provider initiative in Europe, a move that underlines the growing trend to 'coopetition' behavior among service providers and

long term supplier agreement  a year, and likely long after that, as you continue to rely on them for maintaining you on the leading edge. Also, given that IT turnover is generally well over 10%, an unhappy employee may want to make the move elsewhere anyway. Under the partnership you may find yourself with IBM solutions and a focus on IBM products, such as WebSphere, Lotus Domino & Notes, ThinkPads and RS/6000 machines. If you want other solutions, you may need to fight for them and make your case - and you had better have some good Read More...
10 Steps to Justifying a Learning Management System for Your Partner and Supplier Training
Consistency is a common challenge for partner and supplier managers across industries and around the world. How can companies instill common messaging, brand

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Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures
Application erosion is real and it has a significant impact on the long-term value of technology. It can have various causes, but there is a possible solution

long term supplier agreement  that the users no longer consider it important that they are correct. Alternatively, the business process does not generate the same numbers as in the past so the system reflects something other than reality. Our CIO experienced this symptom. His action was to increase the visibility of the data within the enterprise, with an emphasis on top management. He implemented a business intelligence (BI) project. Since his BI solution was pre-built for his ERP system, he started seeing results within weeks of 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

long term supplier agreement  global sourcing,globalization,critical path management,master repository,compliance and risk management,global sourcing solution,retail supply chain,trading partners,fast-moving consumer goods,FMCG,private label merchandise,brand loyalty,supplier management solution,enterprise resource planning,ERP Read More...
Excel Users Are “Doomed.” Long Live Excel User Interface
A little while ago, in her post Beware Supply Chain Excel Users—YOU are DOOMED!!!!, my colleague Khudsiya Quadri warned Microsoft Excel users that Excel is not

long term supplier agreement  Users Are “Doomed.” Long Live Excel User Interface A little while ago, in her post Beware Supply Chain Excel Users—YOU are DOOMED!!!! , my colleague Khudsiya Quadri warned Microsoft Excel users that Excel is not a good option when enterprise applications are expected to be used. Reading her post and the comments that followed is a good exercise in learning different perspectives from different people. However, in my post, I’ll refrain from agreeing or disagreeing, but rather I’ll open Read More...
So Long to Conventional Wisdom around Database Migration
Conventional wisdom once held that when you committed to a database management system (DBMS), you never changed it. But things are different today. In the case

long term supplier agreement  Long to Conventional Wisdom around Database Migration Conventional wisdom once held that when you committed to a database management system (DBMS), you never changed it. But things are different today. In the case of an ERP system, for example, the application code has, for the most part, become independent of the DBMS—much application code runs as easily and efficiently on one DBMS as it does on another. This white paper discusses some of the reasons for and benefits of changing your DBMS. 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

long term supplier agreement  with the greatest potential long run benefits. For many companies, however, starting with the basics of increasing efficiency, accessing a more competitive supply base, and leveraging volume, as discussed earlier, may be the appropriate first steps, with more sophisticated solutions coming later. Any software-based solution is only effective if it is fully and correctly used, of course, and is only as good as what's programmed into it. Experience, diligence, and sound judgement are still required - Read More...
Nipendo’s Milestone Challenges E-invoicing Establishment
Nipendo, a fledgling provider of a cloud buyer-supplier collaboration platform, recently announced a new milestone marking the rapid adoption of its Supplier

long term supplier agreement  industry-watch, procure-to-pay, supplier-network, nipendo, ariba, e-invoicing, cloud, e-procurement, edi Read More...
Managing the Aches and Pains of Long Cycle Times: Automating Controls for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for

long term supplier agreement  Aches and Pains of Long Cycle Times: Automating Controls for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for research and development (R&D) and product approval. This is particularly a challenge for manufacturers of generic drugs, for which cycle times can average 20 months or more (and the full time-to-market period upwards of 12 years). Why are long cycles a Read More...
CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer
Without sound business process analysis, design, and possible re-design or full-blown reengineering in place before you bring in technology, your CRM (or any IT

long term supplier agreement  on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering Part 1: A Primer R. Garland - August 21, 2001 Introduction  All management and technology paradigms seem to come and go. Some make hay in the sun and retire in the shade, and some live on in other forms. On the technology side, we've had mainframe/dumb terminal computing give way to client/server computing, and now, in a back to the future way but with more color, to web-browser-based Read More...

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