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Sourcing for Agile
This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: Sourcing for Agile Sourcing for Agile Source: Emergn Document Type: White Paper Description: This report looks at traditional and contemporary IT outsourcing practices, reflects on the changing dynamics of the customer/supplier relationship, and identifies priorities for evolving the role of procurement in IT outsourcing. Sourcing for Agile style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Consulting and Services,   Outsourcing,   Project Management,   Development,   IT
5/17/2012 4:28:00 PM

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 to reconcile these disparate solutions to improve their reaction time and gain maximum leverage from their sourcing activities.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: 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 their merchandise on time and according to the exact specifications. With suppliers on the other side of the globe, it can be hard to check to see how things are going, and one typically finds out about problems after the fact, when the goods arrive. Therefore, although some vendor relationships are smooth and run on automatic
6/28/2006

Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total landed cost calculations and strategic sourcing metrics. Firms that fail to evolve their method of calculating total cost will find themselves with an increasingly uncompetitive and profit-eating total cost structure. Before the advent of strategic sourcing, procurement focused primarily on material cost, usually with
4/23/2004

Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer and seller—from buying and selling things to buying and selling outcomes.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: reliable service at a lower cost. This reduces the number of planes the DoD has to buy, inventory levels, service personnel, and a host of other costs. The following are some of the lessons learned in these PBL contracts: PBL contracts can take more time and effort to write than traditional contracts. As the buyer, you need to ensure that you are in agreement on the definition of what performance you want and how specifically it will be measured during the life of the contract. You need to thoroughly
12/23/2005

Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and convenience.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership Source: Plex Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find
3/19/2012 10:48:00 AM

5 Cost Estimating Myths Busted!
This paper debunks 5 myths surrounding cost estimating for manufacturing. We have uncovered these myths over the years through talking with thousands of estimating managers, customer surveys, trainings, and on-going feedback. We will expose these myths and offer suggestions and improvement opportunities that can save or greatly improve your business. Loser jobs obviously result in poor profits. Overpriced quotations may force your customers to seek out your competition.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: 5 Cost Estimating Myths Busted! 5 Cost Estimating Myths Busted! Source: Document Type: White Paper Description: This paper debunks 5 myths surrounding cost estimating for manufacturing. We have uncovered these myths over the years through talking with thousands of estimating managers, customer surveys, trainings, and on-going feedback. We will expose these myths and offer suggestions and improvement opportunities that can save or greatly improve your business. Loser jobs obviously result in poor profits.
5/26/2011 10:25:00 AM

IBM s Four-CPU Wintel-Based Rack Servers High Performance, High Cost
IBM's four-CPU servers, the Netfinity 5500 M20 and 7000 M10, yield top notch web-focused benchmark figures, but also very high price/performance figures for mainstream applications.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: various web-focused benchmarks (see below), which are generally higher than the competition. IBM does not highlight cost, as these systems tend to cost more than the competition (especially in a price/performance context). We expect IBM will reduce cost over the next 3-5 years, to ensure that it wins more bids than just replacing legacy systems and IBM-only customers. HP focuses more on breadth of functionality than depth. In the next three to five years, the positioning of these products will change
9/1/1999

9 Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network
Enterprise internet protocol (IP) telephony has proved to be a great communication tool to unite distant employees in a solid team, to reduce costs for international calls, and to improve productivity. Moreover, there are many ways to make enterprise IP telephony network usage even more attractive.Learn five effective ways to reduce expenses for paid calls; four valid tips to decrease costs for IP telephony network ownership and administration;and a unique solution that combines call-accounting and IP telephony network administration features to cover all the ways of telecom costs reduction.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: 9 Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network 9 Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network Source: BCS-IT Document Type: White Paper Description: Enterprise internet protocol (IP) telephony has proved to be a great communication tool to unite distant employees in a solid team, to reduce costs for international calls, and to improve productivity. Moreover, there are many ways to make enterprise IP telephony network usage even more
1/17/2010 4:22:00 AM

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 shortcomings, the process may be more costly than anticipated—a situation especially true for companies using inadequate, out-of-date enterprise information technology infrastructures.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: or services at a low cost. Again, early supplier involvement (as opposed to after the product has already been designed and thrown over the wall) is critical to maximizing the potential of the postponement strategy. In this respect, a supplier s involvement typically adds value and improves time to market (that is, getting products into the hands of customers more quickly) while helping to ensure quality, and ultimately increases customer satisfaction and loyalty. Furthermore, in some industries and
8/6/2007

Cost Effective Security and Compliance with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Increasingly sophisticated threats and the push toward data consolidation and cloud computing are in part why a defense-in-depth approach to security is critical to safeguarding data. Data breach investigations have shown that security controls must be multi-layered to protect against threats, and the ever changing regulatory landscape and focus on privacy demonstrate the need for solutions to be transparent and cost effective. Read this white paper for more.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: Cost Effective Security and Compliance with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Cost Effective Security and Compliance with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Source: ZenithOptiMedia Document Type: White Paper Description: Increasingly sophisticated threats and the push toward data consolidation and cloud computing are in part why a defense-in-depth approach to security is critical to safeguarding data. Data breach investigations have shown that security controls must be multi-layered to protect against threats, and
9/13/2012 4:17:00 PM

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 global sourcing strategies impact margins, retailers can develop creative product categories that push margins and profit higher. What do you need to master global sourcing techniques? What technologies should you use? Find out, with the five stages of global sourcing.

LOW COST COUNTRY SOURCING: The Five Stages of Global Sourcing: From Evolution to Revolution The Five Stages of Global Sourcing: From Evolution to Revolution Source: TradeStone Software Document Type: White Paper Description: Developing a core competency in global sourcing is one of the critical business initiatives for retailers and channel masters. By understanding exactly how global sourcing strategies impact margins, retailers can develop creative product categories that push margins and profit higher. What do you need to master
6/5/2009 11:50:00 AM


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