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The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing
The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all

low cost country sourcing  increased international sourcing on low labor and supply costs from East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America). Sure, expectations are usually much higher than these figures, since initial savings may provide false gains. And with many costs and risks being hidden (such as logistics complexity and increased lead time ramifications), one should always take a long-term view and analysis. For more information, see Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing . What also contributes to the

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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No One Said Sourcing Overseas Would Be Easy


The many challenges and risks that retailers face when sourcing globally could be mitigated with the right software tools. Yet the sad fact is that few information technology systems fully support the complexities and unique requirements of global trade.

low cost country sourcing  supply chains to remote, lower cost regions. On the other hand is the contradictory quest to shorten cycle times, which is essential, but so is having quality control that ensures companies receive their merchandise on time and according to exact specifications. Until fairly recently, the Internet has been neither reliable nor ubiquitous enough to support such broad supply networks and resolution of these networks' issues. Lately though, the Internet has reached a much higher level of security, 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 customer focus or regulations-driven reporting element, could benefit from nearshoring. Nearshoring involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location, but a closer cultural, linguistic, and geographic fit with the user organisation.

low cost country sourcing  to match the very low labour costs that can be found in areas such as India and China. The trade-off between cost and the sophistication of the services available is clear. However, Marriott points out that costs in some of the main markets for offshore work is rising steadily. Because of the level of inward investment, the whole cost base is increasing, he says. That can make nearshore contracts more attractive, because the differential between nearshore and offshore today will be squeezed over the 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 entirely new universe of costs and liabilities, operations, and resource and management needs. Next generation global cost control systems can help organizations overcome these challenges. These systems help enterprises understand the real time cost impacts and financial liabilities of global sourcing initiatives--while protecting profits.

low cost country sourcing  and supply bases to lower cost countries can help enterprises reduce cost of goods sold. However, history also proves that the savings from those sourcing initiatives can quickly evaporate without effective technology platforms and systems capable of managing longer and more complex supply lines, and the larger, more extended financial commitment required to operate them. It's the holy grail of global supply chain management. As goods move through the supply chain, a global cost control platform captures Read More

Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO


Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product engineering outsourcing (PEO). While many IT companies have used PEO to realize significant cost savings along with increased quality and reliability, some companies have experienced negative results. Lean about common PEO pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

low cost country sourcing  engineering. When vendors promote low prices, remember that another country can provide the same services for lower prices and better quality. When vendors look beyond cost savings and demonstrate cutting edge services, they can gain an edge when it comes to pricing and become top of the list when buyers choose vendors for larger projects in the future. PEO Benefits: The Real Deal In a study of global sourcing habits and experiences conducted on March 2006, initiated by Ziff Davis Media on behalf of Read More

Controlling Project Cost Overruns


This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed.

low cost country sourcing  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More

PCI Compliance Cost Analysis


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service providers maintain the highest degree of information security. However, many retailers are still questioning its effectiveness and necessity in light of the high cost of compliance. Read this white paper to find out what this cost really means for your organization.

low cost country sourcing  Compliance Cost Analysis The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service providers maintain the highest degree of information security. However, many retailers are still questioning its effectiveness and necessity in light of the high cost of compliance. Read this white paper to find out what this cost really means for your organization. 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, 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

low cost country sourcing  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 footprint for spend management, given its  earlier acquisitions of Upside Software and Spend Radar . CombineNet had had relationships with these companies well before they were acquired by SciQuest. It is a strong complement to SciQuest’s existing e-sourcing offerings and positions the vendor to help organizations more efficiently acquire Read More

How CFOs Can Overcome Internal Resistance to Cost Reduction


The major barrier to continuous cost reduction is not the suppliers; instead, the internal resistance to change by employees is often the primary reason millions of dollars can be left on the table. This white paper will walk you through the top seven techniques for combatting resistance to expense reduction and give you some best practices in the area of cost containment.

low cost country sourcing  CFOs Can Overcome Internal Resistance to Cost Reduction The major barrier to continuous cost reduction is not the suppliers; instead, the internal resistance to change by employees is often the primary reason millions of dollars can be left on the table. This white paper will walk you through the top seven techniques for combatting resistance to expense reduction and give you some best practices in the area of cost containment. Read More

The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing


Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers.

low cost country sourcing  Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. 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 supports some of the world's top retailers, hosting thousands of users and enabling their collaboration with as many suppliers.

low cost country sourcing  consumer electronics, at the low and mid-range price points. Eqos's Current Mission Enabled by a Service-oriented Architecture Platform Eqos's current mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide, empowering sourcing and procurement executives and clerks to improve time to market, increase customer value, improve margins, decrease operating costs, and scale private label business. In other words, the idea is to enable Read More

A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works


TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

low cost country sourcing  even if they have lower levels of computer literacy. Part Two of the series Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . For information on TradeStone's history, see Collaborative Sourcing Solution Vendor Leaves No Stone Unturned . For an extensive discussion of global retail sourcing, see The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing , The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing , and The Fashion and Apparel Retailers' Conundrum . In order to foster rapid widespread adoption with an Read More

Is One Country Good Enough to Handle Your Outsourcing Business?


Recently, I touched on the idea of building a vendor portfolio to help manage risks associated with software outsourcing practices in the article Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China? I’d like to use this blog post to give some complementary readings for those who read the article and felt the vendor portfolio idea interesting. The concept of “portfolio

low cost country sourcing  to buy a bond (low return but risk free) and a stock (high return but associated with high risk), what is your investment decision? The absolutely risk-averse people will only buy the bond and the opposite (extreme risk-takers) will only buy the stock. However, most of people are more likely to take some risks (but not too many or too high) while having higher return expectations than what the bond can yield. Thus, a mix of the two assets makes sense, and the proportion of each depends on what your Read More

Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist


Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements.

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Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership


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