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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

rfq bids rfq  wants to extend an RFQ to several small manufacturers in the Far East to make a batch of polo shirts. The buyer would input the specifications in a preset form designed to support retail purchases, with fields for necessary data like size, fabric, or color. The buyer would also have to provide the e-mail contact addresses of the suppliers he or she desires to engage, and then would initiate the quote process. Currently, TradeStone does not help with finding prospective vendors in these faraway

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Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

rfq bids rfq  performing request for quotes [RFQs], conducting auctions and reverse auctions, etc.), often without charging single transaction fees and unnecessarily repelling the customers wary of being nickeled and dimed till blue in face . To that end, MBN has been for some time (over two years) in live use in Mexico and Argentina as a part of Microsoft bCentral integrated on-line marketing services for small businesses, where it has been used to link 25 large retail trading hubs to some 4,000 trading partners. Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

rfq bids rfq  analysis, identifying potential suppliers, RFQ and contract negotiation, and monitoring and improving suppliers (which logically may happen both before and after the contract signing). As companies continue to strive to reduce the internal costs of their products and services, more pressure is on the procurement group to source from the right supplier that can deliver as needed, at the right price, but also subject to many other measures some of which can be of a non-quantitative nature, such as product Read More

ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot


Focused on the sourcing needs of the food and beverage industry, ecFood has announced $50 million in transactions during the first quarter of 2001 with its sights set on profitability by the end of the year.

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Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


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rfq bids rfq  materials. While the pre-auction RFQ went off well, vendors refused to submit bids in the actual event. This was because the initial bid price was much lower than what the vendors had indicated in the RFQ. Eventually, the auction had to be cancelled and fresh quotations were invited which were, predictably, at much higher rates. Yet another Asian FMCG company found its cost savings quickly evaporate as the lead vendor (chosen on a least price basis) could not adhere to scheduled timelines. Another vexing Read More

The Hidden Gems of the Enterprise Application Space


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rfq bids rfq  properly without suppliers answering RFQ criteria and submitting bids. With the core procurement functionality matured, buyers and vendors need supplier participation to achieve a level of collaboration to complement the procurement process. Given ever-shorter product life cycles and companies' ever-increasing reliance on third parties to increase customer satisfaction, the need for some form of supplier relationship management (SRM) category of software should not be questioned. Still, the indirect Read More

Discrete Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX)


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rfq bids rfq  Manufacturing-Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (based on Dynamics AX) Special industry machinery manufacturing is considered one of the most demanding segments of discrete manufacturing, in part because every machine you produce may be unique. Compared to standard production environments, manufacturing processes are complex. Your company faces challenges that include concurrent engineering and changes that must be addressed during the construction process. Microsoft Dynamics AX for Special & Read More

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season


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rfq bids rfq  Indulges In The Open M&A Season Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season P.J. Jakovljevic - June 04, 2002 Event Summary In May during the enVISION2002 annual user conference, Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), one of the leading global supply chain management (SCM) software providers, announced it had acquired the assets and business of privately-held ERP provider Western Data Systems (WDS), www.westdata.com, with headquarters in Calabasas, CA, and with over 20 years of presence in the Read More

Stemming the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Canadian Manufacturers


The clock is ticking for Canadian manufacturers to come up with a solution to the ongoing loss of knowledge capital. Natural employee attrition, such as departures or layoffs, inevitable retirement, and the brain drain are contributing to an exodus of knowledge. That’s why the best hope for Canadian manufacturers lies in introducing knowledge management strategies across the enterprise—before it’s too late.

rfq bids rfq  the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Canadian Manufacturers TEC's solutions, which include research comparison reports selection tools consulting services are driven by its powerful analysis engine, eBestMatch.TEC knowledge management strategies designed to help manufacturers stem the loss of organizational knowledge capital. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Stemming the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Canadian Manufacturers : Knowledge Read More

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rfq bids rfq  the request for quote (RFQ) and bid management/freight auctioning stuff that Manugistics acquired from Digital Freight in 2002. This also includes modules within the TMS suite like NetWORKS Freight Pay and NetWORKS Routing . In addition, there are some supply chain event management (SCEM) capabilities thrown in with NetWORKS Visibility and NetWORKS Monitor . Whereas NetWORKS Visibility was mainly used on the transportation side, NetWORKS Monitor could be used for exceptions in any part of the supply Read More

The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

rfq bids rfq  management, auctions, RFP and RFQ. Additional services added in 2001 were invoicing and payment programs, which expedited the supply chain process for both sides involved in the supply chain process. Plus, ecFood expanded aggregated product programs in packaging, logistics and ingredients. ecFood currently provides online transaction and membership-based group buying services to over 40 industry leaders from several segments of the food industry. Segments include major consumer brand manufacturers, Read More

Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing


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rfq bids rfq  provide quotations. The comprehensive RFQ Builder walks merchants and buying professionals through workflows to build RFQs from the product brief repository, and attaches drawings, designs, and technical packages. Vendor collaboration is enabled to allow users to consider design suggestions from vendors, and answer any questions as they come in. The module then compares offers from multiple suppliers (which have all first been harmonized for language, currency, and lead times), to then select suppliers Read More

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rfq bids rfq  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Event Summary Amid extensively reported controversial takeover bids & counter bids, lawsuits & counter lawsuits tug-of -wars amongst the three renowned Tier 1 application vendors, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), almost unnoticed or only briefly reported by market observers have been recent moves of some much smaller and less visible Read More

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rfq bids rfq  capabilities like spending analysis, RFQ, bidding analysis, negotiation, contract development, category management, cost savings tracking, specification management, and supplier performance management. More intricate capabilities like cost estimation and target costing, knowledge management (KM), market analysis, the make versus buy analysis, value engineering, supplier design collaboration, buyer-supplier joint cost reduction projects, etc. are still mainly provided through complex not-automated, Read More

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