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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

science diet  of art and a science, combining business, category, and supply expertise with leading e-sourcing technology and associated value-based decision support capabilities including: Bid optimization, which uses advanced analytical tools to simultaneously negotiate and evaluate complex bid structures against a wide range of interdependent sourcing objectives, variables, constraints, and scenarios. Cost modeling, (including total cost of ownership TCO evaluation) which focuses on identifying and analyzing all Read More

Business-to-business Price Segmentation-Outlined and Explained


The central premise of price segmentation, especially in business-to-business environments, is that pricing should be consistent for similar deals. The process quantifies similarity by empirically determining which deal circumstances affect price response, enabling companies to benchmark prices against similar transactions.

science diet  Art of Pricing with Science . The process of price segmentation naturally starts with data integration. This means collecting quote or order transactional data, and enriching this data with extended information on customers, products, and competition. Moreover, price segmentation —determining how price outcomes vary based on customer, product, and order attributes—represents the foundation of some price management vendors'' offerings that assist in making effective price decisions throughout most Read More

SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and volumes. It also introduced SignalDemand, Inc., which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers. SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management

science diet  which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers. SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management and optimization software that takes into account the key supply and production constraints impacting manufacturers. In other words, its application is using pricing as a demand and supply matching mechanism for manufacturers of consumer goods. Namely, on the supply (upstream) side, commodity-focused hedge funds have long Read More

Los Alamos Loses Top-Secret Information, Again!


Another security compromise occurred at Los Alamos National Laboratories last month when two hard drives containing top-secret nuclear information disappeared. The security mistakes that are being made at Los Alamos are sloppy and unacceptable.

science diet  has been to apply science and technology to problems of national security. According to Los Alamos Director John C. Browne, reducing global nuclear danger is one of the laboratory''s focus areas. The Department of Energy Secretary, Bill Richardson, was roasted by Senate Republications when he failed to appear at a joint hearing of the Senate Intelligence and Energy committees. Los Alamos National Laboratory was founded in the midst of WWII as a response to the fear that Adolf Hitler would make nefarious us Read More

Field Precision LLC


Field Precision creates advanced finite-element software for electromagnetic fields, charged-particle devices and X-ray science. Our unitized 2D and 3D packages cover a broad range of application areas including high voltage engineering, magnet design, charged-particle devices, permanent magnet assemblies, microwave technology, pulsed power systems, and X-ray imaging. Affordable Basic packages run on any Windows computer. Professional packages with parallel-processing support and unlimited memory access run under 64-bit XP, Vista and Windows 7.

science diet  charged-particle devices and X-ray science. Our unitized 2D and 3D packages cover a broad range of application areas including high voltage engineering, magnet design, charged-particle devices, permanent magnet assemblies, microwave technology, pulsed power systems, and X-ray imaging. Affordable Basic packages run on any Windows computer. Professional packages with parallel-processing support and unlimited memory access run under 64-bit XP, Vista and Windows 7. Read More

Pricing Management Vendor Must Show Proven Payback from Clients


Vendavo’s recent growth is due to its reseller partnership with SAP, and the segmentation and optimization functionalities of its pricing solutions. But the vendor needs to stay on its toes, at least until its role in lifting almost every client profit margins is proven.

science diet  suite now combines pricing science (see Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science ), pricing best practices, and enterprise-class software to drive incremental improvements in average prices at every stage of the pricing process, from segmentation to deal close. At the starting block for identifying pricing opportunities is Vendavo Dynamic Segmentation , a module that enables fine-grained pricing. Initial customer segmentation is done via new, sophisticated data mining capabilities; then, users can Read More

How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities


Rather than sticking to such outdated and speculative pricing practices as "cost plus" or "meet competition," Zilliant suggests companies leverage data to determine how market price response varies, and use this holistic measure of price sensitivity to optimize pricing.

science diet  if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins? The Pricing Challenges that B2B Participants Face In narrowing down the key elements of its solution, Zilliant points out three main challenges that manufacturing and distributing customers face on the road to pricing excellence. These challenges can be parlayed into data-driven pricing management opportunities for such B2B environments: The typical business environment of B2B companies creates massive customer-product-price Read More

Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also introduced the FUD (fear, uncertainty @ doubt) notion about how appropriate these solutions might be in a down market. It appeared that at least the service sector (including spare parts pricing) remains largely impervious to the economic

science diet  its advanced retail pricing science for different applications/purposes.  Revionics believes its approach to development and the SaaS model is helping it to leapfrog many of its competitors and win some great new customers. Todd P. Michaud, Revionics'' President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with whom I''ve also dealt while he was an executive at Retalix , recently shared with me his views on the economy. To his mind, the economic environment is having an impact on a number of things: Many retailers Read More

Greenplum


Greenplum, a division of EMC, is driving the future of Big Data analytics with breakthrough products that harness the skills of data science teams to help global organizations realize the full promise of business agility and become data-driven, predictive enterprises. The division's products include Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, Greenplum Analytics Lab, Greenplum Database, Greenplum HD and Greenplum Chorus. They embody the power of open systems, cloud computing, virtualization and social collaboration—enabling global organizations to gain greater insight and value from their data than ever before possible. Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform (UAP) combines the co-processing of structured and unstructured data with a productivity engine that enables collaboration among your data science team. Greenplum UAP includes Greenplum Database, Greenplum HD, and Greenplum Chorus.

science diet  the skills of data science teams to help global organizations realize the full promise of business agility and become data-driven, predictive enterprises. The division''s products include Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, Greenplum Analytics Lab, Greenplum Database, Greenplum HD and Greenplum Chorus. They embody the power of open systems, cloud computing, virtualization and social collaboration—enabling global organizations to gain greater insight and value from Read More

Another Life Sciences Win for QAD


QAD Enterprise Edition enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has been selected by Ajinomoto Althea, an integrated contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical and commercial drug product development services, to improve its operations.

science diet  more than 400 life science manufacturing sites using QAD’s ERP Life Sciences Edition. Its solution supports automation of critical quality requirements and the necessary standard operating procedures (SOPs) required for manufacturers to comply with the validation requirements for current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), along with enhanced controls, audit capabilities, and e-signature. It’s been a tall order for public cloud ERP providers to provide a qualified environment .   Althea expects to Read More

Tacton Systems AB


Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. Tacton’s solutions redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products online as well as offline. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems.    Tacton’s Story starts in 1987 when a group of engineers and programmers at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science were doing ground-breaking research in the field of knowledge-based systems, and the application of artificial intelligence to solve industry challenges. The researchers were convinced that there were great gains to be made by applying the principles to the field of product configuration. The research team worked in close collaboration with companies such as Ericsson, ABB, and Alfa Laval. By 1993, the group had developed a configurator for a pilot project that was causing quite a stir. Both the researchers and the Institute saw the commercial potential of what had been developed. After a further five years of prototyping and evaluation, Tacton Systems was formed as a spin-off from the research institute.   Tacton has an impressive customer roster with impressive results gained with the offered technology. Many of the customers are leading industrial manufacturers such as   Siemens, ABB, Scania, Aker and Alfa Laval. Tacton works closely with their customers, large and small, to help them revolutionize their processes, to grow, and to become more competitive.   Today Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe.

science diet  Swedish Institute of Computer Science were doing ground-breaking research in the field of knowledge-based systems, and the application of artificial intelligence to solve industry challenges. The researchers were convinced that there were great gains to be made by applying the principles to the field of product configuration. The research team worked in close collaboration with companies such as Ericsson, ABB, and Alfa Laval. By 1993, the group had developed a configurator for a pilot project that was Read More

Aviso Brings Predictive Science to Sales Forecasting


Aviso recently introduced Aviso Insights, a solution that arms sales teams with predictive tools to meet and exceed quarterly targets. Using machine learning and portfolio management frameworks that Wall Street experts use, the goal is to enable sales, finance, and business leaders at any time to confidently report on the current state of business.

science diet  Brings Predictive Science to Sales Forecasting Aviso recently introduced Aviso Insights , a solution that arms sales teams with predictive tools to meet and exceed quarterly targets. Using machine learning and portfolio management frameworks that Wall Street experts use, the goal is to enable sales, finance, and business leaders at any time to confidently report on the current state of business.   Sales forecasting is the most important process in a sales organization, yet traditionally it has been Read More

Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising


The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising.

science diet  discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising. Read More

What if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins?


Zilliant, a data-driven, price management software provider, aims to enable business-to-business companies to optimize revenue and margins through decision support and automation software that delivers more effective discount guidelines, in-depth price analytics, intelligent deal management, and successful price promotions.

science diet  if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins? Almost all companies need to manage pricing and margins with the same precision and control that they use to manage manufacturing and procurement costs. While there are numerous pricing-related, statistical techniques and process models in the public domain and in academia, getting such systems to work in the real world is no small feat. Areas where this is especially true are the airline, hotel, retail, and Read More

The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1


The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the "marketing mix," are basically applicable to all businesses. TEC’s two-part blog post series in 2008 talked about the importance of pricing management in a down economy. Price and promotion in particular are the lubricants in retailing, although the two remaining Ps--product and place, are indisputably important there as well. In his guest

science diet  Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1 The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the marketing mix , are basically applicable to all businesses. TEC ’s  two-part blog post series in 2008 talked about the importance of pricing management in a down economy . Price and promotion in particular are the lubricants in  retailing , although the two remaining Ps-- product and place , are indisputably important there as well. In his  guest author article in Retail Read More