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Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing


Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This can result in improved profitability throughout the entire supply chain and add value to the final product or service.

strategic plans  the two business entities, strategic sourcing allows opportunities for realigned (meaning improved and redesigned) and collaborative business processes, information flows, and workflows to eliminate redundancies and non-value-added work. Collaborative design and execution of plans for forecasting and replenishment allow supply chain partners to coordinate work and purchasing plans with customer demands. This helps in avoiding unpredictability in stock levels (the so-called bullwhip effect) upstream. The Read More

Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach


A secure and accurate flow of information in your supply chain operations has never been more critical—and complex. Digital transfer of unstructured information is a security risk, for both confidentiality and compliance, and traditional file transfer methods are now falling short. A managed file transfer solution combining hardware, software, and networks can meet your demands for visibility, security, and compliance.

strategic plans  The Need for a Strategic Approach Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis provides a Managed File Transfer (MFT) platform that is backed by our Tier IV Data Center which offers the highest accredited service level in the industry. Source: Inovis Resources Related to Managed File Transfer (MFT) : Managed File Transfer (MFT) (Wikipedia) Managed File Transfer: The Read More

Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013


The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail

strategic plans  on the following four strategic priorities: global expansion, cross-channel execution, and continuing investments in both POS and enterprise cloud technology. Global Presence The key initiatives aligned with new and emerging requirements in the retail sector, starting with globalization. According to a survey of 326 major international retailers conducted by CBRE , the globalization of the retail sector continued to gain steam in 2012, with almost half (47 percent) of the retailers in the survey having a Read More

Transforming Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon


If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon.

strategic plans  Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon . In this practical guide , you''ll learn how best-in-class companies create an ongoing competitive edge by aligning their day-to-day inventory plans with top-level corporate goals. You''ll discover how to define the right supply chain posture for your business how to align your supply chain to support the health and profitability of your company how to continuously monitor your supply chain to ensure ongoing success how the right technology and support are Read More

Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon?


3Com Corporation (COMS) and Extreme Networks (EXTR) have entered into a partnership where 3Com customers will be given an enhanced migration path from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the Extreme BlackDiamond 6800. This offering coincides with 3Com’s announcement that they will no longer compete in the Enterprise networking market.

strategic plans  Merger on the Horizon? Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon? G. Duhaime -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March 3Com Corporation and Extreme Networks announced they would be entering into a strategic alliance for all existing 3Com customers to migrate away from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the more robust BlackDiamond 6800. For existing 3Com customers, this migration path will not only allow them to obtain up to a 70 percent discount on a new BlackDiamond chassis, but also to enhance their Read More

Mahindra Satyam and IFS Enter into Strategic Global Partnership


The agreement between Mahindra Satyam and IFS reportedly covers all territories, so it is truly a global alliance. The solution focus will be on both product/project and asset lifecycle support, so it will cover a broad range of solutions, supporting processes from design/engineering, via build/make, install/construct, and through operations and maintenance, which is a differentiator for IFS since

strategic plans  and IFS Enter into Strategic Global Partnership The agreement between Mahindra Satyam and IFS  reportedly covers all territories, so it is truly a global alliance. The solution focus will be on both product/project and asset lifecycle support, so it will cover a broad range of solutions, supporting processes from design/engineering, via build/make, install/construct, and through operations and maintenance, which is a differentiator for IFS since the vendor can support the full lifecycle with one Read More

HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise


To manage the workforce appropriately, human resources (HR) needs to implement consistent, integrated, and flexible processes and systems. By establishing best practices that are supported with technology, HR can achieve greater efficiency (by reducing the burden of handling administrative tasks) while delivering strategic value (by equipping managers with the right information at the right time) to the organization.

strategic plans  Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise To manage the workforce appropriately, human resources (HR) needs to implement consistent, integrated, and flexible processes and systems. By establishing best practices that are supported with technology, HR can achieve greater efficiency (by reducing the burden of handling administrative tasks) while delivering strategic value (by equipping managers with the right information at the right time) to the organization. Read More

IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it).

strategic plans  v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing By Bob Eastman and P.J. Jakovljevic Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it). This has included passing Read More

Strategic Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future


In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more.

strategic plans  Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more. Read More

Data Enrichment and Classification to Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics


Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk assessments are accurate, trustworthy, and complete.

strategic plans  Drive Data Reliability in Strategic Sourcing and Spend Analytics Spend analytics and performance management software can deliver valuable insights into savings opportunities and risk management. But to make confident decisions and take the right actions, you need more than just software—you also need the right data. This white paper discusses a solution to help ensure that your applications process reliable data so that your spend analyses and supplier risk assessments are accurate, trustworthy, and Read More

The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing


According to a Computer Economics survey, organizations that have fully or largely migrated to the cloud save on average more than 15 percent in IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs.

Because cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud users are able to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. The cost savings, combined with strategic benefits in speed, scalability, and agility, argue in favor of organizations moving aggressively to the cloud.

strategic plans  Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing According to a Computer Economics survey, organizations that have fully or largely migrated to the cloud save on average more than 15 percent in IT spending as a percentage of revenue. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs. Because cloud-based systems reduce the effort needed for ongoing support, cloud users are able to devote a higher percentage of their IT spending to new initiatives. Th Read More

The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Three: A New Framework


Managing assets needs to be done in a truly proactive approach, one that ties the management of physical assets to the corporate objectives. The initial momentum to begin the sequence comes from the vision of a future state. This needs to clearly represent the corporate objectives and goals, and expressing how asset management can play a part in achieving these goals.

strategic plans  Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Three: A New Framework A New Framework for Asset Management As the level of understanding of these areas begins to rise, so too do the expectations that managers and companies will be able to meet modern requirements. In the past, maintenance strategy has frequently been treated in a highly reactive manner. Maintenance regimes are often created in response to machine breakdowns or incidents. Often, in the aftermath of disasters, there are public statements Read More

The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications


The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management. The majority of these can be explained as "new accountabilities." Many of these are accountabilities leveled at, or within, corporations themselves. However many will also be directed at the individuals taking or overseeing these decisions, often with daunting consequences for failure.

strategic plans  Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications Implications for Asset Management The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets, and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management. The majority of these can be explained as new accountabilities. Many of these are accountabilities leveled at, or within, corporations themselves. However many will also be directed at the individuals taking or overseeing these decisions, often Read More

The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part One: Changing Attitudes


This note is intended to provoke thought regarding some of the dramatic incidents that occurred in the field of asset management in 2003, as well as address some of their more immediate consequences and ramifications of changing societal attitudes regarding the failure of physical assets. In particular it examines the impact of these events on issues such as the selection and implementation of enterprise management software, the use of call centers and the outsourcing of asset management functions. There is also an overview of the evolution of asset management throughout the world that has brought us to this point.

strategic plans  Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part One: Changing Attitudes Introduction As a result of a handful of events, 2003 has been a benchmark year in the discipline of asset management, the implications of which are reverberating around the world. All of these events were, in some manner, due to a failure of physical assets. The Colombia Space Shuttle disaster The New York blackout, the London blackout, and the blackout in Italy Six people, responsible for the management and maintenance of the rail Read More

Strategic Profitability Management: an Opportunity for Finance Departments


In Strategic Profitability Management, you'll discover a better approach to profitability management one that allows you to...

strategic plans  the wrong customers. In Strategic Profitability Management , you''ll discover a better approach to profitability management—one that allows you to achieve the widest possible margins align profit objectives with corporate strategy optimize your response to changing business and market conditions act on what-if scenarios identify and address the causes of under-performing or over-performing units or departments Learn how to effectively manage profitability by balancing your top line, bottom line, and Read More