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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

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

Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships


If good partnerships seem to be a rarity, true and lasting relationships that benefit both parties are downright unique. How to avoid a Barney relationship and create a partnership that really works!

strategic plans  Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships Introduction You may not have heard the term, but the concept of Barney relationship brings the same image to everyone. I love you, you love me, and we dance off into the sunset together. But, so what? What does it really mean to either one of us? In a Barney relationship, the answer is that it means nothing: all fluff and no substance. Unfortunately, that is also a good description of most of the partnerships that are formed in our world of software 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

Strategic Workforce Planning: Winning Scenarios for Uncertain Times


Workforce planning—systematically aligning business strategy, human capital strategy, and budgets to ensure that talent with the right skills is in place to support anticipated and unanticipated business scenarios— is a hot topic for companies today. This report outlines the strategies processes, tools, and capabilities that organizations are putting in place to achieve the greatest returns on workforce planning efforts.

strategic plans  Workforce Planning: Winning Scenarios for Uncertain Times Workforce planning—systematically aligning business strategy, human capital strategy, and budgets to ensure that talent with the right skills is in place to support anticipated and unanticipated business scenarios— is a hot topic for companies today. This report outlines the strategies processes, tools, and capabilities that organizations are putting in place to achieve the greatest returns on workforce planning efforts. Read More

Why Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy


Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and allocating limited resources to meet key organizational objectives. Using PPM can also help you better align and manage your people, projects, and processes—giving you the ability to react quickly to change and minimize risk in the current declining market.

strategic plans  Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy Project portfolio management (PPM) software can provide a dynamic decision-making process for assessing projects such as portfolios, prioritizing projects, and allocating limited resources to meet key organizational objectives. Using PPM can also help you better align and manage your people, projects, and processes—giving you the ability to react quickly to change and minimize risk in the current declining market. Read More

Mobile Workforce Management Strategies: The Future of Strategic Mobile Workforce & Expense Managemen


The by-product of a changing economy, increasingly mobile and remote workforces are fueled by the proliferation of high-speed networks. This white paper outlines how to best manage a rapid transition to work environments that support a global, mobile, and remote workforce, making the best of their skills and maintaining their identification with the organization, its culture, and its goals.

strategic plans  Strategies: The Future of Strategic Mobile Workforce & Expense Managemen The by-product of a changing economy, increasingly mobile and remote workforces are fueled by the proliferation of high-speed networks. This white paper outlines how to best manage a rapid transition to work environments that support a global, mobile, and remote workforce, making the best of their skills and maintaining their identification with the organization, its culture, and its goals. Read More

Turn the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel


With the emergence of the Internet, the business environment has changed for many organizations, and will change to an even greater extent in the future. Indeed, in an increasingly dynamic and global environment, the Web has become an important source of competitive differentiation for companies of all sizes. In this comprehensive white paper, you’ll find out how to design a Web channel strategy that works for you.

strategic plans  the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel Turn the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Internet Sales helps you lower the cost of sales by reducing transaction costs in order processing – and by reducing human intervention in order-taking and status-checking. Source : SAP Resources Related to Marketing Channel : Marketing Channel (Wikipedia) Read More

The Smarter CHRO: Key Trends and Recommendations to Help Leaders of HR Become More Strategic


The human resources (HR) function is evolving rapidly. Whether we call it strategic, integrated, or optimized, there is a growing recognition that the contribution of HR to organizational success is becoming more significant. Through research and discussion with many heads of HR, three key trends that impact HR leaders have been identified: overwhelming change, the smart revolution, and the customer-activated enterprise. This white paper also offers a series of recommendations to help ensure that chief human resources officers (CHROs) help their teams take on a more strategic role within their organizations.

strategic plans  of HR Become More Strategic The human resources (HR) function is evolving rapidly. Whether we call it strategic, integrated, or optimized, there is a growing recognition that the contribution of HR to organizational success is becoming more significant. Through research and discussion with many heads of HR, three key trends that impact HR leaders have been identified: overwhelming change, the smart revolution, and the customer-activated enterprise. This white paper also offers a series of recommendations Read More

Meeting Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing


Analysis of the tasks and time in information technology (IT) projects invariably reveals the presence of a familiar recurring burden: testing—often still performed manually and inefficiently, yet accounting for a substantial proportion of the budget. Can some simple and effective focused measures have a dramatic and positive impact on the success of key projects? That depends on your approach.

strategic plans  Strategic Challenges through Effective Software Testing Analysis of the tasks and time in information technology (IT) projects invariably reveals the presence of a familiar recurring burden: testing—often still performed manually and inefficiently, yet accounting for a substantial proportion of the budget. Can some simple and effective focused measures have a dramatic and positive impact on the success of key projects? That depends on your approach. Read More

Industry Perspectives: Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry


There’s a buzz in the automotive industry around the concept of “strategic workforce management”—getting the right people, for the right job, at the right time, to improve overall business results. Strategic workforce management goes beyond the traditional role of human resources: it’s a strategic initiative and competitive weapon to help today’s automotive companies drive corporate goals and objectives.

strategic plans  Perspectives: Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry Vurv Acquires People Business Network. ( Read More ) Taleo Acquires Vurv Technology. ( Read More ) Leading organizations worldwide use Taleo on-demand talent management solutions to assess, acquire, develop, and align their workforce for improved business performance. Source : Taleo Resources Related to Strategic Workforce Management in the Automotive Industry : Workforce Management (Wikipedia) Automotive industry Read More

International Transportation Management Benchmark Study-Winners See Strategic Value of Visibility


More than 200 supply chain managers were surveyed on their international transportation management (ITM) practices, processes, and the technologies that support them. This report is the third annual study on this subject—a benchmarking initiative seeking to parse out companies that are succeeding at any particular function and examine why they are successful.

strategic plans  Management Benchmark Study-Winners See Strategic Value of Visibility More than 200 supply chain managers were surveyed on their international transportation management (ITM) practices, processes, and the technologies that support them. This report is the third annual study on this subject—a benchmarking initiative seeking to parse out companies that are succeeding at any particular function and examine why they are successful. Read More

How HR Can Help Executives Get the Big Picture: Becoming a Strategic Partner to the C-Suite


Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology, human resources (HR) teams have their hands full without the specter of a dissatisfied C-suite. There is one key factor within HR’s control, however. Employee engagement. Improving engagement can help organizations transcend poor economies, attrition, and skill gaps by creating a rich employee experience, one that powerfully influences retention, performance, loyalty, motivation, and productivity. Learn about the top three keys to helping HR departments become the C-suite's strategic partner.

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PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the major (blockbuster of a sort) announcements at PTC’s PlanetPTC Live 2011 annual user conference, which was held in mid-June 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. These announcements were as follows: General availability (GA) of nine PTC Creo 1.0 design applications. Showcasing the Windchill 10.0 product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. The acquisition

strategic plans  as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about the major (blockbuster of a sort) announcements at PTC ’s PlanetPTC Live 2011 annual user conference, which was held in mid-June 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. These announcements were as follows: General availability (GA) of nine PTC Creo 1.0 design applications. Showcasing the Windchill 10.0   product lifecycle management (PLM)  suite. The acquisition of MKS Inc. and its flagship Read More