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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm procurement doc  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance Read More

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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

scm procurement doc  ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study R. Garland - September 13, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Collaborative Commerce, Read More
Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

scm procurement doc  and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation Introduction About a decade ago, the procurement function was viewed primarily as a cost centre and a routine operation. More recently, it has been considered as a revenue-generating centre because of value-adds in the function. The procurement function now plays a key role in terms of improving the organization's performance, and any improvement in procurement operations can bring tremendous results in a firm's Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm procurement doc  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve Read More
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm procurement doc  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their Read More
Procurement at the Helm: Steering for Success
As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as

scm procurement doc  at the Helm: Steering for Success As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years. Read More
AMERICAN EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network
TRADEX product will simplify the adoption of Internet procurement solutions for American Express corporate customers and their supplier.

scm procurement doc  EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network Event Summary TRADEX Technologies, the provider of a digital marketplace platform, and American Express, the largest corporate card provider, announced that they have partnered to create the B2B Commerce Network , a new component-based e-commerce solution powered by TRADEX's Commerce Center platform. The American Express B2B Commerce Network is an open digital marketplace for purchasing and catalog management that is Read More
What Makes Process Process?
The systems dealing with manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and customer order management systems are among the systems that often prove to be the hardest

scm procurement doc  a discrete ERP or SCM product, and later decided to market it as a product suitable for process industries. These vendors and products can easily be identified because they typically have a module that includes the word process. This add-on module is where they attempt to address the characteristics and requirements that make their discrete product into one for process. A few vendors started with a strategy that focused exclusively on process. These vendors do not have a process module; the entire produ Read More
Rentable Procurement
Rightworks chose Exodus to host its on-line procurement solution. Rightworks plans to provide a service that outsources procurement solutions via the web.

scm procurement doc  Procurement Event Summary On November 29th, RightWorks announced plans to make its procurement solution available via the web. They chose Exodus Communications, Inc. (NSDAQ: EXDS) as an exclusive host. The new service will allow small to midsized businesses to benefit from RightWorks' procurement applications without the additional investment of installing and maintaining an additional computer system. RightWorks 4 provides the tools to consolidate supply base, control spending, leverage buying Read More
Procurement Outsourcing: 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know
Procurement Outsourcing: The 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing

scm procurement doc  Outsourcing: 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know Procurement Outsourcing: The 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services. Read More
Infor SCM Warehouse Management Provia
Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and

scm procurement doc  SCM Warehouse Management Provia Infor SCM Warehouse Management is a modern extended-warehouse-management supply chain solution that provides business agility by automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Its core capabilities include inventory management, work and task management, and labor forecasting. The solution also supports capabilities such as slotting yard management voice-directed distribution cross-docking costing multiple inventory ownership value-added services billing and invoicin Read More
Elevating Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics
For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk

scm procurement doc  Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity. To do all this, CPOs are turning to procurement analytics—to identify areas of low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement Read More
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

scm procurement doc  The final set of SCM end-to-end processes focuses on aftermarket service and ensures real-time visibility of service parts inventory through integrated parts planning, warehousing, and fulfillment processes. The Service Parts Planning and Procurement set of capabilities enable a balanced and profitable demand and supply of service parts. For its part, the Service Parts Warehousing capabilities support all warehousing processes, including inbound and outbound processing, distribution, and storage. Service Read More
Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)
Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida.The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share

scm procurement doc  professionals. It felt like SCM professionals were married to Excel, and their supply chain and operational activities cannot function without it.  What is the Relationship Between an SCM Professional and Excel? I realized that Excel’s relationship with supply chain professionals is due to Excel’s accessibility, flexibility, and usability. I believe the extensive use of Excel in the supply chain industry is due to the relationship business users have developed with Excel. This relationship can not Read More
TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software
This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software

scm procurement doc  2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these Read More

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