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Doing What Comes Naturally: Accessing Zycus Spend Management Innovation Through A Simplified and Practical User Interface (Zycus Inc. Profile)

October 23, 2008

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“Recognizing that adoption or end-user compliance is one of the main barriers to a successful program, the ability for project champions to leverage user comfort with known applications such as Excel to access certain functions within the SAP architecture could stimulate stakeholder buy-in, at least internally. By promoting the utilization of SAP through a familiar, […]

Quantifying The Intagible: How LM3 Cuts Through The Haze Of Partisan Agendas (LM3 Profile, www.lm3online.org)

October 10, 2008

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“On October 30th, 2006 Sir Nicholas Stern released his Review, The Economics of Climate Change. Stern described climate change as an economic externality which is an economic transaction that generates a positive or negative (re pollution, global warming etc.) effect for an uninvolved third-party such as the general public. Practically speaking, you could refer to […]

An Oasis of Creative Thought and Action in a Desert of Conflicting Policy (Associated Manufacturing Marketing Group Profile)

October 6, 2008

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“From a domestic engagement perspective, public sector procurement practices are leading to an erosion of the overall supply base.  This escalating level of erosion and its negative impact on innovation was initially presented as part of an October 2002 U.S. report by the Executive Office of the President. Specifically, the practice of contract bundling which […]

Building The Bandwagon: How Bellwether Software’s 23 Year Journey May Very Well Change The Way Organizations Purchase (Bellwether Software Profile)

October 2, 2008

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Bell-weth-er (noun): One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends (American Heritage Dictionary) Bellwether: A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to pressure future happenings (Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia) In a recent post on eWorld, I discussed the […]

eWorld: The Gateway Venue to the UK and Europe (eWorld Purchasing & Supply – A Revolution Event Profile)

October 2, 2008

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In a  world of increasingly “same old, same old” and “been there, done that” experiences the eWorld franchise is a breath of fresh air . . . and not just because I was one of the speakers at this year’s conference in London. While the mega-shows of years past, in which the venue landscape was […]

Solutions Not Rates: Why Network Global Logistics Exemplifies The New Service Model For Integrated Logistics (Network Global Logistics Profile)

September 22, 2008

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“To begin, one does not have to be in the throes of a disaster to benefit from my area of practice.  While demanding situations in which bridging the chasm between an unexpected outcome and the reality of unrealized results is certainly something for which one becomes known, it is often the ability to see a […]

Warehouse Intelligence Versus Warehouse Management: The Baxter Advantage (Baxter Planning Systems Profile)

September 18, 2008

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Network Member Question: “What is the best equation to prepare a costing for spare parts in an electronic repair center?” Baxter Answer (Mark Anderson, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions): “I think we would need more precise information about your environment to offer specific pricing equations, so I’ll use this opportunity to talk in general about […]

Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity (COUPA Profile)

September 18, 2008

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“Organizations that already have a technology driven program in place or have just recently implemented one still surprise me with their significant interest in the dramatic changes in procurement methodologies and practices.  But rather than focusing learning on new and emerging technologies, today’s procurement professionals seek insights into the actual processes that drive their enterprises.  […]

The IACCM Global Collaborative Platform: Delivering The Power For Change (IACCM Profile)

September 15, 2008

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“The International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) is a non-profit foundation recognized as the international authority on the role of contracting and Commitment Management in the global networked economy. A leader in research and innovative learning techniques, IACCM works with corporations, public and academic bodies to provide thought-leadership and understanding of “best practice” […]

Foundations Of Sand: Why Ecademy Has A Decided Advantage As The Social Network Market Leader (Ecademy Profile)

September 12, 2008

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“The social network community is on the verge of a monumental shift in which many of the networks that are in existence today will not be around tomorrow. By evolving beyond their technological origins, the core survivors will avoid the fate of the early lights, who like SixDegrees.com are destined to fade into historic insignifigance […]