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The New eCommerce B2B World: Redefining the Buyer – Supplier Relationship by Nilesh Gopali

August 5, 2014


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part 2 in a 4 part series by cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali that has been published in the Brokers Forum of India magazine.  You can access part 1 in the series through the following link; July issue, page 26 for article part 1 of 4 In my previous article Connecting the dots […]

How is IBM’s AutoDX truly different from Covisint? by Jon Hansen

July 3, 2014


Back in March an article in Information Week talked about IBM’s cloud-based exchange reducing transaction costs by 80% for the Indian automotive industry.   After pondering for a very brief moment “where I have I heard this before,” the first thought that came to mind is those who fail to learn from history are doomed […]

When Communication Leads to Collusion Rather Than Collaboration by Kelly Barner

October 15, 2013


Editor’s Note: Kelly has done it again . . . stoked the proverbial flames of controversy with another great piece. While there is nothing that can justify the collusion on the part of auto industry suppliers that as Kelly reports added “$5B to 25 million new vehicles” as the result of “overpriced parts,” no one […]

Reverse Auctions in the automotive industry Q&A

June 21, 2011


In the the third and final installment from my 2005 Keynote Address to 200 senior automotive industry executives regarding the utilization of Reverse Auctions, we open the mike to the audience. Once again, this was my first speaking engagement regarding my research between 1998 and 2003 in terms of developing web-based procurement solutions utilizing an […]

Part 2 from Keynote on Reverse Auctions in the Automotive Industry

June 14, 2011


Here is Part 2 from my June 2005 Keynote address to 200 senior automotive industry executives from the supplier side regarding the advent of Reverse Auctions. As always, feel free to provide your feedback via the comment section within this post. Reverse Auctions and the Automotive Industry (Part 2) 30

Reverse Auctions and the automotive industry: A history of discontent?

June 13, 2011


This was a memorable keynote to more than 200 senior automotive industry executives from the supplier side of the industry if for no other reason than it was at the height of the tensions between the manufacturers and their supply base as a result of Covisint and other failed initiatives. Within the context of the […]

Probability Theory and Assessing the Impact of the Japan Disaster

March 16, 2011


Global supply chains in the process industries are usually very large scale systems that can be comprised of up to hundreds of or even thousands of production facilities, distribution centers and customers. Due to competition in the global marketplace, process industries are facing increasing pressure to manage their supply chains so as to reduce costs […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: Why market adaptability may ultimately derail the transition (Part 2)

April 14, 2009


“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, […]

Are Multiple Supply Chain Networks Important? (A PI Q and A) Track No. 3

February 18, 2008


The following is the third track in the Q&A series which posed the question, “Are Multiple Supply Chain Networks Important?”  Given the continuing strong reader response, the series will be extended for the balance of this week. PI Question: A 2006 Report made the following statement: “Designing and operating multiple supply networks to meet the […]