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Hackett Group research article on supplier consolidation surprising . . . for all the wrong reasons by Jon Hansen

February 6, 2014

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“Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The activity can be taken further, though, especially within non-production (indirect) spending areas . . . Consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices. The specific business […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 7): Enabling Technology – The Emergence of the Metaprise

August 22, 2011

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Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 3): Multiple Supply Chain Networks – An Issue of Timing versus Concept Validity?

August 17, 2011

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Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]

The Future of Business Intelligence: Did Gartner Get It Right?

August 20, 2009

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On Friday’s segment “Beyond Business Intelligence Technology: The Importance of Domain Expertise” I will be welcoming Oco’s CEO William (Bill) Copacino who has authored 3 books and more than 150 articles on supply chain management, to discuss the transformational changes that are redefining our understanding of Business Intelligence. The level of preparation that goes into […]

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

April 14, 2009

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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, […]

A “Perfect Vision” and Determined Execution: Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Success (Perfect Commerce Profile: http://www.perfect.com/)

January 26, 2009

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“A true centralization of procurement objectives requires a decentralized architecture that is based on the real-world operating attributes of all transactional stakeholders . . . in other words, your organization gains control of it’s spend environment by relinquishing centralized functional control in favor of operational efficiencies originating on the front lines.  This is the cornerstone […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Marlin Equity Partners Invests in Emptoris (Beyond the Headlines Commentary)

January 22, 2009

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Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2009 – Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has made a significant capital investment in Emptoris, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise supply and contract management software.  Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Emptoris’ software and service solutions are used by Global 2000 companies in more than 75 […]

Is Ford’s auto-xchange the “Real Deal?”

April 11, 2008

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In an excerpt from my March 18, 2008 post titled Optimization Modeling and the Modern Supply Chain I made the following statement: “The key starting point is to recognize that the term supply chain is a misnomer in that it implies a sequential order of events (in the spirit of your question, a non-deterministic set of […]

Is having a website a requirement in the RFQ & RFP process today?

April 6, 2008

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Member Question: I have a question, for those actively participating in the RFQ & RFP process today. We had a client request we put up one page of his newly developed site, even though it was in the production phase and not close to finalization.  He requested we upload one page, disconnect the links, and […]

Is There a Poor “Herbie” Anywhere in the Oracle SCM Area?

April 1, 2008

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Member Question From the “Theory of Constraints” there is poor Herbie, the infamous bottleneck in the supply chain pipeline.  For any of you who use the Oracle Supply Chain 11.5.9 (or above) platform, is there any built-in “Herbie” that you’ve noticed, or has it been custom code wrapped around vanilla, that effected you most? New […]