Browsing All posts tagged under »service oriented architecture«

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 6): Enablement of the Supply Management Organization – Balancing Capability with Control

August 20, 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do you practice “Business @ The Speed of Thought?” Does your enterprise have a “Digital Nervous System?” If not, why?

April 5, 2008

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Member Question: Almost 10 years ago, Bill Gates of Microsoft wrote a book titled “Business @ The Speed of Thought” where he laid out his vision for how organizations should utilize technology to become more responsive, adaptive, agile, etc. Specifically he drew an analogy between an organization’s IT infrastructure and living beings Autonomic Nervous System. […]

Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain by Jon Hansen

August 9, 2007

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Double marginalization is defined as the “exercise of market power at successive vertical layers in a supply chain.”  Dating back to Lerner (1934) the problem that arises as a result of double marginalization is tied to an impetus to mark up the product’s price above marginal cost.  According to a 2005 Caltech paper (Vertical Integration […]