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Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions
Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article

bid auctions  auction, initial bid amount, bid decrement, payment terms, and delivery terms, are finalized and communicated to the participating vendors. More often than not, a pre-auction quotation is also requested. RA Benefits Prima facie (on first examination), the Web-enabled e-auction sourcing tool looks no different from the legacy system of closed bids and tenders, but a closer analysis will reveal that it has certain advantages for both buyers and vendors. Some of the most important ones are listed in Table

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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2


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bid auctions  “for sale”) and posted bid (reverse “wanted to buy”) events are similar to advertisements in the classified section of a newspaper, with the discretion of the seller to sell (or not) to whomever they see fit. An English event  is an open ascending-price event; as time goes on, the price is bid up by buyers who are willing to pay more than other bidders. In contrast, a reverse English event is a descending price event because the price is bid down by sellers willing to sell for a lower price than Read More

Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow


FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique, online auction platform where companies can reduce their at-risk and excess inventory.

bid auctions  FreeFlow's patent-pending, Internet-based bid management engine within its hosted online marketplace software is supplemented by the business processes of broker engagement, financial settlement, logistics, and transportation, where FreeFlow's deep industry expertise and worldwide network of strategic alliances in technology play major parts. FreeFlow's online marketplace software has impressive features including secure private auctions that can be branded or anonymous; multifunction or Read More

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bid auctions  for an optional secondary bid approval should approval from the engineering department be needed. Returns and Refurbished Materials Adding Oil to the Fire Thus far, one conclusion would unequivocally be that inventory challenges exist at every stage of the product life cycle, since product phase-in/phase-out, missed sales, and basic forecast errors result in excess active inventory. The end-of-life (EOL) stock and obsolete inventory are the inevitable results of unsold active inventory that has since Read More

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The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

bid auctions  : Reverse auction and bid optimization Description : Facing dramatic increases in diesel fuel prices, the sourcing team took an advanced sourcing approach to managing costs while balancing the needs of 5 separate business divisions. They conducted a series of reverse auctions by geography that focused on supplier margins and transportation costs (cost components of delivery vs. actual fuel costs) to capture supplier bids. The reverse auction results flowed directly into a bid optimization engine which Read More

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For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids


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SAP Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution


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