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Off-loading Some Green Compliance Burdens: Can Enterprise Applications Meet the Challenge?
The European Union’s WEEE Directive requires electronics manufacturers of member states to manage and pay for electrical and electronics waste recycling. Yet

bid clerks auction  is maximized through competitive bidding. The audit trail of products listed, products sold, and registered bidders can be included in the tracking and reporting of take-back and recovery programs. However, ensuring complete WEEE compliance is essentially a network management problem. It entails managing the collection of products via licensed carriers and the coordination of sorting and disposing of products within authorized facilities. It also includes managing the resale of products to ensure the Read More
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A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding
Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage

bid clerks auction  document called invitation for bid [IFB]) prospective providers for submitting offers, called sealed bids . Precedence of sealed bidding US federal regulations give preference to a procurement process based on sealed bids over competitive proposals if certain conditions are fulfilled: time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids; the award will be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; it is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding Read More
CDC Software Wins the Pivotal Auction. Now What? Part Two: Market Impact
Pivotal, had been feeling the competitive pressures coming from many directions. Despite many mid-market and niche CRM vendors' attempts to overcome these

bid clerks auction  failed in their merger bids, will have to rethink their survival alternatives,. Like its market automation counterparts, Talisma will struggle to remain competitive within the highly isolated market, even as its narrow niche is further taken over by full-fledged and all-round CRM providers. The merger with Pivotal would have been more beneficial for Talisma's customers, but Pivotal's customer base would likely have not seen major functional improvements since they already have had e-mail management and Read More
QAD Explores E-Business While Not Abandoning ERP
QAD, one of the leading ERP vendors, announced a number of product and alliance initiatives prior to or during Explore 2000, its annual user conference that

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Commerce One Meets GM: Web Now Has A Really Big Parts Department
General Motors will use Commerce One's E-commerce systems to build a global purchasing marketplace for its buyers and suppliers.

bid clerks auction  use a catalog, a bid-quote system, or an on-line auction. GM will not dictate prices, but will use its purchasing expertise and muscle to bring suppliers into the network. While GM claims that participation will be voluntary, it expects many of its dealers, suppliers, and partners to join GM MarketSite. One of GM's large Japanese partners, Isuzu, has already announced its intention to convert its entire purchasing system to operate within GM Marketplace. Note that this announcement is almost coincident Read More
The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
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

bid clerks auction  final bids in sealed bid format from 20 suppliers. The sourcing team then utilized the bid optimization engine to create various award scenarios for the 6,000+ data points based upon different combinations of allocation and business constraints including container size, number of suppliers per region, and cost. Results: While the award decision was not the lowest cost scenario, significant savings were achieved. The sourcing team now has a full view into the different cost components of their global Read More
IMI Hopes Vivaldi Plays Well for Reverse Auctioneer
In signing CoShopper.com, European e-fulfillment vendor Industri-Matematik opens a passage to its least penetrated corner of the globe, the Far East.

bid clerks auction  of items to successful bidders in a rapidly expanding geographic area that will include eight additional European countries before August 2000 and another seven countries by year end. Market Impact Though CoShopper.com is a relatively small contender amid the multitude of online auction houses, the deal has the potential to make or break Stockholm-based IMI's ability to sell in Asia. All evidence suggests that IMI has taken the proper steps to ensure a successful experience at CoShopper. First, IMI will Read More
Transportation Management System (TMS)
Transportation Management System (TMS): The ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, tender shipments, manifest parcel, track

bid clerks auction  management, global network design, bid preparation, and negotiations. Read More
Commerce One Tries Harder
E-procurement's number two firm announced a fleet of new products and services across its entire product line.

bid clerks auction  November, 1999 purchase of CommerceBid. This shows that Commerce One can convert strategic decisions into product quickly and effectively. User Recommendations If the industry were to freeze right now, or if your company has to make an immediate decision on which product to buy, Commerce One's new offerings will certainly improve its competitive score. If it was not on your short list you will want to reconsider. In the slightly longer range it seems inconceivable that Ariba will not have a similar Read More
Xchange Adds To The List Of CRM Point Solutions' Casualties
Xchange's protracted troubles and its recent inglorious demise and subsequent auctioned sellout may prove the fact that the CRM point providers without a clear

bid clerks auction  not to make a bid for the Xchange's assets. Rather, Unica has announced a migration plan from Xchange's solutions to its Affinium platform. The vendor has reportedly decided not to participate in the auction, because Xchange's main assets — the software developers — were likely no longer with it. Also, Unica has already migrated approximately 15% of Xchange's customer base to Affinium, and the vendor touts that regardless of which company takes ultimate ownership of Xchange's remaining assets, Read More
Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

bid clerks auction  Architects offer a fixed bid after receiving complete building specs. The made-to-order industry offers a fixed bid only after receiving complete specs, and the quote would include a high-level design drawing too. A caterer would not offer a fixed bid until receiving the menu and the number of guests. A builder offers a fixed bid, with an escalation clause, after receiving the building plans. In the construction industry, unit rates are mostly offered against a detailed tender document that gives great Read More
Building Niches
A sampler of recent niche E-commerce websites.

bid clerks auction  collaboration, construction administration, bid management, and buying. Visitors to buzzsaw.com will be able to access industry information, purchase products and services, develop secure areas for members of a project team to share information, including blueprints and specifications, and conduct real-time meetings. Autodesk states that in the $672 billion construction industry it is common for almost 30 percent of the project cost to be attributed to administrative inefficiencies. Ourhouse.com is Read More
i2 Enlists Honeywell in Process Industry Play
i2 Technologies will join forces with process control system maker Honeywell in a bid to expand its presence in the energy, chemicals, and pharmaceutical

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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume
A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This

bid clerks auction  the buyers continue to bid up the price for a given item or service until only one buyer remains. Technically, e-procurement uses reverse auctions or downward auctions, where the bidders are the suppliers and prices continue to fall until only one bidder remains, who then has the right and obligation to supply the requested goods or services at the low bid price. The initial entrant in this field, FreeMarkets, Inc. , began five years ago with an auction for plastic parts for Frigidaire refrigerators, Read More
How Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge
To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department

bid clerks auction  to ensure that you bid competitively, but not so low that you end up losing money? You're considering a substantial capital investment in new machinery to support a business expansion. What information about past and projected performance will help you decide whether to make the invest- ment ' and can you access that information? In each of these cases, an ad hoc gut judgment could lead to an unprofitable bid, a dissatisfied customer, a lost oppor tunity, or another misstep. The right call, however, Read More

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