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IT Services E-Procurement
E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to

procurement planning  look to streamline service procurement processes and provide organizations with the information they need to strategically manage their service suppliers. Utilizing these solutions is a much greater undertaking than accessing expert marketplaces, but the potential benefits are far greater. Since theses solutions deliver the greatest benefit when utilized enterprise wide, organizations should assess their constraints prior to implementation. Implementation planning may require process redesign and

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Production and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template

Strategic Supply Chain Planning, Operational Planning, Procurement Collaboration, Order Management, Fulfillment, and Channel Integration, Utilities for Planning Systems, Systems Integration,... Get this template

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E-procurement: From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché


Electronic procurement has moved from a nice idea to a stampede in just a few years. Growing at Internet speed it spawns business models faster than the market can reasonably evaluate them. Some settling and shaking out is likely in the next year, but there are also crowds pushing to get in on the action, and the innovation is far from over.

procurement planning  the ERP and Enterprise Procurement vendors, while midrange and smaller companies are targets for the corporate portal vendors and the ASP's. There are other companies that don't fit any of these molds. For example, Clarus Corporation recently unloaded its portfolio of applications (ERP, financials, and human resources), thereby forgoing the strategy of other Corporate Portal types, to create a new E-procurement business from scratch. The types of marketplaces include: Singletons: These are companies that Read More

Sodebo Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution


About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSys in France for sales and operations planning (S@OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of

procurement planning  and operations planning (S&OP), procurement planning, production planning, distribution planning, demand planning, strategic network planning, and inventory optimization capabilities. Strasbourg is now a supply chain management (SCM) competence center for QAD, as DynaSys has 27 years of experience and several million (USD) in revenues. About 20 percent of its customers are joint with QAD. QAD can now vicariously tackle some other industries where it hasn’t had much success in light of its traditional Read More

Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps


A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade-offs between customer service, inventory investments, production capabilities, supply availability, and distribution concerns, in order to balance generating profit with satisfying operational goals. Learn the five essential steps for successful S&OP planning.

procurement planning  Planning Data | Improve Procurement Strategies | Demand Variability | Best-in-Class S&OP | One-number Plan | Forecasting Accuracy | Sales and Operations Planning Technique | Sales and Operations Planning Impacts | Voyager S&OP Solutions | Voyager Sales and Operations Planning | Logility Sales and Operations Planning | Logility S&OP | Sales and Operations Planning Informations | Customer Service and Support | Operations Planning Production and Supply Planning | Distribution and Warehousing | Logility Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement


The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement process is key to successful software implementations.

procurement planning  do not treat software procurement in a similar manner. A series of common flaws can be found in most selection processes. The following table outlines the most common software evaluation and selection flaws, and the associated risk. Flaw Leads to... Project Risk Insufficient time devoted to evaluation and selection Ill informed decisions Poor software fit against business requirements Improper expectations on implementation cost, time, resources, etc. Erosion of project support Increased user Read More

E-Procurement in What Language?


PeopleSoft recently announced general availability of eProcurement 2.0. The latest release touts multi-language and multi-currency capabilities powered by XML and wrapped in an easy-to-use interface.

procurement planning  opportunity to dramatically reduce procurement costs. PeopleSoft's has taken a slightly different approach in comparison to its competitor SAP. SAP's mySAP.com has chosen to build and define their own marketplace based on existing clients. Through their Business Directory SAP intends to create its own exchange with connectivity to outside exchanges as a secondary objective. In contrast, PeopleSoft's eProcurement 2.0 is actively addressing and leveraging connectivity to external marketplaces. In the Read More

How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System


Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for.

procurement planning  to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for. Read More

Procurement at the Helm: Steering for Success


As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years.

procurement planning  economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years. Read More

Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling


Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of raw material and work in progress (WIP) requirements or infinite quantities of raw and WIP materials for calculating production capacity. There are many problems with this approach. This paper discusses the pitfalls of this approach and how to avoid these by making sure that the software you buy indeed takes into account finite quantities of required materials as well as finite capacities of work centers in your manufacturing facility.

procurement planning  Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Featured Author - Ashfaque Ahmed - October 12, 2004 Introduction Any manufacturing activity is riddled with a lot of constraints, and even though the so-called best enterprise software companies in Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction


All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process based on logistics rather than strategy. Taking a more strategic approach, however, the S&OP process can be designed to bring together a company’s marketing, finance, sales, and operations departments to continuously monitor—and meet—customer demand.

procurement planning  supply review process from procurement through production, and including data on imports, outside purchases, and inputs from contract manufacturers. Creating Communication Between Departments A growing understanding of the importance of S&OP has led to efforts to ensure that the process enables communication between different departments of the company. Randy Isdahl, supply planning manager for Brown-Forman, puts it this way: One of the biggest benefits is the fact that the process has resulted in an Read More

A Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors do battle to win business and Epicor is leveraging Microsoft's technology to deliver a mid-market solution to services industries. Despite Microsoft's competing ERP offering, Epicor continues to build a Microsoft-centric solution with its partners' support.

procurement planning  Dynamic Answer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services Although revenue for Microsoft Business Solutions hovers around the $1 billion (USD) mark (only 1/40 of Microsoft's total revenue), Epicor has strategically carved out a significant niche in the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. Epicor, a Microsoft BackOffice certified company, has built nearly a $400 million (USD) business by being early adopters of .NET technology and one of the first enterprise applications to have 1,000 Read More

Collaborative Demand Planning


In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

procurement planning  Demand Planning In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More

Financial Planning: Mastering the Key Value Drivers


In business, planning plays a fundamental role in analyzing and forecasting key financial data. While forecasting future events is one benefit of planning, it can also be used to achieve a series of objectives, including regulatory compliance. In order to achieve these objectives, companies should consider implementing a unified customer performance management (CPM) solution—one that takes compliance into consideration.

procurement planning  Planning: Mastering the Key Value Drivers In business, planning plays a fundamental role in analyzing and forecasting key financial data. While forecasting future events is one benefit of planning, it can also be used to achieve a series of objectives, including regulatory compliance. In order to achieve these objectives, companies should consider implementing a unified customer performance management (CPM) solution—one that takes compliance into consideration. Read More

Choosing, Planning, and Scheduling Solutions for Metals


The complexity of the metal manufacturing process often poses problems when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different processes often cause bottlenecks that slow down production—not only within plants, but throughout entire supply chains. With an industry-specific production planning and scheduling system, manufacturers can improve productivity, reduce lead times, and increase revenues.

procurement planning  Planning, and Scheduling Solutions for Metals The complexity of the metal manufacturing process often poses problems when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different processes often cause bottlenecks that slow down production—not only within plants, but throughout entire supply chains. With an industry-specific production planning and scheduling system, manufacturers can improve productivity, reduce lead times, and increase revenues. Read More