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The Wheres of Electronic Procurement
An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

procurement procedures purchases  available, how well the procurement functions integrate with corporate procedures and back-end systems, and how convenient the result is for the buyer's employees. In the Main Street model each vendor puts up its own catalog, possibly on an extranet. A company in partnership with such a vendor can have its employees navigate to the vendor site with their desktop browsers and make purchases. No catalog maintenance needs to be performed by the purchasing company, which makes adoption of such a system cheap Read More...
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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Three: JDA Portfolio 2004.1 Continued
With its new business model, JDA plans to build upon the broadening collective JDA Portfolio product lines to enable its customers to achieve a new level of

procurement procedures purchases  automates the entire media procurement process, including issuing purchase orders and insertion orders, as well as tracking invoices and revisions, to increase accuracy and associate productivity. 7. Portfolio Advanced Optimization Portfolio Advanced Optimization solutions are predictive and descriptive mathematical modeling applications that should help customers dealing with increased pressure to localize assortments and offer a more unique store-level identity. To that end, by blending the science of Read More...
E-business Buy Side Success at H.B. Fuller
Chemical Company H.B. Fuller leveraged e-business to impact their procurement operations. This article discusses their objectives, the solution and the results.

procurement procedures purchases  the effectiveness of their procurement people and procedures while addressing administrative cost. Company Problem    Like many traditional manufacturing companies, H.B. Fuller was still using many manual and time consuming procurement processes in a digital world. Given the volume of transactions with suppliers, 20,000 purchases orders per year for direct goods, there were tremendous inefficiencies associated with faxing, paper forms, re-keying, as well as opportunities for errors. Cutting a purchase Read More...
Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices

procurement procedures purchases  official document setting forth procurement policies and procedures that US federal agencies should follow when soliciting goods, products, services, or construction from qualified suppliers (bids or proposals). Rules are delineated into eight chapters: General Information, Definitions, Practices, and Administrative Matters Competition and Acquisition Planning Contracting Methods and Contract Types Socioeconomic Programs General Contracting Requirements Special Categories of Contracting Contract Read More...
NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change
TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote

procurement procedures purchases  transactions. Business Impact As Procurement Professionals extend their involvement and influence further into their companies and further out through the supply chain, they will bring disciplines and judgement to areas that formerly declared and steadfastly held their independence from the bureaucracy of The Purchasing Department. Changing the name of the world's most frequently quoted procurement organization from NAPM to ISM will certainly have an impact on some people but more importantly, the 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

procurement procedures purchases  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...
E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II
Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise

procurement procedures purchases  E-Procurement E-Procurement Architecture Procurement automation begins with budgeting and ends with the retirement of capital assets or consumption of raw materials. Failure (or choosing) not to include any of the following dimensions of the process de-optimizes the investment at best and opens the process for subversion at worst. Following are features found in product offerings and customer requests with examples of what each function addresses. Budgeting - is the basis for Automated Read More...
E-procurement RFI/RFP Template
Buying Entity Features,Selling Entity Features,Consulting services,Marketplace,Asset Management,Product Technology

procurement procedures purchases  procurement RFI/RFP Template Buying Entity Features, Selling Entity Features, Consulting services, Marketplace, Asset Management, Product Technology Read More...
Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the

procurement procedures purchases  Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript P. Hayes - July 7, 2000 Event Summary This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging evaluation and procurement conducted on May 2, 2000. Overview Hello, my name is Patrick Hayes and I head-up the messaging and wireless research areas for TechnologyEvaluation.Com. This morning we are going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and Read More...
Ariba Hopes to Spark Chain Reaction
Two recent partnership announcements, with InterWorld and Siebel, reveal how E-procurement wunderkind Ariba thinks about the future of electronic purchasing.

procurement procedures purchases  Other companies in the procurement space hope to create similar chain reactions for their products. One factor that will lead to success is being there first. A second is the ability of the network to attract other buyers and sellers, A third is the degree to which the purchasing system ties into other back end systems, such as Financial, ERP, and Supply Chain applications. Both the Siebel and InterWorld arrangements promise such integration. Another advantage of the Siebel arrangement is Siebel's strong Read More...
Life-sciences E-commerce Supplier Grows
Chemdex is a provider of business-to-business procurement for the life sciences industry. Leveraging the strength of its recent IPO, the company is expanding

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Accelerated Outsourcing
Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain

procurement procedures purchases  financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more. Read More...
Remedy Plots A Course To Travel And Expense Capabilities
Remedy further extends the capabilities of its self-service e-procurement application with Necho’s travel and entertainment expense product.

procurement procedures purchases  Java solution that supports procurement and T&E cards, foreign tax and VAT reporting, security features that include the use of SSL (secure socket layer) protocols and proprietary database encryption, and a rich language for defining and validating workflow rules. Remedy has extensive experience with workflow-based products (see Remedy Corporation: Poised for a Comeback? ), ranging from its traditional help desk product through its most recent employee self-service products such as Purchasing@Work and Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

procurement procedures purchases  cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of Read More...
Remedy Corporation: Poised for a Comeback?
Once the toast of Wall Street, Remedy has redefined its business. With products in CRM, service management and e-procurement (and others), and propelled by

procurement procedures purchases  newest applications eCRM and eProcurement. In 1999 46% of revenues came from partners. Most revenues outside the United States come via partner relationships. Over 90% of customers renew their maintenance agreements on a yearly basis. Figure 3 Remedy has some noteworthy financial credentials. It has a healthy 13% profit margin (19% operating margin) and boasts an excellent average collection period of 72 days. However, some recent trends bear watching. The ratio of net income to net sales decreased Read More...

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