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ecFood Approaches Profitability - An Internet Trading Exchange Bright Spot
Focused on the sourcing needs of the food and beverage industry, ecFood has announced $50 million in transactions during the first quarter of 2001 with its

qui bid  corn syrup, stretch wrap, liquid sucrose, apple juice, pallets, and diesel fuel. A recent auction for 1.2 million pounds of rice resulted in a savings of 12.3% for one SKU and 10.8% on a second SKU. An auction for navy and pinto beans resulted in bids from 10 suppliers over a half hour bid period and resulted in savings of 15%. Discussions with sellers indicate that they are reaching customers who would be unavailable to them without the use of ecSourcing. Buyers using e-sourcing have included Bordens , Read More...
GE GXS: Part and Parcel of B2B Exchange
General Electric’s GXS provides the infrastructure for a new digital marketplace. The announcement sheds light on the possibility that GXS can leverage its

qui bid  GXS: Part and Parcel of B2B Exchange GE GXS: Part and Parcel of B2B Exchange D. Geller - November 1, 2000 Event Summary eeParts.com provides a trading platform for buyers and sellers of electronic components. The service provides an environment in which buyers and sellers interact anonymously. Bidders locate the components they need in a searchable inventory database and proffer bids based on the information on product specifications, availability and asking price. Sellers may accept or decline the bid Read More...
Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy
The move to an outcome economy encompasses radical changes in the core elements of commerce. It requires a whole new way of thinking on the part of both buyer

qui bid  parts needed and the required service levels (parts availability). However, what the DoD really wants is not parts, but planes that are ready and able to fly when needed. Their PBL contracts specify aircraft uptime requirements, rather than spare parts availability levels— and make the manufacturer responsible for that uptime . As a result, aircraft manufacturers have a much more direct financial incentive to make their airplanes and parts more reliable and easier to maintain. Improving uptime provides Read More...
How to Cope When Your Service Provider is Acquired
Challenges are aplenty when a vendor is acquired. Financial health is no longer a safe indicator to gauge a vendor''s future during this mega merger era. Knowing

qui bid  Your Service Provider is Acquired Challenges Proving that the applications market would remain competitive and innovative was key to Oracle winning the antitrust lawsuit launched against it by the US government. The government spent a year before launching its suit to determine if Oracle''s hostile takeover of PeopleSoft would result in a duopoly, thereby violating US antitrust laws. After months of expert testimony, US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that competition was pervasive enough in the Read More...
Llamasoft Keeps Supply Chain Design Relevant
It used to be (and it might still be the case in many companies) that supply network design and optimization would be run yearly (or maybe every six months) by

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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.

qui bid  the correct view is quite different. What these E-commerce companies are selling is their networks. A supplier who signs up with one Commerce One network will be tied to Commerce One in two additional ways. First, many if not most Commerce One networks will be part of a larger network, This will work the same way as many libraries now do. Libraries enter into regional consortia to share resources; if your own library does not have what you want, the catalog will tell you about other libraries that do, Read More...
New Version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (fmr. CombineNet) Released
SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based spend management software solutions, announced the availability of a new version of SciQuest Advanced Sourcing Optimizer

qui bid  CombineNet product since SciQuest acquired the sourcing optimization company in September .   The upgrade provides additional flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater analytical power and flexibility to evaluate sourcing data, users should be able to gain a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of sourcing activities. New capabilities include the following: Cost Model Analysis Flexibility —Users can now create multiple cost models, including Read More...
Emptoris
The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably

qui bid  opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references. The merger has some merits similar to the also recent merger of indirect e-procurement counterparts Perfect Commerce and eScout . Emptoris''s Contribution As mentioned earlier, Emptoris''s legacy and core competence lies within the manufacturing organizations and complex decision support for sourcing large numbers of complex direct line items, and in subsequent deriving of awards Read More...
Podcast: What the Revolution in ERP for Distribution Means to Your Organization
Today, globalization is becoming a way of business. With big-box retailers, supplier relationship management (SRM) has become an important component in how

qui bid  have adopted quite as quickly. DP: From our research, we''ve identified that Epicor delivers very strong SRM functionality. Being that SRM is on an increase again, what type of competitive advantage [does] SRM provide for distributors? RW: It really comes back—and this is cost containment—[to] you can only be so efficient. You can only take efficiency to a [certain] level, and then it sort of plateaus. Then your only other option there is to look at cost—be that base cost or purchased cost. And Read More...
What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part II
Part I of this blog series outlined the first three suggested

qui bid  terms if feasible.” I quite like this advice (despite falling gas prices of late), and fully agree with it. The offering seems to be the former Manugistics'' transportation management system (TMS) suite. The major product here was NetWORKS Transport , with some of the request for quote (RFQ) and bid management/freight auctioning stuff that Manugistics acquired from Digital Freight in 2002. This also includes modules within the TMS suite like NetWORKS Freight Pay and NetWORKS Routing . In addition, Read More...
Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then

qui bid  discriminatory price auction  is quite similar to the uniform price event, except that all winners pay exactly what they bid. Higher bidders buy the first available items. A first-price sealed-bid (FPSB) auction is an event (either forward or reverse) where the bids (or quotations in reverse events) are hidden from everyone during the bidding process (until the event expires). A Vickrey , also called a second-price sealed-bid event , is a forward event that is operationally equivalent to the sealed-bid Read More...
Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies
TechnologyEvaluation.Com has defined 6 global negotiation categories and macro questions that should be reviewed in preparation for any major technology

qui bid  Vendor Negotiation Strategies Introduction Negotiating a software and services license is a multi-faceted endeavor in which many aspects of the vendors'' strengths and challenges should be leveraged to the purchasers'' advantage. In order to maximize the value and time spent negotiating information technology contracts, a project negotiator should never walk into a vendor negotiation without a clear plan and a prioritized set of goals. With that in mind, TechnologyEvaluation.COM has developed a two 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

qui bid  and patents to computers, equipment, and office furniture, according to reports. Initially, allegedly over 20 companies expressed interest in buying Xchange''s assets, and in maintaining its products and supporting its customers, including direct competitors Chordiant Software, DoubleClick, SAS and Unica . While marketing management software vendor Unica was initially marked as a very likely buyer of the company, the vendor, however, announced on March 10 that it had elected not to make a bid for the Read More...
The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products
Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) announced it had acquired 90% of Finnish company, Progma OY. Progma is a service provider offering facility

qui bid  order is received. The requisite world map displays the user''s supplier network. Though much of the functionality could be seen as derivative, the new products are a bold leap for Manugistics and could revive its image. User Recommendations So far Manugistics has found three clients for its exchanges, including FreightWise and Canadian Tire Corporation. Clearly, the products are still largely untried. For high profile companies considering an online trading exchange, Manugistics might be willing to offer Read More...
Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

qui bid  property (IP) and relatively quickly migrate it onto its aforementioned platform. Evant was its last acquisition in the SCP space, nearly a decade ago. Although acquiring companies with mature products and established install bases might initially bring customers, functionality, and maintenance revenue, these acquisitions also add support and product development burden and distraction. Manhattan Associates’ approach can take longer to carry through, but has the advantage of moving the intellectual Read More...

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