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The Instant Supply Chain Challenge


For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an "Instant Supply Chain"--ultra-rapid creation of a distribution network with coordination between the many decentralized players. To meet these challenges, relief agencies and governments can learn much from the supply chain advances made by the private sector, but the private sector can also learn from the successes and failures of these relief efforts.

un procurement task force  after the tsunami: The UN Joint Logistics Center ( http://www.unjlc.org/content/index.phtml/itemId/5478 ) created and is continuously updating web pages for NGOs and governments to check on the status of infrastructure. Their site also serves as a channel for requesting/approving movement of relief supplies and vehicles/vessels. In Sri Lanka, five of thirteen damaged or destroyed bridges have already been replaced with temporary bridges, and two of three damaged railroads have been repaired. A Read More

5-step CRM Software Selection Guide: A Pragmatist’s Guide to CRM Software Selections


Selecting a new enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solution is an undertaking that requires careful planning and managed execution. And in fact, there are a number of common mistakes that organizations make. Failing to execute the selection process in an objective and structured fashion can be an expensive financial mistake—as well as a fatal hit to your professional reputation.

un procurement task force  identify your qualified “vendor universe”. There are many research sources open to you in identifying potential software vendors. We have provided a brief summary of the major players for your convenience in Appendix II. We have also included some of the more popular web-site links for reputable CRM community portals. 2. Solicitation: Prepare a Request For Proposal (RFP) Preparing an RFP does not mean you need to abide by the Federal Acquisition Requirements (not fun – trust me). It simply means Read More

Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal


In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing.

un procurement task force  marketing campaigns and press announcements, it can be difficult for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities of a given supply chain management suite. In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement planning, manufacturing planning and scheduling, distribution and transportation management, and inventory management and warehousing. In the graphs that follow, each circle or dot Read More

Why Managing BOM Is Such a Big Task


In the discrete manufacturing sector, the bill of materials (BOM) is a fundamental piece of product data that exists throughout the major stages of a product's life cycle. According to Wikipedia, BOM is the term used to describe the raw materials, parts, subcomponents, and components needed to manufacture a finished product. Simply speaking, BOM is just a list of all materials needed to be

un procurement task force  materials (BOM) is a fundamental piece of product data that exists throughout the major stages of a product''s life cycle. According to Wikipedia, BOM is the term used to describe the raw materials, parts, subcomponents, and components needed to manufacture a finished product. Simply speaking, BOM is just a list of all materials needed to be assembled together into a product. The concept is clear and simple, and it doesn’t seem to be a difficult task to manage BOM, especially when we have a powerful Read More

Oracle Fusion Procurement: The New Standard for Supply Management


Using technology to improve procurements is not new. Unfortunately, conventional approaches have treated analytics as a discrete discipline, required extensive investment in end-­user training, and failed to account for the real-­world challenges of business interruptions. Oracle Fusion Procurement is different. It drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and process automation sets the new standard and fundamentally changes the way procurement professionals work. Download the data sheet and get the product’s key features.

un procurement task force  drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and process automation sets the new standard and fundamentally changes the way procurement professionals work. Download the data sheet and get the product’s key features. Read More

Aptean Pivotal CRM Certification Report


Pivotal CRM covers a wide range of real-life business challenges across all three areas of CRM—sales force automation, marketing management, and service management—and is easily configurable to customers’ specific industry, compliance, and local requirements. Pivotal CRM by Aptean is now TEC certified in the customer relationship management (CRM) software solution space—download the certification report now for in-depth product analysis and a comprehensive functionality comparison with the average CRM solution.

un procurement task force  analysis and a comprehensive functionality comparison with the average CRM solution. 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.

un procurement task force  Summary In April, PeopleSoft announced general availability of PeopleSoft eProcurement 2.0, a PeopleSoft e-business application providing access to B2B trading exchanges. PeopleSoft eProcurement 2.0 supports large multinational organizations with numerous suppliers by offering multi-organization functionality, enhanced workflow, multi-currency and multi-language capabilities. PeopleSoft eProcurement 2.0 extends enterprise systems to B2B exchanges and the Commerce One Global Trading Web. The PeopleSoft sol Read More

Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement


Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives. Procurement opportunities are significant—translating directly, with no dilution, into measurable, hard dollar profit increases.

un procurement task force  opportunities for additional savings. Unfortunately, too many companies have acted on only a portion of a procurement strategy. For instance, low quality spend data can cause companies to minimize their own buying power. Some companies conduct strategic sourcing initiatives but may fail to implement a procurement system to facilitate compliance. While other companies may be leveraging the latest procurement technology only to realize that they don’t have the tools or resources to enable suppliers and ma Read More

The Wheres of Electronic Procurement


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

un procurement task force  estimated to grow from under $200 million in 1998 to $8.5 billion by 2003. But the wheres of electronic procurement may not be quite so obvious, because E-procurement needs to be thought about in a way that is different from most other applications. For most applications, while there may be inputs coming from outside the company or data sent to the outside, the core of the application - the way we think of where it is -- lies well within the enterprise. With E-procurement the focus is on the transaction, Read More

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 federal acquisition methods and processes can grow from scratch to a profitable bottom line, whatever their size.

un procurement task force  In fact, organizations that understand and leverage federal acquisition methods and processes can grow from scratch to a profitable bottom line, whatever their size. The solution does not lie in trying to dodge procurement rules that might seem too strict to would-be contractors. As a friend (let''s call him Norm) coming from the direct lineage of Buddha used to say, your greatest weapon is in your enemy''s mind . Indeed, your best asset in the procurement process consists of knowing the rules by which Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 5: E-Procurement for Process Improvement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

un procurement task force  with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company''s 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 Read More

Coop Switzerland Deploys Reflexis Task Manager at Multiple Retail Banners


Coop Switzerland, which recently became the largest retailer and the third largest employer in Switzerland, and which operates multiple types of formats, including supermarkets, megastores, convenience stores, department stores, and petrol filling stations, has recently implemented Reflexis Task Manager. Coop CEO August Harder was personally involved in the software selection. According to Harder, Coop Switzerland is using Reflexis Task Manager to coordinate corporate planning and better align store activities with overall retail strategy.

un procurement task force  to improve efficiency of communication and visibility of task execution in stores.   Reflexis Task Manager by Reflexis Systems was integrated with other systems including enterprise resource planning (ERP) by SAP so that both communications and even actions within communications are sent only to relevant stores based on the key data in SAP in real time. This smart integration enables the removal of any unnecessary information for stores to digest in vain and optimizes time for associates on the sales Read More

E-procurement RFI/RFP Template


Buying Entity Features, Selling Entity Features, Consulting services, Marketplace, Asset Management, Product Technology

un procurement task force  describes 1919 features and functions found in E-procurement software solutions. This Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your E-procurement software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Template: Buying Entity Features Selling Entity Features Consulting services Marketplace Asset Management Product Technology   This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteri Read More

Elevating Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics


For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity. To do all this, CPOs are turning to procurement analytics—to identify areas of low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement analytics program.

un procurement task force  low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement analytics program. Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement


Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is an effective method to mitigate implementation risk.

un procurement task force  a firm that is unbiased and has no hidden agenda. Many consulting firms resell software or have close financial alliances with software vendors. While these consultants may be very useful during the implementation phase, their judgment may be impaired during the selection phase. Also closely examine the specific individuals who will work on the project.These are the people you will work closely with on a daily basis, so choose them wisely. Evaluate their skills, past experience, market knowledge, Read More