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Applications of Total Cost Sourcing - Part 2 Article
Total Cost Sourcing (i.e. making sourcing decisions based on the total impact across the whole company) takes many different forms and yields many benefits. In this article, we explore various applica... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

APS Implementation Truths Report
After significant negativity in the press, we decided to find out what the true story was -- was APS worth it?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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as-a-Service Framework Article
Recently Barry Briggs, the CTO for Microsoft IT, spoke at MIT about Cloud Computing in general and Microsoft's foray into Cloud with its Azure service offering. Here we discuss the broader framework f... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Barbie's Not American - Vertical vs. Virtual Manufacturing Strategies Article
During this economic transformation that the west (and Japan and Korea) are experiencing, China's experiencing an increase in transfer of manufacturing activities from the West, as well as other Asian... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Cloud Economics Part One - Cost Drivers Article
Cloud cost drivers provide insights on how Total Cost of Ownership for users will change.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Confessions of a Techno Junkie Article
My problem is best described as technology overdose. Specifically, I currently own more electronics technology than I can personally absorb in 5 lifetimes, and yet technology and I are far from finish... (more information)
by Lonnie Childs


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Congress Passes Financial Reform Article
The ChainLink team hypothesizes on the potential impacts to Supply Chain investments. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Contract Management: Negotiating, Creating, and Monitoring Compliance Article
Skillful contract negotiation and management are vital to realizing a company's spend management and supplier performance goals. Here we explore how to negotiate better agreements with your suppliers,... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Higher Supply Chain Security with Lower Cost: Lessons from Total Quality Management Whitepaper
This paper, authored by Hau Lee and Seungjin Whang, addresses the relationship of Total Quality Management principles and the positive impact these principles have, not only of supply chain costs, but... (more information)
by Hau Lee, Seungjin Whang


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Highlights from SuiteWorld Article
From new Omni-Channel capabilities, to integrated Service Resource Planning, great customer stories, and more, there were a lot of sweets at SuiteWorld. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

In Enablers, It's Domain Expertise - Not Best in Breed Article
If exploiting the new technology requires process redesign, new knowledge, and new skills, then the solution provider's ability to effectively transfer that domain expertise to the user team is a majo... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part One Article
Design innovations enabled Tata to build a $2,500 car. Now that is how you get into an emerging market such as India in a big way.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part Two Article
How was Tata able to build a $2,500 car? Here we dig into some examples of their 'frugal engineering' approach.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Interview with Joe Cowan
CEO, Manugistics
Interview
"Manugistics is not a software company." This was among many of the interesting statements that Joe Cowan shared in our interview during Manugistics user conference, Envision 2005, in Altanta, GA. ... (more information)
by Sree Hameed


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Interview with Michael McGrath
CEO, i2 Technologies
Interview
The former CEO and co-founder of PRTM is a keen observer of management cycles and philosophies. As he takes over the helm at i2, Michael McGrath talks about how the company is preparing for the next g... (more information)
by Sree Hameed


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Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel - Part 1 Article
Private vs. Public and Internal vs. External Clouds, security concerns and more from a panel discussion at MIT.

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by By Bill McBeath

Larger Cost Savings Come from Total Cost Sourcing - Part 1 Article
Sourcing and procurement spend-reduction strategies are frequently a central part of business cost-cutting initiatives. Most buyers understand that the lowest price option does not always yield the lo... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Manhattan's Total Cost-to-Serve Article
One of the more interesting sessions at Manhattan's 2011 conference was on their Total Cost-to-Serve offering. Organizations looking for ways to increase profitability may want to take a look.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Microsoft's Take on Data in the Cloud Article
There is LOTS of data in the cloud. Here are some thoughts on how Microsoft is responding.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Momentum 2012 and McKesson's Total-Cost-to-Serve Project Article
Highlights from Manhattan Associates' annual conference, with a description, lessons learned to-date, and expected benefits from McKesson's implementation of Manhattan's Total-Cost-to-Serve product.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Outcome Sourcing in the Outcome Economy Article
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 and seller - from buying and selling thi... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Outcome-based Business Models for Enterprise Software Article
A few pioneering enterprise software solution providers offer pricing and business models based on achieving specific outcomes for their clients, rather than just charging for software.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reversal of the Offshoring Tide Article
The past two decades have witnessed a massive shift of manufacturing from the U.S. to China. Now there are signs of a reversal. What are the implications for those responsible for managing these suppl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supplier Evaluation in the Automotive Supply Chain Whitepaper
This in-depth research asserts: automotive firms only have influence over their supplier's performance if they increase their efforts of cooperation and commitment in the links in their supplier relat... (more information)
by Carol Prahinski, W.C. Benton


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The Rise & Fall of APS - and the Re-birth of SCM Article
When we reflect back on the SCM journey, we realize that the first decade and a half was more about the emergence of Advanced Planning Systems (APS) i.e., technology point solutions that were implemen... (more information)
by Sree Hameed


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Trends 2012 - From Free to Fee Article
Free software is taking over the market, but at a price . . . ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

What Outsourcing Might Really Cost Article
Recently we have heard many harrowing stories about major issues in outsourcing of manufacturing. There are many raging debates about the price benefits, core competency issues, and joys of running a ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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