Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

How Promotions Planning Software Enables Collaboration That Pays Off

ToolsGroup

Promotions planning is challenging, but promotions planning software can help alleviate some of the common pain points companies face when they try to improve their forecast accuracy and increase promotions generated revenue.

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Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

As I mentioned in a recent post, Total Disruption on the Horizon , many companies are becoming increasingly disillusioned with traditional enterprise software, because it is inherently enterprise-centric, and can not adapt to meet the challenges of today’s supply chain and consumer behavior. ” Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. ‘The world of packaged software just doesn’t serve big businesses well,’ [Mike McNamara] says.

Open Source Helps SMBs with B2B

Descartes

Business to business (B2B) commerce is at risk for losing the spotlight in the world of eCommerce software. Thanks to open source, B2Bs can now address back office functions. Because of this, it is imperative for small businesses to adapt a flexible software immediately.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

Is Software Making Us Dumb?

Talking Logistics

Truck Gets Stuck in Milwaukee Park, Driver Blames GPS (Source: WTMJ). Rather than lifting us up, smart software seems to be dumbing us down. Today, the skill is being built into the software, especially for managing supply chain and logistics operations.

5 Reasons for Using Open-Source Software

Descartes

At the present, a number of open-source software are accessible over the Internet. Magento, combined with other open-source technologies, enable businesses all over the world to make reliable and flexible customer-oriented solutions. Blog Open-source Technology

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan

Arkieva

What are the key elements of a sourcing and procurement process plan? Strategic sourcing is a fact based and systematic approach that organizations use to optimize the management of their supply chain. Creating a sourcing and procurement plan.

Software Solutions To The Procurement Puzzle: Getting The Right Mix

HICX Solutions

But this can only be achieved with the right procurement software – and that’s where things start to get complicated. Numerous software-as-a-service companies now jostle for space in a crowded market, each offering to supercharge procurement with their best-of-breed solution.

Getting The Most From Your E-Sourcing Software

ProcurePort

What Is E-Sourcing? E-sourcing software is essentially a secure, web-based tool created by procurement professionals and entrepreneurs alike to assist procurement businesses around the globe. e-Sourcing Software

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

At the recent McLeod Software User Conference , however, I delivered a keynote address to over 1,000 attendees, and most of them were carriers and transportation service providers.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This process usually involves the application of mathematical modelling techniques using computer software. What is a supply chain optimization software? How can supply chain optimization software help? Selecting a supply chain optimization software- Factors to be considered.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This process usually involves the application of mathematical modeling techniques using computer software. What is a Supply chain optimization software? How can Supply chain optimization software help? Selecting a supply chain optimization software- Factors to be considered.

Moving to Continuous Sourcing: Real-Time Opportunity Sensing

LevaData

This explosion has rippled through supply chain and sourcing as access to useable data sources has increased. This data has the potential to revolutionize the way sourcing is conducted. Increasing Agility With Cognitive Sourcing.

How to Pinpoint a Good Procurement e-Sourcing Software

ProcurePort

The post How to Pinpoint a Good Procurement e-Sourcing Software appeared first on ProcurePort Blog. e-Sourcing SoftwareProcurement is an inevitable process for all businesses.

How Your Business Can Improve Sales and Operations (S&OP) Planning With Software

Demand Solutions

Sales and operations planning helps executives make better-informed decisions based on multiple information sources across different departments of the business. How to Choose S&OP Software. Sales and operations planning software is a type of ERP solution that focuses primarily on connecting the supply side with the demand side. Every business that takes S&OP seriously needs to use software specifically built for it.

5 Main Differences Between ERP and Accounting Software

OptiProERP

The demand for ERP software is expected to grow rapidly. The difference between Accounting Software and ERP Software. This also applies to stand-alone accounting and financial management software as they fulfill only limited needs when compared to an end-to-end ERP solution.

Five Reasons Why S&OP Software Beats Spreadsheets and Email

Demand Solutions

Smaller companies often see major business software platforms as overhead. If that’s the case, you’ve probably looked into S&OP software. There are many reasons why S&OP software is a far better option than spreadsheets and email.

How Big Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Sourcing Processes for Walt Charles

Jaggaer

Sourcing with Big Data. Walt Charles’s philosophy on the modern state of sourcing is that it is artificially limited by the tools that teams are using. The traditional three bids and a buy model is a product of software constraints, rather than the ideal method of sourcing.

How to ride the Source to Pay Wave? 4 Lessons you can learn from Forrester

ivalua

Last year Forrester published 2 major Wave reports, which together span the full Source-to-Pay process. The second, authored by Andrew Bartels and published on December 18, is The Forrester Wave : Source-To-Contract Suites, Q4 2019. The post How to ride the Source to Pay Wave?

Source to Store Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain 24/7

Transparency-One expands source to store supply chain transparency software with risk management solutions to help businesses manage social responsibility, product safety, and sustainability risks across multiple product categories

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. How can Capacity Planning Software help?

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. How can Capacity Planning Software help? .

Why Do 3PL Companies Need Route Optimization Software?

Abivin

Meanwhile, Route Optimization Software is proven to boost operational efficiency by solving vehicle routing & scheduling problems which thousands of 3PL companies are struggling with. Have you wondered what exactly can route optimization software do to make it attractive to 3PL companies?

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How is technology transforming global sourcing ?

Claritum

Does your business source products and services from global markets? If your company is sourcing goods and services internationally you could be reaping many benefits. However, you could also face many challenges when globally sourcing across geopolitical boundaries.

Software Support Specialist

Supply Chain Collaborator

Software Support Specialist. UltraShipTMS offers award winning software-as-a-service solutions to leading shippers in food production, packaging, retail and other industries. UltraShipTMS and the LoadFusion transportation optimizer provide a single-source solution for optimization, transportation and settlement for in- and out-bound shipping across all modes of transport. The post Software Support Specialist appeared first on UltraShipTMS. Job Description.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Second is start-to-end tracking: the software follows inventory from the initial order to the final delivery.

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Strategic sourcing and ‘big data’

ivalua

Big data is more than a buzz term, and if you are a strategic sourcing professional, it is a concept that should not be ignored. As a sourcing professional, big data can help you automate and streamline your job – if you have the right tools. Uncategorized big data strategic sourcing

Supply chain software demands continual attention

Supply Chain Movement

that’s the same length of time that many larger companies need to develop and globally implement new supply chain software. PepsiCo, ASmL and Agrifac are all investing in supply chain software at different levels. Supply chain software can be categorised into three different types.

Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Supply Chain Network

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. That’s because strategic sourcing is complex and challenging – success requires more than fancy software purchases. How many of our sourcing events are run through the system? Without better visibility into the sourcing process, procurement can’t uncover the problems they need to fix.

Software Developer II

Cerasis

What You Would Be Doing: The Software Developer II contributes to the completion of project deliverables and is accountable for the development, quality assurance, and support of all internally developed applications. Git Source Control.