Saturday 25 October 2014

The Impact of eCommerce on Supply Chains

Authored by  Junaid Khan

eCommerce has already a transformational impact on the way that most companies do business. Change has been rapid and fundamental, partnerships and business governance. As the economic assumptions that formed the basis for success in the old world are being overturned, eCommerce is increasingly affecting the way in which supply chains operate. Interaction and collaboration costs have been slashed. Physical assets are no longer the cornerstone of competitive success and value propositions. 

Thursday 23 October 2014

Maximizing Sourcing Value

So, to recap – this is the 3rd briefing in the 2014 series of industry briefings. Previously we were walked through ‘DiscoveringOpportunities through Spend Analysis' by Majda Belghar and then Henry Shepperd discussed 'Managing your Supplier Community'.

The common category discussed in the briefings to date is Facilities Management and in this briefing we attempt to retain that link as we move on to the tendering phase and beyond.

This briefing will go into detail around what value is and the various tools available and when it's appropriate to use them.
Look out for the final briefings in the series on Managing Supplier Risk coming up in November!

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Marketing Procurement Managers Ensures Cost Savings

Authored by Usman Ghani

A recently survey defined that around 42 percent of the companies use marketing agencies for there procurement.a marketing procurement managers are mostly technically goods in generating results in healthy procurement, they can manage and create strong relationship with vendors, there intellectuals are good with vendors and in the market.

Friday 17 October 2014

Spend Management Strategies

Today many businesses are looking to cut costs by reducing staffing and lowering the quality or quantity of products sold. The studies have found that those methods are not a long term solution nor do they lead to growth. Instead, companies those are most successful look for ways to lower costs by finding and cutting unneeded or excess spending and to reducing costs of materials through volume discounts and automation of supply chains. 

Monday 13 October 2014

Real values of eProcurement and Strategic Sourcing

Authored by  Junaid Khan

eProcurment is the value-added application of eCommerce solution to facilitate, integrate and streamline the entire procurement process, from consumer to supplier and back again. eProcurement initially become synonymous with the automation of order placement transactions, often referred to as eRequisitioning or eTendering. eRequisitioning enables users within as organization to use a simple web browser tool to place orders with suppliers from an electronic catalogue of pre-negotiated items. eRequisitioning applications have been used but many companies to introduce a common, simplified system-based purchasing process to reduce the maverick buying that is prevalent in indirect procurement spend areas.

Thursday 9 October 2014

The Most Effective Cost Reduction Tip is first to stream line your Supply Chain Process

Authored by Usama Shahid

Over the past years I have looked at the sourcing, procurement and payments processes in different companies from various industries. 

Thursday 2 October 2014

Provocation of Supply Chain Management

Authored by Fahad Amjad
Current supply chains are growing in  convolution due to many factors. The customers are demanding unconventional products at their earliest and at a reasonable price. This factor creates challenges for companies since creating both responsive and cost-effective supply chains is critically very  difficult. Few of challenges has been highlighted in this discussion.