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Business Process Redesign

  • Understanding Business Process Redesign
    Process redesign is used to reinvent the way that a business operates, making the organization more cost effective, efficient, and stakeholder oriented....

  • Green Procurement

  • Procurement Ideas (Green Procurement)
    Often the most highly visible aspect of a green business plan includes purchasing and the supply chain. Suppliers are being held to a higher standard, subjected to greater scrutiny and expected to respond to these challenges....

  • Call Centers

  • Getting a Handle on Call Center Headaches
    Outsourcing call center operations can significantly reduce costs for labor, investment capital and overhead, all while improving both overall business productivity and efficiency....

  • Procurement Services Providers

  • What is a Procurement Service Provider?
    The use of Procurement Service Providers is rapidly increasing due to global market conditions and the need for businesses to maintain and reduce costs without eliminating resources....


  • Procurement Service Provider Selection Guide
    There are a large variety of Procurement Service Providers moving into the market every day. How can you select the right one for you business?....

  • Request for Proposal(s)

  • What is an RFI, RFQ, or RFP?
    Typical sourcing project may include many types of requests, from a buyer to potential suppliers, or vendors. Types of requests include....


  • Writing an RFP (Request for Proposal)
    When a company needs a project to be completed by a contractor or outside source, they write a RFP. This is a formal document describing the project, how the contract companies should respond, how the proposals will be reviewed, and contact information ....


  • What is a Proposal and Why Do You Need One? (For Suppliers)
    Do you know anyone who regularly wins bids? Or can boast a balanced relationship between doing the hard work of producing proposals and regularly winning the business?


  • How to Construct an Effective Telecom RFP
    In the telecom industry, the RFP can serve as the means for purchasing equipment as well the preferred path by companies and government agencies to obtain telecom services and maintenance agreements from telecom carriers themselves....


  • Reverse Auctions

  • What is a Reverse Auction?
    Reverse Auctions allows you to expand the marketplace, by uniting a client with multiple competing bidders. A Reverse Auction allows you to minimize the time spent on traditional bidding, and provides more focus on the potential savings....


  • Professional Buyer's Use of Reverse Auctions
    Some professional buyers are still wondering why they should take advantage of reverse auction technology. It is true that some items are not good to reverse auction, but some are very good opportunities for reverse auction. This article will give a brief look into the top five buyer rewards for using reverse auctions and how the buyer and their company can be more successful....

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Aberdeen and Source One Research Report
    New Report Benchmarks Sourcing Effectiveness and identifies best practices for Strategic Sourcing in the mid-market....


  • Creative Approach to Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Engagement
    Adding creativity to the Strategic Sourcing process will have positive impacts on achievable savings for years to come. Following a static sourcing process often achieves mediocre results....


  • Strategic Sourcing Toner as a Separate Spend Category
    Toner costs are extremely high unit cost item compared with office supplies. Maximum savings can be achieved by managing toner as a separate category from Office Supplies. Conventional supply sources do not have the expertise, resources or the motivation to....

  • Storeroom Management (MRO)

  • What's Behind Storeroom Wars
    Each step in the distribution of MRO items from manufacturer to end user presents and opportunity for conflict, which if unresolved, adds cost to the process....


  • Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Management
    Learn about Supply Chain Management and Spend Management with our easy to read PowerPoint training materials....


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