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Why Now's The Time To Launch Or Reinvigorate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative. 10 Questions Every Organization Should Ask.

Most B2B e-commerce initiatives began in the late 1990's during the dawn of the Internet boom.  Organizations must adopt next generation approaches that address the buyer's need for new and personalized user experiences, an organization's need to deliver flexible business processes, and the... »

Capture More Spend Under Management: Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an Advanced Sourcing Solution

What happens after you have adopted an e-sourcing solution suite to control spending and reduce costs, but have reached a plateau in the amount of spend that is centrally managed? What about spend areas not captured? Leading companies will achieve the next level of spend under management and cost... »

Advanced Sourcing: Achieving the Next Level of Savings and Efficiency in Your Supply Chain

This white paper clarifies the value of optimization-enabled advanced sourcing tools, by providing a high-level overview of the functional differences between various sourcing technologies, the characteristics of an advanced sourcing technology platform, and the benefits afforded by such... »

The New Business Case for Inbound Transportation Management

As prices remain under pressure, companies continue to seek ways to drive down operating costs through business process improvements. But one process known to yield exceptionally high return-on-improvement is often overlooked: inbound transportation management.   This white paper addresses the... »

Complex Manufacturing Executive Agenda: How do I reduce selling costs while increasing sales volume?

Manufacturers are increasingly under pressure to cope with falling demand while attempting to sustain profit margins. Leading companies are looking for ways to stay connected to their customers in order to make themselves more competitive, as well as ultimately increase profitability. In this... »

20 Steps To Delivering The Perfect Order

Managing a perfect order has always been hard, even more so today because of declining sales, shrinking operating margins, and labor force reductions. So how can today's business process and applications professionals lead the charge in optimizing the processes and systems to deliver the perfect... »

Inbound Logistics: 10 Common Traps and Pitfalls

Many companies are turning to third-party partners to help them transform inbound logistics from a cost center into a competitive advantage. But regardless of whether you are addressing the challenges in house or seeking external help, there are numerous potential pitfalls. This white paper... »

Contract Management in the Cloud

The global downturn has fundamentally changed the way companies organize and do business. Given this shift, more and more companies are turning to technology through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models due to the faster time to value with lower total cost of ownership and more-frequent... »

From Preservation to Prosperity: The CPO's Agenda for a New Decade

Best-in-Class companies identified over 2.5-times the level of savings opportunities as all other companies. Best-in-Class companies beat their procurement budgets by over 4-times the amount of all others. Best-in-Class companies achieved a level of realized savings nearly 4-times higher than all... »

Enterprise Planning in Manufacturing: Technology and Best Practices for Better Performance

Today's business climate is increasingly complex and competitive, and success or failure can hinge on effective enterprise planning, a crucial component of financial management. This IBM Cognos guide outlines steps to improved enterprise budgeting, planning and forecasting based on industry best... »

Seven S&OP Reports Every Manufacturing Executive Needs

Manufacturers today are under intense pressure to improve service, create innovative new products, and speed delivery. To accomplish this, executives must align supply, demand and finance plans - balancing critical resources while achieving overall business goals. Download this paper and learn... »

Parcel Shipping & GTM Whitepaper: 2010 Industry Survey Findings & 10 Best Practice Recommendations

For the fourth year Kewill has conducted a benchmarking survey of logistics professionals.  A wide cross-section of over 500 logistics professionals, executives, and managers participated in the survey.  Professionals from manufacturing and distribution companies, in industries ranging... »

Enterprise-Wide Data Collection and Bar Code Printing for Superior Supply Chain Management

Successful businesses run on information. Companies that can't provide information for their supply chain partners are at a competitive disadvantage. Many proven productivity tools like bar code shipping labels will still deliver benefits, but have become a requirement of doing business that do not... »

Productivity Through Portability: Mobile Printing Delivers ROI in the Warehouse

Bar coding is indispensable in warehouses and distribution centers to maintain accuracy and efficiency.  These benefits can be enhanced by using mobile printers to produce and apply bar code labels at the point of application. Supplementing stationary bar code printing operations with mobile... »

Is Your Voice Solution Engineered for Change?

How an Adaptive Voice Framework Improves Agility and Lowers Cost »

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