Idea Lounge


Oct
22

Taming the Procurement Tornado

By Editor

 

Speeding Complex Categories to Market with Fewer Hands on Deck

 

As companies focus on core competencies, resources are shifted away from internal service organizations, in particular procurement departments. Ideally, the theory is that lean strategic sourcing teams select suppliers and…

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Apr
3

What You May Be Missing

By Editor

Too often, strategic sourcing initiatives are far better at identifying potential savings than delivering real savings that clients can actually measure. Real results often bear little resemblance to projected savings – with shortfalls exceeding 20 to 30% in many…

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Jan
1

Aligning the Interests of Buyers and Suppliers

By Editor

The Counterintuitive Truths of Supply Chain Management 

 

Important ideas get lost in translation when moving from concept stage to real-world execution. LogicSource believes the best way to align buyer and supplier interests is to embrace the counter-intuitive truths of supply…

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Mar
16
transparency and trust

Transparency, Trust, and Collaboration in Supply Chain Management

By Editor

March Industry Roundup

A roundup of late 2014 supply chain articles highlights the industry trend toward “transparency” across supply chain management operations – transparency across the operation AND transparency in buyer/supplier or buyer/provider relationships. Thought leaders across the spectrum found…

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Dec
22

The Gorilla And The Hummingbird

By Editor

“It’s like trying to be the 800 pound gorilla and a hummingbird at the same time!” remarked a senior executive discussing the challenges of achieving excellence in strategic sourcing and procurement.

That comment raised two questions: What did he mean?…

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Dec
22

Where Do We Go Next?

By Editor

Companies that source and procure from third parties often have a vision of a range of partnerships that bring them new thinking and innovation. However, things change, and as these relationships mature, they can find that the services provided…

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Dec
22

Walk Through Walls

By Editor

INTEGRATING THE CONCEPT-TO-CUSTOMER BUSINESS PROCESS

Previously, distinctive departments worked in their own silos handing off “completed” goals. Now the barriers are broken, and everyone in the marketing support and procurement continuum are not only on the same page – everyone can…

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Dec
22

There is a Better Way

By Editor

SAAS SOLUTIONS = ABILITY + AGILITY – CAPEX

The rise of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will herald the eventual delivery of enterprise applications as web-hosted services via a browser. The LogicSource solution enhances this idea to empower clients with new, innovative capabilities…

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Dec
21

The Ingredients for Better Buying

By Editor

Behind every smart sourcing solution are six key ingredients: domain expertise; strategic sourcing capabilities; business processes; technology; supplier base; and market leverage. LogicSource brings a peerless group of assets and capabilities to help our clients buy better – transforming…

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