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In the Trenches: Proactivity vs. Reactivity in Managing Roadblocks

by Jennifer L. Ulrich, Project Analyst In this continuing series, Jennifer Ulrich shares her experiences in the trenches of executing strategic sourcing projects, to give you practical insights into best practices. When...

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Managing Indirect Spend Book Excerpt – Part VI: Conducting Research

Source One offers the expertise and resources to help you source market research

The following article is excerpted from the book Managing Indirect Spend, by Joe Payne and William R. Dorn, Jr. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  Release date: 8 November 2011. Click here to order from Amazon.com. ...

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How to Detect Duplicate Vendors While Auditing the Vendor Master File

Contract implementation is an integral part of the strategic sourcing process. An important aspect of contract implementation is conducting periodic audits, to make sure all data is accurate and all components of the project ...

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Interview with the Authors of “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing”: Chapter 2

The second interview in our podcast series regarding the text, "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing" features Joe Payne again, a co-author of the book who discusses Chapter 2, Data Col...

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Interview with the Authors of “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing”: Chapter 1

This first podcast of the 22-part series features an interview with Joe Payne, a co-author of the book, "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing" regarding Chapter 1, An Introduction to Str...

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Managing Indirect Spend Book Excerpt – Part V: Data Collection – The Critical First Step in a Sourcing Project

The following article is excerpted from the book Managing Indirect Spend, by Joe Payne and William R. Dorn, Jr. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  Release date: 19 October 2011. Click here to order from Amazon.com. ...

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Three Essential Steps in Auditing the Vendor Master File

Contract implementation is an integral part of the strategic sourcing process. An important aspect of contract implementation is conducting periodic audits, to make sure all data is accurate and all components of the project ...

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The Importance of Auditing

Here at Source One, we strongly believe that strategic sourcing doesn't end when a contract is signed. Proper and consistent auditing of supplier performance is required to ensure that anticipated savings are realized, and th...

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Managing Indirect Spend Book Excerpt – Part IV: Increasing Stakeholder Engagement

The following article is excerpted from the book Managing Indirect Spend, by Joe Payne and William R. Dorn, Jr. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  Release date: 19 October 2011. Click here to order from Amazon.com. ...

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In The Trenches: The Benefits of Collaboration

by Jennifer Ulrich, Project Analyst, Source One In this continuing series, Jennifer Ulrich shares her experiences in the trenches of executing strategic sourcing projects, to give you practical insights into best practices...

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Managing Indirect Spend Book Excerpt – Part III: Motivating the Supply Base

The following article is excerpted from the book Managing Indirect Spend, by Joe Payne and William R. Dorn, Jr. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  Release date: 19 October 2011. Click here to order from Amazon.com. ...

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Nearshoring Looking Increasingly Attractive to U.S. Manufacturers

  Every company seeks to increase revenues and profitability by reducing costs. However, one of the most common practices in recent decades, off-shoring manufacturing operations to Asian countries, is losing its lustr...

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