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Competitor Alignment: How A Distributor Quoting Platform Is The Missing Link In Your End-To-End Supply Chain

During a recent interview, the question of how I would compare the QSTRAT Distributor Quoting Platform to the various solutions that are available through ERP or P2P providers came up. More specifically, do I consider them to be competitors? It was not the first time I have heard this question about our place or niche [...]read more »

e-Sourcing as a Key Component of your Spend Management Initiative – Part 3

Part 3 – What an e-Sourcing System Should Provide State of the art e-sourcing systems provide many beneficial elements to support an organization’s direct and indirect procurement activity. Specifically, in support of Spend Management initiatives they should as a baseline: Deliver a robust and repeatable process for completing all sourcing activity, that minimizes manual effort, […]

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e-Sourcing as a Key Component of your Spend Management Initiative – Part 2

Part 2 – Best Practices Top performing organizations in the Spend Management discipline focus on creating a collaborative, repeatable and transferable process using systems/software in all areas of supply chain management. For the Sourcing function specifically, reliance on: spreadsheets for event data management and progress tracking, emails for RFQ communications, both internal and external, disconnected […]

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e-Sourcing is a Key Component of Spend Management – Part 1

Part One of Three – Sourcing is the Missing Link!  The challenge Spend Management initiatives are becoming more and more prevalent as organizations increase their focus on overall Supply Chain Management efficiencies. Spend initiatives focus on: sourcing strategy category expertise negotiation and purchasing execution Key business drivers of improved Spend Management for organizations include: Continued […]

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