Sourcing

Purchasing goods and services with cost savings in mind can include elements of both art and science. Some of the most popular forms of sourcing include low-cost country sourcing for materials and manufacturing, business-process outsourcing and offshoring. Because sourcing touches nearly every area of a company's business, organizations that undertake it as part of a broader corporate strategy will be more successful than those that make "one-off" deals.


Articles

CIOs in North America Report Rising Budgets in 2014

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Compliance Methods Are Costly and Cumbersome

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Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

The Redmond, Wash., software giant tightens its supply chain policies to avoid conflict minerals and promote sustainability across the board. More >

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Overcoming Barriers to Successful Negotiation

Author Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez says we can learn to master negotiation by thinking of it like a game.

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Emerging Cyber Risks on the Minds of Risk Managers

The seventh annual Emerging Risks Survey results show what's behind the trend toward increased focus on cyber security risks among risk professionals.

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IAPP’s New Privacy Certification Addresses Emerging Landscape

New privacy threats and concerns have created the opportunity for IT professionals to fill a crucial role within the organization. A new cert addresses the need.

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Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

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SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

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Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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