Sourcing and Procurement Outsourcing

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Driving sustainability focus with increased adoption of recycled Kraft paper

The demand for eco-friendly Kraft paper has seen a vast growth globally, across different industries – with rising environmental concerns towards the use of plastic and an ...


Optimizing spend management with ‘consortium buying’

Consortium led buying models are the new disruptors in the procurement world. This collaborative buying augments the buyers’ power and helps ...


Supply market intelligence – a success factor for the new era of procurement

Supply market intelligence (SMI), procurement intelligence, sourcing intelligence, or simply put - market intelligence (MI) – is one of the most critical inputs for the sourcing process....


Spend analysis: getting the basics of data right

Data has received unprecedented significance in recent times and has emerged as a critical input powering transformational technologies and improving competitiveness. Although the power of data is undisputable, companies continue to...


RFX management: unlocking additional procurement value

Amidst all the technological disruptions and innovations taking place in the procurement space, increasing spend under management still remains a fundamental metric that defines success. The industry ...


Reimagining the Supply Chain in a Digital World

Successful supply chains of the future would exhibit highly coordinated, digitized operations with greater visibility across the supply chain value network, proactive customer experience management, ...


Next-Gen Procurement – Combining Digital with Design Thinking

The digital renaissance is extensively reshaping businesses today. Going digital is crucial for procurement as it evolves into a...


Driving excellence together: Integrating the accounts payable and procurement functions

The accounts payable (AP) and procurement functions are two sides of the same coin. What can make these functions deliver outstanding results is ...


Crude prices sink but airfares don’t land yet

Crude oil prices are sliding steadily and have dropped as much as 48 percent in the last six months. However, air travelers have not been able to reap benefits by way of lower ...


Simplifying procurement in the pharmaceutical marketplace

Increased regulatory demands and growing pricing scrutiny have pushed the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to explore options to reduce their cost base and simplify overall business operations. Hence, the concept of outsourcing ...


Strategic supplier management - trump card to business growth and success

Supplier management is a strategic and fast growing domain in procurement. From a supplier performance monitoring activity - it has become a strategic and innovative function. Today, many ...


The Importance of a Supply Chain Perspective in Procurement Decisions

Challenges in the operating environment are likely to be intensified causing economic austerity in sourcing and procurement before long. Experts are now...


Cost Reduction Strategies in the Supply Chain of MRO Items

Today, only a handful of manufacturing companies have the expertise, information, and tools to effectively manage the sourcing of parts used in maintenance, repair, operation, and overhaul (MRO). In this whitepaper, published...

Published with permission of Supply & Demand Chain Executive


Vitrified Tiles for the Sourcing Executives

A sourcing executive's product knowledge is an important parameter for the effective sourcing of any item. In this whitepaper published by the Sourcing Interests Group, Infosys'...

Published with permission of the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG)


Procurement Outsourcing: Trends, Challenges, Benefits and a Roadmap for Implementation - Part 2

Despite economic instability, there is a continuing increase in service provider capabilities and a growing interest in Procurement Outsourcing. The growth of emerging economies, low availability of trained supply management...

Published with permission of Technology Partners International, Inc.


Sourcing Strategies while Buying Cables in a Recessionary Market

Infosys' expert shares a successful sourcing strategy by discussing a real life case of electrical cables procurement. He demonstrates how to achieve cost savings through right sourcing, linking price to raw materials price movement and reducing the Total Cost of Ownership.

Reproduced with the permission of the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG)


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