Author: RSouthard Created: 3/17/2008 9:03 AM
SafeSourcing Blog

By RSouthard on 12/24/2008 12:30 PM

While this blogger is enjoying a long winter’s nap through the holidays, please continue to enjoy “On the twelve days of retail e-procurement Christmas” which is the 12 days from December 25th until January 5th.  We will begin to explore the many more gifts e-procurement can provide after the first of the New Year. Happy Holidays to all of you.

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By RSouthard on 12/22/2008 6:00 AM

This author knows we have all heard the song “The twelve days of Christmas” many times. With that tune playing over and over in your head now, try substituting the lyrics below.

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By RSouthard on 12/19/2008 6:00 AM

The Greening of the Supply Chain: Mind your Three P’s.

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By RSouthard on 12/18/2008 6:00 AM

For nearly 10 years the primary driver associated with reverse auctions or e-procurement events has been a reduction in cost of goods. In large part, if a retail company saved money it was deemed to be a good event for the retailer and vendor alike. What about the supplier? What makes it a positive for them?

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By RSouthard on 12/17/2008 6:00 AM

Do retail companies have an extended risk window from the sale of tainted foods? Please read on.

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By RSouthard on 12/16/2008 6:00 AM

What is your answer if a consumer asks you to explain what Certified Humane Raised and Handled means?  What if the follow up is; do your products meet these standards?

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By RSouthard on 12/15/2008 6:00 AM

When we think about safety and environmental standards in the supply chain, I honestly believe that retailers say quietly to themselves; how are we supposed to monitor all this stuff with everything else we have to deal with in procuring products?

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By RSouthard on 12/12/2008 6:00 AM

Beyond the obvious social costs associated with responsibility and culpability in the sale and consumption of tainted foods, the potential for huge litigation costs can put any company at risk for years after an incident actually happens. How traceable is your data?

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By RSouthard on 12/11/2008 6:00 AM

We've all  hear the old saying "If sense were common everyone would have it." Well obviously in the procurement space internal collaboration would only seem to make common sense, but according to an Aberdeen Research Brief from April of 2008 titled Print and the (Collaborative) Revolution, that’s not always the case.
 

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By RSouthard on 12/9/2008 6:00 AM

According to Wikipedia, a business model is a framework for creating economic, social, and/or other forms of value. The term business model is thus used for a broad range of informal and formal descriptions to represent core aspects of a business, including purpose, offerings, strategies, infrastructure, organizational structures, trading practices, and operational processes and policies.

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