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Managing indirect spend : enhancing profitability through strategic sourcing

Author: Joe Payne; William R Dorn
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2013.
Series: Wiley corporate F & A.
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BUnique guidance for cutting costs regardless of economic conditions'without reducing headcounts/b Successfully reduce costs in the area of indirect spend and watch your bottom line grow. iManaging Indirect Spend/i provides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to get it done with an overview of: the challenges faced when sourcing indirect spend categories; strategic sourcing process; tools that can help drive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Payne, Joe.
Managing Indirect Spend : Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Payne; William R Dorn
ISBN: 9781118131459 1118131452
OCLC Number: 864905900
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Series""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Preface""; ""WHAT THIS BOOK WILL DO FOR YOU""; ""WHO WE ARE""; ""HOW THIS BOOK IS ORGANIZED""; ""BEGINNING YOUR JOURNEY""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: What Is Indirect Spend, and How Does One Manage It?""; ""THE TYPICAL SCENARIOS""; ""COLLECTING MEANINGFUL SPEND DATA""; ""CLARIFYING THE SCOPE OF WORK""; ""IMPLEMENTING CHANGE DESPITE OFFICE POLITICS""; ""Part One: The Process""; ""Chapter 1: An Introduction to Strategic Sourcing""; ""VISIBILITY""; ""OBJECTIVITY""; ""PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL""; ""IN SUMMARY"" ""Chapter 2: Data Collection and Analysis""""WHAT IS DATA COLLECTION?""; ""WHERE TO START?""; ""DEALING WITH DECENTRALIZED DATA SETS""; ""SPEND ANALYSIS""; ""SPEND ANALYSIS TOOLS""; ""KICKING OFF THE PROJECTS""; ""END-USER INTERVIEWS""; ""LINE-ITEM DETAIL AND GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SUPPLY BASE""; ""SUPPLIER INTERVIEWS""; ""ANALYZING CONTRACTS AND PRICING AGREEMENTS""; ""THE FINAL ANALYSIS: BUILDING A BASELINE""; ""IN SUMMARY""; ""Chapter 3: Conducting Research""; ""TYPES OF COST-SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES""; ""UNDERSTANDING THE CATEGORY""; ""IDENTIFYING SUPPLIERS"" ""UNDERSTANDING THE SUPPLY CHAIN""""UNDERSTANDING CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS""; ""UNDERSTANDING THE FACTORS OF COST""; ""REVIEW OF TECHNOLOGIES, PROCESSES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES""; ""COLLECTING MARKET INTELLIGENCE THROUGH THE RFI PROCESS""; ""IN SUMMARY""; ""Chapter 4: The RFx Process""; ""USING THE RFI TO BEGIN THE SOURCING PHASE""; ""DEVELOPING YOUR SOURCING STRATEGY""; ""GOING TO MARKET""; ""GENERATING THE RFP AND RFQ""; ""SUPPLIER SELECTION AND SCORECARD CRITERIA""; ""ADMINISTERING THE RFx PROCESS""; ""REVERSE AUCTIONS"" ""IN SUMMARY""""Chapter 7: Get It in Writing""; ""ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF A CONTRACT""; ""ATTACHMENTS""; ""CONTRACT MANAGEMENT""; ""MAKING THE BEST USE OF YOUR LEGAL TEAM""; ""CONTRACTING PITFALLS AND LANGUAGE TO AVOID""; ""WORKING OUTSIDE OF A CONTRACT: PRICING AGREEMENTS AND HANDSHAKES""; ""IN SUMMARY""; ""Chapter 8: Implementation and Continuous Improvement""; ""THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTATION""; ""OVERCOMING CHALLENGES""; ""MONITORING IMPROVEMENTS AFTER IMPLEMENTATION""; ""SAVINGS AND COMPLIANCE BEST PRACTICES""; ""CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES""; ""IN SUMMARY""
Series Title: Wiley corporate F & A.
Responsibility: Joe Payne and William R. Dorn.

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BUnique guidance for cutting costs regardless of economic conditions'without reducing headcounts/b Successfully reduce costs in the area of indirect spend and watch your bottom line grow. iManaging Indirect Spend/i provides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to get it done with an overview of: the challenges faced when sourcing indirect spend categories; strategic sourcing process; tools that can help drive savings, and examples based on real world experience. This how-to guide clearly covers specific sourcing engagements and provides the details needed to source effectively. ulliIncludes sections covering the process, the tools, real-world examples, guidance through specific sourcing engagements and the information needed to source effectively/liliPresents guidance for achieving the object of strategic sourcing: cost reduction/liliShows how effectively managing indirect costs can provide a huge impact on bottom line growth/liliCovers all areas of Market Intelligence (MI)/li/ul With tools, real world examples, and workable guidance, iManaging Indirect Spend/i provides insider guidance for big bottom-line growth through effective management of indirect costs.

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