|Apr. 01, 2012
Supply Chain improvisation is the core focus of modern corporate houses. Projected as the next biggest driver for cost rationalization, board rooms are abuzz with the need for innovations in Supply Chain processes. With large scale legacy data and latent potential of providing strategic advantages to the organizations, Supply Chain activities are under micro scanner.
The quantum of expertise and know-how required to identify, implement and realize these improvements is a real challenge. The growing need for such solutions paved the way for growth specialized Supply Chain service providers across the globe. These service providers leveraged the power of ITES applications to cater different functions of supply chain like spend analysis, purchasing, order management, contract management, so long and so forth. Undoubtedly, there was and there still is a growing need for expertise in these domains across industries.
Having known the benefits of these services, the challenge has been to see value in their implementation. In most cases, there are no quick fixes and organizations need to be patient before they realize value in the long run. In a quest to develop domain expertise, service providers focus on knowing more and more about less and less. But, from a corporate view point, focus is to rationalize the service provider windows. Moreover, Business Leaders place such (SCM consultancy) service offerings in the ‘High Risk, High Reward’ quadrant with an intent to consolidate and leverage the service providers’ offerings.
In such a scenario, it became a logical choice for ODScommerce to ally with best in class service providers offering complementary services. ODScommerce announced its strategic alliance with two of the most respected names in Supply Chain services globally, Rosslyn Analytics and Upside Software Inc. While Rosslyn Analytics is a world class Spend Analytics solution provider, Upside Software is a Global leader in providing comprehensive Contract Management solutions.
ODScommerce’s Strategic Sourcing solution suite is now a complete offering spanning from Spend Analysis, supplier identification, RFx management, eSourcing, order management and contract management. We can now help organizations realize their Annual Cost Reduction targets effectively.
On being asked about the rationale behind this initiative, Mr. Michael Roy, Worldwide, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, ODScommerce said and we quote, “These alliances help ODScommerce place itself in a niche syndicate of comprehensive strategic sourcing services providers. They empower us to consolidate our position as a one-stop shop for Strategic Sourcing functions.”
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