Daily Archives: December 24, 2016

On the Twelfth day of X-Mas (2016)

On the twelfth day of X-Mas
my blogger gave to me:
Optimizing Posts
Analysis Posts
Standard Sourcing Posts
Direct Sourcing Posts
Risk Management Posts
Sustainable Posts
e-Procurement Posts
some SRM Posts
some CLM Posts
some Best Practice Posts
some Trend Bashing Posts
and some ranting on stupidity …

The archives are full of posts on optimization. It’s the doctor‘s passion as it is one of only two advanced sourcing methodologies found to deliver double digit returns year after year after year, the one that is least applied, and the one with the most untapped potential. Data insights only take you so far. Optimization helps you do something about it.

Regardless of what any vendor might claim,
True Savings Can Only Be Identified Through Multi-Factor Optimization!
Anything else is just trimming the fat.

At the end of the day when the proverbial sh!t is about to hit the proverbial fan as the organization is still seeing red,
Only an Optimization-Backed Sourcing Platform will Answer a Buyer’s SOS.

That’s Why You Need Mass Adoption of An Optimization-Backed Sourcing Platform!

And in case you need a refresher, here’s
What Strategic Sourcing Decision Optimization Can Do!

In case you’re wondering, or still think optimization technology is in the usability dark ages, here’s a post on
Optimization: What’s Changed Since 2009.

And, before you think you have a hope of doing this in-house, here’s
Why You Should Not Build Your Own Decision Optimization solution!
the doctor is the leading independent authority on strategic sourcing decision optimization. Please heed his word.

The reality is that we’ve reached a point where it should be
Optimization-Backed Sourcing Platform … Or Bust!
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

And even if you are applying strategic sourcing decision optimization today, all we can say is
So You Think You’ve Mastered Strategic Sourcing Decision Optimization? (Hint: you haven’t. But that’s a good thing. Just means there is more value to come your way.)

And, finally, we will wrap up this series by asking how we accelerate the adoption of optimization and analytics:
Part I
Part II

And leave you with our final thought-rant.
Millions Saved. Pennies Spent. Why Won’t They Learn?

Merry X-mas!