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!