A few pioneering enterprise software solution providers offer pricing and business models based on achieving specific outcomes for their clients, rather than just charging for software.
Managed / Outsourced Services
Business models and practices involving outsourcing of functions from one organization to another, allowing companies to focus on core competencies. The evolution from product to service to outcome-based business models.
Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders at the Crossroads
At the crossroads, many freight forwarders have some fundamental questions as they contemplate the road ahead. What will we provide our customers in the future? How can we continue to grow and win business–profitably?
Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge
Our latest research explores the key reasons why companies outsource their manufacturing and/or logistics, the challenges they face, and how they are overcoming those challenges.
Will International Trade Increase or Will We Reshore and Insource?
Release of final 2014 numbers and 2015 forecasts of world economic numbers shows a changing picture of national economies. What will the impact be on supply chain strategy?
Looking Forward: Outsourcing and the Age of Rapid Startups and Hyper-specialization
Technology is enabling ever more rapid formation of multi-entity project teams, distribution of finely-grained tasks, and a growing set of resources for rapidly starting new enterprises. The overall impact is positive for the world economy and individual firms.
JDA’s Opportunity for Reinvention
With the RedPrairie merger and past acquisitions, JDA has amassed what is arguably the most powerful collection of supply chain planning and execution software on the planet. At their recent annual conference, they laid out their strategy for turning that collection of assets into a more cohesive and value-generating whole.
Logility Customers Stay Connected
Updates from Logility Connections 2014.
Co-Managing Supplier Risk: Part 2 – A Case for Co-managing
A new approach offers the potential to manage risk across your entire supply base without breaking the bank. Your most highly paid resources can focus on strategic high-value work, while tactical tasks are co-managed by a third party.
Co-Managing Supplier Risk: Part 1 – The Challenges of Managing Supplier Risks
Managing the risks imposed by suppliers and third party service providers has become increasingly difficult and expensive. In part one of this series we explore the reasons why. In part two we’ll look at a promising new approach to solving the problem without breaking the bank.
Winning at Home Delivery
Home delivery is the new battlefront in retail. In this report we uncover the myths and the best practices across the globe.
HarrisData – Building a Better Mousetrap
HarrisData technology strategy includes Apple and IBM PureSystems technologies.