The year of the Supplier: Perspectives on Supplier Management 2011
This report examines the crucial set of processes that encompass supplier management by exploring the pressures...
What Users Want
Procure-to-Pay (P2P) initiatives often flounder with poor user adoption rate. This whitepaper focusses on the key requirements of the end-users, which can help the P2P program managers to design-in a process that will lead to a successful P2P initiative...
Sigma Aldrich: Global Procurement Team Expands Influence with Spend Analysis
A world-leading developer and producer of chemical and biomedical products and services, spread across 40 countries, Sigma-Aldrich dealt with sourcing of extremely sensitive products that limited their flexibility to pursue procurement strategies...
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Forrester Research, Inc.
Global Manager, Value Engineering Group, FEI Company
"Our primary objective for Zycus iSource is that our people get to spend more time focusing on strategic things."
John Habisreitinger Jr.
Vice President of Procurement & Logistics, Noranda
"We were impressed by the combination of speed, accuracy and potential of the Zycus product."
The Mosiac Company
"What I like about Zycus is that it has a procurement centric solution that is fast, flexible and very friendly."
Director Procurement services, University of Missouri
"Zycus has an attitude of support & help. They really care about trying to help you to use that tool effectively."
Robert Van Motman
Director of Procurement, Draka Holdings
"Draka was very impressed with Zycus’ flexibility, and responsiveness was a key factor in our selection. Zycus is helping us achieve our key goals of managing categories on the global level more effectively and running successful sourcing events. We also expect process improvements through the automation and standardized view of spend analysis across the enterprise."
European Co-packing and Packaging Manager, BIC Europe
"Our aim is to accelerate ROI and reduce the sourcing cycle time significantly through the automation of our sourcing programs. Zycus Strategic Sourcing was an obvious choice as it is robust and easy to use. We really like the Web 2.0 technology with its drag-n-drop based RFQ creation, “what if” analysis, scoring of responses and flexible bid analysis functionality."
Global Manager, Value Engineering Group for FEI Company
"We have found Zycus to be flexible in helping us to manage around [our constraints] and also highly knowledgeable in guiding us through important decisions...."
Global Procurement Analyst, Sigma-Aldrich
"Zycus' demonstration of commitment to customer satisfaction helped drive us to our decision..."
Sr. Project Manager, Orkla ASA
"Zycus implemented the solution under extreme time pressures to meet Orkla’s overall plan of reducing spend by approximately 850 M NOK by 2008. We continue to realize sustainable savings with Zycus’ Spend Analysis solution."
Purchasing Director North America, Modine Manufacturing Company
"There's a cost to measuring and managing supplier performance. The solution gives us good information for figuring out who we should be measuring and developing. It helps us identify high-spend suppliers and where supplier relationship management and cost-focused strategies should be applied."
Corporate Planning, Voltas
"We have identified a number of immediate strategic sourcing opportunities and will take advantage of the Zycus team’s expertise, experience and access to global supply-market intelligence to structure and manage those events."
Rick Van Dyke
V.P of Procurement, M.C. Dean.
"Zycus was there when we needed them and have been very responsive to our queries and requirements."
Research Director, Gartner Inc.
"In order to be more broadly adopted, sourcing tools need easier to use functionality for constructing requests, evaluating bids, and archiving the results of events in a searchable fashion. The inclusion of strategic sourcing plan development within a sourcing application has the potential to enable purchasing organizations to more cleanly execute to plan."
Purchasing Director, North America, Modine Manufacturing Company
"We had a detailed project schedule and resources dedicated to execution on our end. Zycus really helped by making sure we hit all the important points and pulled the data fields we needed to pull, so our implementation went very smoothly."
Managing Director, Bearing Point
"Bearing Point has chosen to work with Zycus, amongst other tools, to allow us to be effective in meeting client specific demands. Each client situation and objective will be different and therefore it is important to us to be able to be flexible to meet different needs. Zycus has a tool which is very flexible and a committed staff to help meet various client needs."
Mr. Al Iagnemmo
Director of e-business for the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS), General Services Administration (GSA)
"With increased adoption of GSA Advantage!, the Federal Government will potentially save millions of dollars from purchase transactions in products and services. The Zycus' Spend Data Management software integrated with the GSA Advantage! system, will automatically help categorize more than five million product and services data within the system to UNSPSC standards, and help people find what they need more easily."
Senior Director of Enterprise Strategic Sourcing, Carlson International
"Zycus was selected for its ability to accurately classify spend data both in batch mode and real time at the point of requisition, which is fundamental to drive detailed and repeatable historical spend analysis as well as monitor real-time spend compliance."