Strategy

5 Ways for Retail Distribution Centers to Optimize Operations

Posted: 10/31/2019 - 01:51
Retail distribution is growing up. What was once a battle between retail online and retail with real estate is now a battle between businesses on the same online playing field. The forces of disruption and innovation keep charging the field with opportunity, but unpredictability is just as strong, with consumer behavior – and the competition that takes advantage of it - changing the game almost daily.  
 

Commercial Real Estate Optimization: Taking an Operational Perspective

Posted: 10/30/2019 - 03:01
Commercial Real Estate Optimization: Taking an Operational Perspective
Corporate real estate is often one of the largest single categories of spend relative to a company’s revenue and budget, but many organizations view it as a cost to be managed and mitigated rather than a strategic opportunity to align the footprint with business growth and operational expectations and to increase the overall enterprise value of the business.

Sourcing Star Interview: Dennis Tupper

Posted: 09/22/2019 - 05:22
How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?  
As a recruiter, I loved paying attention to sourcing trends and was always curious on what channels and job boards worked best for finding and attracting talent. I found in staffing that marketing channel metrics were not practiced very well, often not at all. It was my curiosity and thirst for data that got me into it and my passion for analysis and optimization that made it a career for me. 
 

Key Considerations in Developing Your Global Real Estate & Facilities Strategy

Posted: 09/17/2019 - 02:19
Key Considerations in Developing Your Global Real Estate & Facilities Strategy
Corporate real estate executives faced with developing a global strategy for real estate and facilities services may find the task daunting. There can be substantial differences between a global strategy and a local or regional strategy. Even seasoned professionals find themselves challenged by the scale and complexities of time and distance.

Innovations in Third Party Management: Fannie Mae

Posted: 08/16/2019 - 03:33

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

Fannie Mae has traditionally engaged a broad range of third-party suppliers across different channels for advice, expertise, production support, development, governance and other services. The demand for professional services has ranged from single freelance experts to hundreds of resources for development to firms with methodologies and benches to deliver significant changes to our accounting and governance systems.    
 

Innovations in Sourcing: Microsoft & CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

Posted: 08/06/2019 - 04:24

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

Aligning with Microsoft’s overall mission to “Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more,” and the company’s long-term commitment to carbon neutrality, (since 2012), Microsoft’s Responsible Sourcing team recognized a gap in its own, and hence Purchasers as a whole, ability to accurately measure the CO2 footprint of a global supply chain.  
 

Call Center Outsourcing – An Emerging Option for Smaller Enterprises

Posted: 07/04/2019 - 01:39
Digital transformation involves the implementation of advanced technology and fundamental organizational change. Ultimately, though, it’s all about the customer. From mobile apps for secure payment to fun experiences in retail spaces, businesses seek to leverage innovation to identify and engage customers, to gain insight into preferences and habits and to make every interaction positive and impressionable.   
 

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