O'Reilly logo

Straight To The Bottom Line by Shelley Stewart, Michael Katzorke, Douglas Smock, Robert Rudzki

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

7

Innovation and Technology

From Auctions to Optimization

Because whether you’re two friends tinkering in a garage, or you work inside one of the most venerable enterprises on earth, the rise of a global connected world offers a truly rare opportunity: the chance to start something totally new.

—IBM’s 1998 Annual Report

One of our definitions of a best-in-class purchasing organization is willingness to innovate. Successful early use of a winning supply chain technology tool can lead to significant competitive advantage. We define technology here primarily as automation and application of computer software to purchasing disciplines. There are generally two classes: e-sourcing and e-procurement. E-procurement tends to be tactical, the processing ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required