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Construction Services Sourcing Strategy

Dear sir/madam, i am raj, senior analyst with a premier global provider of customized procurement intelligence services specializing in sourcing, supply chain visibility, financial risk analysis, and green procurement. Some of our customers are the largest in the world, including over 70 of the fortune 500. We enable client decisions worth over us $25 b in procurement spend globally. We have been engaged by our client, a leading pharmaceutical company to understand procurement best practices & market dynamics in the construction sector across the globe. Our client has offices and plants in different regions around the globe and is concerned about sourcing construction services for projects requiring expansion, capacity addition, repair and refurbishment; works below 10 million usd of value. We are currently seeking support from key, industry leading subject matter experts/consultants for fee-based primary interview & discussion for the following areas. 1. Best sourcing strategy (for different regions around the world) - construction services (projects below 10million usd) 2. Case studies of top fortune 500 companies in sourcing construction services, around the globe. 3. Best practices in supplier engagement like contract length, contract pricing and cost saving opportunities. I write this email to request your participation in this engagement. As a follow-up to this request, we would be happy to give you a call to take you the key research questions and clarify any queries that you might have. We appreciate your interest & look forward to your response by 14th may, 2015. Thank you.

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    Phil |Managing Director

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    Mike |Value Engineering Officer, Civil Enginee

    I'm interested, primarily for work in the U.S. I recently completed a similar project for pharmaceu...

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    Farouk |Project Manager

    I have 44 years experience in civil engineering and construction, living in Florida Ready to a...

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E-sourcing Solutions

Hello! we are a global market research firm and are seeking experts who can assist us with insights on "e-sourcing/e-procurement" solutions. We are happy to pay experts who help us with pointed answers to our queries below. We would like to engage via phone and consult with experts knowledgeable about the current e-sourcing solutions and dynamics related to the same. We will only want pointed answers to specific queries enlisted below: • key metrics against which the technical competencies of e-procurement/e-sourcing solutions are benchmarked? How do the different offerings from vendors (ariba, coupa, basware, oracle ebs, oracle fusion, capgemini ibx, gep, sap) compare against those metrics? • how big a challenge is the integration of the e-sourcing/e-procurement platforms with the client’s internal erp (on-premise and cloud) systems? • how are the integration-related challenges addressed? Are there any best-practices that you can quote? • what is the role of a system integrator (e.G. Ibm) to address such integration-related challenges? • who are the top system integrators (sis) in the e-sourcing/e-procurement landscape? Comparative analysis of sis? Please avoid 'run-of-the-mill' verbose answers while coming out with your expert answers. Ideal candidates should have 10+ years of experience with e-sourcing/e-procurement platforms and should have completed at least 5 full life-cycle implementations. Pharmaceutical industry perspective, while not mandatory, will be however appreciated. Look forward to an engaging discussion. Regards, budha

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    Debargha |Independent Consultant

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    Sid |Director

    Hi there, I can share with you useful insights on how most of the big e-Sourcing providers fare on ...

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    Joaquin |Current - Chief Software Category Direct

    Hi, I have recently gone through a pre-sourcing excercise for eProcurement tools and providers. I a...

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Natural Ingredient Sourcing

Hello, we are a rapidly growing natural personal care products company. We are looking for someone very qualified to help us source natural butters, oils, surfactants, emulsifiers, actives, etc. From qualified suppliers. We manufacture the products on our own, but are having a time finding reputable suppliers. The person for the job is someone with industry contacts and lots of experience with natural ingredient sourcing.

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    John |Contracts and Supply Chain Consultant

    I have bought lanolin, personal care *****d surfactants, emulsifiers, biocides. and other raw...

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    Solomon |MD

    Hello - I am the cofounder of a company that specializes in ***** ***** the personal c...

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    Debojit |Zintro Expert

    Please get in touch. I will be able to advise you on the sourcing bit. Having led RnD in Personal Ca...

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E-project Management In E-sourcing Tool

An expert who is proficient in the various functionality of e-sourcing tools (sap and any other) used by various organizations, primarily the project management tools. Must be able to answer various questions on the e-project management. Discussion will be on - the types of tools used by various organizations. Parameters considered by organizations before choosing the same. Adoption levels of various tools. Adoption levels of these esourcing tools for the process of sourcing. Eproject functionality for the project management in these tools. Advantages, disadvantages, adoption levels and the reasons of this functionality. Boutique eproject management tools that can be integrated with these esourcing tools. Supplier and buyer perception of this eproject functionality.

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    Mark |Hopitality Renovation Consultant

    Thank you for the inquiry. but this is not an area for me to consult in. Regards Mark Cullison...

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    David |Founder/Owner

    To Nidhyana, Thank you for your inquiry, but these tools only allow a procurement professional the ...

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    Guillaume |Engineer

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Pharmaceutical Sourcing And Procurement

Hello! we are a global market research firm and are seeking experts who can assist us with insights on "sourcing/procurement processes" specific to pharmaceuticals/cpg firms. We would like to engage via phone consult with experts knowledgeable on the set of questions produced below. Ideal candidates should have a deep knowledge of sourcing best practices, market drivers and trends, organization models, processes and kpis specific to sourcing and procurement. We are looking for a phone consult for a time period of 1-2 hours to discuss the points questions mentioned below: questionnaire organization: 1. How is the procurement function structured in companies - is it centralized, center led, decentralized? Why are they adopting this structure? Any challenges faced? 2. If sourcing is taken in its narrow sense (i.E. Source to contract), do companies have a dedicated sourcing team, or does sourcing fit within the responsibilities of, for example, category managers? 3. Do companies have a support function for sourcing, which focuses on the administration of sourcing events under the guidance of a category manager, strategic sourcer, or similar? 4. Is the sourcing team (whether dedicated or part of the category management structure) divided into global, regional and local teams, and how are the responsibilities for each determined? 5. How do organizations differentiate between strategic and tactical sourcing? Are parameters other than spend taken into account? 6. Do companies have a specific team responsible for tactical sourcing? What do they do and how is it determined what they address (e.G., spend thresholds, category criteria, local organizations)? 7. If companies have a dedicated sourcing excellence or sourcing support team, what is its size compared to the rest of the sourcing/procurement organization? (please answer in terms of either fte or ratios, e.G., 1 sourcing excellence resource to 1 category manager) process: 1. Do companies create category strategies? How do these influence sourcing activities? 2. How do companies conduct spend analysis and (how) is this used to create sourcing plans? 3. Who is responsible for managing 3rd party risk, and (how) does this influence sourcing activities? Does the sourcing team conduct supplier risk assessments as part of the strategic sourcing process? 4. Do companies use a contract management system that warns companies when categories need re-sourcing? 5. (how) is the p2p process set up to ensure that people requisitioning things are routed to the deals put in place by sourcing activities? What other tools (e.G., policy, catalogs) are used to deliver the same result? 6. How are appropriate buying channels defined and then executed, for example: free text pos, catalogue pos, pcards, vcards, nonpo/direct invoice, blanket pos and contract pos technology: 1. What technology modules (e-sourcing, spend analysis, supplier business management, contract management, etc.) do companies use in sourcing? 2. Who are the preferred vendors (e.G., gep, ariba, coupa, bravo solutions, etc.)? 3. How are implementation related issues between procurement & sourcing technology modules and erp and other suites taken care of? Kpis: 1. Please provide a full list of the kpi’s that procurement uses focus vertical: pharmaceuticals (primary), cpg (secondary) kindly drop in a note with your cv/relevant experience and we will get back in touch with the most interesting profiles! warm regards, budha

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    Terry |President

    not interested Thank You...

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    Shaun |Vice President

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    Todd |Founder

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Sourcing Management

Sourcing management consulting internal opportunities procurement bu collaboration: 1) how can procurement involve itself throughout the consulting life cycle in collaboration with bu? A. What are the steps to be followed-roadmap b. What are the segments where-in procurement can make a high impact? - engagement management - demand management etc. C. How to convince the bu heads and stakeholders? D. What is the amount of savings that can be brought out from this approach? E. Case examples internal stakeholder management and communication: 1) how can procurement ensure proper communication of its involvement in sourcing consulting throughout the organization? A. How they can ensure compliance from the stakeholders? B. Challenges and mitigation strategies c. Case examples demand management: 1) what are the key techniques in managing demand of consulting services? (spend approval, internal knowledge assets etc) a. How do they vary w.R.T service line and geography? External opportunities supplier sourcing strategy 1) how do pharmaceutical companies decide on going for a ã¢â€â¢ global/regional suppliers in sourcing consulting o (ratio of this mix and conditions to go to a particular supplier) ã¢â€â¢ integrated firms or niche firms o (ratio of this mix and conditions to go to a particular supplier) 2) do pharmaceuticals clients reach out to suppliers with combination of service lines or for a specific strategy consulting request? 3) how does this strategy vary from pharmaceuticals to other industries? 4) case examples supplier selection approach 1) how do pharmaceutical companies decide on utilizing a tender/direct negotiations/e-auctions in selecting consulting suppliers? (average ratio) 2) how does this strategy vary from pharma to other industries? 3) case examples supplier consolidation 1) how does the psl approach vary w.R.T to the type of service line? A. Do they follow a psl separately for each of service lines or a common psl across service lines? B. Do they follow regional psls or global psls? 2) how does the mix of the psl ratio vary by service line and industry? 3) how can companies ensure compliance of psl across the bus 4) what is the frequency of time to update a psl and what are the factors considered in adding or removing a supplier from the psl? 5) case examples cost structure and type of pricing models how do the components of cost structure and type of pricing model vary in sourcing strategy consulting services in pharmaceuticals? Key discount strategies and negotiation levers: what are the key value levers available in sourcing consulting services? How do they vary on the below conditions? Key conditions to be considered are a. The type of strategy consulting b. Type of product c. Spend of the client d. Geographic preference e. Pharmaceuticals industry

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Footwear Sourcing

Looking for a footwear sourcing agent for sneakers

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    Aisha |Brand Strategist Consultant

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Industrial Gas Sourcing - Asia, Africa And Me

I am looking for expertise on industrial gas (oxygen , nitrogen, helium , co2 etc) market in asia, middle east and africa regions. China, india, south africa, australia and japan are the major countries of focus other than the region as whole.  key deliverable include industrial gas sourcing opportunities, best practices, distribution channels, market size and growth rate till 2017 in the focus countries and regions. Kindly let me if anyone already has the data as i need this information at the earliest. 

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    Zahoor |Refinery, petrochemical, Oil and Gas spe

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    Srinivasan |Co-founder

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    Mohamed |Managing Director

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Chemical Sourcing And Procurement

Looking for experts on phosphoric acid for chemical sourcing and procurement.

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Electronic Equipment Component Sourcing Processes

Seeking: purchasing managers for expert discussion on (oem) electronic equipment component sourcing processes for a current study, we are trying to understand: the procurement process for electronic equipment components. Specifically equipment that needs to be cooled and uses an air filter. We’d like to understand: what features are important, how air filter suppliers compare, and any key trends, unmet needs or pain points. We are interested in speaking with experts with strong knowledge of the following: electronic displays, air compressors, chromatography, beverage dispensers, airport baggage / cargo scanners, security & surveillance, industrial dehumidifiers, casino gaming devices, commercial printers, water cooled heat exchangers, remote sensors, etc. Medical applications: imaging machines, cat scan machines, mri’s. Telecommunications applications: routers, switches, etc. Please note that we are only interested in your personal point of view and expert insight and are not seeking any confidential information. We are scheduling 30/60 minute discussions with experts this and next week and are offer $125/$250 compensation for each interview. Please note that we are handling the standard zintro fee separately, hence the expert is not involved in paying this. If you kindly let me know your contact details (email and phone), i will provide more specifics on the study and standard process. We would welcome any referrals to other relevant experts as well. Best regards, liisa maclaren specialist, delivery operations & expert community

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    David |Partner & Global Head

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    Edmund |Owner & Primary Consultant

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Chemical Sourcing

I am looking for a chemical sourcing expert to help identify an approach for quick savings. I have about 852 personal care chemicals and about 130 suppliers.

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    Daniel |Chemical Product Manager

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    Patrick |Senior Sourcing Manager

    Please tell me more about your project. I have extensive experience in this area and would be happy...

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    Joseph |Principal-Consultant

    Hi, Thanks for your interest. I have experience with chemical sourcing. Please advise with more abou...

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State Government Spending Analysis And Sourcing

I am seeking an experienced financial analyst with experience in state government spending analysis and sourcing. This would be to support a larger 4-6 month consulting project with a state in the southwestern united states. Please direct your responses back with a note about your experience in this area. Many thanks.

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    Dan |Principal

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    Steve |Director of Supply Chain, Strategic Sour

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