Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has announced the launch of its IBX Spend Capture Cloud solution to help customers enhance their procurement processes.
From implementing contracts, monitoring procurement KPIs and offering procurement choices to track all costs across products and services, the new IBX Capture Spend Cloud streamlines the procurement process and allows organizations to capture the benefit of on-line spending, which is often wasted due to lack of compliance with procurement standards. This solution, that combines a consumer-like experience with scalability for global roll-outs, integrates with all major eProcurement systems and links contracts to operational processes to provide improved contract compliance. It will be available across all key markets including the United States, the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and the Nordic countries.
Cost pressures reduce logistics budgets worldwide, with an average of 11 percent of company sales revenues devoted to logistics. 42 percent of that are directed to the outsourcing of logistics services, which is a decrease of 10 to 15 percentage points from recent years. Read more
Grohe, the manufacturer of sanitary fittings, and Capgemini, the providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, have signed an agreement for IT infrastructure outsourcing. The multi-million Euro contract between Grohe AG and Capgemini Outsourcing Services GmbH spans a period of five years, and means that some 20 employees of Grohe will transfer to Capgemini. The future services will cover Grohe sites in Brazil, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Portugal, Singapore and Thailand, for which Capgemini will leverage its global Rightshore network consisting of onshore, nearshore and offshore centres. Read more
The fourth edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that transport prices went up by 13.5% in in the second Quarter of 2010 compared to the first Quarter 2010. For the first time, price levels equal the levels of the pre-crisis period (H1 2008). Read more
Capgemini Group today announced its acquisition of on-demand purchasing solutions provider IBX and with it, the availability of the “industry’s first global end-to-end, Procurement-as-a-Service offering”. Read more
Two out of three supply chain managers currently feel their work to be strongly affected by the economic crisis, far more than by customer requirements (46 percent) or the pursuit of sustainability (37 percent). These are the findings of an international study conducted by Capgemini Consulting on the current situation in Supply Chain Management (SCM). 300 companies were questioned for the study.
„Although the total number of SCM projects for 2009 has not decreased by the crisis, changes in the goal setting have become visible,” says Dr Martin Raab (photo), Head of SCM at Capgemini Consulting.
Since the beginning of the crisis, managers have focussed on projects involving fast cost cutting or better contract terms. The top ten of current SCM projects are led by steps aimed at warehouse optimization (48 percent), followed closely by strategic SCM projects (45 percent) and projects for long-term planning and forecasting (44 percent).
“The study makes clear however that, for managers, a short term success through warehouse optimization or contract renogatiations has priority over those SCM projects with a long-term effect,” states Dr Martin Raab. A loss of 14 percentage points shows that strategic SCM projects are the clear loser of the crisis. This does not really surprise Dr Martin Raab who points out a considerable risk involved: “Now is the time for cost cutting to be combined with innovation and process optimization. This is the only way to achieve a competitive edge that will be of use right after the recession.”
The complete study „Crisis dominates the supply chain agenda in 2009“ can be downloaded at Capgemini.