Module: Optimization


Implement more identified savings with less internal resistance. Our clients tell us that Optimization has CUT AWARD TIME by 50% to 80% versus Excel.

Our proprietary Optimization tool will find the best award given your operational realities in 50% to 80% less time if you are doing this in Excel today. Business rules can often be an obstacle to implementing identified savings. Optimization allows you to quickly understand the “cost” of each rule, so you quickly compare the available trade-offs and pick the best possible award for your organization

Invest 30 minutes to experience how this dynamic tool will enhance your negotiations and increase savings.

If you would like to see this dynamic tool live here is our pledge:

  • We will provide a base case
  • You pick up to 10 constraints (operational rules) and we will run several scenarios live with you

Optimization – Dynamic Decision Making to Meet the Needs of the CPO and COO in the Same Meeting

Imagine a software solution that allows the CPO and/or COO to explore changes in complex award scenarios in minutes to meet a change in constraints. What if key decision makers from procurement, finance and operations could meet in a room or in a Zoom meeting and run...

Winning Strategy in Procurement Negotiations – Moving Far Beyond Excel

Most professionals in procurement want to develop a strategy to win consistently in negotiations. I am not referring to a method to get price concessions every time. If you are using Excel for your complex awards and sensitivity analysis, you are giving up a strategic...

Complex Logistics Awards – Do You Want to Move Beyond Excel?

Many companies use Excel to make complex logistics awards. There are procurement professionals who have developed spreadsheets that can handle logistics awards but there are limitations and risks. Time – complex bids can often take a week or longer to...

How Optimization Gives Your Sourcing Team a Strategic Advantage – A Real Life Example

You have probably heard about optimization and might be wondering if it will give your sourcing team a strategic advantage. Let me start with a brief recap on the excitement surrounding optimization from past posts. Big data, storage capacity and computing speed have...

Optimization Plus Negotiation Leads to Profitability and Provides a Strategic Advantage

Optimization can put your team in a strong negotiating position that should translate into profitability and a strategic advantage. Today it is far easier to collect big data then it is to use it to create a strategic advantage. There are procurement tools that will...

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We selected EC Sourcing to facilitate our purchased services and capital equipment bidding processes. Since implementation over 4 years ago,we’ve had great success using the solution to generate savings and leverage the automated web-based platform to increase visibility and cross functional team participation, improve bid process cycle time and overall organization to provide a more formal straightforward bidding process. We have found the solution to be easy for all parties with high vendor participation. We have used the solution to negotiate small buys and extremely large capital purchases with success on all levels. Lastly, EC Sourcing Group has provided a high level of support both on technical matters and strategic sourcing strategy.

Ken Macon

Catholic Health Care Partners

Your software is great! I have been involved in many of these (e-Sourcing negotiations) and in fact just finished one last week for Schering Plough. Your software is much less complicated and more user-friendly than any of the other ones I have used.

Jean Labanowski

Global Computer Supplies

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