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 Manufacturer's Guide for Improving Visibility into Total Costs

Manufacturer's Guide for Improving Visibility into Total Costs

This guide presents a proven five-step framework for improving visibility into a supplier’s bids during the direct materials sourcing process.

A Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management
 

 

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Data Sheets

Directworks Data Sheet

Learn how Directworks helps you make the best sourcing decisions by automating and streamlining the direct materials sourcing process.

 

White Papers
A Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management

A Manufacturer's Guide to Transforming Sourcing and Supplier Management

In this white paper, we address key observations and issues that manufacturers should consider as they transform their sourcing and supplier management functions.


 
The Manufacturer's Guide to Creating Impactful Supplier Scorecards

The Manufacturer's Guide to Creating Impactful Supplier Scorecards

Supplier scorecards have been a critical piece of any supplier relationship management program for decades. Download this white paper for some best practices to help you overcome the challenges of supplier scorecarding.

The Manufacturer's Guide to Creating Impactful Supplier Scorecards

 
 
 Manufacturer's Guide for Improving Visibility into Total Costs

Manufacturer's Guide for Improving Visibility into Total Costs

This guide presents a proven five-step framework for improving visibility into a supplier’s bids during the direct materials sourcing process.

Creating Shareholder Value from Supplier Relationships

Creating Shareholder Value From Supplier Relationships

This white paper describes the opportunities and dangers that are right in front of you that can affect shareholder value, for better or worse.


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Building a Business Case for Sourcing Automation

This white paper will show you how to build a stronger business case for sourcing automation.

Build versus Buy

True Transformation Requires Technology. Should You Build It or Buy It?

Technology is transforming sourcing and supplier management. This paper will help you answer the question - should you build it or buy it?

Build versus Buy
 

Spend Matters: A Direct Materials Guidebook

Spend Matters shares six themes that manufacturers should include in developing a stronger direct materials sourcing approach.

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Direct Materials Sourcing

Procuring direct materials using the same method you use for indirect spend will eventually lead to failure. This white paper will help you stay ahead of the curve.


 
 
Sourcing and Supplier Management

Sourcing and Supplier Management: NPI Success Through Early Involvement

Looking to improve the success rate of your new product launches? Adopt this proven best practice: get your sourcing and supplier management teams involved early.


 

Paying More to Gain the Advantage

This white paper examines five advantages you should consider paying suppliers more for. Download now to access the paper. The payback could be significant.


 
 
Total Cost Visibility: The Key to Strategic Sourcing Success

Total Cost Visibility:  The Key to Strategic Sourcing Success

This white paper provides a roadmap that any manufacturer can use to gain a competitive advantage.

6 Factors Needed for True Total Cost Visibility

In this white paper, we examine six key factors of total cost, so you, too, can close the gap between predicted and realized savings.

 
Low Cost Country Sourcing

Low Cost Country Sourcing: Still a Viable Strategy

Read how utilizing a low cost country strategy for the right commodities and the right situation can still yield significant savings while still maintaining quality and risk exposure.

Low Cost Country Sourcing

Collaboration with a Cause

This white paper discusses how collaboration can empower the sourcing organization to meet and exceed company goals.

 
Sourcing Strategies that Deliver Real Value

Sourcing Strategies that Deliver Real Value

In this white paper, Directworks examines five key sourcing strategies for driving lower total costs, accelerating product innovation, and improving profitability.

The Five Fastest Ways to Get Fired in 2014

Here are five missteps you should definitely avoid in 2014. Any one of them could cost you your job.

 
Sourcing and Supplier Management Capability Assessment

Sourcing and Supplier Management Capability Assessment

A survey of discrete manufacturers reveals significant dissatisfaction with current sourcing and supplier management capabilities.


 
Sourcing and Supplier Management Predictions for 2014

2014 Sourcing and Supplier Management Predictions

Has the business environment for manufacturers ever changed faster than it does today? Keep up with some key trends and predictions for 2014.

2014 Sourcing and Supplier Managememt Predictions

 
 
Supplier Rationalization: How Rational is Your Supplier Rationalization Program?

Supplier Rationalization

For manufacturers, supplier rationalization has created some unintended issues around capacity, supply chain visibility, access to innovation, and more. Download the article to learn more.

Supplier Rationalization: How Rational is Your Supplier Rationalization Program?
Spreadsheets: The Wrong Tool for a Critical Job

Spreadsheets: The Wrong Tool for a Critical Job

Download our latest white paper and learn the deficincies associated with sourcing with spreadsheets and email.

Spreadsheets: The Wrong Tool for a Critical Job
 
How Far Would You Go To Reduce Costs?

How Far Would You Go To Reduce Costs?

It's understood that balancing price, quality, and risk is critical to sourcing direct materials. But targeted cost savings remains the primary goal. Which begs the question -- how far would you go to achieve your savings goals?

How Far Would You Go To Reduce Costs?
A Manufacturer’s Guide to Creating Value through Supplier Management

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Creating Value through Supplier Management

This white paper will help you create a vision for the end state of your supplier management strategy.

A Manufacturer’s Guide to Creating Value through Supplier Management
 
Seeking Process Excellence in Sourcing and Supplier Management

Seeking Process Excellence in Sourcing and Supplier Management

As manufacturers continue to transform their sourcing & supplier management functions, many have focused heavily on re-tooling key processes. This paper will help you understand key issues that need to be addressed.

Seeking Process Excellence in Sourcing and Supplier Management

Webinars

Managing Supplier Risk - A Manufacturer’s Conundrum

Supplier risk is a critical topic across the manufacturing industry. Watch this webinar replay to learn how to prioritize the information you need in order to conduct a proper assessment and build a meaningful plan of action.


 

Creating Shareholder Value From Supplier Relationships

This webinar provides best practices that manufacturers must consider to unlock shareholder value by managing their suppliers.

 

Total Cost Visibility

This webinar will present a proven framework for increasing your visibility into total cost.

2014 Sourcing Trends and Predictions

Register to watch a replay of a thought provoking discussion where we review trends shaping the industry and predictions for 2014.


Videos

Meet David

David never has enough time or the right information to make the best possible sourcing decisions. See how Directworks helps him source smarter.

 


Brochures

A Look Inside the Pain of Direct Material Sourcing

Learn about 10 of the most common problems facing sourcing professionals today.
 

Collaborative Cost Management

This guide will show you how technology can reduce sourcing cycle time and get products to market faster while lowering costs.


 
Tools

ROI Calculator

Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch to walk you through your personal calculation and show you that the benefits go far beyond the solution.

 


Case Studies
Whirlpool Case Study

Whirlpool Case Study

See how Whirlpool transformed its global sourcing processes and streamlined its direct materials sourcing by using Directworks.


 

Hardware Case Study

Our customers have saved hundreds of millions of dollars by streamlining the way they source and manage direct materials.