Since its founding in 1999, Emptoris has evolved into a world leader in strategic supply, category spend, and enterprise contract management solutions, and was recently acquired by IBM. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close-up look at the functionality—and at telecom expense management (TEM) in particular—that makes Emptoris solutions a success among Forbes Global 2000 companies.
associate production resources tools labor and other to production operations
to manage suppliers and associate appropriate programs with supplier classification. Identifying supplier risks as early as possible in the lifecycle is critical. Thus, the next phase, prior to a contractual relationship, is to define risk indicators for suppliers, material groups, and regions, and to secure the process for identifying, evaluating, and controlling risks. The aim is to analyze risks in real time via an active purchasing risk formulation that defines measures for risk avoidance, reduction,