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As a partner in Japan and Korea for CombineNet, Inc. (www.combinenet.com), a leading optimization-driven advanced sourcing technology company, Samurai Sourcing (SSI) provides strategic sourcing service through Expressive Commerce TM for raw materials, mechanical and/or electric components, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) goods, print and packaging material and services, truckload, ocean freight and 3PL (Third party logistics) as such. Not limited to bidding events, SSI extends its professional service arena from purchasing, procurement and SCM (Supply Chain Management) to help its clients acquire global competitiveness and raise their corporate value through strategic sourcing and purchasing process optimization. SSI work as a right-hand man or a complementary function for CPOs (Chief Procurement/Purchasing Officers) and/or strategic sourcing, purchasing, procurement and logistics departments.


■ Strategic Sourcing through Expressive CommerceTM

Expressive commerce is a leading strategic sourcing solution, developed by CombineNet and adopted by over 65 Fortune companies. Expressive commerce TM* enables suppliers to submit various kinds of proposals, which are unavailable in existing eProcurement tools, such as eRFx or reverse auction. Expressive Commerce TM empowers buyers with optimization technology to simulate award scenarios instantly and evaluate them objectively. With these capabilities, our clients realize an average ROI of more than 45x for their strategic sourcing events, while satisfying their quality, delivery, risk management and business requirements. *Expressive Commerce TM is a registered trademark of CombineNet, Inc.

■ Green Procurement

To establish sourcing and purchasing processes and activities for "Lean and Green Manufacturing", SSI develops and provides "Green Procurement" services and solutions, which integrates "Ecology" to "Management", such as implementing value engineering using MFCA(Material Flow Cost Accounting)and 6σ(six sigma).

■ Sourcing and Purchasing Process BPR

Design, implement and manage sourcing and purchasing process, organization and IT infrastructure to realize strategic sourcing and effective purchasing process for continuous improvement and your organizational growth.

■ Strategic Sourcing Outsourcing

Conduct strategic sourcing for each sourcing events. Service includes selection of sourcing platform, identifying new suppliers, building sourcing strategy, finalizing specifications and requirements, collecting quotes and proposals, award selection and reporting of contractual terms.

■ Localization of solutions, services and processes

Localize your solutions, services and processes, considering those benefits and Japanese business customs and users mentalities. Implementation examples are:

  • CombineNet's sourcing optimization solution
  • Concept and solution of Supply chain optimization
  • Tele-marketing Management process for a global ERP package software maker
  • GE's risk management process

■ Assisting Japan market entry

Assist for developing market entry strategy, setting up operating functions and executing entry strategy including developing business partnerships, as did for CombineNet with deep knowledge of Japanese market both in BtoB and BtoC, and live network with leading corporations in various industries and back office outsourcing services.

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