03 October 2002 | Robin Parker
Moai is taking what it terms "a Swat team approach" to helping companies get to grips with online sourcing.
The vendor has launched RapidSource, an online programme to give users an in-depth analysis of their specific commodity spend over two to three weeks.
RapidSource also allows the user to hold two free model auction events.
The programme is the first fruit of Moai's strategic sourcing consultancy practice to help customers prepare the business case for e-sourcing, and is intended as a low-risk way of trialling the technology.
Moai's consultants provide customers with a projected road map of how their company can guarantee a full return on investment within 30 days via strategic sourcing.
This covers ways of reducing costs in the short term, as well as change management, risk mitigation and methods of expanding sourcing plans over a longer period.
The vendor has also announced an agreement with the Forestry Commission to provide an online forward auction service for the sale of logs to sawmills.