Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Larry C. Giunipero, Ph.D., C.P.M., Professor of Supply Management, College of Business, Florida State University, 850-644-8224; firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Concordia, Vice President, Marketing, CombineNet, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222, 412-471-8200 x110 email@example.com
Decision Guidance Systems provide supply managers with a powerful tool to handle complex sourcing issues. Supply organizations have several hundreds of items on one complex bid. Satisfying both user and multiple business unit objectives requires software that allows the sourcing team to rapidly analyze an unlimited number of alternatives. Doing so enables the firm to realize a higher percentage of implementable savings over traditional sourcing evaluation tools.