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Category-based Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. when should I use it? And what challenges will I face? Contents. Introduction. The Strategic Nature of Focusing on a Category. Typical Steps Associated with Category Purchasing. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Category-based Procurement Examples.

Project Based Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. when should I use it? And what challenges will I face? Contents. Introduction. Typical steps associated with a project purchasing process. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Table of the key differences between Project and Category based procurement.

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Create your own orchestrated Marketplace

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. How people can influence success. Procurement's influence with an orchestrated Marketplace. Some process timings for overall eProcurement. Summary. 1 Introduction.

Struggling with bespoke purchases?

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Bespoke requirements - key sourcing issues. Sourcing Bespoke requirements the right way. Claritum’s solution for bespoke procurement. 1 Introduction. Sourcing of bespoke requirements needs to be managed effectively within an Organisation.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Why is diversity of supply important. Achieving results with supplier diversity. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Tracking success. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Conclusion. Resources. Appendix. 1 Introduction.

Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Why is diversity of supply important. Achieving results with supplier diversity. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Tracking success. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Conclusion. Resources. Appendix. 1 Introduction.

Managing the Procurement of Promotional Goods and Services

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. The benefits of purchasing promotional products. Problems with current sourcing methodologies. Sourcing the right way for Promotional goods and services. Claritum. 1 Introduction.

Technologies that Impact Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Technologies and Procurement Table. Conclusion. 1 Introduction. There are a lot of articles around on what Procurement needs to do; how Procurement needs to change; and how technology will fundamentally change Procurement.

The Divergent Procurement World

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. The unusual nature of Indirect Spend. Indirect Spend automation is different. Establishing Indirect Spend automation. 5.Can automation cover all Indirect Spend - 100%? Related articles. 1 Introduction.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Simplicity is beauty in the crazy world of procurement automation

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Crazy World of Procurement. Automation in this Crazy World. Single or multiple eProcurement platforms? Summary. Further Reading. 1 Introduction.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Breaking Down the Domains. Identifying the Challenges by the Domain. Conclusion and additional thoughts. 1 Introduction. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges.

Maverick buying moves mainstream

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. thanks to the rise of cloud based marketplaces. Contents. Introduction. Procurement the barrier to doing business. Poor governance structure. Many organisations are decentralised. Large programs/projects operate separately.

Supply Chain Management – the SME perspective

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Then why are all SMEs not implementing this automation? Additional things to consider. What are the key drivers for SMEs. Where should SMEs focus initially? 1 Introduction.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

5 Pillars of Effective Supplier Management

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Introduction. This article focuses on effective supplier management. The article is orientated towards indirect spend , however many of the principles apply to all spend categories.

Visibility and Control is the key to Complex Spend Management

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Why is Complex Spend an Issue? Gaining Visibility and Control. What is the Most Effective Option? Technology Hype. Resources. 1 Introduction.

Why is Not for Profit Procurement so Different

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Goals and Motivations. Financials. Skills. Summary Table. Regulations. Risks. Processes. Ethics. 1 Introduction. This article looks at some of the key differences between For Profit (FP) and Not for Profit organisations (NfP).

Claritum enables early payment discounts

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum Enables Early Payment Discounts. Claritum ensures our customers avoid late payment, gain from early payment discounts and strengthen their supplier relationships. .

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Supply Diversity – Managing diversity into your supply chain

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Introduction. Diversity in the supply chain has increasingly become important and reflects a growing concern that disadvantaged groups are not being given access to supply chains.

Claritum SME news

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum's focus on usability attracts SMEs. Claritum’s focus on usability of our solution has expanded our customer base to attract an increasing number of SMEs.

Loading the supplier dice in the procurement process

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Eliminating or reducing competition. Biased supplier selection. Biased contract negotiation. Low bid with knowledge that over or false payments can be extracted. Does that capture the problem? Introduction.

If you can measure it then you can manage it

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. The Challenge of Tail Spend. An approach to Tail Spend Analytics. Benefits of better Analytics. Conclusion. Further reading. 1 Introduction. “If

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

How is technology transforming global sourcing ?

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Does your business source products and services from global markets? If your company is sourcing goods and services internationally you could be reaping many benefits. These include access to cheap raw materials and products, tax breaks and reduced labour costs.

Sourcing promotional products the right way

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Promotional products are items used to promote a product, service or company program including advertising specialties, premiums, incentives, business gifts, awards, prizes, commemoratives and other imprinted or decorated items.

Is your ERP Driving you nuts?

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Over the last few months we’ve come across a number of instances where legacy ERP is holding a company back.

A List of Must Read Procurement White Papers

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

The drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. As featured in the ‘ The 10 Most Innovative Procurement Solution Providers ’ article published in the September 2017 Insights Success Magazine , Claritum discuss the drive for a New Wave of Easy-to-use Procurement Products….

Procurement Fact File

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. We’ve read through some of the best analyst reports and surveys to bring you this procurement fact file containing some of the most interesting findings, statistics and quotes. Click here to download a printable pdf version of the procurement fact file.

Claritum eProcurement in Chinese Language

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum processes its first transaction in Chinese.

Claritum to Open Warwickshire Office

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (Feb 11, 2020) – Claritum, a provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, is delighted to announce that, in line with the growth strategy, the company will be opening an office at the Warwick Science Park.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.