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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.

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.

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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.

5 steps for Procurement to impact on financial results

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Step 1. Remove the noise. Step 2. Address Procurement Strategy. Step 3. Focus Procurement on supplier optimisation. Step 4. Don’t lose Procurement’s focus on costs. Step 5. Keep Procurement up to date. Summary. Introduction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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 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.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

A List of Must Read Procurement White Papers

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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….

Claritum continues to expand

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (Jan 22, 2020) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced further expansion in the team. David and Paul are two key new hires to the Claritum team.” said Prof. Richard Hillum, Executive Chairman at Claritum.

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.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Claritum releases “order window” capability

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (December 5, 2019) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced the inclusion of “Order Window” functionality for their product.

Claritum Bath Life Awards Finalist 2020

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (January 16th, 2020) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced that Claritum has been recognised by Bath Life Awards as a rapidly growing company in the technology and innovation space. “It is fantastic news to gain recognition as a local growing company.” ” said Prof. Richard Hillum, Executive Chairman at Claritum.

Claritum’s top ten 2020 predictions for Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Claritum’s top ten 2020 predictions for Procurement. Shortage of skilled and qualified Procurement professionals will drive further automation into Indirect Spend categories. Procurement will come around to realise that it’s not about the automation.

Claritum hosts KTP Management Committee meeting

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Considerations when selecting an eProcurement solution for Indirect Spend

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Focus on Facts not Fiction. Define your Solution Needs. Challenge Everything. User Interface / Experience. Plan for Change. Ongoing Support. Conclusion. 1 Introduction. In the market for a new eProcurement platform?