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A Procurement Resolution – Realize Your True Potential

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Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua. In this time of personal New Year’s resolutions, it seems appropriate for leaders to also consider a resolution for their departments. For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to do so.

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation

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Axbility Consulting, a subsidiary of Ivalua European partner Axys Consultants, reinforces Ivalua’s capabilities to empower today’s Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders. NYC, NY – January 23, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, and Axbility Consulting announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement welcoming Axbility Consulting to the Ivalua Alliance Partner Program.

Digital Procurement – Pack your bag, you are going on a journey

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The Hackett Group and Ivalua have been working together for some months to assess the status of Digital Procurement transformation and lessons learned from early adopters.

Scope Spring Supply Chain Summit, 10th – 12th March 2019, Atlanta

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We look forward to seeing you at the Scope Spring Summit in Atlanta. Visit our booth and ask us about the work we are doing with US Public Sector Organizations and with Manufacturers such as Meritor. Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine!

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit, 28th – 29th January 2019, New Orleans

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Join us at The 13th Annual Health Care Supply Chain Summit 2019. Ivalua is working with many Healthcare organisations such as Select Medical and Maxim Healtcare. We look forward to meeeting you at the event where we will be represented by Ty Levine, our Marketing Director for North America. Here’s a short video of our CEO & Founder, David Khuat-Duy, talking about what makes Ivalua special! link].

Three ways supplier collaboration creates real value for manufacturers

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The term “supplier collaboration” can mean many things to many people depending on your functional perspective. Let’s examine three ways that better collaboration with supply partners creates value for a manufacturer from product design through demand planning. Innovating.

The New ABCs of Supplier Segmentation

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From the moment that manufacturers began outsourcing the making of parts and components that go into their products, supplier segmentation took on extreme importance. Suppliers were quickly categorized in many ways… by quality, performance, price, riskiness, and so on.

This is NOT thought leadership, it’s practical talk about Supplier Value Management

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The always astute Pierre Mitchell from Spend Matters recently called out an unnamed solution provider for “trying to create some thought leadership about upstream value creation and downstream value capture.”

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Want Effective Collaboration? Forget the Silos and Focus on Outcomes

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Let’s face it. Collaboration is beneficial, but typically hard to do in big enterprises. There is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of collaboration for manufacturers.

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Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

What has been Apple’s greatest impact on supplier management? The answer may surprise you.

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Apple has long been known as a leader in supply chain management with Gartner consistently ranking them number one in its annual report identifying the Top 25 Supply Chain Leaders.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

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In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 1)

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Since its inception in the late 1980s, strategic sourcing has always been about getting the best value for the goods and services purchased from third party suppliers.

Manufacturers Must Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility

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For manufacturers, key functions such as sourcing and supplier management have become more challenging as the result of increasing supply chain complexity. Such complexity puts a lot of strain on your organization and a need for more senior oversight, direction, and prioritization.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

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Niul Burton wrote a great article in Industry Week titled “Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing”. For those of you who are executives in Supply Chain, Procurement or New Product Introduction/Development, this is a must read.

Want Effective Collaboration? Forget the Silos and Focus on Outcomes Copy

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Let’s face it. Collaboration is beneficial, but typically hard to do in big enterprises. There is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of collaboration for manufacturers.

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Want to be a Strategic Sourcing Rising Star? Think New Products.

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If you happen to be a strategic sourcing professional within the manufacturing industry, you probably are experiencing many challenging days at the office. For example, bad supplier choices can hurt your company’s reputation, lead to production line shutdowns, and contribute to loss of profits.

Ivalua Sees Accelerating Momentum with Another Record Year in 2018

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Growth driven by new customer acquisition, regional expansion and continued customer success. REDWOOD CITY, Feb. 12, 2019 — Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced another record year.

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Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

We all hate to lose, but accomplishing a mission requires sacrifice and losses along the way

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At Directworks , our mission is to help our manufacturing customers develop, launch and deliver more profitable products. We fulfill this mission by helping their product stakeholders and direct materials suppliers work together more effectively at every stage of the product lifecycle.

Are you a Supply Chain Visionary Vick or Laggard Larry?

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Recently I attended a conference for Strategic Sourcing in the medical device manufacturing sector. About 60 Procurement Managers, Directors, and Executives attended from top medical device manufacturing companies.

If You Are Not a Step Ahead, You Are Behind.

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A couple of weeks ago, ISM and Spend Matters had their first Eprocurement Technology Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on the Inner Harbor. I attended with a few colleagues from Directworks. We wanted to go to see what kind of conference it was, and could be in the future.

Stop Settling!

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I love the series of DIRECTV ads featuring the Settlers, that determined, frontier era family who is living in the suburbs, but refuses to adopt more modern conveniences. They are content to do things the old fashioned way while surrounded by neighbors who have upgraded with the times.

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The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Pigs Get Fed; Hogs Get Slaughtered

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This week I attended the Logimed 2016 conference in New Orleans. The conference is dedicated to supply chain topics primarily focused on Advanced Planning and Scheduling Through Logistics.

Why Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

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Today in many executive boardrooms, the conversation often centers on how to improve the overall customer experience. Simply put, it’s a lot more expensive to get a new customer than it is to keep one.

If you had a clean slate, what supplier management practices would you eliminate?

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One of the biggest challenges for any company is dealing with the phenomenon of ‘that’s the way we have always done it’ This is especially challenging if the practice or approach produced meaningful results in the past.

Deepen Your Understanding to Improve Supplier Engagement

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Suppliers have never been more important. Driven by a desire by manufacturers to insulate themselves from spiraling labor costs, manufacturers shifted production of parts and components into the supply chain.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.

The New ABCs of Supplier Segmentation

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From the moment that manufacturers began outsourcing the making of parts and components that go into their products, supplier segmentation took on extreme importance. Suppliers were quickly categorized in many ways… by quality, performance, price, riskiness, and so on.

Three Ways Supplier Collaboration Creates Real Value for Manufacturers

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The term “supplier collaboration” can mean many things to many people depending on your functional perspective. Let’s examine three ways that better collaboration with supply partners creates value for a manufacturer from product design through demand planning. Innovating.

Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization

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Spend Matters recently published a story highlighting Auto News’ coverage of supply chain and procurement localization at Magna International. On the surface, local sourcing seems simple – work with local suppliers in the areas where you do business globally.

IVALUA NOW 2019 reveals innovations that will transform The Art of Procurement

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Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and extensive line-up of industry leaders.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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