The Science and the Art of Procurement

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As we move towards a new decade is the emphasis in the procurement world changing – are we going to see a new age, where the Art of Procurement comes to the fore? Technology has radically changed procurement activities and procurement roles across virtually all our spheres of activity.

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Many medium sized businesses are also looking at diversity in their supply chains, for the reasons explained in this article. See additional article on managing diversity in the supply chain: [link]. Articles

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Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Many medium sized businesses are also looking at diversity in their supply chains, for the reasons explained in this article. See additional article on managing diversity in the supply chain: [link]. Articles

Freight Procurement Tips with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

WHAT ROLE CAN PROCUREMENT PLAY ON FREIGHT EXPENDITURE? Let us listen to our favorite purchasing and procurement consultant, Trent Morris, as he gives tips on freight procurement. Robobyrne: Procurement Tips. Supply Chain Secrets: What is Procurement vs. Purchasing?

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement language article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. The way we buy and sell procurement technology needs to reflect this new era.

Category-based Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Category-based Procurement Examples. The Inherent Challenges of Category-based Procurement. Characteristics of good Category Procurement Activity. Associated articles.

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Procurement, or Purchasing, function is considered by many to be a necessary but non-strategic part of any organization. But there is a profoundly significant Procurement value chain. Procurement is strategic! Now is the time for Procurement to SELL! Procurement 101.

Project Based Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Project and Category Procurement Differences. Table of the key differences between Project and Category based procurement. Types of activity suitable for Project based procurement. Associated articles. Project Procurement.

What are the Different Jobs in Procurement?

Logistics Bureau

We have received a lot of questions regarding the different roles in procurement. Good thing we got a long-time friend and our Supply Chain & Procurement Consultant, TRENT MORRIS, to tell us more about it in the video below! Robobyrne: Procurement Tips.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Digital Procurement article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains. Operational procurement?

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article and permission to publish here provided by Nikita S at [link]. Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. Subscribe Here!

Technologies that Impact Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Technologies and Procurement Table. 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.

Procurement and the Need for Speed

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In my last two articles ( here and here ) I’ve been talking about the need for Procurement to think about how we can move beyond our historical transactional role and embrace approaches to help drive competitive advantage and real value for our organisations.

A Procurement Resolution – Realize Your True Potential

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For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to do so. A recent study by the Hackett Group found that only 63% of Procurement organizations have even developed a plan for digital transformation. You can also see this article on LinkedIn.

Procurement Technology – What it can and can’t replace in a Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience and Agility

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A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. The way we buy and sell procurement technology needs to reflect this new era.

Apple Procurement Leader Hails from NC State

NC State SCRC

Today’s WSJ front page shares the important role of one of Apple’s top senior executives who runs much of the procurement and supply chain activity for Apple – Tony Blevins. He wanted to weaponize procurement in a short-term way.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

IKEA article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at [link] . Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. Basing this on the many articles I have read covering this subject. These two procurement domains have distinctly different challenges.

The Divergent Procurement World

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Related articles. The non-strategic products and services that need to be procured for individuals to carry out their job function. These domains, by their very nature, cause a divergence within Procurement. 6 Related Articles.

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

OneSCM

Bundling order-to-cash and procure-to-pay functions not only gives companies a holistic view of their supply chain operations, but also improves decision-making and business growth. This blog was developed from an original article by Brad Huff published on Supply Chain 24/7.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

Digitized Procurement: Your Setting-off Point to Autonomy

Jaggaer

In five to ten years, procurement in many of the world’s leading companies will be “truly digital”. They will have succeeded in transforming their procurement organizations to leverage artificial intelligence-based technologies to achieve autonomous procurement.

Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Our latest “Featuring” series article covers the topic of Warehouse and Distribution Centre order fulfillment. So take some time and check out our very best Warehouse and Distribution Centre fulfillment articles!

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Procurement Bots – Transformer or Destroyer?

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Article created and originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, “SK” Sanjeev Kumar Roy. Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? The following characteristics make a process more-bot-able: Which areas of Procurement are more “Bot-able”?

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain. Procurement

Procurement Transformation Delays – The Role of Personality!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article provided to Supply Chain Game Changer by Katalin Brennan at Eyvo E-Procurement. We’ve all heard of the need for Procurement to embrace the Digital Transformation for many years. There are few procurement-specific personality surveys available. Subscribe Here!

5 steps for Procurement to impact on financial results

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Address Procurement Strategy. Focus Procurement on supplier optimisation. Don’t lose Procurement’s focus on costs. Keep Procurement up to date. It is procurement at the heart of any impact on P&L. Articles

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

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The Gartner research note published in September 2018, entitled “ The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Procurement Software Applications ” argues that while the benefits of such automation are significant, they are not able to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

How to Build a Digital Procurement Ecosystem in 8 Minutes!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. When building a digital procurement and sourcing ecosystem, it’s important to dig into your existing procurement process. The Digital Procurement Ecosystem.

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Procurement, or Purchasing, function is considered by many to be a necessary but non-strategic part of any organization. This is not to say that they believe Procurement doesn’t play a role, but rather that they don’t view Procurement as playing a critical role beyond cutting costs and finding suppliers. Procurement is strategic! Now is the time for Procurement to SELL! The Procurement Value Chain Continuum. Procurement 101.

What is Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at [link]. Where does Procurement stand in your organization’s Value Chain? Procurement is?—?still?—?largely Secondary: Procurement ?—?is What’s Procurement’s place in the Value Chain?

Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild

Proxima

As we have said in other Proxima articles, the CPO can be an advocate here, but organizations need to be joined up on its purpose, from the customer all the way back through the supply chain, to the leadership. The post Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild appeared first on Proxima

Why Procurement Transformation Can Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Why Procurement Transformation Fail article created by, and permission to publish here provided by, Jill Button at [link]. What do I mean by Foundation in Procurement Transformation? Subscribe Here!