8 Tips to Help Procurement Optimize Supplier Master Data

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Gartner predicts that by 2023, organizations that don’t optimize supplier master data management (MDM) could have wrong information for half of their suppliers! Accurate supplier master data (SMD) is essential for procure-to-pay (P2P) automation, accuracy and analytics, but connecting data to users and systems sometimes gets bumpy. The advice comes from this report: “ Gartner Supplier Master Data: Gain Control Over Your Supplier Master Data Before It’s Too Late.”

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Strategic Procurement: 4 Tactics for Economic Recovery in 2021

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In August 2020 Gartner published this report “4 Tactics Procurement Can Use to Sustain Influence as Economic Conditions Improve” This blog summarizes the key points of the report which you can read in full, here. Procurement Teams Step-up.

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Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid

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And, what should you do about those COVID-related swings in your historical … The post Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid appeared first on Chainalytics.

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

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Atlanta, GA (January 12, 2021) – Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in data-driven supply chain consulting, announced today that it has received the 2020 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to use procurement data to avoid failure and fraud

HICX Solutions

As Peter explains about the link to Procurement, “It’s not surprising because that’s where money flows. Peter goes on to explain how rigorous onboarding provides the foundations for adding further data around supplier performance, sustainability issues, working practices or modern slavery.

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Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

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The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

What’s the role of data in ‘Bad buying’ and ‘Procurement with Purpose’?

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An Interview with Peter Smith on ‘Bad Buying’ and ‘Procurement with a Purpose’. HICX was pleased to welcome Peter recently to our interview series on data in Procurement, in which we asked him more about his book, as well as his other project, ‘Procurement with a Purpose.’

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Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: How to sell data projects to stakeholders

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An Interview with Scott Taylor on ‘Telling your data story’. In this video, which continues our series on the data dilemma in Procurement, I am joined by Scott Taylor, Principal Consultant, MetaMeta Consulting , and a strategic advisor in this area.

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How Modern Software Empowers Procurement with Agility and Resilience in Times of Crisis

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In a recent webinar, “ How to Leverage S2P Platforms to Enable Supply Chain Resilience ,” procurement experts from Forrester, Ivalua and Procurement Leaders discussed how digital transformation and the technologies that enable it can help companies mitigate risk and be more agile and resilient.

2020 The Year To Address The Elephant in Every Room – Data

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North Carolina State Poole College of Management recently produced this 28 page report entitled “ 2019 Supply Chain Data Quality and Governance Study ”. The report contains some great illustrations of the current state of Data governance across the organizations that were surveyed, with a specific focus on the supply chain. In this blog, I have attempted to extrapolate some of the main points shared by those who are winning, or at least, not losing the war on bad data.

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Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage

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In my previous posts, I looked at how to successfully launch a digital transformation and progress to best-in-class Procurement. Procurement was tasked with supporting a board level initiative to accelerate innovation and increase margins. Leaders need to be more ambitious if they are to truly establish Procurement as a source of strategic value. The same applies to Procurement. The post Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage appeared first on Ivalua.

12 Ways To Get Control Over Supplier Master Data

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Procure-to-pay (P2P) automation and analytics won’t work very well without accurate supplier master data. Yet that goal — data accuracy — remains a considerable challenge for many Procurement and Accounts Payable organizations. This Gartner report, “Gain Control Over Your Supplier Master Data Before It’s Too Late,” has lots of ideas for improvement. Encourage a Procurement culture that understands data value, creation, storage, use and deletion.

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Procurement can’t afford to be a digital laggard in today’s complex landscape

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Leading the charge in navigating this constantly shifting trading environment is the Procurement department. Procurement teams are becoming a more intrinsic part of business strategy, able to help organisations manage and predict supply chain risk, unlock innovation, create sustainable cost savings, and help grow revenue. However, as things stand, many Procurement teams aren’t digitally mature enough to provide this input to the business. Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua.

Data Sharing in Procurement – Think Bigger!

All Things Supply Chain

Collecting data is part of what makes the big players like Google and Facebook so successful. The amount of time that users spend on Facebook declined by 50 million hours… Procurement Management Supply Chain Management procurement procurement planning

Top 4 Procurement Software Trends

EC Sourcing Group

However, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on procurement software trends , which can further boost productivity. Read on to learn more about the best procurement software and what you can add to your current software platform to help improve your process. Blog Procurement

Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation in 2021

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So, while COVID-19 may not be changing the future of supply chain, it certainly helped make the case for digital transformation – which is great news for supply chain and procurement professionals who have been trying to persuade the top brass to embrace change.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

HICX Solutions

In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. Data that is brought in will lead to knowledge. New demands on Procurement.

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10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. Cloud-based systems offer many benefits throughout the procurement supply chain, reports Procurious HQ.

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. Data that is brought in will lead to knowledge. New demands on Procurement.

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Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

HICX Solutions

In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…

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Last week, round 40 Procurement leaders got together in the very pleasant surroundings of the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London to talk about collaboration, and to celebrate Ivalua’s increased presence in the UK. The Procurement technology firm was founded in France in 2000 and has become very strong in the US, as well as in its homeland and other continental European countries. The post Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale… appeared first on Ivalua.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

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Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. The Hackett Group has recently released their analysis of their procurement benchmarking database. It demonstrates the advantages of working with a digital procurement strategy.

What to Look for in Procurement Software Solutions

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Procurement software covers a lot of bases, and there are many facets to procurement management that could potentially be streamlined and automated if you haven’t done so already. Procurement Software Solutions: What Is Procurement Software? Blog Procurement

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Hire smart data analysts.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. Digital Procurement – a place we are planning to visit soon (and hopefully stay). There is no doubt that Digital Procurement is a reality for many organisations. It’s boring, and it’s so not sexy, but everyone knows that adage, rubbish in, rubbish out and this just as true for Digital Procurement.

Modern CPOs on their way to Smart Procurement

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Last week, the Ivalua team attended an interesting CPO Round Table organized by the CIPS MENA in Dubai on the theme “Enabling Smart Procurement Today.” What we can notice is that the application of Smart procurement technologies is becoming key for them to think strategically, act quickly and take the right decisions at the right moment in a permanently evolving environment. The post Modern CPOs on their way to Smart Procurement appeared first on Ivalua.

Ivalua Now and the Art – or is it the Science – of Procurement?

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It’s a question that you can answer for yourself at Ivalua Now – The Art of Procurement , being held, appropriately enough, at The Louvre, Paris 10 th – 12 th April. The event is free to attend and aims to attract hundreds of procurement and supply chain professionals to discuss and learn more about the latest industry trends and processes. We still need – for the moment at least – human insight into the data and what to do with it.

Ivalua Study: Tech Challenges Hinder Procurement

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New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives. 31 March, Redwood City, CA – Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has announced the latest findings of a worldwide study of supply chain, procurement and finance business leaders on Effective Procurement Performance Measurement. The post Ivalua Study: Tech Challenges Hinder Procurement appeared first on Ivalua

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Using Procurement Analytics to Simplify Your Supplier Reconciliation

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However, with a simple software-based supplier reconciliation process using procurement analytics in place, an organization can automate this cumbersome process to save hundreds to thousands of man hours every year.

Predictive analytics in procurement means using whatever data is available

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Predictive analytics is still relatively new in procurement, but it’s increasingly important, particularly in organizations that have already been through the cycle of spend analytics, supplier leveraging, segmentation, and consolidation. It is often built on a strategic platform that provides data visibility and near real-time availability, as well as advanced data warehouses for collection of relevant third party datasets.

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. Navigating the complexity of the global supply chain as a procurement professional can sometimes feel like taking a walk through the Amazon without a compass, or entering into outer space without an oxygen tank. It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains.

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. 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!