Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. Procurement

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. However, as things stand, many Procurement teams aren’t digitally mature enough to provide this input to the business. Smart Procurement can unlock a strategic advantage .

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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. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. And you don’t need to purchase an expensive procurement technology suite to do so.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn.

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.

Procurement: The Startup’s New Best Friend?

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Yet, these initiatives are rarely owned by Procurement. On the contrary, Procurement often plays the bad cop role, creating barriers to onboard new and innovative suppliers, asking for endless compliance documents, ending the magic of the incubation.

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. For example: how much would more timely document submissions and responses (PO/POACK, ASN, Invoice, etc.)

Software Solutions To The Procurement Puzzle: Getting The Right Mix

HICX Solutions

Many have had to completely rethink the way they buy goods and services, which has lifted procurement as a theme up the organisational hierarchy. This is partly due to the vast amount of data that flows through procurement departments. All-in-one suite or bespoke procurement system?

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! Email Address.

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future in the Present

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For more, and to learn about all four steps of the autonomous procurement process, register for our webinar, “ Four Steps to Autonomous Procurement “ In modern procurement teams, many are wondering what will happen when AI technology is truly integrated into purchasing systems.

Five Ways AI Will Turbocharge Procurement

HICX Solutions

The basic purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes for managing and recording the procurement transaction are already automated to some extent in many organisations. The post Five Ways AI Will Turbocharge Procurement appeared first on HICX Solutions.

Keep Your Strategic Procurement Process From Walking Out the Door

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You’ve made it clear that strategic procurement is a priority, and they’ve internalized that mandate like their own DNA. So documenting those processes would be a waste of time. If your processes aren’t documented, that knowledge leaves with them. Procurement Healthcare Industr

Digitalization in Procurement: Your Questions Answered

Jaggaer

Last week JAGGAER hosted a webinar reviewing the findings of our recently released 2019 Digital Procurement Survey Report. We reviewed the key takeaways and provided recommendations for how procurement professionals can begin to take advantage of next-generation technologies. 35% of respondents said it was their main challenge in modernizing their procurement process. Digital transformation in procurement is not just automation. Procurement Resources

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

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Step 1: Digitize your documents. Ghodke says an important first step to staying ahead of the competition is to move beyond manual data entry with an AI-driven technology like Document Digitizer. Blog DemandSense Document Digitizer Innovation Sense.ai

You Can’t Achieve Procurement Success Without A Strong Foundation

HICX Solutions

In fact, according to a survey carried out by PayStream Advisors , 39% of enterprise-level (companies with revenues greater than $2bn) procurement and sourcing professionals listed ‘increasing supply chain efficiency’ as their main aim when it comes to managing suppliers. Having access to validations and documents from the onboarding process onwards makes life much easier for departments that need access to that information.

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.

IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough! Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management.

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

Logistics Bureau

If you have not yet tackled the question of ethics in procurement, now is a great time to start. It does not matter whether you are a procurement professional, internal customer, external customer, senior executive, or supplier. Ethical Procurement: Some Scenarios to Consider.

Streamline Procurement Activities By Reducing Your Purchase Order Cycle Time

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Purchase orders are the documents sent from the buyer to the supplier requesting goods or services that when accepted by the vendor forms a legal contract between the two parties. The most effective way to streamline procurement activities is to include a well-considered purchase order cycle as part of your purchasing processes, one that allows you to plan for expenses and budget for the costs of doing business. Business Tips procurement purchase order purchase orders

EBA Guidelines – A Call to Action for Banking Sector Procurement?

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Peter Smith, Managing Director, Procurement Excellence Ltd. The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published new guidelines on outsourcing , a document that has wide-ranging implications for every banking organisation, and requires careful consideration by procurement leaders and functions.

Direct Material Woes: Seven Steps to Take to Improve Value

Supply Chain Shaman

With this in mind, in this blog, I make an argument that we, as supply chain leaders, have screwed up direct material procurement. My goal is to have supply chain leaders consider a procurement redesign for 2017. Most of the focus in the last decade was on indirect procurement.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

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We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. Name="Document Map"/>. As demand rides a rollercoaster in the last few months, huge adjustments have been asked from businesses in every corner of the world and sector.

3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? I will focus on Procurement for this article as it is the topic that I am most familiar and it seems even more relevant today as I build ProcurePro Consulting ( www.procurepro.ca). What Procurement dreams are made of!

Is Procurement Being Too Aggressive in Negotiations?

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent post by my colleage Kate Vitasek (author of the “Vest Outsourcing” model) in Forbes magazine argues that procurement is taking too aggressive a stance in negotiations with major logistics providers. ” Kate also refers to my new book (written with my colleague Gerard Chick), The Procurement Value Proposition: The Rise of Supply Management , which effectively calls for change in procurement!

Believe It Or Not, Procurement Impacts Every Single Person

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If you live in a city, state or country, which everybody does, your life and the lives of your family and friends is impacted directly by Procurement. No, I’m not referring to the Procurement department of your company (although, if Ivalua has anything to do about it, there are lots of interesting things happening there too). I’m talking about the organizations responsible for Procurement at the City, County or State level. Vishal Patel, VP Product Marketing, Ivalua.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

The webinar will also include Howard Richman, a colleague I have known for many years, first at Merck, and now working at Citrix as their Chief Procurement Officer. Also joining us will be Michael O’Leary, Director of Procurement Solutions at IBM. I emphasied to Alex that I had seen a similar trend – that purchasing executives seek to drive procurement value transformation, many find themselves struggling to make progress in these three areas of change.

Navigating COVID-19: Mid-term Procurement Strategies for a Managing the Crisis

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Procurement teams can lead the way in building a robust system into the future. This should serve as a wakeup call for procurement teams to take a look at the clauses in their contracts. Procurement teams need to be able to make decisions rapidly and relay them to suppliers immediately.

Hybrent’s E-Procurement Solution Integrates with Accounting System to Eliminate Double Keying

Hybrent

The Hybrent solution, though, is an e-Procurement system that reduces that workflow to a single step. Hybrent doesn’t stop by just streamlining the procurement side. This is traditionally done by matching three paper documents to look for errors. Of course, just like with the procurement side, these workflows aren’t linked requiring the invoices to be hand processed into the accounting side. Blog Articles e-Procurement Invoicing Requisition

Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard

NC State SCRC

A new post discussed the development of a sustainable procurement standard developed by the International Standards Organization. ISO 20400 , Sustainable procurement – Guidance, has just reached a second draft international standard stage, meaning interested parties can submit feedback via their ISO member on the draft before final publication in 2017. It’s about time that the concept of sustainable procurement has a standard established around it.

Understanding Your Sourcing Footprint is the Key to Procurement Analytics

Supply Chain View from the Field

Often this is documented into a supplier scorecards, and over the procure to pay cycle, invoices and payments occur, which are folded into the on-going spend analysis. Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics

Lessons from Leaders: Tools and Tactics that Drive Sustainable Procurement ROI

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Data from this year’s Sustainable Procurement Barometer shows there’s a clear ROI for moving along the sustainable procurement maturity curve. . While documentation of program commitments is important, those looking to drive higher levels of supplier engagement shouldn’t stop there.

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Who Owns Contract Management of Major Projects: Procurement or the Business?

NC State SCRC

The procurement function (contracting supply chain) typically provides the market & commercial expertise for creating the contract. The Business function is thus deemed to chair a collaborative Contract Management Team of Procurement, HSSE, Key Users, Finance, etc. The findings points to the general best practice that joint ownership of the contract should be assigned to both the business and to procurement.

Future of Procurement Study Available

Supply Chain View from the Field

I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025. Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization, volume leveraging, and cost reduction. These early insights dating back to the early roots of procurement evoke a situation that is still not uncommon to what we see today.

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Procurement Leadership Workshop: Addressing the Need for a New Stakeholder Influence Model

NC State SCRC

Some of the typical complaints I hear from procurement colleagues are the same ones I heard 20 years ago, and it seems as if nothing has changed. “Procurement doesn’t get any respect! ” Procurement organizations having these problems need to change their perspective, and move towards an influence model where they can come to stakeholders with solid business options, that occur months before the need occurs.

Process Automation in Procurement with a Focus on Controlling Tail Spend

EC Sourcing Group

If you could automate the procurement process for low value items and gain control over tail spend, what would that mean for your company? The first step is to identify as many manual procurement processes as possible that could be automated.

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The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

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As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. What about payment processing and documentation? Full Truckload Procurement

KraftHeinz Procurement Bends to 3G Capital’s Policies: How’s it Working Out for You?

NC State SCRC

Several stories came out this week, related to KraftHeinz’s share price, its procurement department, and the fate of its parent company, 3G Capital. In its earnings release , Kraft Heinz said it received a subpoena last October related to its “accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls related to its procurement function, including, but not limited to, agreements, side agreements, and changes or modifications to its agreements with its vendors.”.