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 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

Cerasis

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.

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!

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

Take Supply Chain

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.)

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.

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

ivalua

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.

Keep Your Strategic Procurement Process From Walking Out the Door

AFFLINK

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

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!

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.

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.

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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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

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.

Loading the supplier dice in the procurement process

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. In the case of procurement, loading the dice refers to taking actions that ensure a particular supplier is either always favoured, selected or is at least short listed. Contents. Introduction. Eliminating or reducing competition.

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.

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

Cerasis

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

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management environment should address the fundamentals first. Procurement management accountability builds from having processes and quality controls that meet or surpass customer expectations.

Do We Need More Lawyers in Procurement? Or Do Lawyers Need More Procurement Managers?

Supply Chain View from the Field

As I’ve continued with my research on the future faces of procurement, a consistent theme that has come up again and again is the need for increased interaction between the legal and procurement groups in organizations. A typical example we found was at a large financial services institution: The difficulty we had was that we had trouble attracting lawyers into a non-legal function (procurement). And the lawyers weren’t interested in becoming procurement people.

Getting Sales and Procurement onto the Same Team

NC State SCRC

The relationship between sales and procurement has always been a contentious one. Sales account managers accuse procurement of being purely price focused, and not recognizing the components of value. Procurement executives on the other hand complain that sales account managers are always trying to “work around them”, and to make the commercial sale to engineering, operations, clinicians, or other business stakeholders.

Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity that exists for supply management executives. “The space occupied by procurement is not well understood by the CEO or the CFO in most companies, and in many cases is not well understood by the CPO themselves! Marketing and IT see this to some extent, but not like procurement.

Blockchain has real potential to reduce ‘old school’ procure to pay transactions

NC State SCRC

Only 5%% of payments are made by procurement cards – and 34% are made by ACH Credits! In our pilot we were able to reduce from 10 days to four hours the time it took to move all of the trade documentation from one customer to the other.

Transformation of Procurement in Your Organization

EC Sourcing Group

Transformation is a hot topic in procurement today. Here is some perspective gained from conversations with leaders in procurement at the recent Marcus Evans CPO Summit in Las Vegas. Documented savings will support budget requests for needed resources. Document Processes.

Adoption, Collaboration and Transformation of Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

In addition, almost every procurement executive listed adoption and collaboration as important challenges. Transformation can only happen with collaboration and adoption between business units and procurement. Procurement took the lead to find a nimbler solution.

Job opening:Procurement Manager at DaVita

Supply Chain Movement

The procurement manager provides customer service support to DaVita employees for the purchase of products and services used in dialysis facilities and in business offices. Minimum of four (4) years’ related experience in Procurement & Customer Service required.

How Natural Language Generation Will Transform Your Procurement Processes

Jaggaer

“Alexa… find information about Conversational Platforms in Procurement…”. As this technology bleeds into business applications, it’s only natural to wonder about the implications of conversational platforms in various industries, like procurement. Applications of NLG in Sourcing and Procurement. Below are a few applications where this technology is improving the end-user experience of traditional procurement tools. Procurement Resources

Sustainable Procurement Milestones in 2015, And How We Can Carry The Momentum Into 2016

EcoVadis

Looking ahead, we see great hope that the momentum will carry us forward: As we move into 2016 we are already starting to see the next steps and trends to put the tools and processes in place to bring Sustainable Procurement into mainstream business. The ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement guidance was published for public comment. As for the businesses themselves, 2015 saw progress in visibility and priority of sustainable procurement.

Delay Encountered in Initial Delivery of A320neo

Supply Chain Matters

According to published reports, initial delivery customer Lufthansa elected to postpone the delivery due to added technical acceptance and documentation needs required from […]. Aerospace Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Airbus A320neo supply chain Airbus supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Sustainable Procurement Goals Top the Agenda at the EcoVadis Scientific Committee Meeting

EcoVadis

Sustainable Procurement Goals and public procurement were among some of the most important topics discussed by the EcoVadis Scientific Committee at a recent annual meeting. Toward Sustainable Public Procurement. .

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Jill Button, CEO of ProcurePro!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Procurement is an integral part of any company in any industry. Jill is a true, seasoned leader and expert in Procurement. When I began my career in the late 80’s, no one knew what Supply Chain or Procurement was.

Blockchain for Brexit

Supply Chain Movement

A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply found that 43% of British businesses are unable to prepare for Brexit because of a lack of clarity about future trade agreements. 29 March 2019 is set to be another D-Day: Brexit.

Airbus and Boeing Report Q4-2018 and Full Year Operational Performance

Supply Chain Matters

Bloomberg Businessweek reported in late December that the airline had drafted documents to cancel existing orders of the aircraft even though that would imply paying a steep financial penalty.

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What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

The analogy I like best in describing how a Blockchain works involves either a Spreadsheet, a Contract, a Word document or a Powerpoint presentation for instance. Currently if you are working on one of these documents only one person can work on a specific document at a time.

Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping SCM!

Supply Chain Game Changer

especially procurement and logistics?—?in For this reason, blockchain technology has been viewed as the perfect match for business application within procurement and logistics. Blockchain technology ensures secure data exchange and a tamper-proof repository for this documentation.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

When we are managing a procurement event for a customer, the project will kick-off with a discovery call. Your RFP will be much more successful with a documented carrier strategy. So, here are a few tips to guide you in completing or beginning the creation of an effective carrier strategy: DO document your: Carrier Vetting Process (Size, type of carrier, safety rating, etc.). Procurement Strategy (Annual RFP, Targeted RFP, etc.).