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.

Understanding Your Sourcing Footprint is the Key to Procurement Analytics

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Direct conversations through on-site engagement with different lines of business is the most direct and effective means of understanding how sourcing processes are occurring today, as well as understanding how the sourcing need evolves and is expressed to suppliers. Supplier registration processes need to be designed around sourcing engagement processes, which track the supplier life cycle. Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics

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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. In the longer term he says they are focused on “Diversification of sourcing, reducing the dependence of single-source suppliers, and developing relationships with the key partners or IT [vendors] … and invest like no other into demand planning and control towers to give us the most fine-tuned information,” and ability to start making “crystal-ball like” predictions.

Objectives of Procurement Management

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Objectives of Procurement Management. The objectives of procurement management can range from the most general, such as “buying goods and services,” to the more complex, such as “supporting organizational goals within the team.” What Is Procurement Management?

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

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Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions. in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina. Source: Nestlé. procurement #sourcing #purchasing.

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

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Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. This contract needs to be between you and your Sourcing agent and with your suppliers.

The Importance of Using Supply Chain Management Software in Procurement

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When you’re trying to control the entire procurement process within the supply chain, you want to make sure that you have the best software for your needs at your side so that everyone—you, vendors, and suppliers, are getting their needs met within the supply chain. Procure-to-pay operations.

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. The good and bad news is that autonomous procurement isn’t here yet. There are four main steps to autonomous procurement. What is the Future of 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. So, what should “speed” mean for Procurement leaders, and why is it so important for us today, as well as for Ferrari and McLaren? . Author: Peter Smith , Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management. In fact, it made me think of a specific chapter I read from Magnus Carlsson’s Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA. In 1995 IKEA faced an organizational shift in purchasing and sourcing methodology. SCM #SupplyChain #ikea #retail #logistics #procurement #purchasing.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

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I will be leading a webinar with the Sourcing Interest Group next Nov. 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. Such gaps are often attributed to a lack of data documenting historical spending, contracts, and supplier life cycle performance metrics.

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. Is Procurement not in the best place to leverage its supplier market expertise to unearth innovative gems? . Therefore, it is understandable that Procurement does not necessary take the lead in all cases.

5 Best Practice Effectively Roll-out Digital Procurement Software

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Anyone who has been through a Procurement software implementation will know, it’s not always simple. Here are a few points which I hope demonstrate my knowledge of the Procurement process and show my understanding of how the Procurement function needs to operate to be successful.

You Can’t Achieve Procurement Success Without A Strong Foundation

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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.

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. This is sensible advice, and really, it could apply to almost every organisation, type and category of Procurement I can imagine.

Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard

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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.

Digitalization in Procurement: Your Questions Answered

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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

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

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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 sales and operations staff alike, the inability to access current orders, inventory and production information is often a significant source of frustration and waste. In some instances, sales can become risky; procurement staff maintain higher buffer stock levels as a safety net.

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]. Over these past 28 years of my career in Procurement (yes I started when I was 12), I’ve had the privilege and pain of seeing, not just procurement, but many different types of Transformation initiatives succeed and, unfortunately, fail. What Procurement dreams are made of!

Ethics in Procurement – Simple, but Not Always Easy

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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. Procurement is what sets entire supply chains and their organisations in motion. How procurement handles itself and its activities set the tone for all the events that follow, right up to the final delivery of goods and services to the end-customer.

Future of Procurement Study Available

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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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Sourcing Cost and Time Savings for America’s Brightest Orange

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“We have captured many benefits thanks to the decision we took to extend our JAGGAER implementation to include sourcing. And not least, double-digit cost savings on our electronic sourcing bid events.”. Scott Schlotthauer Chief Procurement Officer Oklahoma State University.

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. Burton predicts a further evolution of what we are seeing already in the market—Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO) roles are changing rapidly. Burton predicts that China and Brazil will become hubs for global sourcing.

IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

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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. In fact, it made me think of a specific chapter I read from Magnus Carlsson’s Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

Hello Automated Procurement, Goodbye Tedium

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Many tasks in procurement are repetitive, tedious, time-consuming and, when performed by humans, highly error prone. Automated procurement means that procurement professionals are released from tedium while organizations enhance their efficiency and release additional value.

Software Solutions To The Procurement Puzzle: Getting The Right Mix

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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. But this can only be achieved with the right procurement software – and that’s where things start to get complicated. All-in-one suite or bespoke procurement system? The future of procurement software.

Augmented Procurement is Making the Future Our New Reality

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Now this idea of augmented procurement – and eventually autonomous procurement – has surfaced , and many are asking when the change will happen, and more importantly what it means for them. . Now, just imagine that technology specifically tailored to procurement.

3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations Fail!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Over these past 28 years of my career in Procurement (yes I started when I was 12), I’ve had the privilege and pain of seeing, not just procurement, but many different types of Transformation initiatives succeed and, unfortunately, fail. There are many reasons why Procurement Transformations fail, however, the below 3 keep coming up time and time again. Failure to look beyond Savings for Procurement Value.

Five Ways AI Will Turbocharge Procurement

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The basic purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes for managing and recording the procurement transaction are already automated to some extent in many organisations. Sourcing suppliers and awarding contracts. AI could support sourcing as it’s done today, as well as driving new ways of choosing suppliers and awarding contracts. Using evidence from past events, AI will help design the process and documents and support the evaluation, which will be heavily automated.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

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Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Ariba LIVE 2013 Bangladesh factory collapse California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 Disney Executive Order Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts Justin Dillon Made in a Free World procurement responsible sourcing slavery slavery footprint State Department supply chain visibility

DPS: An Answer to Public Procurement Burdens?

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On the one hand, public sector procurement needs to comply with a variety of local, national and federal rules. Virtually all procurement professionals have been under pressure to “do more with less,” the demand is particularly intense in public procurement.”.

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.

JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants

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In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. After being named a Leader by Gartner analysts in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites*, JAGGAER was recognized on Gartner Peer Insights as a direct reflection of customer satisfaction.

Direct Material Woes: Seven Steps to Take to Improve Value

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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. As shown in Figure 1, roughly one in two supply chain organizations have responsibility for procurement. Most of the focus in the last decade was on indirect procurement. The opportunity is in the management of direct procurement. It is fall.