5 Differences Between Europe and U.S. Transportation Procurement

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As companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision of whether or not to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. Truckload Procurement. But for starters, here are a few highlights to consider as you think about your procurement strategies.

14th Annual 3PL Summit – Europe

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14th Annual 3PL Summit – Europe. The 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum is Europe’s largest meeting of 3PL Providers and customers featuring the biggest industry thought leaders and hard-hitting sessions exploring new opportunities, technologies and markets in logistics. Europe’s only C-level logistics event will enable you to: Benchmark your strategic plan against the industry and discover if you have a USP customers want to pay for.

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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? Much of our focus in the last twenty years or so within the procurement profession and within our specific procurement functions has been on what we might call the “Science of Procurement”. Author: Peter Smith , Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd.

John Cockerill selects Ivalua spend management to digitize all procurement processes and cover all spend in one single system

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We are delighted to be the chosen partner of an innovative organization such as John Cockerill,” said Gilles Bismuth, SVP Sales South Europe & MEA at Ivalua. .

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3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

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3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Seizing new opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe. Global sourcing and sourcing in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) has long been state of the art for international companies. How to effectively identify and benefit from these potentials will be the main focus of the 3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. Date: 19 October, 2016. Venue: Prague, Czech Republic. Organisation: BME Verband. URL: www.bme.de/en/all-events/cee/.

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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6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe

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6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe. Europe’s annual meeting of the leading supply chain executives featuring the biggest names at leading retailers and manufacturers. Virginie Vast, Head of Vodafone Asset Management Services & Tactical Sourcing from Vodafone Procurement Company. Datum: 14-16 October 2015. Locatie: De Maaspoort Theatre, Venlo (NL). Organisatie: Eyefortransport. URL: events.eft.com/cscoeu/.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

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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.

Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic

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From early on in the Covid-19 pandemic , and for pretty obvious reasons , procurement in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has been in the spotlight like never before. The post Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic appeared first on Jaggaer.

Supply chain events calendar Europe for 2014

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Procurement Transformation Summit. Multimodal Europe. Intralogistics Europe. Fleming Europe. ECR Europe Conference. ECR Europe. CSCMP Europe. Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit – Europe. Europe Trade & Finance Week. SCL Europe. TOC Container Supply Chain: Europe. SCC Europe Regional Conference. Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference Europe.

Procurement Can Prepare for  Supply Chain Risk

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Alex Saric, Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. Procurement has a vital role to play in identifying and managing risk. To mitigate, businesses across Europe had to work with suppliers to find alternative short-term supply to ensure the shortage did not affect consumers. Procurement has a vital role to play. To do this, organisations must adopt a Smart Procurement approach that provides complete visibility of suppliers.

Transportation Procurement in India

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By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar. It is also one area where every procurement manager thinks he or she is doing a good job, until proven otherwise. By all accounts, shippers in Europe and the Americas are using transportation and analytics […]. The post Transportation Procurement in India appeared first on Chainalytics.

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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.

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

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Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. Procurement System Improvement Goals. Recognizing the vital importance of procurement to their business, ANCA management set about finding a tool to help. Dealing with suppliers in Europe, Asia and North America from their Southern Hemisphere location, this was particularly appealing. Streamlined Component Procurement. ANCA builds CNC tool grinding machines.

EPE – European Procurement Excellence 2016

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EPE – European Procurement Excellence. Providing procurement value in a complex world. In a world in which procurement is emerging as the key value driver for maintaining a company‘s competitive edge, the role of CPO is becoming more strategic. Procurement leaders are continuously developing strategies to deal with these challenges. Be part of our procurement and supply chain community! Date: 22 June, 2016.

Differences Matter in EU and U.S. Transportation Procurement

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As companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision whether to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. In this post, I’ll shed some light on the chief differences between Europe’s truckload procurement practices and those in the United States—and why it matters.

Procurement & Supply Chain Experts lined up for Ivalua NOW Virtual 2020 on May 5th!

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Like every industry Procurement & Supply Chain software vendors are having to find new approaches in the pandemic world, and firms are coming up with ways of holding events virtually, some of which work better than others. Next month, on May 5 th and 6 th , I’m looking forward to what looks like an interesting and worthwhile virtual Procurement conference – Ivalua NOW 2020 Virtual Edition. . Do you remember the days when we used to attend these things called “conferences”?

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

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Sustainable public procurement can also be beneficial from the economic perspective: It can generate income, reduce costs and promote innovation among domestic producers. National Procurement Standards. Although public procurement policies vary widely from country to country, most national governments issue purchasing guidelines for state-owned enterprises. The commitment to sustainable procurement extends to ensuring suppliers follow sustainable practices.

Putting Procurement Front and Center of Your Supply Chain

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Procurement professionals are now playing an increasingly strategic role within their organizations. Procurement of raw materials and components that go into the manufacturing process is essential to ensure final product quality and strong financial performance. Companies depend on procurement teams to mitigate the impact of those disruptions and ensure supply continuity. The new procurement professional needs a broad set of skills. By Mark Lauterbach.

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

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A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. The research explores a new approach to combating drug counterfeiters: devising mitigation strategies based on the way dispensers procure medicines. The Panamanian public health sector had unknowingly purchased and distributed the medicine, which was manufactured in China and handled by brokers and wholesalers in Asia and Europe before reaching consumers in Latin America. Counterfeit cures.

Collaboration between Finance and Procurement Leaders is more important than ever

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Observations from EVP, Europe – Ed Winterschladen. For procurement leaders, finance leaders are often a key stakeholder or indeed the person they directly report to. But do finance leaders value the performance of procurement? The good news is that 55% of finance leaders in the US and 54% in the UK said that good procurement practices are imperative to the financial success of their businesses. It’s up to procurement leaders to seize this opportunity.

Five things you need to know about the UK’s procurement & supply chain market

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Observations from EVP, Europe – Ed Winterschladen , July 2020. So I thought it would be helpful and interesting to pull together some thoughts on how the UK’s procurement and supply chain market is changing and the trends we’re seeing based on our work and conversations with companies over the last month. The post Five things you need to know about the UK’s procurement & supply chain market appeared first on Proxima

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The Future of the Chief Procurement Officer … Is Already Here!

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Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? Kodiak Rating’s CTO was recently in attendance at a Procurement Leaders event held in London, titled DITx?—?Data As written by Procurement Leaders, “DITx is Europe’s ONLY event specifically designed for procurement professionals wanting to capitalize on a whole new set of opportunities that disrupt yet provide new transformative, value adding capabilities” ( Procurement Leaders 2017 ). Subscribe Here!

Samurai enter Europe news item

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Samurai expands into Europe. The post Samurai enter Europe news item appeared first on Claritum. Samurai has expanded their operations into France and the Netherlands, with the Claritum solution supporting this expansion.

Becoming a Valued Busienss Partner: Procurement Analytics SCRC Meeting Insights

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After highlighting some of the results from the IBM study I worked on this past fall on procurement analytics, I introduced Rich Hughes, former Chief Procurement Officer from Procter & Gamble. Rick told me that my presentation brought back a lot of early memories from P&G back when it was in its early days of procurement transformation in 2000-2001. The goal was to ensure that procurement was no-touch.

New Ivalua study shows technology challenges are hindering procurement teams from achieving business objectives

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 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 study revealed the challenges procurement teams face when it comes to achieving business objectives and the wide and growing gap in performance between advanced and less mature teams.

Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain

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The key to Zara’s ability to establish an agile Supply Chain rests on the following unique approaches: Procurement Methodology: Zara’s Procurement team doesn’t work on the number of finished clothes but on the quantity of raw materials needed to manufacture the clothes. Instead of outsourcing its production in Asia or Eastern Europe, it decided to manufacture its products in Galicia. The post Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain appeared first on Ivalua.

Print Strategy Europe sign with Claritum

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Bath, UK (April 5th, 2019) – Claritum, a provider of cloud based spend management solutions, today announced that Print Strategy Europe had signed with Claritum for the supply of a solution for procurement of marketing promotional and print products. Print Strategy Europe needed a solution to help them grow, without having to scale their team in line with transaction volumes. Transactional procurement oversight.

Procurement: Getting Back to the Basics

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I’ve been speaking to a number of procurement executives lately, leading to some interesting discussions around risk, category management, shared services, and a lot of other high level concepts that are no doubt important. There are also a lot of websites and presentations at conferences around the “next big thing” in procurement. Procurement needs to become a more reliable, consistent function that people can depend on.

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

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In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Excellent procurement is part of the reason that McDonald's has been able to grow from a small family barbecue restaurant into a global conglomerate with more than 35,000 restaurants in over 110 different countries. Today's food industry supply chain operators would do well to learn from the excellent procurement management example that McDonald's has set.

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How 2011 Prepared Us for Today

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A Procurement Officer Survey conducted in 2012 by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that 53% of respondents believed their organization was “effective” or “very effective” at leveraging Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Risk Management technologies. Shortly before the Covid-19 crisis swept through Europe and North America, Forrester Consulting surveyed finance and procurement leaders at over 400 organizations to evaluate the need for effective procurement management.

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Overview of European supply chain events 2015

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14th annual Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe. Multimodal Europe. 9th Edition Global Procurement and Supply Chain Management for the Oil and Gas Industry. Fleming Europe. Europe Trade & Finance Week. TOC Container Supply Chain: Europe. SCL Europe. Europe. Trends calendar Europe events overview supply chain Did not have or make enough time to attend any events this past year?

3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement

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Truckload Procurement | Transportfolio. Some firms want one truckload procurement process that works everywhere. Truckload Procurement. Truckload Procurement | Transportfolio. During truckload procurement events, EU shippers negotiate with carriers for a committed rate in a lane for a year. Drop trailers are hard to find in Europe, but are becoming more of a strategy for U.S. Improving Your Truckload Procurement.

Manufacturing Quality Issue Turns into a Huge Success Story for Procurement

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Here is a brief overview of what they did: They scoured the US, Europe and Asia for suitable bottle manufacturers. The last point demonstrates the benefit of hiring people that understand procurement and what can be negotiated. Most people in procurement dislike change. Action Step: If you are uncertain where to start the process of change, a procurement professional like myself can provide guidance and expertise to help your organization achieve the results you want.

New Goals for Procurement – Driving Revenue Growth Through Supplier Collaboration

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Procurement professionals need to think in more innovative ways about how we can drive competitive advantage and shareholder value for our organisations. In my recent article , I talked about “the Art of Procurement”, and suggested that the time is right for procurement to move beyond our traditional focus on transactional improvement and basic cost reduction. In every case here, it’s clear that procurement has a potential role to play.