Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…


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.

France’s Sapin II Anti-Corruption Law Requires Risk Assessments of Suppliers & Other Third-parties


France, with its Sapin II draft law, is the latest in this group and should be closer aligned with other regulations such as the US FCPA or the UK Bribery Act, in what seems to be becoming an international standard. Just earlier this year, Transparency International ranked France 23rd in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, next to Chile and the UAE – confirming France has been lagging behind on this issue. This represents about 1570 large groups in France.


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Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? Secondarily, we will include information from other procurement professionals and procurement firms about their experiences, what they forecast, and what they are seeing. We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects. The Next in Procurement.

Supply Chain Event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Organisation: Reed Expositions France. The event will cover topics related to automation and warehouse robotics, the impact of smart objects on logistics flow management, the use of RFID or disruptive technologies such as augmented reality, 3D printing and new mobile applications for inventory or procurement management. Supply Chain Event 2016. Date: 22-23 November, 2016. Location: Paris Porte de Versailles – Pav. 8, Paris (FR). URL:

Supply Chain Skills for the Future – Developing the Team of Tomorrow


There are more pressing demands from customers, accrued procurement complexity as well as the new technologies such as Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Collaborative Platforms, IoT, Machine Learning, etc. Culture Featured Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Collaboration HR innovation Internet of Things IoT Machine Learning Marie-France Le Noac'h Skills Supply Chain Team Teamwork Tomorrow

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement


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.

“Procurement Value Proposition” Recognized


My most recent book co-authored with Gerard Chick, the Procurement Value Proposition , has received some nice accolades recently. The book was listed by Peter Smith of the site Spend Matters on the “ Christmas Books for Procurement People “, based on Smith’s earlier review appearing back in May. We spent some time emphasizing how important it was to think about procurement talent, to enable analytics that drive conversations with stakeholders that enable value.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Procurement teams are in a unique and important position to drive such initiatives forward as these improvements are only possible through actions taken in the supply chain. Procurement at the pivot point. Clear steps to sustainable procurement.

ISO 20400: Building Value Through a New Standard for Sustainable Procurement


No matter what industry you operate in, procurement can create immense value — in some sectors, for instance construction, as much as 80 percent of revenue goes into the supply chain. It is not surprising then that not only procurement professionals but also CEOs and heads of public organizations are increasingly looking for ways to understand their supply chains. Section 6 of the ISO 20400 also provides organizations with guidelines on sustainable procurement reporting (6.5.2

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The report reveals that suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany are identified as the most sustainable ones, whereas suppliers in China, Italy and the U.S. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain SustainabilityThe global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.

Integrating Circular Economy Principles In Procurement


Procurement teams may be wondering “What is the Circular Economy and how might it be integrated into supply chain management?”. Correctly, many companies are focusing on the supply chain, engaging with their upstream partners to implement innovative procurement practices. Innovative procurement practices and supply chain engagement is fundamental to the success of any such strategy.

France’s Biggest E-tailer, Cdiscount, Implements RELEX to Support Strong Growth

RELEX Solutions

To support this strategy we decided to review our procurement processes.” RELEX’s demand forecasting and replenishment solution should enable us to improve our automation of procurement processes so that our planners can focus on value-adding tasks, developing both our business and their expertise.”. “It It is a pleasure and a great honour to work with Cdiscount on this project,” says David Ritel, Managing Director of RELEX Solutions France. “We Read PDF.

Press Release Viparis optimizes procurement processes thanks to the Ivalua solution and CKS’s support


Viparis has chosen Ivalua and CKS to equip its Procurement department with a software suite that meets the challenges of an exceptional deadline for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and will help sustain the Group’s growth. The solution implemented is based on a “pre-configuration” that combines the reference functionalities of e-Procurement. The post Press Release Viparis optimizes procurement processes thanks to the Ivalua solution and CKS’s support appeared first on Ivalua

Global Supply Chain Report 2017 (Guest Post by Dexter Galvin)

SCM Research

That’s more than the annual emissions of France, and it shows that the supply chain is a critical component – the missing link – in securing our sustainable, low-carbon future. Practice Research Guest Post Procurement Report Supply Chain SustainabilityI am happy to share the following guest post by Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain, CDP. Thank you for contributing to my blog.

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Sustainable Procurement: Are public authorities doing enough?


The B2B community Agrion just published an interesting article , raising the question: Green Procurement: Are private companies greener than the authorities? There is at least one area where I see a fundamental difference between Private and Public Green Procurement. There are 2 dimensions to Sustainable procurement: – Products (i.e. It could be summarized saying that Sustainable Procurement is about « what you buy » and « who you buy from ».

Apps for more efficient procurement procedures

Supply Chain Movement

SynerTrade, provider of purchasing software and apps for more efficient procurement procedures, is growing robustly. Catalogue System is an app which increases the procurement process efficiency, among other things. The fourth app in the top five is Purchasing Controlling which evaluates and analyses complex procurement processes and data. SynerTrade is headquartered in France but is also active in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania, the USA, China, Brazil and beyond.

Book Review – Strategic Sustainable Procurement (by Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden)


Colleen Theron and Malcom Dowden, a duo of British lawyers, have collaborated to write “Strategic Sustainable Procurement,” and they’ve successfully brought sustainability back down to Earth. Following the goal of the DoShorts series, to which the book belongs, the authors dig into the everyday aspects of sustainability that procurement officers must now incorporate in their routine. A couple examples from the authors are that Danone France saved €2.5M

Blockchain for Brexit

Supply Chain Movement

To illustrate his point, he used the example of a purchaser at an Italian company that mainly sources semi-finished products from France. 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.

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Ivalua NOW 2020 Paris to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World by how they Spend


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders. Paris, France February 13, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the agenda for the European edition of its marquee annual event series, Ivalua NOW 2020. Ivalua NOW 2020 digital procurement e-procurement procurement Spend Management

Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply


Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. “We have now significantly streamlined our operational procurement as part of a digital transformation.”

A Multicultural Edge in Sustainable Procurement: Four Questions to Air Liquide’s Shui Mahieu


Shui Mahieu is a Sustainable Procurement Manager at Air Liquide, a multinational provider of industrial gases and services across multiple industries. Originally from China, she’s been living in France for 14 years and is trilingual in Chinese, French and English. On completion of my first Master’s degree in Computer Science and Network at the University of Nanjing, I decided to study for a second Master’s degree, in French economy at the Lyon School of Management in France.

Supplier Motivation, A Key Component of Supplier Management


Convinced that their sizes and brands will attract suppliers anyway, they entrench themselves behind the gates of rigid procurement processes. On the other hand, let us not forget a wise piece of advice from Procurement Management expert, Natacha Trehan , in her keynote last year at Ivalua NOW – every customer wants to collaborate with the best suppliers, which means that, eventually, the supplier chooses who they want to work with.

From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

By some accounts, the conception of the first FTA dates back to 1860, when tariffs between France and England were removed (wine, brandy and silk in one direction, and coal and iron in the other!)

Top Six Reasons to Attend Sustain 2018


With over 400 procurement and sustainability directors and executives from large multinationals in the EcoVadis network you will make amazing connections. And you will hear first-hand from some truly inspirational people including two keynote speakers: Andre Borschberg, Solar Impulse co-founder and pilot, and Isabelle Autissier, sailor and WWF France president. There is no question about it — it is hard to take time away from work.

Stéphane Simonetta new EVP and Head of Operations at Grundfos

Supply Chain Movement

Simonetta is born in France and holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from the Ecole d’Ingénieur en Génie Informatique et Productique in Valenciennes, France, and has a degree from IMD. We want to build an end-to-end supply chain as a competitive advantage by aligning front and back end in order to satisfy demand across value chains and leveraging our scale in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics.

Golden Results in the Supply Chain


More than 600 CSR and procurement professionals, attended Sustain , the annual EcoVadis event dedicated to responsible purchasing earlier this year. LPR’s raw material is wood: we want to achieve 100 percent-certified wood and to rebalance part of the company’s carbon footprint through reforestation projects in France and somewhere else. LPR operates in several European countries, including Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Mid-Year Progress Report – EcoVadis Continues to Build Momentum and Expand CSR and Sustainability Impact


We’re excited to see sustainable procurement gaining momentum and driving positive change in supplier sustainability and CSR practices worldwide. Customers using EcoVadis’ sustainable procurement solution are inviting suppliers to be assessed and share their CSR scorecards at a record run-rate, that surpassed 3,000 in May. We already have encouraging data and success stories from suppliers who have engaged Official Consulting Partner EY France. Hello readers!

BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Power Supply Chain Resiliency and Growth in 2021

BluJay Solutions

Expanded offerings for shippers and carriers – BluJay’s newly redesigned Procurement Tool has a brand-new UI and improved user experience to streamline use for all parties interacting with the tool.

Ivalua NOW 2020 Paris to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World by how they Spend


Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders. Paris, France February 13, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the agenda for the European edition of its marquee annual event series, Ivalua NOW 2020.

New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is mandatory in France for publicly listed and non-listed companies with at least 500 employees and a minimum of 100 million Euros turnover. Given the recent changes of legal requirements in France, and moreover from a strategic perspective, buyers who make use of such integrated solutions for CSR assessments are able to distinguish themselves as leaders in promoting more transparency along global value chains.

Laerdal Medical Chooses Ivalua To Drive Efficiency and Compliance Across Its Global Organization


Redwood City, CA – January 16, 2020 – Ivalua, a leading global spend management cloud provider, and OJC Consulting, recognised software solutions implementation and consulting provider, have been chosen to transform procurement operations at Laerdal Medical – a world leading provider of training, educational and therapy products for lifesaving and emergency medical care. Eliassen, Procurement Manager at Laerdal.

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Sustain 2018: Now Is the Time to Change the Mindset and Embrace the Impossible


More than 500 procurement and CSR professionals along with representatives of international organizations and NGOs gathered for EcoVadis’ annual conference in Paris on April 10-11 to collaborate, exchange best practices and discuss their shared vision for sustainable supply chains. . Everyone, including EcoVadis, told us that using CSR as part of EU Public Procurement was impossible,” said Mr. Greco. We need to leverage the power of procurement teams,” he said. .

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21


In case you weren’t able to make it to Paris, here’s a summary of the insights and discussion from this excellent panel procurement and sustainability leaders: Jeroen Wegkamp. CPO / Director Procurement & Chair in Railsponsible. Air France. Chief Procurement Officer. The surprise benefit of sustainable procurement initiatives they discovered at Air France?

The good, the bad and the greenwash: 7 brands who hit the headlines for impact transparency in 2020


We’re looking forward to seeing how an environmental labelling scheme being piloted with Garnier France will be rolled out. . Unite marketing, sustainability and procurement. Over the last year, we’ve witnessed the rise in pressure to use sustainability as a marketing tool.