PROCUREMENT TRENDS 2021

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What awaits the procurement industry in 2021? It goes without saying that procurement will have a different and more refined approach in the coming year. While countries are slightly opening their doors, it is crucial that procurement makes changes that prepare them for what is coming.

Real-time Information Increasingly Important for Manufacturers

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Digital transformation strategies are delivering more responsive solutions and real-time information to change the way organizations operate. This access “reduced the time information travels from Chicago to New Jersey by just four milliseconds, from 17 to 13 milliseconds.” . Manufacturers Thrive on Timely Information. Can manually intensive processes provide timely information from suppliers? Lower procurement costs with supplier self-service and proactive alerts.

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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.

Altering the When, How and Why of Supplier Information Management

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Supplier information is typically viewed by procurement organizations as one of two things. It is either a data input, such as what we gather and use in spend analysis, or it is a process by-product, such as the information we gather from prospective suppliers during strategic sourcing. Procurement knows supplier information is useful and important, and that it needs to be cleansed and standardized after we collect it.

Is Procurement Drowning in Data?

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Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Procurement drowning in data article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. At the same time, the global availability of information & data has grown at 4x the speed of global trade ( hbr.org 2019 ).

Understanding the Impact of Good Financial Management for Procurement

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The key to successful procurement operations is having superb financial management. Indeed, spending is the primary action in procurement, and a misalignment in your finances can easily impact your procurement plans and disrupt your access to the supply chain.

Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage

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In my previous posts, I looked at how to successfully launch a digital transformation and progress to best-in-class Procurement. Procurement was tasked with supporting a board level initiative to accelerate innovation and increase margins. To do that, you need teams that can act on that information, use that free time, to bring their best ideas to life. Leaders need to be more ambitious if they are to truly establish Procurement as a source of strategic value.

Understanding the Impact of Good Finance Management on Procurement

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The key to successful procurement operations is having superb financial management. Indeed, spending is the primary action in procurement, and a misalignment in your finances can easily impact your procurement plans and disrupt your access to the supply chain.

How Modern Software Empowers Procurement with Agility and Resilience in Times of Crisis

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In a recent webinar, “ How to Leverage S2P Platforms to Enable Supply Chain Resilience ,” procurement experts from Forrester, Ivalua and Procurement Leaders discussed how digital transformation and the technologies that enable it can help companies mitigate risk and be more agile and resilient.

Speed, Collaboration and Innovation – Key Words for the New Procurement Decade

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What does this mean for procurement and supplier management? Working collaboratively is often complex, involving internal stakeholders beyond the procurement function too, which highlights another critical success factor – the need for effective programme and project management. That’s not something many procurement professionals traditionally consider. . The post Speed, Collaboration and Innovation – Key Words for the New Procurement Decade appeared first on Ivalua.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. Cloud-based systems offer many benefits throughout the procurement supply chain, reports Procurious HQ.

Top 4 Procurement Software Trends

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However, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on procurement software trends , which can further boost productivity. Read on to learn more about the best procurement software and what you can add to your current software platform to help improve your process. Blog Procurement

Why Agility and Creativity are the New Vital Procurement Drivers  (but don’t sacrifice “effectiveness”)

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Peter Smith, Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd. If Procurement people, functions and organisations are going to be successful, it is obvious that we have to adapt to the changing wider business and social environments. Whilst we might question why there aren’t more CPOs on the Board and so on, there are far more Procurement professionals than 50 years ago, and the profession is much better recognised and established.

Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation in 2021

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So, while COVID-19 may not be changing the future of supply chain, it certainly helped make the case for digital transformation – which is great news for supply chain and procurement professionals who have been trying to persuade the top brass to embrace change.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

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Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. The Hackett Group has recently released their analysis of their procurement benchmarking database. It demonstrates the advantages of working with a digital procurement strategy.

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

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If you haven’t realized it already, you’re in the information-handling business as much as you’re in the freight-handling business,” said Tom McLeod, President and Founder of McLeod Software. McLeod’s comment points to the carrier equivalent — if you want to be a carrier of choice for shippers, you not only need to meet their capacity and service level requirements (at a competitive cost), you also need to meet their information requirements (i.e.,

How To Save Money With Supplier Information Management

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There’s no doubt that good management of supplier information can result in increased productivity and improved profitability. The discussion around the effect of reduced supply chain costs on profits and where money can be saved due to supplier information management (SIM) is, therefore, naturally a hot topic. How you can improve efficiency with supplier information management. Looking up bank account information.

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.

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.

8 Tips to Help Procurement Optimize Supplier Master Data

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Gartner predicts that by 2023, organizations that don’t optimize supplier master data management (MDM) could have wrong information for half of their suppliers! Accurate supplier master data (SMD) is essential for procure-to-pay (P2P) automation, accuracy and analytics, but connecting data to users and systems sometimes gets bumpy. Use these eight tips to optimize your SMD for smoother processes, more accurate information and better business value.

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Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

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Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Modern CPOs on their way to Smart Procurement

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Last week, the Ivalua team attended an interesting CPO Round Table organized by the CIPS MENA in Dubai on the theme “Enabling Smart Procurement Today.” What we can notice is that the application of Smart procurement technologies is becoming key for them to think strategically, act quickly and take the right decisions at the right moment in a permanently evolving environment. The post Modern CPOs on their way to Smart Procurement appeared first on Ivalua.

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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Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

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The Procurement, or Purchasing, function is considered by many to be a necessary but non-strategic part of any organization. But there is a profoundly significant Procurement value chain. This is not to say that they believe Procurement doesn’t play a role, but rather that they don’t view Procurement as playing a critical role beyond cutting costs and finding suppliers. Procurement is strategic! Now is the time for Procurement to SELL!

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

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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. Disclaiming Accuracy of Information. Procurement

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

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Digital Procurement article, and permission to publish here, provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Navigating the complexity of the global supply chain as a procurement professional can sometimes feel like taking a walk through the Amazon without a compass, or entering into outer space without an oxygen tank. It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains.

Methods for Managing Procurement Risks

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Methods for Managing Procurement Risks. There is always some level of risk when it comes to contract management in procurement. There are many risks in all stages of the supply chain, of which procurement is only a portion. Identifying these risks before they become a problem can help you seamlessly work your way through the procurement process more safely. What Is Contract Management in Procurement? . M ethods for Managing Procurement Risks: Evaluating Risk.

The procurement Summit 2016

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The procurement Summit 2016. Launched in 2014 and brought to you by the eWorld Procurement & Supply team, The Procurement Summit will provide senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. The Procurement Summit will provide: Educational seminars on the latest industry issues. Procurement Metrics.

86% of UK businesses face barriers developing digital skills in procurement

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A shortage of digitally savvy talent, and a lack of training for technical and soft skills, hinder digital procurement initiatives. 24th September 2020, London – Research from Ivalua, a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions, has shown that a majority of UK businesses (86%) face significant barriers developing digital skills in procurement. Challenges in hiring digital skills in procurement.

7 Tips: A Guide to Mastering Procurement

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With the digitization of the source-to-pay process being a key initiative for many chief procurement officers, to the inherent automation which promises to accelerate innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), digitization is growing. However, it is fundamental to empowering procurement success in the modern age. Procurement helps companies adapt, meet new regulatory requirements and shift supply to optimize an evolving tariff landscape.

Procurement: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

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Hey Procurement! ” Procurement organizations can have the power to spend and control as much as 75-80% of a company’s revenue. Less enlightened organizations still think of Procurement as a back office function processing transactional purchase orders and standard contracts. But better informed and leading organizations see and recognize Procurement for its strategic value. What actually is the power that is within Procurement’s mandate?

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

Why Procurement leaders must act now to tackle the digital skills shortage

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The role of procurement has transformed over the last decade, from cost-cutter to a vital ally that can inform and enable business strategy. COVID-19 has only served to cement the procurement department’s status as a key stakeholder. Procurement leaders now have a seat at the top table when it comes to making decisions on supply chain opportunities and risk. Procurement transformation has widened the digital skills gap.

FUTURE OF PROCUREMENT IN TIMES OF COVID-19

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What lies ahead for procurement post the changing times? While the danger still looms upon us and the fate of the vaccine is uncertain, it is time we look at the future of procurement and move cautiously. If we are to be pragmatic, digitally led steps towards procurement and working together towards boosting employee confidence is the way to go. Supply chain and procurement have been one of the worst affected since the pandemic began. E-Procurement Software

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

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These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Solution: Shippers Must Use Out-of-the-LTL-Box Strategies Shippers must take a more strategic approach to truckload procurement, explains CH Robinson via Supply Chain 24/7.