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? Technology has radically changed procurement activities and procurement roles across virtually all our spheres of activity.

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

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Our inclusion in this year’s list is another testament to the … The post Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation appeared first on Chainalytics. Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

Digital Procurement – Pack your bag, you are going on a journey

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The Hackett Group and Ivalua have been working together for some months to assess the status of Digital Procurement transformation and lessons learned from early adopters. Digital Procurement – a place we are planning to visit soon (and hopefully stay).

First NCSU Procurement Leadership Program a great success!

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We held our first ever Procurement Leadership workshop this week, hosting a group of executives from Altria, American Red Cross, Cheniere Energy, Smith & Nephew, RSCS (YUM!

Ivalua Now and the Art – or is it the Science – of Procurement?

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It’s a question that you can answer for yourself at Ivalua Now – The Art of Procurement , being held, appropriately enough, at The Louvre, Paris 10 th – 12 th April. The event is free to attend and aims to attract hundreds of procurement and supply chain professionals to discuss and learn more about the latest industry trends and processes. In the process, these advances are enabling procurement leaders to look beyond their traditional remit.

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.

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.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

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Hey Procurement! From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. The way we buy and sell procurement technology needs to reflect this new era.

How to Create Collaborative Innovation with Suppliers!

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The complexity of global supply chains – especially in organizations like GM – require hands-on relationship management of suppliers to ensure that supplier collaboration will lead to added value, and innovation. Supplier bases are a great source of potential innovation. Subscribe Here!

Technologies that Impact Procurement

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Technologies and Procurement Table. There are a lot of articles around on what Procurement needs to do; how Procurement needs to change; and how technology will fundamentally change Procurement. Virtual Procurement Agents.

eWorld Procurement & Supply September 2016

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eWorld Procurement & Supply. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives.

A Procurement Resolution – Realize Your True Potential

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For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to do so. A recent study by the Hackett Group found that only 63% of Procurement organizations have even developed a plan for digital transformation. Innovation. Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua.

eWorld Procurement & Supply – 22 September 2015

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eWorld Procurement & Supply. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. The UK’s most comprehensive business forum for Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain Technologies. Soft skills for procurement professionals. Social media and procurement.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

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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.

The procurement Summit 2016

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The procurement Summit 2016. Building on the huge success of eWorld Procurement & Supply – which has been running bi-annually in London since 2001 – the new Procurement Summit will bring together 150 purchasing and finance professionals from across the commercial, public and third sectors.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

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Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere. Throw away the Innovation Adoption Process Maps.

Procurement Leaders ’17: Supplier enabled innovation is a foundation for procurement’s strategic repositioning

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I had the opportunity to sit in on a number of sessions at Procurement Leaders American Congress 2017 in Miami this week. PL’s research shows that for procurement, cost savings is still the main issue that executives focus on. What is a culture of innovation?

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

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7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! In some cases — yes, organizations are changing their attitudes and becoming incredibly innovative in their restructuring of traditional business practices. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy.

Procurement Transformation Delays – The Role of Personality!

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Pain Points – An Opportunity to Innovate and Expand! Article provided to Supply Chain Game Changer by Katalin Brennan at Eyvo E-Procurement. We’ve all heard of the need for Procurement to embrace the Digital Transformation for many years. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. 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! The Procurement Value Chain Continuum. Procurement 101.

Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough!

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Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? As we’ve chronicled on the Argentus Blog, it’s no secret that the world of Procurement is changing and fast. Procurement, you’ve come a long way, baby!

3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations Fail!

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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). Finally, my favourite; Innovation!

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

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Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement.

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. Most of the focus in the last decade was on indirect procurement.

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.

4 Tips on How to do Procurement Scandinavian Style

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At 2018’s Sourcing Outlook we had the honor of having Bonava ’s CPO, Mia Lewis, host a roundtable on starting a completely new Procurement organization from scratch. Having all the Procurement knowledge in the world is of little benefit if no one turns to you for help.

Time to Look into the Future of Procurement!

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Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? There has been transformation in the Procurement function over the past decade. A Paradigm Shift in the Procurement Function. The Evolution of Procurement’s Value Proposition. Procurement professionals need to get savvy.

6 Lessons for Procurement Digitization

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Chief Procurement Officers stand at the precipice of change and taking the next steps towards Procurement innovation is going to require strong leadership and expert guidance. BUT, technology is only there to empower innovators through their paradigm shift.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

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Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects.

3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

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3rd CEE Procurement & Supply Forum. This includes intelligent purchasing concepts and innovative collaboration. More than ever, suppliers have to go beyond simple product delivery – they are innovation and value-creation partners. 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/.

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

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

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The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Just like streaming replaced that iPod as a better way of listening to music, ocean freight procurement now has a better way. But Does Fixed Ocean Price Procurement Need Fixing? Remember iPods?

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. Driving innovation. The post Five Ways AI Will Turbocharge Procurement appeared first on HICX Solutions.

Procurement Leaders Forum Part 2: Procurement’s Role in Open Innovation

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Steve Baggott, the leader of Procter and Gamble’s Connect+Develop open innovation program spoke at Procurement Leaders this morning, and shared the importance of changing views of working with suppliers. He notes that 80% of the time C+D is seeking out specific innovation needs that are strategic – and looking for solutions to those innovation needs. This is an open invitation to a discussion on innovation.”