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

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No organisation does everything itself, and whether we’re looking at buying raw materials, components, innovative technology, or sourcing the best in marketing or professional services, the whole process of engaging and working with suppliers must reflect this need for speed and agility. . What does this mean for procurement and supplier management? That’s not something many procurement professionals traditionally consider. .

How Procurement can help to drive Supplier-led innovation

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This means companies are under more pressure than ever to innovate at pace. As a result, the role of the supplier has grown in importance – for example, much of the innovation in the aerospace market comes from suppliers rather than traditional aerospace firms. Suppliers offer an excellent source of knowledge to help businesses rapidly innovate. Cost-focused approaches block innovation. Procurement is essential for organisations looking to build relationships.

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4 ways IT & Procurement team collaboration increases resilience

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The Hackett Group report recommendations on IT & Procurement collaboration and how it can benefit your organization in the time of Covid-19 and beyond. This study includes input from a range of industries via interviews conducted with pairs of IT and Procurement leaders.

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.

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

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. This is where helping organizations innovate, ensuring business agility and even growing revenue comes into play. Procurement was tasked with supporting a board level initiative to accelerate innovation and increase margins. Leaders need to be more ambitious if they are to truly establish Procurement as a source of strategic value.

A Humble 2020 Procurement Resolution – Transform the World 

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For Procurement leaders, that typically translates into saving a few percent here. For Procurement leaders today, those missed opportunities can be great. But for the most part, Procurement objectives remain too incremental rather than transformative. . So how can Procurement leaders drive such change? Digitization of Procurement and supply chain is an area that is ripe for incrementalism. Innovative hospitals such as Baylor Scott . &

Ivalua Paints a Great Procurement Picture at Ivalua NOW Chicago 2019

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The event was themed on “The Art of Procurement” relating to how the further procurement leaders mature in their transformations, the more their approach shifts from science to art. Just building great Procurement solutions that customers clearly love (in 2018 once again maintaining the industry’s highest retention rate, over 98%). The most eye-catching statistic of the event came from Duncan regarding procurement’s self-assessed v.

Collaboration, Procurement with Purpose and the Entente Cordiale…

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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.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Innovations

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Supply Chain Innovation and the Catalyst for Business Growth

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Procurement teams have a growing responsibility within organisations. Cost and quality will always play a huge part across the function (for both direct and indirect categories) but creating value and… General Supply Chain Management innovation supply chain innovation supply chain management supply chain planning

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.

eWorld Procurement & Supply 2016

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eWorld Procurement & Supply. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply, in association with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. Procurement Automation. Internet of Things (the impact on procurement). Procurement Metrics.

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. Traditional notions of innovation are often that innovation is to be driven forward by the internal structure of an organization (Olsson 2017). Resources spent/gains made on the road to innovation are, therefore, sustained exclusively by the internal entity.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

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Procurement language article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. From one Procurement organization to the next, terminology differs. Procurement is a function, that is undergoing transformation; technologically and ideologically. Maybe we are camouflaging procurement with language: if no-one else understands what we do (or say) we will be safe from being replaced or consumed by other functions.

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.

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). There is no doubt that Digital Procurement is a reality for many organisations. It’s boring, and it’s so not sexy, but everyone knows that adage, rubbish in, rubbish out and this just as true for Digital Procurement.

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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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!

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. Procurement Automation. Internet of Things (the impact on procurement). Procurement Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement. Getting to Grips with Cloud-Based Procurement.

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. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. Soft skills for procurement professionals. Social media and procurement.

Pioneering An Innovative Approach to Forecast and Planned Procurement

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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.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

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A few hours later, your procurement head walks in the office. “We ‘SCM World, Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk, Geraint John, July 2014′ SCM World has published a report (login required) ‘Innovative approaches to Supply Chain Risk’ authored by Geraint John, Senior Vice President, Research that outlines an approach to bring your supply chain risk management to the next level of maturity.

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. Automation is focusing on risk management, driving innovation, improving cash and increasing revenue. Master Innovation.

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.

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 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. About 83% of procurement organizations are changing operating models, with 33% are undergoing transformation. Joe Agresta – VP Enterprise Procurement Excellence J&J, spoke at the keynote. What is a culture of innovation?

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.”

Ivalua NOW Part 2 – Re-Imagining Offices and Transforming Procurement

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This, he said, was an example of using procurement to drive competitive advantage and revenue. By building the marketplace, which is powered by Ivalua technology, JLL’s technology and procurement skills are leveraged for the benefits of their customers. Technology should enable business innovation, not stifle it”. He asked stakeholders and procurement staff where they thought the firm was in terms of procurement maturity.

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

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education

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On the fifteenth episode of Supply Chain Next, Muddassir talks with host Richard Donaldson about innovation in supply chain management, updating educational curricula, and the accessibility gap he sees in accessing instruction in supply chain best practices. ?. I teach supply chain strategy at the university level part time, and one thing I’ve been telling my students is that you can only do so much innovation with the product or with the business model.