Optimizing Direct Procurement and the Inbound Supply Chain

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Artificial intelligence for sales and procurement planning: fundamental success criteria

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I am often asked whether Artificial Intelligence can help to achieve better sales forecasts and procurement planning.

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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.

Top Tactics to Advance your Procurement Career in your Current Company

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Ever wondered how exactly to advance your career within procurement and get promotions? Here are… General Procurement Management procurement procurement management procurement planning supply chain supply chain procurement

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

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.

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. Leaders need to be more ambitious if they are to truly establish Procurement as a source of strategic value. The same applies to Procurement. The post Establishing Procurement as a Competitive Advantage appeared first on Ivalua.

Procurement 2020… Will anything change?

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It seems as though procurement has been anticipating the arrival of 2020 since the minute the ‘Y2K’ buzz wore off. Predictions and research, webinars and report titles… ‘Procurement 2020’ has… General Procurement Management Supply Chain Management procurement

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.

Procurement can’t afford to be a digital laggard in today’s complex landscape

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Leading the charge in navigating this constantly shifting trading environment is the Procurement department. Procurement teams are becoming a more intrinsic part of business strategy, able to help organisations manage and predict supply chain risk, unlock innovation, create sustainable cost savings, and help grow revenue. However, as things stand, many Procurement teams aren’t digitally mature enough to provide this input to the business. Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua.

Objectives of Procurement Management

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Objectives of Procurement Management. The objectives of procurement management can range from the most general, such as “buying goods and services,” to the more complex, such as “supporting organizational goals within the team.” What Is Procurement Management?

Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: The future of technology in Procurement

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In the final interview in our series on ‘ Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma ,’ Gren Manuel speaks to Nic Walden. Nic leads the procurement executive advisory programme in the UK for consultancy The Hackett Group. Technology to drive Procurement as a strategic function.

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.

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. Procurement Procure-to-Pay procurement supplier relationship management

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.

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.

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.

Procurement in the Digital Age

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There has been a lot of discussion the past couple of years about digital transformation, which is impacting all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement. What’s new and different with procurement in this digital age? How can external partners help companies achieve excellence in procurement? Read more Procurement in the Digital Age. The post Procurement in the Digital Age appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Using Procurement Analytics to Simplify Your Supplier Reconciliation

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However, with a simple software-based supplier reconciliation process using procurement analytics in place, an organization can automate this cumbersome process to save hundreds to thousands of man hours every year.

Practical Advice to help Procurement Weather the Pandemic

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Seemingly overnight, every procurement professional’s top priority has become helping their company get through the COVID-19 pandemic and start preparing for the business conditions that are to follow. We now… General Procurement Management Supply Chain Management coronavirus procurement management supply chain management

21st Century Procurement Skills (Guest Post by Christoph Flöthmann)

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Our guest post today comes from Christoph Flöthmann, an expert in strategic and digital procurement, who has recently co-authored a new report. Digitalization already has a major impact on procurement, as we write in our new report: 21st Century Procurement Skills. This is ultimately driving procurement effectiveness, efficiency and compliance. Practice Research Digitalization Procurement Report

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.

Art of Procurement | 2021: Post-Crisis Procurement

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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.

Most global firms will renovate their Procurement and SC strategy

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procurement supply chainThe world has never experienced this level of disruption in every facet of life. International governments, health authorities and the society, in general, have been taking necessary steps to restrain the dispersion of this pandemic.

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.

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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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.

8 Tips to Help Procurement Optimize Supplier Master Data

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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. To cover your full master data needs, Procurement should work with all internal stakeholders to map out the supplier lifecycle from end to end. To get the full view of your master data needs, Procurement and other internal stakeholders should map out the end-to-end supplier life cycle.

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How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

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Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members. Unfortunately, many in the industry still uses the terms procurement and inbound logistics interchangeably, but procurement involves much more than merely managing the logistics of moving products from vendors and suppliers to your building.read More.

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.

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.

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 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.