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.

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. However, as things stand, many Procurement teams aren’t digitally mature enough to provide this input to the business. Smart Procurement can unlock a strategic advantage .

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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

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

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

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The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

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!

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. The Gartner report goes into detail about setting up master data governance.

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. Procurement is strategic! Now is the time for Procurement to SELL! Procurement 101.

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. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints.

Procurement Value Measurement A Spotlight Report from The Hackett Group

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The post Procurement Value Measurement A Spotlight Report from The Hackett Group appeared first on Ivalua

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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).

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. It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains. Operational procurement?

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

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Our latest Global Supply Chain Report 2017 , written in partnership with BSR and the Carbon Trust, revealed emissions savings of 434 million tonnes disclosed by suppliers in 2016. billion as a result of their carbon-cutting measures – double what was reported in 2015. While the savings achieved by suppliers were certainly impressive, around half of the 4,300 companies we surveyed didn’t report any emissions reduction activities at all.

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Procurement Can Prepare for  Supply Chain Risk

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Alex Saric, Smart Procurement Expert, Ivalua. Procurement has a vital role to play in identifying and managing risk. However, our latest report which talks about how how global supply chains have left organisations blind to risk. Procurement has a vital role to play.

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. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. Raw purchasing transaction data can take up a lot of space on a screen or in a report.

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.

Why Agile Procurement is Essential for CPOs in 2020

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His insights are numerous, and can all be heard in his full podcast episode, but among them is his main focus in 2020, the opportunity presented by agile procurement. Bartolini’s view of modern procurement is one of an industry at a crossroads. didn’t buy off on procurement?as

Digitized Procurement: Your Setting-off Point to Autonomy

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In five to ten years, procurement in many of the world’s leading companies will be “truly digital”. They will have succeeded in transforming their procurement organizations to leverage artificial intelligence-based technologies to achieve autonomous procurement.

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. Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, 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.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

International Procurement in Emerging Markets

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Procurement companies that are sourcing in emerging markets realize great opportunities and competitive advantages. However, procurement companies face challenges and risks in emerging markets. The study International Procurement: Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets provides insights into approaches by top performers in dealing with these challenges and analyzes what it is that raises them above their competitors in their sourcing activities in emerging markets.

The Journey to Agile Acquisition: A market trends report for Government Procurement

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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. Procurement

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

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Bundling order-to-cash and procure-to-pay functions not only gives companies a holistic view of their supply chain operations, but also improves decision-making and business growth. The post 4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

PROCUREMENT BEYOND SAVINGS

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Many of us think of digital procurement as a way to reduce purchase costs and increase efficiencies. Another aspect of what makes digital procurement stand out is that of mitigating risk and increasing spend visibility. Talent Gap in Procurement. by Bhargavi Nake.

Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild

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American Express has reported savings of $10 to $15 million annually, as a direct result of its remote working policy, while also driving business outputs up by 43%! The post Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild appeared first on Proxima

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

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Unfortunately, the use of full truckload shipments and expenditures have hit an all-time high, reports Kate Patrick of Supply Chain Dive. 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. Conducting annual procurement exercises.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Decision-Making in Procurement

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The Gartner research note published in September 2018, entitled “ The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Procurement Software Applications ” argues that while the benefits of such automation are significant, they are not able to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

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7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy. procurement #technologyadoption #supplychainmanagement.

Lessons from the Latest Forrester Wave Reports

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This month Forrester published 2 major Wave reports, which together span the full Source-to-Pay process. The publication of a new Forrester Wave report (or Gartner Magic Quadrant for that matter) generates a lot of excitement to those of us in the industry. Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua.

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Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

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Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course!

Inefficient Procurement processes are costing UK businesses almost £2m per year, reveals research

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29 th August 2019, London – Research from Ivalua , a leading provider of global spend management cloud solutions , has shown that Procurement, supply chain and finance professionals are spending almost a third (31%) of their time dealing with inefficient paper-based or manual Procurement processes, which is costing UK businesses on average £1.94m annually* and limiting Procurement teams’ ability to deliver more strategic value. Ivalua is the Procurement empowerment platform.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

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Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. What Is Procurement Management?

New Report Reveals 5 Trends Reshaping Government Procurement

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National survey of state procurement officials finds states are moving toward a more modern approach to buying. Those are just two of several findings in the Governing Institute’s newly released 2019 procurement survey, 5 Trends That Are Reshaping How Governments Buy , which highlights some of the biggest emerging trends, issues and innovative best practices in state contracts and purchasing. Procurement offices are forging closer relationships with vendors.