What Does “Good” Look Like: Strategic Sourcing

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If you have ever read an article about Procurement best practices, you know that a very small minority of teams are categorized as leaders and an equally small minority are considered laggards. So what does “good” strategic sourcing look like? The primary difference between Strategic Sourcing and “good” Strategic Sourcing is contextualized flexibility. Good” strategic sourcing…. a dynamic process led by informed and capable Procurement Professionals.

Improving on Strategic Sourcing

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These days, sourcing has become a common discipline in supply chain and transportation management. There is an organizational expectation that transportation modes will be sourced and cost will be taken out of the network with some regularity. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Management Systems transportation management system transportation sourcing

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Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

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In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. As we progress through and past the pandemic, is it time for Procurement to adopt parallel Supply Chain strategies, such as dual sourcing, and limit or abandon single sourcing and sole sourcing? Subscribe Here!

Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management

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Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain Management. The terms “ sourcing” and “procurement” in supply chain management are often used interchangeably, although they are not quite the same. Procurement is a process and one link in the chain of the supply chain. Procurement is one step in that process. It refers to the entire process of sourcing and contracting with suppliers to gather all of the services and goods you need to make that final product.

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. Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua.

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.

Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization

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Spend Matters recently published a story highlighting Auto News’ coverage of supply chain and procurement localization at Magna International. On the surface, local sourcing seems simple – work with local suppliers in the areas where you do business globally. The post Local Sourcing: Exploring Enablers of Supply Chain and Procurement Localization appeared first on Directworks. Blog Local Sourcing Supply Chain

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

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Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. Also, is multi-functional engagement important and, how does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? According to Joe, enVista’s Director of Transportation, “The key to omni-channel sourcing is that it requires you to understand your goals and objectives.

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan

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What are the key elements of a sourcing and procurement process plan? Strategic sourcing is a fact based and systematic approach that organizations use to optimize the management of their supply chain. Creating a sourcing and procurement plan. Whether you’re creating a local or international sourcing plan, it is vital that the created plan ensures: Delivery of the benefits identified in the strategy when required; and in a way, that meets the business need.

How Can Advanced Sourcing Help Your Business?

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There are many terms when it comes to all levels of procurement management, which is a smaller part of the overall supply chain. Many companies and organizations have delved further, looking to tools such as advanced sourcing optimizers; to streamline this part of procurement management.

Vanilla Sourcing in Madagascar

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Practice Africa Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Relationship Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video In a previous post, I demonstrated how Symrise creates added value beyond corporate boundaries by closely collaborating with vanilla farmers in Madagascar. Watch the following video, which highlights this approach from the perspective of Unilever, a buyer of Symrise’s aromatic compounds.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

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Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere, a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals.

Responsible Sourcing Insights

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Sedex is a nonprofit organization dedicated “to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains” Their new six-part “Responsible Sourcing Insights Films” series tackles key challenges in responsible supply chain management. Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Video

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. .

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

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

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If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

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.

Chainalytics Delivers Award-Winning Global Logistics Procurement Program

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Atlanta, GA (June 25, 2019) — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has included a global logistics procurement program created and implemented by Chainalytics in the 2019 SCDE 100, an annual list of great supply chain projects.

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?

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

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We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. In the longer term he says they are focused on “Diversification of sourcing, reducing the dependence of single-source suppliers, and developing relationships with the key partners or IT [vendors] … and invest like no other into demand planning and control towers to give us the most fine-tuned information,” and ability to start making “crystal-ball like” predictions.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

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Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! These Rare Earth Elements have long ago been abandoned for mining and processing here in the United States and are part of our reliance on Chinese sources of supply. Former Chief Procurement Officer at Lucent Technologies and at Micron Technologies as well as additional roles as a Vice-President Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence Executive, and Chief Strategy Officer. Subscribe Here!

A Tale of Two Procurement Books: Cox’s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis (Cox) & Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy (Keith et al.)

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A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes. Some of the emerging views on the “future of procurement” focus on the importance of being a strong internal consultant, the importance of building relationships, coaching suppliers, post-award contract management, and relational contracting. Vested is a Sourcing Business Model in.

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

Understanding Your Sourcing Footprint is the Key to Procurement Analytics

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Direct conversations through on-site engagement with different lines of business is the most direct and effective means of understanding how sourcing processes are occurring today, as well as understanding how the sourcing need evolves and is expressed to suppliers. Supplier registration processes need to be designed around sourcing engagement processes, which track the supplier life cycle. Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics

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.

Does Your Company Have A Solid Transportation Procurement Strategy?

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Supply Chain professionals have a tremendous amount of demands and pressures to be aware of and transportation procurement is one of those pressures. There is a need, a growing need to drive better performance and outcomes from sourcing events. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Transportation Management Systems transportation sourcingThe logistics marketplace is dynamic and demands attention to truly optimize and enable strategic advantage.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

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Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? If you can excite the people around you about sourcing responsibly, chances are you’ll be able to formulate a network of internal champions. in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter. Source: Purina. Source: Nestlé. procurement #sourcing #purchasing.

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.

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.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

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Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere , a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution. Intalere required a fast, efficient and automated source-to-contract process to support the company’s enterprise goals.

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

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Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. This contract needs to be between you and your Sourcing agent and with your suppliers.

Your Guide to Procurement and Sourcing Software

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At one time, all of the procurement process steps were essentially an “analog” process—in other words, everything was done on typewriters or by hand and filed in cabinets. Read on to take a look at procurement management software and how it can work best for you. .

What is Strategic Sourcing? Your Procurement Guide

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What is strategic sourcing? According to businessdictionary.com strategic sourcing is defined as “A method of managing procurement processes for an organization in which the procedures, methods, and sources are constantly re-evaluated to optimize value to the organization.”

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.