How role-based training will benefit your organization

Procurement Academy

Role-based training plays a crucial role in streamlining business operations. It is a practical approach that allows for training in the context of a specific role and resources or skills required to perform that particular role. Personalized Training .

Supply Chain Management Training

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Management Training. This top supply chain training program is for senior executives responsible for supply chain, procurement or operations. >> Events business school event imd Operations Procurement risks senior executives supply chain supply chain efficiencies supply chain management training trainingDate: Twice a year: April & November. Venue: Lake Geneva, Lausanne. Organization: IMD business school.

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Procurement, Supply Chain & Sales Academy among Top 10 Corporate Education & Training Companies 2018

Procurement Academy

Procurement, Supply Chain and Sales Academy Competency Development Experts Companies who provide e-learning face many daunting challenges. One of these is to create courses that have all the effectiveness of traditional classroom training. However, forward thinking companies see that classroom training does not allow specified and directed training to everyone. News & Events Top 10 Corporate Education and Training companies

What’s the difference between purchasing and procurement?

Unleashed

Procurement and purchasing are often used interchangeably to describe the role of procurement. What is procurement? Procurement is the process of purchasing a service or a good, usually on a large scale and for commercial purposes. The role of procurement in a business.

A Quick Guide to Roles in Procurement

Logistics Bureau

For small companies, it is usually enough to have one person dealing with procurement but in large enterprises teams of people are needed, all with specific roles to play. The Finance Manager , on the other hand, controls the financial input and output of the procurement division.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. The way we buy and sell procurement technology needs to reflect this new era.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? And Where Does Supply Chain Fit in?

Kinaxis

It’s true that more transactional Supply Chain related roles (such as Procurement Clerks and Warehouse personnel) are under threat of automation. The post Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? by Alexa Cheater This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. For a few years, economists and technology analysts have been closely watching the increasing automation of the workforce.

Procurement: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! ” Procurement organizations can have the power to spend and control as much as 75-80% of a company’s revenue. Less enlightened organizations still think of Procurement as a back office function processing transactional purchase orders and standard contracts.

Why eLearning is the future for corporate training

Procurement Academy

Corporate training plays a crucial role in equipping your company’s employees with valuable resources and relevant educational material. Corporate training ensures consistent information sharing and allows your employees to use advanced resources pertinent to the business. .

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

ivalua

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.

What Powers Artificial Intelligence (AI)? A Guide to Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

But few people really understand what it is, how it works and more importantly, why it is so important to Procurement. This paper seeks to answer those questions and specifically address its benefits to the Procurement process by addressing the following checklist: Checklist.

Best Practices for Managing Strategic Suppliers effectively

Procurement Academy

The presence of strategic vendors and suppliers is critical to provide products or services that meet your company’s major demand requirements and plays a vital role in your… The post Best Practices for Managing Strategic Suppliers effectively appeared first on Procurement Academy. Procurement Supply Chain Competence development corporate e-learning Corporate training managing suppliers procurement training Productivity SRM SRM Training suppliers

Challenges Facing Procurement Leaders

Material Handling and Logistics

From limited visibility beyond their tier-one suppliers to teams that don't have the capabilities to deliver on the strategy, procurement officers have their work cut out for them. A clear vision is a necessity to manage a global supply chain, yet 65% of chief procurement officers report having limited visibility beyond their tier-one suppliers, according to a new survey from Deloitte. There’s no doubt that digital is a game-changer in procurement," said Michael Daher, U.S.

86% of UK businesses face barriers developing digital skills in procurement

ivalua

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.

IKEA’s IWAY Lessons For Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

He’s only one and a half years old and is already, now, rather well trained. Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management. Subscribe Here!

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. Procurement System Improvement Goals. Recognizing the vital importance of procurement to their business, ANCA management set about finding a tool to help. Streamlined Component Procurement.

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Procurement Team

Procurement Academy

Work out which of your team members is in this situation and then either remove the obstruction, or train the emerging shoot in a different direction. The post 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Procurement Team appeared first on Procurement Academy.

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT

Eyvo

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT. Briefly explained, it is training machines to do things which humans can do but, better. Importance of Machine Learning in Procurement. Procurement, on the other hand, has been famously known to increase efficiencies and time and cost savings. Digital procurement has automated the processes and has abolished the tedious methods of traditional procurement. At times, managing of supply chains gets ignored in procurement.

Why Procurement leaders must act now to tackle the digital skills shortage

ivalua

The role of procurement has transformed over the last decade, from cost-cutter to a vital ally that can inform and enable business strategy. COVID-19 has only served to cement the procurement department’s status as a key stakeholder. Procurement leaders now have a seat at the top table when it comes to making decisions on supply chain opportunities and risk. As a result, the skills procurement professionals need today have evolved to become more technical and analytical.

Procurement and the Need for Speed

ivalua

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. So, what should “speed” mean for Procurement leaders, and why is it so important for us today, as well as for Ferrari and McLaren? . Author: Peter Smith , Managing Director at Procurement Excellence Ltd.

Procurement Terminology is a Mess!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! 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. I do believe S2P is a domain that every sourcing and procurement organization needs to have a handle on.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. With automation, big data and burgeoning AI systems removing more and more of the profession’s “tactical” or “clerical” tasks, companies are calling on their Procurement teams to be more strategic, more nimble, and more innovative.

Hey Procurement! It’s Time to SELL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

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

HICX Solutions

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.

Procurement Transformation Delays – The Role of Personality!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. There are few procurement-specific personality surveys available. However, I am aware of one from Pierre Mitchell that found the Myers-Briggs ESTJ type is the dominant one in procurement with over 20% of survey takers. Time to Look into the Future of Procurement! Subscribe Here!

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT

Eyvo

MACHINE LEARNING AND PROCUREMENT. Briefly explained, it is training machines to do things which humans can do but, better. Importance of Machine Learning in Procurement. Procurement, on the other hand, has been famously known to increase efficiencies and time and cost savings. Digital procurement has automated the processes and has abolished the tedious methods of traditional procurement. At times, managing of supply chains gets ignored in procurement.

Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? Secondarily, we will include information from other procurement professionals and procurement firms about their experiences, what they forecast, and what they are seeing. We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects. The Next in Procurement.

PROCUREMENT BEYOND SAVINGS

Eyvo

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. Technological infrastructure has been a blessing in disguise for the modern procurement world. This essentially means that digital procurement automates the entire Purchase to Pay (P2P) cycle making it easier for everyone in the organization.

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

HICX Solutions

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.

What will shape US procurement practices in 2021?

Proxima

Procurement professionals will be central to driving the organizational change needed to succeed. While we cannot predict the future, our recent Procurement in 2021 Report features views from several top procurement professionals and highlights the themes shaping their agenda in 2021.

First NCSU Procurement Leadership Program a great success!

NC State SCRC

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! Projects presented by participants included specific market intelligence research, ERP implementation, Supplier Relationship Management, Supplier-led Innovation, Workforce Change, Requisition to Pay and AI in Procurement. This was the best part of the entire training program.”

7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. Due to globalization, growing consumer demands on transparency, the pertinence of sustainable development and technological advancements, procurement and supply chain professionals have been highlighted as an integral part of their organizations. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy.

Can a Retail Buyer become a Procurement Buyer?

Procurement Academy

appeared first on Procurement Academy. Procurement Corporate training procurement retailTwo professions that share a title, but where there is very little industry talent exchange.