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Procurement & Sourcing

Comprehensive information about global sourcing and procurement strategies, covering software, spending analysis, order management, supplier evaluation and e-Procurement.


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While primary industrial markets often have higher rents and lower vacancies for warehouse and distribution center space, research published today by industrial real estate firm CBRE makes the case for increasing future growth for secondary industrial markets.
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The advent of the Industry 4.0 brought with it the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector.
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By SCMR Staff · June 20, 2017
You've negotiated a contract with your supplier, signed the deal, and then what? In this webinar, procurement expert Mark Trowbridge will explore 10 places where additional value can be found in a company's highest-value provider relationships throughout the supply chain - AFTER the contract has been signed.
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2017
This announcement follows Scout’s release of Harvard Business Review Analytic Services procurement industry research, which explores the critical roles that sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management play in enterprise success.
By Patrick Burnson · May 18, 2017
A leading supply chain management company has launched a Cloud platform for trading, treasury and risk mitigation. According to spokesmen for OpenLink, energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries will be among those to first use OpenLink Cloud.
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By SCMR Staff · May 17, 2017
Supplier relationship management (SRM) initiatives are on the rise, and companies who successfully implement these programs can realize a significant return on their technology investments.
By Patrick Burnson · April 27, 2017
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By Robert A Rudzki · April 13, 2017
With all of the hype regarding the promises of the latest technology, now seems to be a good moment to dust off one of my favorite blogs from the past. If it can save just one CPO their sanity, and their job, it will be worth it.
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2017
According to research from APS Group, only 1 in 20 procurement professionals prioritizes innovation when selecting a supplier.
By Robert A Rudzki · March 17, 2017
Without a comprehensive roadmap, genuine procurement transformation is probably not achievable in any reasonable amount of time.
By Patrick Burnson · March 8, 2017
A significant level of dissatisfaction with technology was reported as part of the 2017 Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Report by Consero Group, a consultancy.
By Patrick Burnson · February 28, 2017
Two new research papers examine the risk/benefit proposition of using multi-tiered global suppliers
By Joe Raudabaugh · January 12, 2017
In the most recent ROSMA Performance Check Report, A.T. Kearney finds a mixed view among stakeholders when asked about the value procurement delivers and why and when procurement is engaged.
By SCMR Staff · December 13, 2016
The 2016 Return on Supply Management Assets (ROSMA) Performance Check Study, “What Good Looks Like,” revealed that the procurement profession has a top-tier group of standout performers, a middle-tier that is delivering value, but performing well below the top tier, and a large group of bottom-quartile performers that add limited value to their organizations.
By Patrick Burnson · September 26, 2016
World-class procurement organizations are nearly twice as likely to have talent retention planning in place, and see turnover rates that are more than 50 percent lower than typical companies

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