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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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Supply chain organizations are searching for ways to reduce procurement cost. APQC’s research shows that organizations have the largest group of their procurement full time employees assigned to ordering materials and services.
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Making changes to other procurement processes can lead to fewer resources and cost allocated to tactical activities.
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By SCMR Staff · August 17, 2016
While many leading companies have transformed their procurement organizations into a linchpin of enterprise strategy, far too many others remain trapped by outdated paradigms and struggle for influence within their companies.
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By SCMR Staff · August 16, 2016
Too many procurement leaders and managers rely on supply management strategies that deliver results in the short term but that aren't sustainable over the long haul. Once the sheen from those early wins rubs off, senior management looks for someone knew to take the helm. In this session we'll examine the supply chain strategies most often put into play, identify why the fall short and offer ideas on how to address the issue. Identify why they fall short
By Sigi Osagie · July 6, 2016
Organizations that remain successful over the long run always invest significant resources in nurturing their “people capability” because they “get it”—they understand that people are the heartbeat behind organizational performance.
By Yves Thill and Jennifer Garlitz · May 5, 2016
Many companies have little visibility into their external spend in a detailed and holistic manner; it is fragmented, managed in silos by disparate stakeholder groups, and under-leveraged as a result.
By Becky Partida · May 5, 2016
Suppliers can inform product development and the R&D group can help select the best suppliers.
By Shruti Agrawal · April 18, 2016
The purchasing function plays a vital role in driving revenue and requires superior capabilities to ensure long-term competency.
By Robert A Rudzki · April 15, 2016
There are three distinct categories of talent necessary for achieving optimal performance: “procurement employees” are just one of the three categories.
By Paul Mandell · April 11, 2016
Managing costs with limited resources poses a particularly vexing challenge to corporate procurement leaders.
By Patrick Burnson · March 7, 2016
For 2016, companies are expecting to see business uncertainty and risk increase, along with greater struggles to grow revenue
By Paul Mandell · February 4, 2016
It has become clear that the most effective procurement departments rely not just on their own departmental capabilities and resources but also leverage internal partners to support their work.
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By Ben Camiel · January 19, 2016
Today's organizations are increasing their focus on financial process automation, and many are moving to automate key Purchase-to-Pay activities like sourcing and procurement.
By Ryan Belcher · January 15, 2016
On the heels of the historic climate agreement signed in Paris by nearly 200 nations in December, climate change has been increasingly on the minds of procurement executives of Fortune 1000 companies.
By Patrick Burnson · January 14, 2016
Greybeard Advisors is Named a Top Strategic Sourcing Consultancy by Kennedy Consulting

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