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In a technology- and process-driven world, we sometimes forget that people do business with people, says author Sigi Osagie. Organizations would do well to focus on the soft issues that can enhance their activities, or hold them back.
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A.T. Kearney's 2014 AEP Study finds that the best procurement organizations are at the top of their game. Meanwhile, the rest of the pack is treading water and wondering what's next for procurement.
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When demand sags, inventory can all too easily pile up, putting pressure on the financial performance of the organization. The procurement team can do much to relieve the situation—and in the process exert a powerful impact on overall business performance. The six action steps outlined here can help supply management executives make that difference.

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