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Monday, March 23, 2015
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
For 2015, the top priority of procurement organizations is to elevate their role to more of a trusted advisor in support of improved enterprise agility, according to new Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:19 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.
Monday, January 05, 2015
In this excerpt from Procurement Mojo, author Sigi Osagie writes that effectiveness is not a requirement that is peculiar to procurement. Rather, it is central to success in any realm of life.
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.
Friday, December 12, 2014
As organizations cope with a myriad of changes, procurement is becoming more strategic and even more important. Authors Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield discuss how purchasing strategies, and the role of procurement professionals, must change to deliver real value and not just lower price.
For years, procurement was boxed into a corner. Its function was limited to negotiating with suppliers to get a better price. Even today, much of procurement is about leveraging an organization's scale to obtain quantity discounts. At the same time, we are seeing the emergence of procurement as a true value added business function. Here's a look at that shift.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Advice for internal decision makers
Monday, December 01, 2014
Within the next three years, most global companies are expected to take up the massive project of centralizing their shared services and outsourcing operations within a single global business services (GBS) organization.
Posted on 12/01 at 04:44 PM
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How to get the resources you need, to achieve the results that you know (or suspect) can be produced? Readers of this column should know the answer: “it’s the business case, stupid!”