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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Hackett Group’s World-Class Procurement Performance Advantage Research is based on an analysis of results from recent benchmarks, performance studies, and advisory and transformation engagements at hundreds of large global companies.
Posted on 07/29 at 08:30 AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
According to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc., a key differentiator is the superior ability of world-class procurement organizations to gain a deep understanding of the needs of their business, react more quickly to changing requirements, and drive higher overall value and greater stakeholder satisfaction, the research found.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Metrics aren’t just a measurement tool. The right metrics enable supply management professionals to drive positive changes in their company that can also create alignment between competing objectives.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The subject of leadership, and how it differs from management, has been a favorite topic of mine over the years. Why? It’s a key factor that distinguishes successful organizations from those that will ultimately fail.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Shifting the procurement department from being tactically-consumed to strategically-focused can be a defining journey for a company.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
If businesses are to resolve their supply chain talent shortages, the supply chain profession has an obligation and an opportunity to develop its members in ways that go well beyond technical proficiency. Specifically, supply chain leaders must find ways to build soft skills in their current employees—skills such as clear communication and emotional intelligence that will help improve job performance and deepen employee engagement. Here are five soft skills that matter.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
It’s time for Chief Procurement Officers to cast aside any preconceived notions of their millennial employees and take a hard look at one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce today.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Many mid-size U.S. cities and other areas now make attractive alternatives to India and other offshore locations for companies considering consolidating finance, IT, and other business services operations for shared service or global business services centers, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Posted on 05/26 at 08:04 AM
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
With 10.8 percent annual growth, supply chain management (SCM) and procurement applications outpaced most software markets to total $9.9 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.
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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Procurement is being asked to innovate and transform its processes. But the profession is still measured on cost reduction. Can we have it all?