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The Five SRM Killers

By David Atkinson

Barely a week goes by without yet another story in the press of failures of suppliers to provide goods and services to a standard set out in the contract. We also hear of supermarkets, defence contractors, building firms, public sector purchasers who fall below the standard of […]

Procurement’s Newest Mandate: Mastering Data Governance

By Andrea Brody, chief marketing officer of BravoSolution

Procurement teams today have access to more information and advanced analytics than ever before. Just think about how far we’ve come: we used to make supply chain decisions based on instinct and data captured in BASS (also known as big-ass spread sheets), but […]

The Call for In-Year Savings

By Guy Allen

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, as we approach the middle of the year our thoughts start to turn to summer, all those great events we can enjoy in the glorious sunshine. It is also often the time of year when we get a call […]

Digital extinction: Will your procurement thrive in the era of real-time supply chains?

By Dr Robert Handfield

We are at the beginning of a completely different era in the history of global trade: the era of the digitized real-time supply chain. In the 25 years I have been teaching students and conducting research in the field of supply chain management, I have never seen […]

How Can You Tell if Your Procurement Team is Customer Centric?

Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point, LLC

Traditionally, procurement works to deliver superior value to internal  stakeholder groups: including finance, operations, marketing, R&D, and the executive team. Many procurement teams have adopted a traditional ‘customer service’ model to guide their interaction and communication. While it is well-intentioned, using a customer service model […]

The Time Has Come To Embrace Sourcing Optimisation

Sourcing as a process sits right at the heart of procurement strategy, activity, and success. Taking a requirement to the market, choosing the right supplier or suppliers, and putting an appropriate contract in place is arguably the central element of what we generally call “procurement”.

Technology has played a role in […]

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Success

Many purchasing executives are looking to drive procurement transformation that rely on three major shifts:

their level of stakeholder engagement
their ability to align with the overall business strategy
their use of advanced tools and technologies

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Do you know what you want from your data?

In the information age, data is everything. With our ability to store swathes of that binary gold, and to pull it from scores of different sources, we have access to more information than ever before. What’s more, by using analytical tools, we can blend datasets and create rich insights that […]

Procurement Technology – Making the Right Choices

Buying procurement technology these days is a complicated business. With ever more niche vendors entering the market and established providers offering increasingly sophisticated solutions, differentiating on face value alone can be as clear as mud. […]

Source to Pay – A Simple Question? Well, maybe…

An old friend of mine is the acting Procurement Director for a pretty large and interesting organisation, whose business combines elements of services, retail and property management. He called me a few weeks ago and said “can you answer a simple question. Should we invest in a single source to […]