A guide to driving down supplier price quotations using a simple Excel-based quartile analysis framework. Read More
Source One Management Services
This is an ideal opportunity to leverage strategic sourcing and procurement departments in aligning marketing’s vision with IT’s requirements. Like with any other strategic sourcing initiative, stakeholder engagement is critical, especially when it comes to an investment that impacts an organization a whole Read More
ISM2016 consists of keynote presentations, educational sessions, including some that presents an in-depth look at specific procurement topics, the R.Gene Richter Scholarship and other award programs, affiliate and group meetings, networking and an exhibit hall. There are also pre- and post-event training sessions. Attendees received 21 continuing education hours (CEH) to use for their Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). Read More
Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
Upon receiving two awards honoring professional excellence in procurement—the 2016 EPIC Team Award and a companywide CPO Award— Andrea Sordi, Senior Director, Global Procurement, Business Services and IT at Mondelēz International, is quick to recognize the support of the executive team. Read More
In this video, K2 Sourcing provides perspective on reverse auctions for procurement. If you take one thing away from this presentation, it is that a reverse auction is one of many tools to help automate the strategic sourcing and, ultimately, the category management process.
In this 60-minute training video session given by Rod Sherkin, President of ProPurchaser, you will learn how to work more constructively with suppliers to drive down costs together, while strengthening your supply chain.
In part 4 of the Source One video series, Kathleen Jordan completes the discussion on marketing and sourcing with a case study that demonstrates how sourcing can benefit from partnering with a consulting firm to address marketing’s needs.
Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi catches up with Gabe Perez, Vice President of Strategy and Market Development at Coupa Software, after participating at the customer event, Coupa Inspire 16. Perez describes news coming out of the event including Coupa Release 15, a Contract Collaboration module and other innovations. He also briefly previews a new book by CEO Rob Bernshteyn, Value as a Service: Embracing the Coming Disruption.
The Institute for Supply Management’s Tom Derry previews ISM2016 taking place May 15-18 in Indianapolis in this podcast interview with Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi. Derry shares information on keynote Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford, who is speaking on supply management’s role in the automaker’s turnaround. Derry also suggests attendees reach out to emerging professionals at the event to encourage them in their careers.
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Sponsored Content. With a cloud-based approach, procurement doesn’t have to act like IT. It doesn’t need to think about technical architecture or upgrade paths, or even features and functions. Procurement chooses a cloud solution and uses it as aggressivel… Read More
“Managers in our line of work are always too conservative.” This was a statement overheard in an exchange between two supply management professionals. Unfortunately, the perception is that buyers and their management are conformists. To be sure, it’s a pro… Read More
In procurement software we’ve yet to see any real automation in this sense, but perhaps it is coming. So far, the removal of human activity from the process has largely been around the choreography of documents, whether that is the sending and receiving of… Read More
Lunney Advisory Group was founded in 2007. Our firm is not your typical consulting company. Some members of our firm are highly qualified and experienced industry executives/practitioners while others are full time or adjunct university professors.… Read More
Staples Advantage is the one supplier that offers all the business solutions you need, all with the expertise of a specialty vendor. Read More
Abstract: Understanding what can happen at the U.S.-Mexico border with your truckload shipments could impact the decisions you make—and whether or not you will actually get what you pay for. By reviewing the process and your options, you will be able to develop better, more efficient strategies to …
A comprehensive study done by AT Kearney in late 2014 showed that 75 percent of procurement organizations have not improved their productivity since 2011. This seems hard to believe given procurement’s constant push for efficiency gains, declining commodity prices, and the rise of technology designe…
As we move into a 2016, it’s a safe prediction that buzzwords will continue to dominate the business world. "Strategic sourcing" is one buzzword that has permeated the procurement function for the past 20 years, but is often hard to describe. Almost every large procurement organization claims to be …
Tamr and My Purchasing Center are partnering to bring you some of the best information published on procurement performance metrics in a new guide. We selected these articles so you can benchmark what you’re doing at your company with what procurement experts are advising.