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    The Evolving Role of Procurement in a Digitized World

    Digitization-inspired trends are reinventing the way you, as procurement professionals, interact with peers and suppliers. As your careers evolves we want to make sure you excel, especially during this period of important technology breakthroughs.

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Latest Articles

The Evolving Role of Procurement in a Digitized World

Dennis Bouley

Digitization is redefining the boundaries and expectations for procurement. We see it every day in the growing use of digital technologies to generate revenue, improve partnerships, and Read More

The Road to Profitability: Uber’s Play for a Driverless Future

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It’s arguably the most important legal fight of the year: Waymo, Google’s since-spun-off driverless car division, is battling Uber over allegedly pilfered trade secrets and information. The two companies are fighting in a space increasingly Read More

Procurement’s Impact on Financial Statements

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The famous quote “Show me the money!” from the movie “Jerry Maguire” reflects the role of procurement quite accurately. Only clear financial Read More

CPO Study Reveals New Insights on Tackling Global Procurement Challenges

Dennis Bouley

Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) are now gaining the authority to influence the larger strategies of the businesses they serve. Detailed analytics providing insight on patterns of spending Read More

Latest Podcast Episodes

Buy Local and the Supply Chain: What Procurement Can Do

My Purchasing talks to Peter Cook, Vice President of Procurement and Supply Chain at The Smart Cube, about the rise of nationalism and how it could affect the supply chain. As he sees it, buying local may raise cost and could be “the catalyst that accelerates innovation” leading to more automation of internal processes as procurement leaders look at where and how they source. He offers tips for going forward.

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World Price of Crude Oil Volatile: How Buyers Can Manage

Ian Buchanan, Lead Procurement Research Analyst with IBISWorld, discusses the world price of crude oil in this inteview with My Purchasing Center. In it, he first examines current prices, which have been on a downward trend, then looks at where prices are heading over the next five years. Supply and demand will come into balance, he says, putting upward pressure on prices. To close, Buchanan offers buyers suggestions for managing the coming price volatility.

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Latest Videos

What is a Reverse Auction?

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.

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The Reality of Generational Differences in the Workplace Part Three - We’ll Cross that Bridge When We Come to It

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Jim Baehr
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“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it” is the wrong answer for any Supply Management organization that’s pondering its future state. There is real risk Read More

How Spend Management Platforms are Facilitating a Transition to Data Driven Procurement

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Dennis Bouley
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Disruptive trends are impacting the procurement supply chain in a big way. One of those trends Read More

Professionals, Professionalism and Procurement

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Jim Baehr
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This isn’t intended to be an admonishment; however, in conversations with sales types, they continually express vexation with procurement professionals. Maybe this isn’t new. Maybe this is an age-old problem. One thing for certain is that “collaborative re… Read More

Make No Mistake: Trying Something New in MRO is Worth the Risk

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George E. Krauter
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Keeping the status quo is safe, especially when change is considered radical, aka MRO outsourcing. Are the benefits of change worth the risk? How would you know if you do not investigate the potentials? As Albert Einstein said, You can’t make a mistake if … Read More

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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 …

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