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Platforms Now Enable Closer Procurement and Supply Chain Integration

Dennis Bouley

Procurement is not as efficient as most business executives want it to be. The inefficiencies occur as a result of a number of variables that don’t always necessarily align: Read More

How Do You Define Spend Under Management?

Guest Editor

How do you manage performance of a procurement organization? Savings delivery? Project execution? Supplier management? Lots of metrics can be used to measure Read More

Recent 3M Survey Reveals Issues Concerning Procurement/Supplier Relationships

Dennis Bouley

3M, an American multinational conglomerate corporation and manufacturer over 55,000 products (such as adhesives, laminates and other materials), recently conducted a survey Read More

How procurement can transform into a competitive advantage for your business

Dennis Bouley

Times are changing in the procurement business. The proliferation of big data, one important driver of this change, presents procurement departments with both issues and Read More

Purchasing Automation vs. Manual Part 2: Does Purchase Order Automation make sense for your company?

Guest Editor

In Purchasing Automation vs. Manual Part 1: Why PO Automation is Taking Off, we learned from industry experts, Michael Croasdale, MRO expert from Source One Management Services and Tom Kieley, co-founder of SourceDay, the driving forces behind why companies are investing in tools for Read More

ProcureCon West Indirect Conference Highlights 2017 Sourcing Innovations

Dennis Bouley

Need to get updated on the latest trends, issues and solutions surrounding Indirect Sourcing? September 18-20 is your chance. The 7th annual ProcureCon West Indirect Sourcing Conference Read More

Top 10 Strategies for Reducing Equipment Maintenance Budgets

Guest Editor

Big manufacturing companies with declining sales are always under pressure to manage their costs. Maintenance is a huge expense item Read More

Prime-Time: Amazon’s Disruption of Traditional Retail

Guest Editor

Right now, it’s good to be Amazon. Read More

Procurement vs. Cyber Attacks: Who Can Win in the Long Run?

Guest Editor

Last month, hackers had a big “win,” as they released the notable WannaCry cyberattack across 150 countries, affecting more Read More

The Sewing was Sent to San Salvador

Guest Editor

There WAS a company in southeast USA who manufactured private label sports clothing; they HAD five plants within a 10-mile radius of each other. The company CEO initiated a call to all Read More

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