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Replace “click to print” with “click to sign” in your E-Contracting Processes

Businesses and government organizations of all sizes revolve around contracts that require signatures and approvals. The irony is that though most contract and procurement processes are created in digital format, they are then printed to paper for signatu…

CPO Rising: The Agility Agenda

How is your procurement and sourcing operation performing? Are you sure? According to Ardent Partners, nine of 10 CPOs believe their teams could be doing better. And while every procurement leader wants to improve their group’s performance, it’s important…

Procurement Teams for the 21st Century

This My Purchasing Center webcast introduces the procurement and supply management professionals selected as finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories (EPIC) Team Award. The EPIC Awards, a collaboration of My Purchasing Center an…

Best-in-Class Sourcing: Rethinking Strategy in the Changing World of Work

Work is changing. More employees are setting up offices in their homes and telecommuting. You’ve developed a sourcing strategy for the things they need--office supplies, technology products

How Contract Management can Expand and Accelerate Sales Opportunities, while Improving Revenue Management and Overall Risk Insight and Mitigation

At too many organizations, contract management is seen as an obligation or worse – an obstacle – to sales and finance. In this challenging business environment, business can no longer afford to be complacent with their contracts and contract processes.

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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.

Achieve Competitive Prices without Bidding

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.

Marketing and Sourcing Collaboration Part 4

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.

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Roadrunner Freight Focuses on Value, Quality, the Customer

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (RRTS) recently re-branded and changed its official name from Roadrunner LTL to Roadrunner Freight. My Purchasing Center talks to Grant Crawford, President at Roadrunner Freight, about the reasons for the move and the company’s business model going forward. For customers, Crawford says that means a more intense focus on quality and value.

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Dun & Bradstreet Partners with Rosslyn Data Technologies

In an interview with My Purchasing Center, Brian Alster, Global Head of Compliance and Supply at Dun & Bradstreet, describes the company’s new relationship with Rosslyn Data Technologies. To meet today’s big challenges, procurement officers need to find greater savings and gain deeper insight into the supply base, he says. To help, the companies’ new joint offering provides, "for the first time, the ability to seamlessly manage their entire spend analytics process completely in the cloud. No hardware. No software."

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Office Depot Recognizes Leadership in Greener Purchasing

Office Depot recently recognized 22 organizations for leadership in greener purchasing, including Eastman which received a special award for supply chain innovation. In this interview with My Purchasing Center, Molly Ray, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Office Depot, describes the program and what it takes to earn the honor. Eastman reduced the carbon footprint of its paper delivery. Ray also offers tips for procurement teams to help encourage greener supply chains.

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2017 Steel Forecast: Should Procurement Lock in Price Now?

After remaining low for much of the time since the financial crisis of 2008, steel prices started to rise in the second half of 2016, Mark Seraydarian, an analyst with IBISWorld tells My Purchasing Center. Several factors play a role: China, tariffs and demand. Seraydarian explains and offers suggestions for buyers going forward. This podcast is one in a new series on commodity and category markets with IBISWorld analysts.

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Basware Marketplace Helps Procurement Spend Less, Spend Smarter

Marketplace, a new global catalog management tool from Basware, “is designed to help organizations derive the most value from the purchase-to-pay process,” Eric Wilson, Vice President, Purchase to Pay at Basware, tells My Purchasing Center. “It is an online solution for connecting buyers and suppliers in a collaborative environment not only to conduct e-procurement shopping, but also to leverage the full power of the open commerce network.” In the podcast, Wilson explains—and offers procurement three examples of spending less and smarter.

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Oct Dinner Meeting

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A Saved Dollar Buys As Much As an Earned Dollar

In manufacturing industries the value of managing costs in the supply chain are obvious. However, that’s not always the case in industries such as financial service, where the focus is on revenue and rates of return. That is a shortsighted view, because a dollar saved with better purchasing has the same value to the bottom line as a dollar earned on an investment. In service industries, of course, the place to look for savings is in indirect spending.

Achieve Competitive Prices without Bidding

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.

The Cloud And The Hype

The more I read about Cloud Computing the more I sense tremendous hype about the whole subject. Everywhere you look someone is selling something in the Cloud, in e-mails, on TV, in magazines; to me it feels like another way to make more money for doing the same old thing.