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.
Boise's Corinne Dubois describes supply and demand factors for uncoated free sheet--a product category that includes copy and office papers as well as some printing papers--and their affect on prices. She also looks at paper and sustainability, describing ways to reduce paper use and the role of recycling.
IBM released results of the 2013 Chief Procurement Officer Study recently; the study finds high-performing procurement organizations are increasing their influence in the c-suite and making a direct impact on the bottom line.
In an interview with My Purchasing Center, Brian Miller, Vice President of Services at Intesource, a provider of e-sourcing services in Phoenix, Ariz., describes a new economic normal for grocers and restaurants. Fewer people eating out and higher prices resulting from the droughts of the past summer create a tough environment for growth,