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Buzzwords: The Destruction of Procurement Technology.

Buzzwords: The Destruction of Procurement Technology.

Blog posts   •   Nov 12, 2018 15:11 CET

I’m a procurement fanatic. I’m a marketing lead at a procurement technology vendor. I’m a blogger. I’m a copywriter. And, I’m going to tell it like it is. Buzzwords are the destruction of Procurement Technology.

Your Procurement Team is Too Old, and becoming Too Young

Your Procurement Team is Too Old, and becoming Too Young

Blog posts   •   Oct 18, 2018 16:10 CEST

Hungry Millenials are looking to make their mark within the Digital Transformation of Procurement but do they possess the soft skills necessary to negotiate and build relationships?

Supplier Quality Management: Drive Value by Safeguarding Value

Supplier Quality Management: Drive Value by Safeguarding Value

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2018 13:42 CEST

Supplier quality management (SQM) is individual to each organization, and the procurement organization’s business-critical goals, but in the larger definition: supplier quality management is an overall evaluation of delivery and performance within the boundaries of agreed upon terms and conditions of supplier and buyer.

4 Must Knows to Create Collaborative Innovation with Suppliers

4 Must Knows to Create Collaborative Innovation with Suppliers

Blog posts   •   Sep 13, 2018 10:14 CEST

Supplier bases are a great source of potential innovation. But, unlocking collaborative supplier innovation requires clearly defined strategies and operations by a sourcing, procurement and/or purchasing team to ensure that suppliers’ competencies are being leveraged to their fullest potential.

7 KPIs your Procurement Team may be ignoring.

7 KPIs your Procurement Team may be ignoring.

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2018 14:41 CEST

A procurement strategy should be structured with a clearly defined set of goals and an overarching vision. Having clear goals in mind will allow your procurement team to backtrack, and think; ‘what do we need to do now, to reach our goals later.’ Success is a product of the work done in the present.

Quality over Quantity: How-To create Key Supplier Relationships.

Quality over Quantity: How-To create Key Supplier Relationships.

Blog posts   •   Aug 16, 2018 16:27 CEST

Your procurement strategy, and more specifically — supplier relationship management — shouldn’t be a byproduct of circumstance or impulsivity. Supplier relationships should be built methodically, assessed objectively and nurtured strategically.

6 Lessons every Procurement Team can learn from Ikea's IWAY

6 Lessons every Procurement Team can learn from Ikea's IWAY

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2018 14:12 CEST

IWAY, the ‘Ikea way of purchasing’, Ikea’s code of conduct (CoC) for suppliers was introduced to ensure that the drastic changes the organization was experiencing wouldn’t jeopardize key supplier relationships. Furthermore, the guidelines spelled out in IWAY established a new normal for the future of Ikea’s requirements on suppliers.

Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping Supply Chain Management

Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping Supply Chain Management

Blog posts   •   Aug 01, 2018 10:00 CEST

Growing global complexity in supply chain management has forced organizations to look towards technology as their silver bullet; serving as the missing link between people (supply chain actors) and the ability to collaborate at scale.

What is Change Management's role in the Digital Transformation of SCM?

What is Change Management's role in the Digital Transformation of SCM?

Blog posts   •   Jul 05, 2018 09:39 CEST

Implementing change and managing change are no easy task, and for that very reason change requires infrastructure, processes and clearly defined actions.

What is Procurement, really?

What is Procurement, really?

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2018 12:59 CEST

I work with procurement professionals, work in an organization that services procurement professionals, market a digital procurement platform, but have I ever really challenged my knowledge of procurement?

Supplier Relationship Management: Where's the ROI for your Business?

Supplier Relationship Management: Where's the ROI for your Business?

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2018 12:28 CEST

SRM is a discipline built for leveraging the relationships between buyer, and supplier, to build value for an organization’s top-line value while cutting bottom line costs.

User-Enabled Procurement: An Age of Smarter Solutions.

User-Enabled Procurement: An Age of Smarter Solutions.

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2018 14:20 CEST

We’ve entered an age of technological independence, and API-driven innovation, breeding procurement solutions that are more agile, scalable, integrate-able and customizable than ever before. This is the age of smarter solutions. This is the age of User-Enabled Procurement

The Three Pillars of Digital Procurement

The Three Pillars of Digital Procurement

Blog posts   •   Apr 27, 2018 13:56 CEST

​Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?” The truth of the matter is, every organization needs to take into account it’s own reality, regardless of where technology is/where it’s going.

Indirect vs. Direct Procurement: Is one more important than the other?

Indirect vs. Direct Procurement: Is one more important than the other?

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2018 11:28 CEST

Procurement is a complex business function, nuanced from organization to organization, and unconsciously tied to many facets of a company’s corporate structure. Revenue, cost, and production are direct results from procurement actions.

3 Keys for Enhancing your Strategic Sourcing.

3 Keys for Enhancing your Strategic Sourcing.

Blog posts   •   Apr 05, 2018 10:00 CEST

Strategic Sourcing is a procurement strategy for value creation within purchasing processes, focused on building mutually beneficial results for all parties involved.

The Supply Chain Gender Gap: You're not hiring the most talented professionals.

The Supply Chain Gender Gap: You're not hiring the most talented professionals.

Blog posts   •   Mar 29, 2018 09:40 CEST

From a survey by Procurement Leaders this year, it was found that only 10% of the most senior supply chain management roles are filled by women; meaning there is a 9 to 1 imbalance of men to women in executive SCM roles (Forbes 2017).

Is your Supply Chain still living in Excell Hell?

Is your Supply Chain still living in Excell Hell?

Blog posts   •   Mar 23, 2018 15:51 CET

In an article from 2010, it was found that approx. 81% of businesses use Excel spreadsheets (Forrester Research). This percentage doesn’t really surprise me. The functionality of Excel spreadsheets is straightforward, one of the most common ways to try and keep document management organized, and widely used/comprehended by computer users.

The Facts and Myths of Procurement (Part 1)

The Facts and Myths of Procurement (Part 1)

Blog posts   •   Mar 16, 2018 10:00 CET

​There’s a lot of noise out there. I’ve read the headlines and listened to the noise long enough. Now it’s time to pop in my earplugs and see the world through my own eyes. I hope you can gain something from joining in on my point-of-view, supported by the 2018 Global CPO Survey by Deloitte.

The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency.

The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency.

Blog posts   •   Mar 02, 2018 11:16 CET

Still, today, supply chain transparency holds a prominent position in concerns for consumer and business, alike. Transparency has become an organizational effort in business, as it can impact various aspects of a value chain, if neglected; not solely supply chain management.

The People of Procurement: the Unseen Champions of your Business

The People of Procurement: the Unseen Champions of your Business

Blog posts   •   Feb 19, 2018 11:50 CET

Procurement is amongst some of the most rapidly changing business areas, and maybe for the better. Only time will tell if the coming digital transformation of various business areas, just like procurement, will make for positive outcomes. But, in the meantime, there is still a large population of procurement professionals, strapping up their boots every morning, and doing their darndest.