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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?

Early Technological Adoption leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Early Technological Adoption leads to Supply Chain Excellence

News   •   Oct 10, 2018 09:52 CEST

​A recent supply chain technology survey, hosted by Adante SCM, and BlueJay Solution this year, found that 80% of retailers, manufacturers and logistic providers are confident that they are “innovators” or “early adopters" of innovative supply chain technology.

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.

Come find Kodiak Rating at Sourcing Outlook 2018!

Come find Kodiak Rating at Sourcing Outlook 2018!

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 14:10 CEST

Sourcing Outlook 2018 is shaping up to be quite a knowledge-sharing opportunity for procurement and sourcing experts in the Nordic Region! EBG Networks will be hosting the event on October 11th, at Hotel Birger Jarl Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Kodiak Rating is happy to be sponsoring the event, and attending as an expert organization!

The Global Agriculture Industry could receive a major facelift from Blockchain Technology

The Global Agriculture Industry could receive a major facelift from Blockchain Technology

News   •   Sep 18, 2018 16:37 CEST

Supply chain management has moved into an era where the application of technology is a must. Blockchain technology offers new capabilities for creating “permanent, immutable record of contracts, transactions, documents, supply chain movement and more” (Forbes 2018).

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.

Is Blockchain Procurement's Silver Bullet?

Is Blockchain Procurement's Silver Bullet?

News   •   Sep 11, 2018 11:09 CEST

Growing global complexity in supply chain management has forced organizations to look towards technology serving as the missing link between people (supply chain actors) and the ability to collaborate at scale. This raises the question... Could Blockchain be procurement's silver bullet?

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.

[Webinar] Blockchain, Explained: The Future of Supply Chain Transparency.

[Webinar] Blockchain, Explained: The Future of Supply Chain Transparency.

News   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:21 CEST

Growing global complexity in supply chain management has forced procurement organizations to look towards technology as their silver bullet, serving as the missing link between people and collaboration at scale. Could Blockchain Technology be procurement’s silver bullet?

Kodiak Rating joins the festivities at 600 Minutes Procurement

Kodiak Rating joins the festivities at 600 Minutes Procurement

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2018 10:00 CEST

600 Minutes Procurement, a true meeting of the minds in Swedish Procurement, is hosted by Management Events at Quality Friends Hotel on September 25, 2018. And, Kodiak Rating will be there as a sponsor, and expert organization to enjoy the fun!

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.

Focus on Valuable Supplier Relationships builds value for Counter Culture Coffee

Focus on Valuable Supplier Relationships builds value for Counter Culture Coffee

News   •   Aug 13, 2018 11:53 CEST

Counter Culture Coffee’s engagement in their supply chain, and visible reporting, serves as a reminder that supply chains aren’t just a means to receive our goods and services, they are complex networks of people, just like you and I.

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.

Levi Strauss & Co. sets “new aggressive targets” for Climate Action Strategy

Levi Strauss & Co. sets “new aggressive targets” for Climate Action Strategy

News   •   Aug 03, 2018 08:22 CEST

​Safeguarding brand value and supply chain management have become synonymous in the age of information, transparency and a 24-hour news feed.

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.

 Industry-Leading Purchasers totaling to $3.3 Trillion Spend hone in on Supply Chain Sustainability.

Industry-Leading Purchasers totaling to $3.3 Trillion Spend hone in on Supply Chain Sustainability.

News   •   Jul 30, 2018 08:17 CEST

​Clean Technica reported CDP’s announcement that “[…] 115 of the world’s largest purchasers it works with, which together represent annual spend of over $3.3 trillion, are requesting environmental data from over 11,500 suppliers” (Hill 2018).

Keeping your Digital Supply Chain secure means engaging suppliers.

Keeping your Digital Supply Chain secure means engaging suppliers.

News   •   Jul 25, 2018 11:57 CEST

Due diligence is required both internally, and externally, in order to secure the cyber security of your digital supply chain network.

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.

Balancing people, planet and profitability - Webinar June 27th

Balancing people, planet and profitability - Webinar June 27th

News   •   Jun 25, 2018 10:27 CEST

Join in on our June 27th Webinar to gain insight and best practices to how your organization can start sourcing more responsibly with society and the environment in mind, without sacrificing your bottom line!

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?