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Project Procurement vs. Category Management: What’s right for your Procurement Strategy?

Project Procurement vs. Category Management: What’s right for your Procurement Strategy?

Blog posts   •   Jan 07, 2019 10:45 CET

Procurement adds value to an organization in multiple dimensions, and contrary to the common belief about the function of its ability to add value, create savings and turn profits can be rather dynamic.

11 Supply Chain Trends changing your Business in 2019

11 Supply Chain Trends changing your Business in 2019

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 15:37 CET

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” – Jack Kerouac. While we agree with the nucleus of Kerouac’s quote that following the pack will never lead to great innovation, and that trends are deeply rooted in popular opinion, there remains a need to acknowledge the existence of current trends.

Beyond Tier 1: Impacting Supply Chain Sustainability at the Source

Beyond Tier 1: Impacting Supply Chain Sustainability at the Source

News   •   Dec 06, 2018 14:26 CET

​Supply chain networks and sourcing/procurement projects are becoming increasingly global, and complex in their overall number of stakeholder involvement.

7 Trending Business Practices disrupting Traditional Procurement

7 Trending Business Practices disrupting Traditional Procurement

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2018 15:55 CET

Disruption has taken a stronghold of us all, and the correlation between time and technology has made it impossible to stay ahead of the curve. Some business functions have been forced to change more than others in the efforts to combat disruption.

The Faces of Kodiak Rating: Introducing a Customer Success Champion

The Faces of Kodiak Rating: Introducing a Customer Success Champion

News   •   Nov 22, 2018 15:23 CET

Sometimes we forget that organizations require the harmonization of a lot of moving parts, and it’s seldom that the people that fill those roles receive the individualized recognition that is deserved for their work within a company. Kodiak Rating is the people that work here.

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.

Report shows that US Hospitals could be saving $25.4B in Supply Chain Costs

Report shows that US Hospitals could be saving $25.4B in Supply Chain Costs

News   •   Nov 08, 2018 17:25 CET

A recent report by Navigant showed that Hospitals and Health Care systems in the United States have the opportunity for savings of up to 25.4B USD in supply chain costs. “The analysis of 2,300 hospitals indicated that hospitals and health systems are not moving the needle in the right direction when it comes to streamlining healthcare supply chain processes and product use, researchers stated”...

15 Do's & Don'ts for your Procurement Team

15 Do's & Don'ts for your Procurement Team

News   •   Nov 02, 2018 11:23 CET

Improving within procurement is a continuous uphill battle and – sometimes – the easiest way to develop and innovate is to review the basics, and also to educate your team of potential pitfalls.

HP and IKEA join Global Coalition to clean up our Oceans

HP and IKEA join Global Coalition to clean up our Oceans

News   •   Oct 25, 2018 15:14 CEST

NextWave Plastics will be getting some extra support – with the addition of IKEA and HP joining the global open-source initiative – in their efforts to clean up the oceans of plastic waste.

4 Easy Ways to create ROI from Supplier Relationship Management!

4 Easy Ways to create ROI from Supplier Relationship Management!

News   •   Oct 24, 2018 11:34 CEST

Suppliers are an incredible source of innovation, value and profitability. Aligning your procurement and sourcing organization with the right suppliers, from the start, can be an incredible value driver for your overall organization.

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!