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How JAGGAER and the UK Ministry of Justice Exceed Public Procurement Demands

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  Public sector procurement is stuck in limbo - frequently the differences between public and private sector seem enormous, but they're often exaggerated or misunderstood. We sat down with Richard Hogg, Managing Director, JAGGAER UK, and Jim Rawlings, Commercial Director, UK Ministry of Justice, to talk through the challenges and misconceptions about digital procurement in the public sector. Find out more about public [...]

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Hello Automated Procurement, Goodbye Tedium

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How much do you enjoy routine tasks such as updating dozens of price lists, generating purchase requests, and entering and reviewing information for multiple suppliers? Many tasks in procurement are repetitive, tedious, time-consuming and, when performed by humans, highly error prone. They absorb precious time – time that could be spent on more important strategic […]

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What the Department of Education’s Guidance Means for Higher Ed Procurement Teams

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Let’s be honest… it’s a confusing time to be in higher education. As the Department of Education, along with state education departments around the country, begin issuing recommendations for return to school plans, procurement teams are left asking what’s next for them. How do you prepare your school for a full or partial return, and […]

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Benchmark your Organization – Take Part in the 2020 Procurement Performance Excellence Survey

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Procurement has developed rapidly in recent years, and with the application of transformative technologies such as artificial intelligence and new challenges such as Covid-19 and changing global trading relationships, the rate of change is likely to accelerate.  So, what is the current state of best practice in procurement? And what should your organization consider doing to move up to the next level? Simple questions, but the answers are […]

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Unilever Gains Visibility & Control Over the Most Unpredictable Spend Category

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“What’s really beneficial is that we get instant insight into actual versus planned across all of our contracts, is our spend with a particular carrier a lot more or a lot less?” - Srestha Dutta, Global Process & Technology Senior Manager Profile $0Bannual revenue in 2017 0+brands 0%business in emerging markets Every day, 2.5 billion [...]

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Adapting Pharmaceutical Companies’ Distribution and Supply Networks

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Pharmaceutical companies have complex supply chains that are often not optimized to their full potential. Pharmaceutical materials must be closely monitored as they go through the pipeline, bringing a unique set of challenges. From source materials to distribution, the supply network must be carefully streamlined to produce the best results possible. For more on pharmaceutical […]

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Conducting Effective Procurement Spend Analysis in the Current Environment

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With the current global economic circumstances, it should come as no surprise that businesses across all industries are looking for real time solutions to aid their procurement process by identifying cost reduction and spend management opportunities as a priority. The pandemic has not only created a need for a shift in business process, but it […]

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Navigating COVID-19: Mid-term Procurement Strategies for Managing the Crisis

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As the COVID-19 virus begins to subside in many parts of the world, supply chains are stabilizing. Some remain unpredictable, but many companies are trying to navigate the reopening process. Once they’ve taken immediate action, how can organizations ensure stability moving forward? What mid-term steps can they take to minimize their risk and maximize value? […]

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Spend Data Analysis: It’s Not One-Size-Fits-All

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Over the past decade, procurement teams have increasingly recognized the importance of digital spend analysis. By identifying, categorizing, and analyzing spend data, purchasing departments are better informed. With that information, they can use fact-based knowledge to make strategic decisions for the business. This power has made spend data analysis a key element for many organizations. However, there continue to be challenges along the [...]

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Procurement in the Public and Private Sectors: Is There Really Much Difference?

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The short answer to that question is yes, there are big differences. The more nuanced answer is yes, there are differences, but in many respects, they are narrowing, and in any case, the things they have in common are far greater. One of the reasons that the answer has become so nuanced is that the […]

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