Sustainable procurement

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

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Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Over the past several years, f ew topics have been as critical for global corporations as sustainability – investors, consumers, executive teams […]

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Hackett CPO Agenda 2019: Procurement focus areas

Hackett CPO Agenda: What’s Top of Mind in Procurement?

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“Do more with less.” Words that send a shiver down many a manager’s spine. But with budgets growing more slowly (1.3%, versus 2.7% in 2018) and expectations of cost and efficiency savings growing faster than ever, that is the reality faced by procurement professionals. The Hackett Group’s CPO Agenda is always eagerly awaited, and this […]

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Maverick Spend: It’s Not Just about the Money

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In a world where nearly any purchase is just a click away, keeping maverick spend in check has become one of the top challenges facing procurement. The vast majority of maverick or “rogue” spending happens for perfectly innocent reasons: convenience, laziness, ignorance, or people just being in a hurry. True, sometimes there is an element […]

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5 Tips To Maximize Your Conference Experience at ISM 2019

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We’re gearing up for the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference, ISM 2019, in Houston, Texas, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, one of the largest events in the procurement world with over 2,500 attendees. Whether or not your organization is attending ISM, it’s important to make the most out of any conference experience. […]

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eProcurement catalogue buys

They Bought WHAT? Fascinating Finds from Our eProcurement Catalog

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It’s National Procurement Month. That’s a real thing. It has a hashtag: #CelebrateProcurement. We celebrate procurement every day at JAGGAER, but we still felt like the month deserved a little fun recognition. So with that, we bring you  the oddest, most outlandish, strangest and weirdest-sounding items customers source through our eProcurement catalog. We didn’t make […]

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The extra value add of source to pay solutions

Source to Pay: The Real Value for Purchasing

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Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Source-to-Pay (S2P) are two terms often used within the software industry to describe digital solutions that create efficiencies within procurement. And while both systems include many of the same features, they are distinctly different in terms of the functionality, control and the value they deliver. In the simplest of terms, P2P solutions […]

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How Close Are Global Procurement Organizations to Digital Transformation?

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The digital transformation of business is already underway. Digitalization is no longer viewed as the aspiration of a select few, but as an inevitability for businesses in nearly every sector. Over the past several years, the hype surrounding digitalization has also extended to procurement. These days, digital transformation is a top priority for most CPOs, […]

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future

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As we’ve explored in our last two blog posts, economists are predicting a decline in global economic growth due to policy and trade issues both in the United States and the European Union, bringing an increased risk to supply chains and procurement organizations. This increased risk requires organizations to be proactive and innovative if they […]

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EU and British Procurement

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union

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In our last blog post we examined the factors impacting the 2019 economic climate in the United States. However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. So what does the economic forecast look like in Europe? In this series, JAGGAER dives into the 2019 economic outlook both in the […]

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Procurement in the United States in 2019

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

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As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. In this blog series, JAGGAER will dive into the 2019 economic outlook both in the U.S. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can […]

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