Indirect vs. Direct Goods and Services – What’s the Difference?

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Let’s say that, instead of procurement services, you produced soda bottles instead. What would your spend management goals be? Or, what if you are looking to hire an “A Team” for your department? What would your spend management goals be then? How would they be different? Understanding the distinction between direct and indirect goods and […]

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Shifting Gears: The Move to Contract- and Project- Based Platforms

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In the past, companies operated on a traditional Purchase Order (PO)-focused procurement system. This is due primarily to the fact that ERP/financial systems and most eProcurement solutions were based on archaic paper-based processes (i.e. Blanket POs). When service providers created their solutions, they all opted to mimic these tedious paper-based processes instead of rethinking the […]

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Strategic Procurement is Dead

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An Obituary from the Future Yes, we had a good run with you, strategic procurement. Back then, at the turn of the millennium, you had just become important. Ignacio Lopez had brought category management to Germany and Gerd Kerkhoff had made you, strategic procurement, accessible to everyone with his book The Bermuda Triangle of Business: […]

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JAGGAER blog, "4 Must-have-skills for the Procurement Manager of Tomorrow"

4 Must-Have-Skills for the Procurement Manager of Tomorrow

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Digitalization in Procurement is in full swing. In addition to automating transactional processes, which is already standard in many companies, digitalization in procurement today also extends to tactical and strategic processes. Procurement manager’s daily routines will change soon. What skills will the procurement managers of tomorrow need? What will their strengths be? Thomas Dieringer, Managing […]

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How Procurement Enables Life-Saving Drug Research and Discovery

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Acquiring and managing chemicals and other materials for research is a highly regulated venture subject to a level of scrutiny seldom seen outside this industry. Many items required for research pose health, security and environmental risks. Ensuring OSHA, Department of Homeland Security, and DEA compliance for these items requires oversight of the purchasing process to […]

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JAGGAER "Common Spend Analysis Questions Answered" blog

Common Spend Analysis Questions Answered

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JAGGAER understands the traditional roadblocks to spend management and how important it is to gain insight into operational ineffectiveness in order to improve your sourcing success. A spend analysis allows you to do just that, but it’s no simple matter. Here, Brett Cornell, VP of Value Consulting for JAGGAER, answers some of the most common […]

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“Currents of Collaboration” Flowing at #NACUBO2017

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JAGGAER representatives are currently in Minneapolis, MN for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting, which concludes tomorrow. Built around the theme “Currents of Collaboration,” this year’s meeting places focus on the powerful effect of higher education communities working together toward a shared vision for the future. The NACUBO wisely […]

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JAGGAER blog "Procurement Lessons from the Industrial Revolution."

Procurement Lessons from the Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution is seen as one of the most successful and pivotal points in American history.  Without it, most of the technologies we use today would not exist. Procurement was the key driver for success in the 18th and 19th centuries – it changed technology – and it continues to influence the world today. […]

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JAGGAER blog, "A Q&A on Spend Analytics in Education--JAGGAER & E&I Consulting"

A Q&A on Spend Analytics in Education – JAGGAER & E&I Consulting

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It’s true! Spend analysis can help you identify and realize hidden cost savings, optimize your supply base, and reduce risk. But how do you know your organization is ready and able to leverage this technology to its fullest? Recently, Brett Cornell, VP of Value Consulting for JAGGAER, and Vince Patriarco, Executive Director of E&I Consulting […]

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JAGGAER blog BOOST YOUR AUTOMATED SPEND ANALYSIS STRATEGY WITH THESE 7 QUOTES

Boost Your Automated Spend Analysis Strategy with These 7 Quotes

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Whether it is conducting a simple spend analysis, developing savings strategies or building your sourcing roadmap, automated spend analysis will provide information crucial to the success of your business.  If you’re looking for inspiration to get your automated spend analysis started – or finished – you’ve come to the right place. 1. “The price of […]

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