Supply chain risk in the age of COVID-19

Identifying and Mitigating Supply Chain Risk in the Age of COVID-19

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The raging COVID-19 epidemic has presented the world with a “once in a century” moment of reckoning. With an ever more connected global economy, and almost instantaneous news transmission, the impact of global health has multiplied since the last global (SARS) epidemic in 2003. Just as the human body needs its vital organs functioning well to stay alive and fight […]

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Walt Charles, CPO of Biogen, presenting at REV

How Big Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Sourcing Processes for Walter Charles III

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“Big Data” is everywhere. The value of quality data has never been higher, and the power to process that data is more readily available than ever. To better understand the impact of big data analytics on procurement, we turned to industry veteran Walter Charles, CPO at Allergan, who sees big data as a major disruptor. To [...]

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Augmented analytics

What Does Augmented Analytics Mean for Procurement?

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It’s OK, we understand. Here we are throwing another buzzword at you. But bear with us because it is not really the words that matter, but the thinking and the technology behind the words. And most importantly, what augmented analytics can do for you. Read up on How Augmented Analytics Will Transform Your Organization: A […]

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Andrew Bartolini

Why Agile Procurement is Essential for CPOs in 2020

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JAGGAER sat down with Andrew Bartolini, Founder and Chief Research Officer at research advisory firm Ardent Partners, to discuss his view of the CPO’s future. His insights are numerous, and can all be heard in his full podcast episode, but among them is his main focus in 2020, the opportunity presented by agile procurement. Learn how data can drive your roadmap with our […]

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It’s Not Dumb If It Works: Why Autonomous Procurement is a Really Smart Idea

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As talk of “autonomous procurement” increases, critics are quick to dismiss the idea. However, some of these doubts might be a bit preemptive. Over the next five to ten years, procurement will be largely reimagined as technology continues to advance. Autonomous procurement is coming and leaders will embrace it.  Start now with our on-demand webinar, Four Steps to Autonomous […]

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Factoring Risk & Business Continuity into Holistic Supplier Management

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Research reveals a rise in disruptive incidents deep in the supply chain. What is the optimal way to categorize your suppliers so that you can manage them better and maximize business continuity? The latest Supply Chain Resilience Report published by the Business Continuity Institute in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) [...]

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Procurement Must Lead the Charge to Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability: Why Procurement Should Pave the Way

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Talk of corporate sustainability and responsibility is higher than ever. According to a recent New York Times article, 181 CEOs jointly released a statement on “the purpose of a corporation.” In it, they redefined the role of business away from simply supporting shareholders, instead stating that a company has an obligation to “protect the environment,” and “deal fairly [...]

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Strategic supplier management

What Makes a Supplier “Strategic”? Not Spend Volume.

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The recent disruptions to supply chains caused by the coronavirus epidemic in China have given supply managers the world over pause for thought. Now more than ever, businesses must improve the efficiency of their supply chains not only to maintain a competitive advantage but also to reduce risk. Leverage your supplier management for maximum benefit […]

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Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

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As public health epidemiologists warn that the coronavirus epidemic is far worse than earlier envisaged and that other countries should consider tough containment measures similar to those imposed in China, the likely human cost of the outbreak is enormous. The ease with which the virus can be spread, even by people who have never been [...]

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Four Steps to Autonomous Procurement

Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future Now

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The world is digitizing right before our eyes. From Cortana, Siri, and Alexa to Tesla, Uber, and Waymo, autonomous devices and so-called artificial intelligence are all around us. Even long-time escapes like sports have become playgrounds for IoT fitness devices and big data statistical analysis. Forbes predicts that AI will revolutionize everything from scouting and performance analysis to […]

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