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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Annual supplier meeting

Forgotten About This in Your Annual Supplier Meetings?

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With 2020 well and truly begun, the timely question of whether you’ve had you had your annual supplier meetings yet, or not, springs to mind. If you haven’t, do your suppliers know what you expect from them? And if your answer is ,”Definitely! All done. We’ve updated prices so everything is now sorted”, ask yourself […]

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Holistic supplier relationship management

Why An Holistic Approach to Suppliers? Your Questions Answered

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Last week, Director of Product Management Georg Rösch hosted a webinar that asked the question, “Why is it important to take a holistic approach to supplier management?” His 45-minute presentation outlined the crucial functions of a supplier management approach and the advantages of managing suppliers well which generated a few insightful questions from our audience.  In an effort to provide you [...]

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TJ Nguyen, of Coca-Cola Buyers' Sales and Services, speaks about change management in procurement

Technology is Not a Panacea: Change Management with TJ Nguyen

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 At REV2019, JAGGAER sat down with some of our speakers for a podcast series on the biggest questions facing the procurement industry today. Among them was TJ Nguyen, Senior Director of the Procurement Center of Excellence at Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services Company, or CCBSS. CCBSS is the consortium buying arm of all the […]

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Cost reduction, via indirect procurement, for manufacturing

An Indirect Path to Manufacturing Savings and Cost Reduction?

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Whether your organization is purchasing raw steel, injection molded plastics, or fully finished office supplies and IT equipment, a streamlined P2P system can be a game changer. By optimizing the areas where you spend the most, your company and organization can drive significant savings in your supply chain. However, by focusing only on your largest spend categories, you may be overlooking easy […]

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Why IT Projects Fail: Three Steps to Implementation Success

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Approaching a large IT implementation project can be a daunting prospect. In addition to managing the expenses, timelines, logistics and vendors, you have to consider change management and user expectations. The numbers don’t help maintain a sense of optimism, either. According to The Standish Group’s 2018 CHAOS Report, only 26% of waterfall projects are implemented successfully on […]

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The Top 5 Pitfalls of Software as a Service (SaaS) Implementation Projects - and How to Avoid Them!

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Procurement SaaS Implementation

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Procurement departments are under pressure to transform their processes digitally. Software as a Service (SaaS) makes it easier, because the underlying software is available over the cloud with transparent pricing models. Yet things can easily go wrong. We look at the main pitfalls and how you can circumvent them. Download our free white paper, “Why [...]

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REV2019 Fireside Chat

Leveraging Data in a Digital Transformation: Lessons from JAGGAER’s Fireside Chat

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Digital procurement platforms are capable of producing incredible amounts of data, from spend history to supplier scores, delivery rates and more. But such massive amounts of data can easily lead to a new generation of questions. What do all these numbers really mean? How can I put them to good use? Which data can I trust?  At REV2019, […]

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