Multi-Stage Optimization: Your Supply Chain, Evolved

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Imagine this: You own a popular restaurant on the East Coast—let’s say it’s a Tex-Mex/Thai/New England seafood fusion restaurant—and business is going so well that you want to open a second location…in California. Now, in order for it to be as successful as the flagship location, the new restaurant will need to have the same […]

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JAGGAER Holiday Supply Chain

Reduce Holiday Supply Chain Headaches with Spend Analytics

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‘Tis the season when supply chains are under pressure to meet customer demands and to keep internal business procedures running smoothly.

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By Customer Request and Technological Advancement: 17.3 Impala

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For procurement teams who want a solution that delivers to their custom needs while keeping up to speed with technological advances in the industry, JAGGAER’s 17.3 Impala release delivers just that. In this latest release, highlighted upgrades to our full product suite include Multi-Business Unit (MBU) management capability and Multi-Stage Optimization (MSO) for our Advanced […]

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United Arab Emirates has Announced the Implementation of Value Added Tax for January 2018

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President His Highness Shaika Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates decreed that a Value Added Tax (the official title of the decree is Federal Decree-Law No.(8) of 2017) of 5% will be applied to the import and supply of goods and services to the UAE starting January 1st, 2018. A Value […]

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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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