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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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5 Procurement Questions for Santa

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After pulling a few strings, we managed to catch Santa on one of his few coffee breaks at this busy time of year to fire five burning questions at the reigning world champion in procurement. Christmas is a holiday worldwide, but the busiest time at work for you. When does your year start? Actually, we […]

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JAGGAER blog post "10 Things I Learned Working for Tim Cook"

10 Things I Learned Working for Tim Cook

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During the mid-90’s I was fortunate enough to work under Tim Cook (now Apple CEO) when I was a purchasing manager for a company called Intelligent Electronics (IE) and Tim was the COO. I was responsible for the relationship between IE and IBM.  Since Tim had just joined IE from IBM, he took a particular […]

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Unsung Heroes of the Summer Fun Supply Chain

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At last: Summer is (unofficially) here. While generally considered a time to let our cares melt away until Fall, there is a lot going on behind the scenes to make sure your summer delivers all the fun in the sun you expect. We found five examples of supply chain challenges hiding in your summer R&R. […]

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The Mother of All Procurement Posts (Why Your Mom is the Best CPO You Know)

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Mother’s Day is upon us. At last the gift-giving fast that began the day after Valentine’s day is over! Mother’s Day is generally regarded as a day of tenderness and gratitude, when we shower the females who raised us with pampering and trinkets. But we have one-track minds here at JAGGAER, so when we think […]

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JAGGAER "Laughter" blog post

12 Quotes to Inspire you to Make Laughter Part of Every Day

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You probably already know that laughter is good for your health. It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, boosts our immune systems and even improves our cardiac health. But laughter, for a variety of reasons, can also make you and your team more effective at work. Read on for wise quotes from people who understand […]

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9 Quotes that Remind Us to Recharge and Have Fun

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We work hard at JAGGAER. But we also believe in having fun and balancing work with “real life.” Here are some quotes that remind us to make fun and happiness a priority when it’s time to put work aside.   Live and work, but do not forget to play –  to have fun in life […]

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The Final Four’s Behind-the-Scenes Procurement Madness

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Whether you’re at the games or screaming at the TV, the last thing you’re probably thinking about while watching the Final Four Tournament is procurement. As one of the nation’s largest yearly sporting events, the tournament involves a deep bench of behind-the-scenes decisions related to sourcing and procurement needs surrounding the games. Think about it […]

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St. Patty’s Day Through the Procurement Lens

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St. Patrick’s day originated in the 10th century as the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, a solemn religious observance. From that pious beginning, St. Patrick’s day morphed (in just over 1,000 years) into a celebration often characterized by parades and green beer. While it doesn’t carry the gift-giving weight of Christmas or even […]

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11 Inspiring Quotes from Women Who Made History

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If there is a better way to celebrate Women’s History Month, we can’t think of it. Let these spot-on quotes from 11 women who made history inspire you to make your own mark on your world.    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  – […]

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