Sustainable procurement

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

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Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Over the past several years, f ew topics have been as critical for global corporations as sustainability – investors, consumers, executive teams […]

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Why sourcing logistics with Excel is a bad idea

Why sourcing logistics with Excel is a bad idea

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As a Pre-Sales Engineer it is my job to educate prospects on our products and to show the value associated with them. Many come to us to solve their logistics sourcing challenges and many see their in-house data gurus using Excel, Access, and/or SQL as “good enough”. Unfortunately, deciding not to use a solution like […]

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Manage and Share Your Sourcing Data Effortlessly with Sourcing Optimizer: Data Warehouse

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You already know that accurate data is vitally important to your procurement team. Without it, finding savings in both cost and time would be far more difficult. According to JAGGAER’s 2018 Digital Procurement Report, technologies related to data analysis are the most valued and desired pieces of technology among respondents. More and more businesses are […]

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How to Improve Supplier Communications Through Online Chat

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Online chat has become ubiquitous among all types of businesses and industries looking to drive sales and improve customer relationships. In the same vein, instant communications can become a key tool in the procurement arsenal to improve supply chain relationship management. A perpetual mission among procurement leaders is finding better ways to improve quality and […]

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JAGGAER Placed Highest for Ability to Execute in the Leader’s Quadrant in the 2018 Strategic Sourcing Application Suites Magic Quadrant Report

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JAGGAER is honored to announce it has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant Report for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. JAGGAER (Advantage) was placed highest in the Leader’s quadrant for ability to execute. The report evaluated several Strategic Sourcing suites for capabilities including e-sourcing, spend analysis, contract management, and supply base management (SBM). […]

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Routing Network Optimization

How Optimizing Transportation Routes Leads to the Perfect Level of Efficiency

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When you’re building a complex, multi-stage transportation route, you have dozens of factors to consider. How quickly do you need goods moved? Is the financial bottom line more important than speed? Will each provider have the capacity to move your full shipment? At what point do you trade simplicity for cost? A single transportation lane […]

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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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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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JAGGAER blog post, "LIFE SCIENCES LEADER LONZA APPLIES SWISS EFFICIENCY TO SOURCING"

Life Sciences Leader Lonza Applies Swiss Efficiency to Sourcing

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Lonza, one of the most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical and biotech markets, recently decided to streamline their sourcing with JAGGAER’s powerful software. It’s a natural step from a company known for innovation and efficiency. Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza is a specialty manufacturing organization with an impressive history of efficiency and innovation, […]

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JAGGAER features "2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites."

What it Means for JAGGAER to be a Challenger in the Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing

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JAGGAER strategic sourcing tools are on the rise, and industry analysts are starting to recognize that. For the third time, JAGGAER, formerly SciQuest, has been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Suites.

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