How Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

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For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project, in every sector, was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Only a few, notably grocery stores, food chains, essential retailers, and healthcare, were in a position to push forward. Sourcing was in chaos and a topic that concerned many customers was that they were pushing back transportation [...]

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Dynamic Purchasing System for Public Procurement

Dynamic Purchasing Systems: An Answer to Public Procurement Burdens?

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Every year, more than 250,000 public authorities in the European Union spend around 14% of GDP (around €2 trillion per year) on the purchase of services, works and supplies. Their peers in the United States are also responsible for about $2 trillion in spend. Could the money be better spent? Absolutely. How? Now that’s a [...]

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The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations

The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations? Be Prepared!

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Supplier negotiation skills are essential for anyone working in procurement. It’s become standard for companies to train their employees on negotiation tactics to get better deals from suppliers, but these skills are also useful outside of the buyer-supplier relationship. It’s often said that the most challenging negotiations are not the ones with suppliers, but rather the internal ones. Negotiating is an important […]

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Spotlight on Supplier Management and Sourcing in Fashion

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

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More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Digital transformation is delivering benefits to many of the world’s leading fashion companies, especially in Italy, where roughly half of […]

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Why the time is now for 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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JAGGAER Strategic Sourcing Application Suite: Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice 2018

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JAGGAER is the Only Full Suite Provider Named as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites and as a Leader in Two Gartner Magic Quadrants In a year full of recognition from industry analysts, JAGGAER was named by customers as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Strategic Sourcing […]

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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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JAGGAER Recognized in BOTH Gartner Magic Quadrant Reports

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2018 has been quite the year for JAGGAER. In May, JAGGAER was named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites. August saw the company recognized again, this time as JAGGAER* was recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites. With recognition in both reports, we are confident JAGGAER […]

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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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