Higher education

Higher Education Institutions Can Increase Value and Minimise Risk with Holistic Supplier Management

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Holistic supplier management is a concept that is gaining ground in many sectors and has been given further impetus in recent months by the uncertainties, risk, and disruptions to supply chains created by the coronavirus pandemic. But what are the specific challenges for supplier management in the higher education sector? Download our white paper on […]

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Impact of Brexit On Procurement: Supplier Management

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Earlier this year, we asked you to submit all your questions that Brexit raises for Procurement. Here is Part 1 of the most commonly asked. As we await the decision on Brexit, we spoke with procurement experts on how Brexit will affect the us: Jeremy Smith, Managing Partner, 4C Associates and Peter Smith, Managing Director, […]

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Supplier Value Management 2.0: Best Practices for Generating Business Value On-Demand Webinar

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Join Francesco Colavita, Head of Operations & Professional Services, JAGGAER Italy, who takes a deeper look at Supplier Value Management and how an effective tool allows your organization to collaborate, evaluate and innovate through your suppliers. The InsideSpend Thought Leadership Series continues with Supplier Value Management (SVM) 2.0: Best Practices for Generating Business Value, guiding […]

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6 Reasons Why an ERP is Not the Solution to all Your Procurement Problems

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Most of the time when CFOs are shopping for business-management software, they gravitate towards ERP solutions, or enterprise resource planning software. ERPs can be attractive with the depth and all-in-one package they market to organizations. Because of this, ERPs have been the talk of the industry and the must have for businesses, until the reality […]

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Why Supplier Performance Management Data is Critical

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Why Leveraging Supplier Performance Management Data is Critical for Maximizing Value Supplier Performance Management (SPM) requires a lot of data and a great deal of analysis. Fortunately, there are tools in the market to help you run a formal SPM program so you don’t have to resort to managing spreadsheets and manual supplier-related data analysis. […]

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3 Ways to Outdo Yourself in Spend Management

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Spend management professionals have become victims of their own early successes. Driving down costs in double digit increments over multiple years through the application of technology and best practices has resulted in an expectation from the CFO and others that the party will continue. In addition, each new spend management solution uncovers new internal process […]

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When “Best of Breed” Supplier Management Isn’t – Don’t Get Burned

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Successful supplier management requires multiple perspectives from purchasing, finance, IT, compliance, and supply chain management in order to achieve the business impact your C-suite expects. Regardless of where the process begins, whether it’s in accounts payable, compliance, sourcing or procurement, a single source of truth ensures that all parties use the most accurate and complete supplier data […]

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How Suppliers and Organizations Can Work Together Towards a Shared Vision of Success

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Note: This is the 4th in a series of 5 blogs about Supplier Relationship Management. Thus far in our supplier relationship management discussion of shifting relationships with suppliers from that of adversaries to partners, we have also highlighted how CPOs can influence that shift and what administrators can do to improve this relationship. These blogs […]

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Influencing the Shift in Supplier Relationship Management: The Role of Administrators

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So far in this blog series we’ve discussed how we as procurement professionals need to change our view of supplier relationship management in order to shift to more of a partnership, rather than an adversary relationship, and we have highlighted some of the steps CPOs can take to influence this change. Now that your CPO […]

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Why Supplier Management is More Critical Than Ever to Global Organisations

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Your business needs rapid access to key products, raw materials and consumables from your supplier network. Timely acquisition and fulfilment of orders allow your company to function with minimum local stock levels, which reduces the capital outlay required to maintain operations. Developing this level of confidence in your suppliers can take many years, and usually […]

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