Smart Assistant

Emerging Technologies: The Evolution of the Smart Assistant

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Everywhere we turn, there is a constant buzz around new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive intelligence. These emerging trends are expected to revolutionize procurement. According to Supply Management, “Cognitive procurement will drive the procurement profession forward” and early adopters may certainly gain a competitive advantage. Industry experts appear concerned primarily with […]

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Conducting Effective Procurement Spend Analysis in the Current Environment

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With the current global economic circumstances, it should come as no surprise that businesses across all industries are looking for real time solutions to aid their procurement process by identifying cost reduction and spend management opportunities as a priority. The pandemic has not only created a need for a shift in business process, but it […]

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Crossrail Relies on JAGGAER to Source Europe’s Largest Construction Project

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It would be near impossible to manage [bidding] without the software. Specifications, drawings, methodology, and milestones may inevitably change during the bidding period, and we need to be sure those changes are reflected universally and communicated instantly to the suppliers. The JAGGAER system is a reliable communication system and traceable; it’s real-time and it’s live.”— [...]

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Procurement in the Public and Private Sectors: Is There Really Much Difference?

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The short answer to that question is yes, there are big differences. The more nuanced answer is yes, there are differences, but in many respects, they are narrowing, and in any case, the things they have in common are far greater. One of the reasons that the answer has become so nuanced is that the […]

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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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What on Earth is “Autonomous Procurement,” Anyway?

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With hot new buzzwords coming and going year after year, it’s hard to blame any procurement professionals who are becoming disillusioned. One of the latest, “autonomous procurement,” has been the focus of writings by industry experts both enthusiastic and less optimistic. But many purchasing team members, including leadership, still lack clarity on what exactly the term means. Understanding the definition of autonomous procurement – […]

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How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption

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Adapting to the present and future challenges of COVID-19 Can the complex global supply network survive the COVID-19 pandemic? And, assuming it can, how will it adapt to the new realities? Define your procurement response strategy. Catch the on-demand webinar on building business continuity plans and business strategies for the short, mid and long-term. Just-in-time […]

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How Big Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Sourcing Processes for Walter Charles III

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“Big Data” is everywhere. The value of quality data has never been higher, and the power to process that data is more readily available than ever. To better understand the impact of big data analytics on procurement, we turned to industry veteran Walter Charles, CPO at Allergan, who sees big data as a major disruptor. To [...]

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Augmented analytics

What Does Augmented Analytics Mean for Procurement?

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It’s OK, we understand. Here we are throwing another buzzword at you. But bear with us because it is not really the words that matter, but the thinking and the technology behind the words. And most importantly, what augmented analytics can do for you. Read up on How Augmented Analytics Will Transform Your Organization: A […]

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Forgotten About This in Your Annual Supplier Meetings?

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With 2020 well and truly begun, the timely question of whether you’ve had you had your annual supplier meetings yet, or not, springs to mind. If you haven’t, do your suppliers know what you expect from them? And if your answer is ,”Definitely! All done. We’ve updated prices so everything is now sorted”, ask yourself […]

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