Brexit Impact: How technology can help Procurement?

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Brexit: What will be the impact on Procurement? As we move into the New Year, Procurement is faced with yet another year of Brexit uncertainty. Although nothing is certain, it appears that the United Kingdom is edging towards a withdrawal agreement with the European Union and the start of talks for a future free trade [...]

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Impact of Brexit for Procurement: Tariffs and business

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What does Brexit mean for Tariffs & Trade? And are there any positives for Procurement and business in general? We explored the impact of Brexit for procurement on Supplier Contracts in our last blog. In our next blog series, we welcome back Jeremy Smith, Managing Partner, 4C Associates and Peter Smith, Managing Director, Procurement Excellence. […]

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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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What's next for procurement?

What’s Next for Digital Procurement?

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Our survey of the global procurement community and the subsequent report, Digital Transformation in Procurement: How Close Are We? revealed heightened awareness of digital technologies and their potential to transform the procurement function, but little progress over the past two years. It identified a couple of key challenges. We dealt with one of them in […]

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Retail

A Toast to Technology this Thanksgiving

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If you’re like many Americans, you’re scrambling with last-minute preparations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps you’re just now thinking about the menu items, decorations and supplies you’ll need, the guest list and what side dishes everyone is bringing. To pull off Thanksgiving successfully, you need to rely on many people, hope the stores have […]

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What to Buy (and Not to Buy) This Labor Day Weekend

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It’s Labor Day here in the US… time to take off your corporate “purchaser” hat and play “consumer”. So let’s have some fun with this quick retail buying guide to the best deals found over the  weekend as we close the book on the summer of 2018. The last hallmark “three-day weekend” of 2018 is […]

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Tejari, JAGGAER re-launches
in Middle East

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Tejari and JAGGAER has re-launched in the Middle East following the recent acquisition of strategic procurement company, BravoSolution. During the highly anticipated re-launch events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, JAGGAER CEO, Rob Bonavito, and CTO, Zia Zahiri, highlighted JAGGAER and Tejari’s future vision for the region including plans for developing the spend management industry’s first “super suite” that will […]

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Procurement Through the Ages

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March is National Procurement Month: a fine time to review procurement’s history and evolution. In the ancient world, supplies, materials, and workers were routinely recorded. One of the earliest known examples of this date back to the construction of the The Great Pyramid of Giza (2325 BCE). Using papyrus scrolls, scribes tracked orders through fulfillment, […]

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What is Spend Analysis?

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Spend analysis is the process of identifying, gathering, cleansing, grouping, categorizing and analyzing your organizations spend data with a goal of decreasing procurement costs and improving efficiencies.  Using real-time data and analytics will give you the insight you need you to save money and gain efficiency. Spend analysis is a branch of the much larger […]

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Sustainable purchasing

Taking the Next Step Towards Sustainable Purchasing

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One of the most powerful facilitators of sustainability is habitual purchasing practices. Adopting environmentally friendly business practices makes real business sense, but our customers are taking it a step further. They are weaving sustainability purchasing best practices into their statements of direction. As it is up to procurement to manage an organization’s supply chain, you […]

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