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The Role of the CFO: What You Might’ve Missed

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On Thursday, JAGGAER’s SVP of Strategic Operations Kristian O’Meara sat down with our COO/CFO Vic Chynoweth and Discover Global Network’s Head of Finance Bill Franklin to discuss how CFOs can be most effective in responding to the global COVID-19 crisis. The conversation ranged from communicating priorities to maintaining cash and collaborating with the procurement function […]

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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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COVID-19 Procurement Response: Your Questions Answered

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JAGGAER’s Amenallah Reghimi and Michael Roesch recently partnered with Philip Ideson, founder and managing director at Art of Procurement, to bring procurement professionals a presentation on response tactics for the current global crisis. Our speakers received far more questions than they were able to answer at the time, so we’ve compiled some of the best and asked our presenters to provide a […]

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Identifying and Mitigating Supply Chain Risk in the Age of COVID-19

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The raging COVID-19 epidemic has presented the world with a “once in a century” moment of reckoning. With an ever more connected global economy, and almost instantaneous news transmission, the impact of global health has multiplied since the last global (SARS) epidemic in 2003. Just as the human body needs its vital organs functioning well to stay alive and fight […]

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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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Why Agile Procurement is Essential for CPOs in 2020

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JAGGAER sat down with Andrew Bartolini, Founder and Chief Research Officer at research advisory firm Ardent Partners, to discuss his view of the CPO’s future. His insights are numerous, and can all be heard in his full podcast episode, but among them is his main focus in 2020, the opportunity presented by agile procurement. Learn how data can drive your roadmap with our […]

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It’s Not Dumb If It Works: Why Autonomous Procurement is a Really Smart Idea

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As talk of “autonomous procurement” increases, critics are quick to dismiss the idea. However, some of these doubts might be a bit preemptive. Over the next five to ten years, procurement will be largely reimagined as technology continues to advance. Autonomous procurement is coming and leaders will embrace it.  What is autonomous procurement? Let’s start by looking at what […]

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Corporate Sustainability: Why Procurement Should Pave the Way

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Talk of corporate sustainability and responsibility is higher than ever. According to a recent New York Times article, 181 CEOs jointly released a statement on “the purpose of a corporation.” In it, they redefined the role of business away from simply supporting shareholders, instead stating that a company has an obligation to “protect the environment,” and “deal fairly [...]

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Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

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As public health epidemiologists warn that the coronavirus epidemic is far worse than earlier envisaged and that other countries should consider tough containment measures similar to those imposed in China, the likely human cost of the outbreak is enormous. The ease with which the virus can be spread, even by people who have never been […]

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Making Procurement Autonomous: Embracing the Future Now

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The world is digitizing right before our eyes. From Cortana, Siri, and Alexa to Tesla, Uber, and Waymo, autonomous devices and so-called artificial intelligence are all around us. Even long-time escapes like sports have become playgrounds for IoT fitness devices and big data statistical analysis. Forbes predicts that AI will revolutionize everything from scouting and performance analysis to […]

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