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The Heart of Negotiation: A Conversation with Molly Fletcher

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Procurement experts know that making deals is a key part of the job. From agreeing on bulk pricing with a supplier to working out budget numbers with internal stakeholders, procurement teams are locked in a constant give and take. But negotiation doesn’t have to be a battle and learning the steps to success is simpler […]

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How to Transform Your Procurement Process with Natural Language Generation

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“Alexa… find information about Conversational Platforms in Procurement…” Natural Language Generation (like Alexa and Siri) technologies are transforming the way business professionals and consumers interact with technology. Voice-enabled platforms are still in their infancy, but the technology rapidly advancing to enable more complex interactions. It’s only matter of time before we are all relying on […]

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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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Preserving Cash and Maintaining Liquidity in the “New Normal”

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As a 25-year veteran in procurement and a value consultant here at JAGGAER, Bruce Logan is well versed in strategies for reducing spend and maintaining liquidity. That’s why he recently hosted a webinar called Money in Hand: How to Adapt Promptly and Conserve Your Cash. We want to share some of the questions that he […]

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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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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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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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