Strategic Sourcing and Contract Compliance

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The Right Prescription to Control Healthcare Costs and Achieve Higher Savings As a healthcare CPO, your main goal is to ensure your supply chain is running at peak efficiency in order to achieve top operational performance and the highest quality patient care—all while controlling costs. That’s quite a juggling act! So, how do you evaluate […]

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Speed Up Retail Time-to-Fulfillment with eProcurement

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How to Gain a Competitive Advantage in Today’s eCommerce Retail Buying Space Gaining a competitive advantage against retail goliaths like Amazon is no easy task, but it’s not impossible. How do traditional retailers win in an eCommerce-centric world? Speeding up time-to-fulfillment is the key. eCommerce is booming and many retailers are scrambling to compete. Within […]

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How to Improve the Value of Procurement: Is Your ERP System Enough?

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As chief procurement officer (CPO), is one of your goals to be considered a more relevant, strategic area for the company? If the answer is “yes”, here are four ways to improve your value through eProcurement. No doubt, the number one challenge which manufacturing organizations face today is to reduce cost while increasing efficiencies. But, […]

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5 Procurement Questions for Santa

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After pulling a few strings, we managed to catch Santa on one of his few coffee breaks at this busy time of year to fire five burning questions at the reigning world champion in procurement. Christmas is a holiday worldwide, but the busiest time at work for you. When does your year start? Actually, we […]

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Multi-Stage Optimization: Your Supply Chain, Evolved

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Imagine this: You own a popular restaurant on the East Coast—let’s say it’s a Tex-Mex/Thai/New England seafood fusion restaurant—and business is going so well that you want to open a second location…in California. Now, in order for it to be as successful as the flagship location, the new restaurant will need to have the same […]

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Reduce Holiday Supply Chain Headaches with Spend Analytics

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‘Tis the season when supply chains are under pressure to meet customer demands and to keep internal business procedures running smoothly.

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By Customer Request and Technological Advancement: 17.3 Impala

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For procurement teams who want a solution that delivers to their custom needs while keeping up to speed with technological advances in the industry, JAGGAER’s 17.3 Impala release delivers just that. In this latest release, highlighted upgrades to our full product suite include Multi-Business Unit (MBU) management capability and Multi-Stage Optimization (MSO) for our Advanced […]

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United Arab Emirates has Announced the Implementation of Value Added Tax for January 2018

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President His Highness Shaika Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates decreed that a Value Added Tax (the official title of the decree is Federal Decree-Law No.(8) of 2017) of 5% will be applied to the import and supply of goods and services to the UAE starting January 1st, 2018. A Value […]

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Indirect vs. Direct Goods and Services – What’s the Difference?

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Let’s say that, instead of procurement services, you produced soda bottles instead. What would your spend management goals be? Or, what if you are looking to hire an “A Team” for your department? What would your spend management goals be then? How would they be different? Understanding the distinction between direct and indirect goods and […]

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Shifting Gears: The Move to Contract- and Project- Based Platforms

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In the past, companies operated on a traditional Purchase Order (PO)-focused procurement system. This is due primarily to the fact that ERP/financial systems and most eProcurement solutions were based on archaic paper-based processes (i.e. Blanket POs). When service providers created their solutions, they all opted to mimic these tedious paper-based processes instead of rethinking the […]

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