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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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Four Steps to Autonomous Procurement

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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Why An Holistic Approach to Suppliers? Your Questions Answered

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Last week, Director of Product Management Georg Rösch hosted a webinar that asked the question, “Why is it important to take a holistic approach to supplier management?” His 45-minute presentation outlined the crucial functions of a supplier management approach and the advantages of managing suppliers well which generated a few insightful questions from our audience.  In an effort to provide you [...]

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Why IT Projects Fail: Three Steps to Implementation Success

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Approaching a large IT implementation project can be a daunting prospect. In addition to managing the expenses, timelines, logistics and vendors, you have to consider change management and user expectations. The numbers don’t help maintain a sense of optimism, either. According to The Standish Group’s 2019 CHAOS Report, only 16.2% of projects are implemented successfully on time [...]

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Leveraging Data in a Digital Transformation: Lessons from JAGGAER’s Fireside Chat

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Digital procurement platforms are capable of producing incredible amounts of data, from spend history to supplier scores, delivery rates and more. But such massive amounts of data can easily lead to a new generation of questions. What do all these numbers really mean? How can I put them to good use? Which data can I trust?  At REV2019, […]

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