Defining the ‘Why’ of Category Management

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“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War  When procurement thinks about why they might implement a category management process, the reasons that come to mind are likely to involve more effective management of spend or having increased time to invest in strategic supplier relationships. While these are […]

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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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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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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 2)

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JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen   With REV 2019 approaching, we’re revisiting the interview with supply chain and procurement platform thought […]

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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward

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JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought Leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer   As we gear up for REV2019, we’re revisiting this interview with Walter Charles, CPO of Allergan, who […]

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Why the time is now for sustainable procurement

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement

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Earth Day (April 22nd) is a celebration of commitment to creating a safer, healthier and cleaner world, making it a natural time to reflect on the power and value of sustainable procurement programs. Over the past several years, few topics have been as critical for global corporations as sustainability – investors, consumers, executive teams and […]

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Improve Supply Chain Spend Management through Advanced Fleet Tracking

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Moving freight is becoming more profitable than ever. In fact, an average of 40,000 orders for heavy-duty trucks in the US was tallied during the first half of the year to help accommodate the shipping demand of manufacturers and retailers. As the trend continues, so does the need to upgrade and automate fleet tracking systems. […]

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Improve Supply Chain Spend Management through Advanced Fleet Tracking

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Moving freight is becoming more profitable than ever. In fact, an average of 40,000 orders for heavy-duty trucks in the US was tallied during the first half of the year to help accommodate the shipping demand of manufacturers and retailers. As the trend continues, so does the need to upgrade and automate fleet tracking systems. […]

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Blockchain Technology Promises Better Trust and Transparency to Procurement

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Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that represents tremendous value for procurement. But what is it and how does it apply to the world of procurement? First, let’s start with a definition. According to Don & Alex Tascott, authors of Blockchain Revolution: “Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to […]

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