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Grabbing Brexit Uncertainty by the Long Tail

We are now less than six months away from March 29, the date that Britain is set to exit the European Union, and the divorce agreement has yet to be finalized. Some are still holding out hope that a transition deal on trade, customs, and regulations can be reached before…Read blog post

Don’t let the “Amazon Effect” cloud 2020 vision for government procurement

Amazon looms large over the world’s commerce, drawing a stark contrast to old ways of shopping, and an even starker contrast to the way government agencies buy things. In fact, there’s even a term for it: The Amazon Effect. So, when Section 846 of 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was enacted,…Read blog post

How to improve Strategic Sourcing with category Management

Category management is a way of driving and delivering value, growth and innovation and yet most companies struggle with the transition from strategic sourcing to effective category management. Improving the category management function not only makes for a smooth handoff, it helps feed continued improvements in strategic sourcing. I…Read blog post

How procurement can build their analytics muscles

  • August 21, 2018
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  • Kristin Ruehle and Alison Detwiler
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  • Procurement
More than ever, companies need actionable insights from their data to improve performance in every part of the organization. Procurement is rich with data that leading organizations are just now beginning to tap into to impact the business in ways it couldn’t before. For instance, they’re using new insights to…Read blog post

8 tips for a successful procurement transformation

What do we mean by procurement transformation, and how do you accomplish it in an organization with a multi-million dollar spend portfolio, and thousands of employees around the globe? The ultimate goal of procurement transformation today is not just savings and process optimization. Increasingly, procurement organizations are looking to…Read blog post