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Why procurement needs to take the lead on AI, AR and VR

As organizations move to adopt leading technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality, the question arises as to who should be involved in sourcing suppliers and negotiating deals for them. Having now worked with a few companies on these types of projects, I see a leading…Read blog post

Why it's time to take a fresh look at supply chain finance

Supplier payment terms are extending to historic lengths—an average of 66 days globally—wreaking havoc on supply chains as even well-established businesses close up shop due to cash flow problems. Tighter credit since the Great Recession and the increasing globalization of supply chains are driving demand for better supply chain…Read blog post

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