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Soft Skills in Procurement

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Nailing Soft Skills in Procurement: The Unseen Superpower Hard skills and soft skills – which is more important? The answer is, really, that it depends. Hard skills are undoubtedly crucial in specific occupations, but there isn’t a job in the world that doesn’t require soft skills. Even those specializing in specific skill sets need soft skills to work collaboratively in a team.

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Amazon Black Friday Strike in U.K. Garners International Support

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S. regulator the Federal Trade Commission is engaged in a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of anti-competitive practices – something Amazon has denied.

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AI & Procurement

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The Future of Procurement: Navigating the AI Revolution Metaverse? Chatbots? Machine Learning? How familiar are you with these words? Perhaps now might be a good time to start getting cozier with your AI knowledge. The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undeniably altered the employment landscape, sparking debates about its potential to replace conventional jobs.

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Hospitals Face Mounting Shortages of Essential Medical Supplies

Supply Chain Brain

Hospitals across the U.S. are facing an escalating crisis: acute shortages of vital medical supplies.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Procurement Memes

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I’m going to share some real procurement stories that have happened to me, since we are on the theme of memes, I will let on what really happens in the day of a procurement manger. If you want to read the other version click here In the early days of my career I was working at a global company and I let out a tender. I got the most surprising feedback from a supplier.

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Swedish Breakthrough in EV Battery Production

Procurement Bulletin

Swedish Breakthrough in EV Battery Production Swedish battery startup, Northvolt, has reportedly developed an EV battery made of sodium-ion that doesn’t involve in-demand and expensive materials that current batteries require (e.g. lithium-ion batteries). This breakthrough could solve the constraints posed by current battery production requirements and cut the costs of production as well.

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Deloitte’s 2023 CPO Survey: Orchestrators of Value

Art of Procurement

“The most successful procurement teams have a strong ability to articulate what they’re doing in the context of overall business. The post Deloitte’s 2023 CPO Survey: Orchestrators of Value appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Watch: The Value of a Professional Organization in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Brain

How does a professional organization like the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals spread the word about supply chain careers? And where does academia fit in?

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How to Build a Strong Supplier Relationship in Strategic Sourcing

Procurement Freelancers

Are you tired of the never-ending struggle with suppliers to meet your organization’s needs?

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Tanker With Ties to Israeli Billionaire Ofer Boarded Off Yemen

Supply Chain Brain

The incident is the latest in a string of attacks since Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen issued a threat to target ships until Israel’s military operation against Hamas ends.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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Is Cisco Really Driving 21st Century Supply Chain Innovation? (Revisiting the 2007 Cisco Post in 2023)

Procurement Insights

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was originally published in the Procurement Insights blog on December 3rd, 2007 – almost 16 years ago. So, why am I reposting it today? I t was a very ambitious project with an equally ambitious outcome – driving 21st-century procurement. Recognizing “the challenging piece” is linked” to understanding “the kind of interaction you want to resolve with customers and supply chain partners.