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How Procurement Can Risk-Proof an Organization During a Recession

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Pain Points in Procurement Series How Procurement Can Risk-Proof an Organization During a Recession Five steps procurement can take to risk-proof an organization against the impacts of a looming economic recession. By Hugo Britt | April 20, 2023 Search Welcome to Una’s Pain Points in Procurement series. Each week, the Una team will explore one of ten common pain points impacting procurement today, and put forth actionable solutions to each of these challenges.

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Building the Pipeline: Five Ways to Lift Female Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Brain

As a leader in end-to-end delivery and transportation with a career spanning over 15 years as an omni-channel supply chain and operations leader, I have often been the only woman in the room.

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Make your R&D procurement more efficient with one powerful solution

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The post Make your R&D procurement more efficient with one powerful solution appeared first on JAGGAER.

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What Does a Procurement Manager Do? Job Description and Requirements

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If you’re eyeing a role as a Procurement Manager (or are looking to hire one), you’re in the right place! As a procurement Manager, you’ll play a crucial role in overseeing the purchasing and procurement process for a company or organization, making sure they get the best bang for their buck. But what exactly does it entail and what qualifications do you need to thrive in this dynamic role?

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Rethinking Supply Chains for Greater Efficiency, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Supply Chains have 3 key priorities: building resiliency, reducing costs and driving ESG performance. Read the new GEP-sponsored report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services for strategies and digital solutions to achieve these goals.

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Sustainable Goals in Procurement — Embracing Sustainability

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18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Goals in Procurement —Embracing Sustainability Sustainable goals in procurement help it to stay on track with its sustainability objectives in its activities. However, what are these goals? In this article, We will tell you what are sustainability goals and their importance in your procurement process.

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Chatbots Could Help Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Software companies are looking at how the tool can improve forecasting, procurement, inventory management and even the nuts and bolts of shipping decisions.

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Sustainable Suppliers — Everything About Sustainability

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Suppliers — Everything About Sustainability Sustainable suppliers can help companies to achieve sustainability, especially in their procurement activities as they can meet the standards for environmental and social issues.

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Building Dynamic Teams in Procurement

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Building Dynamic Teams in Procurement How effective leaders can use trust, diversity and inclusion to build dynamic teams in procurement and transform the way the function operates. By Mackenzie Oakley | April 18, 2023 Search This article is inspired by a recent episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast featuring Harold Hendrickx, a fractional CPO and the founder of TransExecutive, a company that deploys the Procurement Task Force model to help procurement teams enable, optimize, transform, and rapid

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Circular Recycling in the Manufacturing Sector

Supply Chain Brain

Investment in circular recycling isn’t just essential from an environmental standpoint; it can also be a smart business decision.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 04/14/2023-04/20/2023

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Geopolitical & Regulatory Issues: The Path Forward in Supply Chain & Logistics

Speaker: Lisa Anderson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD - President of LMA Consulting Group, S&OP Expert, and Speaker

The world of supply chain and logistics has been plagued with volatility, disruptions, and increased regulations. Several issues are converging simultaneously, creating a precarious path forward. In this webinar, we will talk about the current status of the supply chain and what the successful and unsuccessful paths forward will look like. Join demand planning and SIOP expert Lisa Anderson for a riveting discussion evaluating the geopolitical landscape and looking at the bigger picture to create

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Sustainable Community — Embracing Sustainability

Procurement Tactics

18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Community — Embracing Sustainability A sustainable community is one of the aims of integrating sustainability in every business. However, how can you help a community be stable with sustainable procurement? This article will discuss what sustainable procurement and community are.

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The Big Interview with Simon King

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Could you tell us a bit about your background? I am currently a partner at Edenseven, a consultancy based on delivering business performance through sustainability, but my background is as a Procurement Director and Global CPO. I first moved into procurement at Coca-Cola and ended up leading the strategic procurement team there, I was then Group Procurement Director for Dairy Crest before moving to become Global CPO for Tata Global Beverages.

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Hutchinson Expands its Procurement Digitalization Roadmap with Ivalua

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Redwood City, CA, 20 April 2023. Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , and its partner Axys Consultants today announced that Hutchinson has selected Ivalua’s eProcurement software to expand the scope of its currently implemented solution and meet its evolving procurement requirements. Hutchinson is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of smart mobility solutions for a variety of markets including automotive, aerospace, defense, rail and industries.

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[Pod] The Power and Danger of Asking Good Questions

Art of Procurement

In the 5th century BC, Socrates was teaching the Athenian people to think for themselves. He taught by asking questions: The post [Pod] The Power and Danger of Asking Good Questions appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Sustainable Government Procurement — Shifting to Sustainability

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18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Sustainable Government Procurement — Shifting to Sustainability Sustainable government procurement is the commitment of the government to achieve sustainability in its purchases. However, what is it? In this article, we will discuss what sustainable procurement means.

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China sourcing tied to largest supply chain risks of 2023: report

Supply Chain Dive

Insolvencies, COVID-19 disruption and ties to forced labor raise the possibility for delays and reputational harm, according to analytics firm Everstream’s annual risk report.

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Ivalua Recognized as a Market Leader in Invoice-to-Pay by Ardent Partners

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Ardent Partners defines “Market Leaders” as providers with universal strength across their ePayables offering matched with an ability to execute at the highest level. Redwood City, CA, 18 April, 2023. Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , today announced that it has been named as a market leader in the Ardent Partners 2023 ePayables Technology Advisor.

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Global Supply Chains are Operating more Efficiently, Report Finds

Supply Chain Brain

The report also found that global transportation costs have fallen below their long-term average thanks to lessening pressures on shipping, rail, air and road freight.

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Return to Success: Streamlining Returns in the Supply Chain for Enhanced Efficiency

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Research Manager for the Reverse Logistics Association

In today's competitive business landscape, providing a seamless return experience and maintaining an efficient supply chain are critical to customer satisfaction and loyalty. Businesses need to leverage advanced tracking systems and data analytics to identify bottlenecks and improve supply chain visibility. Efficient return management stands as a crucial strategy for optimizing the supply chain.

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Supplier Assessment — Embracing Sustainability in Procurement

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18 Must-Have Negotiation Skills For Procurement Professionals Download Course Details →  Or receive our famous weekly newsletter Supplier Assessment — Embracing Sustainability in Procurement Supplier assessment is needed when selecting the right supplier to achieve sustainability in your procurement process. However, how do you do it? This article will discuss what supplier assessment is in sustainability and how important it is to assess your suppliers.

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CPKC inks intermodal deal with Schneider

Supply Chain Dive

The trucking company will provide service along the railroad's north-south corridor, which connects the U.S. and Mexico.

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Source Wisely: Your Top 3 Public Procurement Software Essentials

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Ivalua Spend Management Insights [ivory-search] Source Wisely: Your Top 3 Public Procurement Software Essentials April 17, 2023 | | Public Sector by Jarrod McAdoo Today, state and local governments are tackling top priorities such as legacy modernization, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. These advancements in public procurement processes have driven a critical yet growing demand for procurement software solutions that support efficient planning, execution, management – ultimately result

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ISO 20022: Are your payment systems ready?

IBM Supply Chain Blog

ISO 20022 is a global standard for financial messaging that aims to standardize electronic data interchange between financial institutions. It provides a structured way of exchanging data for financial transactions, including payments, securities and trade services. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the standard, which is being adopted by countries and financial institutions worldwide.

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Putting the ‘Tech’ in Spend Management Techniques

Speaker: Wayne Spivak, President and CFO of SBA * Consulting Ltd., Industry Writer, Public Speaker

If you’re lost in the world of spend management needs and your GAP analysis is lacking perspective on the future state of your business performance, listen up! With the advancement of technology, the implementation of spend management best practices and concrete GAP analyses is more streamlined and accessible than ever before. And while this may sound like great news for you and your clients, it won’t be worthwhile unless you have the latest techniques to back up your ambitions!

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Episode 111: Taking Intelligent Risks with Mark Trowbridge

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EPISODE 111 Taking Intelligent Risks with Mark Trowbridge By Kelly Barner | April 19, 2023 We’ve all been mired in years of paralyzing risk and disruption… but could risk taking be just what this moment calls for? Yes – as long as the risks are “intelligent risks.” In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes Mark Trowbridge.

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New York City to test local delivery hubs

Supply Chain Dive

Microhubs will provide designated locations for trucks to unload items for last mile delivery providers in a pilot program starting this summer.

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What Supply Chain Disruption Means for Retail Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers should review their overall cybersecurity posture and follow some best practices to limit their supply chain attack risk.

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How to Shift Power in a Negotiation

Negotiations Ninja

Jack Schafer spent much of his career in counterintelligence in the FBI. But during his last seven years at the FBI, he worked in the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), where they’d design interview strategies based on the vulnerabilities of someone’s personality. There are numerous psychological tactics that you can use in negotiations.

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Disruption Reimagined: How to Conquer, Not Crumble, During Supply Chain Instability

Speaker: Robyn O’Brien - Founder of Sirona Ventures, Adjunct Professor at Rice University’s Business School, Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics Expert

Today’s supply chain leaders are required to stay strong in the face of disruption and not only accept it, but embrace it – after all, progress is made outside of your comfort zone. While it’s easier said than done, conquering the fear of instability in your supply chain is within your reach. Thanks to the advancement of technology and AI, we now have more tools and resources at our disposal than ever before to conquer, not crumble, in the face of uncertainty.

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IBM and Texas A&M AgriLife provide data, technology and expertise to farmers in need

IBM Supply Chain Blog

In Texas, 2022 was one of the driest years on record. With failed crops, low yields for farmers and diminished grazing for cattle, the Texas Department of Agriculture identified climate change as a potential threat to the state’s food supply. Smallholder farmers, particularly those in arid and drought-prone regions, struggle to manage their farms because they lack access to guidance on how much water to use for specific crops to ensure a good yield. “We’re in hills, so some are

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Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern combine into CPKC

Supply Chain Dive

The united company is expected to spark more competition in the rail industry and expand shipper access to ports across North America.

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Only a Quarter of Suppliers Use Real-Time Tracking Tools to Manage Cargo

Supply Chain Brain

Just 25% of suppliers use real-time shipping visibility tools even though 73% of supply chain professionals say real-time shipment visibility is a “must-have” feature.

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MARKET LEADER – 2023 Ardent Partners ePayables Technology Advisor

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The post MARKET LEADER – 2023 Ardent Partners ePayables Technology Advisor appeared first on Ivalua.

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Build a Truly Connected and Collaborative Supply Chain

The C-suite is laser-focused on supply chain performance. This GEP-sponsored report will show you how to leverage data for a collaborative supply chain that delivers results and how to future-proof supply chain management strategies.