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Career Pulse June 2016

June 2016 Message from the Vice President Unemployment continues to decline, which means that procurement professionals who have the requisite skills in strategic sourcing and category management are in high demand! Declining unemployment, however, also presents challenges for companies who need supply chain talent. Top companies are finding unique ways to attract skilled employees, and it’s […]

Managed Sourcing Execution in an As-A-Service Economy

While procurement organizations traditionally handle the execution of all sourcing activities in house (analytics, Rfx management, negotiation, supplier management, etc.), aggressive growth goals require the consideration of alternate approaches. In response to such an opportunity, procurement should be prepared to leverage managed services—also known as Procurement-as-a-Service (PaaS)—as part of their overall spend management strategy. PaaS […]

How Procurement Creates Value Beyond Cost Savings

Denali Academy, providing comprehensive training and development for procurement professionals. Denali Academy offers holistic and modular training programs designed to help shift skill-sets from tactical to strategic. Here, Susanne Wrage Of Denali Group discusses: 1. Cost Savings the “ Gold Standard” in Measuring Procurement Value2. Value Creation Beyond Cost Savings3. Hard and Softer ways to […]

Creating an Effective Procurement Strategy

When talking with procurement executives about their strategic planning efforts, we hear a wide spectrum of responses regarding how formal (or informal) their procurement strategy is. Some admit to not having a formal strategy, while others have very detailed, well-documented strategies complete with roadmaps, category-specific strategies, and detailed metrics and dashboards. The download link is […]

Forbes: Why Supply Chain Matters: Jobs

Students graduating in 2019 will have nine careers in the course of their lifetimes; 50 percent of the occupations known today will be obsolete in ten years

Google Shopping Insights: New Supply Chain Management Tool for Retailers

Google’s Shopping Insights specifically shows what products consumers are searching for online in what cities, at what time and on what sort of device

3 Keys to Managing Supplier Integrity

Among the reasons for supplier-related conflict is the lack of a shared perspective on what types of behavior are appropriate—in other words, different levels of business integrity

Three ways to communicate the value of supply chain management

The complexity of supply chains often led to executives overlooking or misunderstanding the field’s contributions in the past, but things are changing

Five Ways For Procurement To Turn Good Work Into Recognition

Deliver what they want; and deliver what they don’t know they want

Academy Insider Vol 4 – Spring 2016

Upcoming Denali Academy Training Message from the Editor Somewhere between winter holidays and summer vacation is “conference season”—the time where procurement professionals gather to share the latest and greatest thought leadership and network with one another. And, from what we’ve seen so far, Category Management is one of the hot topics being discussed this year! […]