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Best procurement functions save twice that of rivals

October 31, 2014 – Leading purchasing functions deliver benefits to the company at a rate 10 times greater than the cost of the team, technology and external support, and have reduced costs by twice as much as typical companies

Where are Investors Placing their Supply Chain Bets for the Next Five Years?

October 30, 2014 – When practitioners think of the advances that have been made in supply chain management, we tend to think about people, processes, and technology

Procurement Outsourcing is Different – So What?

October 30, 2014 – With the stakes higher for procurement functions, decisions to outsource and associated objectives seem to be getting more complex by the day

Eight Ways Cloud Is Making Supply Chains Very Smart

October 29, 2014 – In the world of supply chains, signing on a new partner has typically marked the beginning of a marathon

Is Services Spending That Much More Challenging Than Goods Procurement?

October 29, 2014 – When you look at services spending, there is also a lot of complexity

What can procurement services do to prevent fraud?

October 28, 2014 – Unfortunately, intimidation, bribery and fraud can plague the procurement process if assiduous surveillance isn’t in place

A Growing Voice In The Reshoring Debate

October 27, 2014 – Reshoring of manufacturing makes business sense only when there are clear economic benefits for the companies bringing work back

Now’s the perfect time for procurement to attract more talent

October 24, 2014 – Price volatility, cost pressure, risk management, global supply chains…elements that have led to procurement playing an increasingly important role

Three Industries Going Through Dramatic Supply Chain Transformations

October 23, 2014 – Three industries are going through dramatic supply chain transformations: retail, health care, and shale oil

Procurement professionals report increased capital expenditure

October 22, 2014 – Company spending on capital expenditure has increased in the last year