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Where Category Management Falls Down (And How It Gets Up Again)

Category strategies are, instead, better thought of as a way of organizing expertise in procurement to integrate more directly with relevant areas of spend

People (will be) the biggest supply chain challenge in next 10 years

People, water and energy will be the biggest resource challenges for supply chains over the next decade

10 Supply Chain Gotchas, and How to Avoid Them

Supply chain mistakes can cost big bucks. So companies should be aware of these 10 common supply chain errors

Risky Business: Cybersecurity And Supply Chain Management

Companies in almost every industry are more reliant than ever upon their vendors, and particularly those in their supply chain

Six vital steps to cut supplier risk

Here are six suggestions how CPOs can reduce supplier risk and relieve their anxiety

3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity

Maintaining continuity of supply is essential to reliably delivering on your promise to build and fulfill your products and deliver services to valued customers

Five technologies that will transform procurement

“Digital disruptors” will change how the procurement function is organized

A Cautionary Tale of Category Management

The role procurement plays in the broader business context has changed significantly in the past decade as cost-effectiveness, supply assurance and social responsibility place a greater emphasis on strategic spending

Where Category Management Falls Down (And How It Gets Up Again)

It’s a common benchmark of the maturity of a procurement function: do you have category management?

The six competencies of a strategic procurement professional

Today’s procurement leaders want a new type of employee. Rather than someone who excels at sourcing and cost-cutting, they are looking for “strategic” staff who connect what the business is trying to accomplish and how procurement can help