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Building a Successful Team for Procurement Transformation

Denali Group’s John Evans and Marrena Anderson discuss how Procurement unlocks value through relationships, collaboration, and creating space for innovation. Denali Group Covers: The Procurement Transformation Approach People – Skills & Performance Assessment Process & Structure – Procurement Process & Organization Assessment Spend Management – Spend & Opportunity Assessment and also Strategic Sourcing People Assessment […]

The Education Imperative: How to Develop Your Team Through Next Generation Learning

With procurement talent at a premium, and the skills required to be successful rapidly evolving, professional development has arguably never been so important within our field.  But, are old-world methods of learning such as classroom training dead? Mark Pollack, Vice President of SIG University, is an expert in adult education. In today’s episode, Mark shares […]

Academy Insider Vol 5 – Fall 2016

Message from the Editor Now that summer is over, we’re quickly approaching the end of the year. In many companies, that means time for budgeting. As you establish a budget for training, it’s important to keep the following considerations in mind: • Training needs to be focused and is most effective when it fills individual […]

Career Pulse July 2016

July 2016 Are Your Skillsets Ready for the Future of Procurement? Meeting soft skill requirements continues to be imperative for procurement professionals who work cross-functionally and influence decisions across the company. A good Category Manager must have subject matter expertise in their category gained through research and analysis. They must be empathetic to the needs of […]

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