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WNS to Acquire Denali Sourcing Services

Adds Strategic Sourcing and Category Management Capability to WNS Solution Suite NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India (BUSINESS WIRE) WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that on January 10, 2017, the company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Denali Sourcing Services (Denali), a […]

Making Procurement a Strategic Function Has Nothing to Do With Saving Money

Part One: Revolutionizing Spend and Supplier Management for Greater Value   This is the first in a series of Denali Group whitepapers on Supplier Lifecycle Governance, an in-depth look at a critical and emerging discipline. This first installment focuses on the philosophy behind the effort and discusses why for many companies adoption of this approach […]

Indirect Spend Management Benchmarking Study Results 2016

Denali recently conducted an Indirect Spend Management Benchmarking Study to determine how best-in-class Procurement organizations are driving more value today. The broad-based study identified strategic and tactical Procurement initiatives that improve competency in managing indirect spend—generating more savings and creating more value for the organization. If you would like to receive the full range of […]

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 […]

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 […]