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Beer run! Self-driving truck goes over 120 miles on delivery - PurchasingB2B

Anheuser-Busch teamed with self-driving truck maker Otto and state of Colorado for the feat
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GBTA Foundation rolls out new car rental RFP - PurchasingB2B

The updated RFP includes a sustainability module and is easier to use
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3 ways to make your procurement department really stand out - Marine Trader Online (press release) (blog)

3 ways to make your procurement department really stand out - Marine Trader Online (press release) (blog) | Procurement | Scoop.it
Procurement expert and author, Sigi Osagie explains the three things you need to do to raise your department’s profile
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Revised public procurement rules will result in more mistakes by buyers | Supply Management

Revised public procurement rules will result in more mistakes by buyers | Supply Management | Procurement | Scoop.it
Latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, analysis, practical advice and tips from Supply Management, official publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
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Late is not Always Late: The Government Control Exception for Late Proposals

Late is not Always Late: The Government Control Exception for Late Proposals | Procurement | Scoop.it
A common nightmare of government contractors probably plays out like this: you spend a significant amount of time and resources preparing a robust proposal in response to a solicitation, you are sure your firm is the most qualified to do the work ...
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Transparency in public procurement - moving away from the abstract

Transparency in public procurement - moving away from the abstract | Procurement | Scoop.it
Today's post is by Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International Public procurement processes are one of the best examples of how citizens, governments and businesses can work to...
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Federal Procurement Practices Raise Alarms | PYMNTS.com

Federal Procurement Practices Raise Alarms | PYMNTS.com | Procurement | Scoop.it
Thanks to the convenience and speed offered by online shopping, more purchasers are bypassing procurement officials in their firms to buy for their companies.
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AND study "revealed troubling statistics about how frequently the rules of procurement are ignored or misunderstood, and how those revelations can lead to an anticompetitive environment for suppliers"

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The Power of Procurement-a global survey of procurement functions

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Pg 15:

The evidence indicates that the majority of Procurement functions still don’t have a strategic role and are generally not considered (nor optimally delivering) as a true business partner to the organisation. In many cases, this is a direct outcome of ineffective governance, policies and procedures or a lack of appropriate Procurement engagement during the early stages of the procurement process.

As a result, those organisations are failing to make effective

purchasing decisions, not fully leveraging their spend and

economies of scale, and leaving themselves open to signifi

cant business and commercial risk.

So whilst early Procurement involvement has been proven to

deliver higher savings, the reality is that Procurement is usually

brought into the process to either close a deal or advise on the

contract terms, when it is often far too late to add signifi

cant value – or often only when the commercial process has already broken down.

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The #1 supply chain trend for 2015 - Action For Better Healthcare

The #1 supply chain trend for 2015 - Action For Better Healthcare | Procurement | Scoop.it
Where do you turn for cost savings when you've already picked the low hanging fruit? Go where everyone seems to be heading in 2015: utilization.
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Former Apple supply manager will begin jail sentence in February for passing secrets to suppliers | Supply Management

Former Apple supply manager will begin jail sentence in February for passing secrets to suppliers | Supply Management | Procurement | Scoop.it
Latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, analysis, practical advice and tips from Supply Management, official publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
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Why 2015 Is The Time To Change How We Access Procurement Skillsets

Why 2015 Is The Time To Change How We Access Procurement Skillsets | Procurement | Scoop.it
While the freelance economy might not change the very heartbeat of procurement, it does allow us to open the door to any type of expertise and knowledge whenever we want it, cost effectively and efficiently.
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Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry -- FCW

Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry -- FCW | Procurement | Scoop.it
Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it.
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similar issue in Canada 

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Is Services Spending THAT much more Challenging than Goods Procurement?

Supply chains are complicated, but they’re also run rigorously for direct materials spending.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones banned from airliners - PurchasingB2B

The phones also can't be shipped as air cargo
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Category Management in the Public Sector - Jonathan O'Brien's Book

Category Management in the Public Sector - Jonathan O'Brien's Book | Procurement | Scoop.it
Category Management in the Public Sector - Jonathan O'Brien's Book Contributes to Debate
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Town of Esquimalt announces request for proposals for Town Centre Project - C-FAX 1070

Town of Esquimalt announces request for proposals for Town Centre Project - C-FAX 1070 | Procurement | Scoop.it
Victoria’s Breaking News and Talk That Matters
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Guinness World Records puts out RFP for Australia PR lead

Guinness World Records puts out RFP for Australia PR lead | Procurement | Scoop.it
Guinness World Records puts out RFP for Australia PR lead. From PR Week
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3 Reasons To Invest In Enabling Your Suppliers

Focusing on system improvements in procurement is a natural lever for technology and transformation, but unless the benefits are felt by both suppliers and internal stakeholders, the opportunity is only partially realised.  Decision-makers in...
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IBM, Revenue Quebec employees arrested in UPAC raid

IBM, Revenue Quebec employees arrested in UPAC raid | Procurement | Scoop.it
The province's anti-corruption squad arrested seven people Wednesday in connection with an alleged scheme to obtain a Revenue Quebec IT contract.
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So, you really enjoy being a supply chain professional? Part 1

So, you really enjoy being a supply chain professional? Part 1 | Procurement | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, supply chain is a fascinating and pressure-filled field. Supply chains exist to deliver goods and services to customers to allow their company to make money. Albeit, they are last on line, which means that all the fun begins and ends when supply enters the fray. It’s a great profession that spans myriad disciplines - procurement, manufacturing, supply/demand planning, logistics, and much more.There’s excitement in every corner waiting for you! Don’t you wonder sometimes how and why you got into this field?Through a series of articles and musings, I will
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Supply chain professionals are oftentimes unpopular, but without the expertise of supply chain professionals the company might collapse. I believe this is the reason why companies must invest more on trainings.

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Recent Oversights in Government Contract Management Prove Costly

Recent Oversights in Government Contract Management Prove Costly | Procurement | Scoop.it
Recently, audits of local and state government agencies have revealed costly oversights in their contract management processes. ConvergePoint looks at how these costly issues could have been avoided.
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3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business | Procurement | Scoop.it
There are significant benefits to supplier diversity – not only for suppliers & their supply chains, but also for their business.
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A Slow Down In Innovation Opens Doors For Procurement

A Slow Down In Innovation Opens Doors For Procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it
Here is some good news for CPOs to ponder as we start the first work week of the new year: "American innovation is in trouble." Here is some good news for CPOs to ponder as we start the first work week of the new year: "American innovation is in...
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11 States Band Together To Release Mega OER RFP Worth $15-20M - EdSurge

COME TOGETHER OVER OER: Today 11 state agencies have announced a new initiative called K-12 OER Collaborative, funded in part and organized by The Learning Accelerator.
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Assigning chores and delegating as a manager

Assigning chores and delegating as a manager | Procurement | Scoop.it
As our children grew, we gave them chores that were appropriate for their age and capabilities. As toddlers, they could put clothes in the hamper and their toys in the toy box or closet.
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