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Why you should prioritise a sustainable sourcing strategy in 2016

Why you should prioritise a sustainable sourcing strategy in 2016 | Procurement | Scoop.it
As a priority for 2016, Procurement Directors need to establish a sustainable sourcing strategy, which helps the business meets its targets in a robust and credible way.
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Procurement Needs A Different Perspective

Procurement Needs A Different Perspective | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Stepping into a procurement-based role for the first time, David Wyer says the function should take a long, hard look in the mirror if its really wants to make an impression on the business. First a disclaimer - Until taking on my current role I...”
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Generation Y: A New Challenge For Travel Procurement

Generation Y: A New Challenge For Travel Procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it
“The next generation of business executives are demanding a whole new experience when it comes to travel and that is forcing procurement to re-think its buying strategy. Travel programmes are becoming increasingly difficult to enforce.”
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Declaration of the New Purchasing: A Buying Manifesto

Declaration of the New Purchasing: A Buying Manifesto | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Categories: Our colleagues at Spend Matters US produce regular papers that are always informative and insightful.”
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Coming Up With the Big Idea in Procurement: Lessons from Rio Tinto CFO Chris ... - Spend Matters

Coming Up With the Big Idea in Procurement: Lessons from Rio Tinto CFO Chris ... - Spend Matters | Procurement | Scoop.it
“In late April at the Procurious event in London, Rio Tinto’s CFO Chris Lynch gave a great lecture on how procurement can succeed at implementing big ideas. As we continue to share some of the highl...”
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A Function Ready For Change

A Function Ready For Change | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Teams need to diversify and adapt to the changing face of procurement by demonstrating proficiency, adapting strategies and negotiating successfully.”
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The Next Generation of Procurement: The Millenials Have Shown Up to Work

The Next Generation of Procurement: The Millenials Have Shown Up to Work | Procurement | Scoop.it
[Editor's Note: we're publishing today's article to coincide with ISM's 100th annual conference that is currently being held in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Andrew Bartolini and I are in attendance with Andrew presenting this morning at 10:45.
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Ten Challenges For Future Leaders In Procurement

Ten Challenges For Future Leaders In Procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it
CPOs face one of the most complex roles in an organisation and in order to fulfil this expectation to deliver ‘procurement extraordinaire’ within an uncertain business climate, tomorrow’s function heads will need to work on developing the following...
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Why companies should be organized by capabilities, not functions

Why companies should be organized by capabilities, not functions | Procurement | Scoop.it
Many businesses continue to maintain outdated organizational structures that are not longer relevant in today's ever-changing market. Here's how to ensure you're maximizing the potential of your...

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A Confluence Of Currency Conundrums

A Confluence Of Currency Conundrums | Procurement | Scoop.it
Global leaders have been wrestling with two very different currency conundrums recently, one of a traditional nature while another is anything but.
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Not Just Sustainable Procurement: Better Procurement

Not Just Sustainable Procurement: Better Procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it
Being good at procurement means having a deep understanding of the context around the category: Understanding recent and potential innovations, how and why the geographies in which things are being made are shifting, what is affecting commodity...
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Bring procurement early into your marketing planning - Marketing Interactive

Bring procurement early into your marketing planning - Marketing Interactive | Procurement | Scoop.it
Procurement can be an ally to marketing - its cost saving and efficiency goals should be as important to marketers.
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The Nine Things We Learnt About Procurement In 2014

The Nine Things We Learnt About Procurement In 2014 | Procurement | Scoop.it
With plans for the year ahead already taking shape, we ask what lessons from 2014 procurement functions will want to build on for 2015.  #1 There is no best practice for operating structure At the start of the year, Procurement Leaders looked into...
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Is Procurement The Same The World Over? - Procurement Leaders (blog)

Is Procurement The Same The World Over? - Procurement Leaders (blog) | Procurement | Scoop.it
“While each market has its nuances, the fundamental challenges for executives are surprisingly similar from New York to New Delhi.”
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Want To Recruit Talented People? Promote The Function

Want To Recruit Talented People? Promote The Function | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Insurance agent sits above procurement in best job list proving that perceptions of the function continue to remain low among the next generation. Now is the time to start thinking about how these perceptions can finally be broken down.”
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How to Keep Salesforce.com Costs in Check

How to Keep Salesforce.com Costs in Check | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Categories: Contract Management, Finance, Guest Post, Solution Providers Tags: Guest Posts, NPI, Process and Best PracticeSpend Matters welcomes this guest post by Gregg Spivack, Director of Client Services, NPI, a spend management consultancy,...”
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John Nash’s Footprint on Procurement

John Nash’s Footprint on Procurement | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Categories: E-Sourcing, Guest Post, Innovation, Procurement Commentary Tags: Guest Posts, Sourcing and CategoriesSpend Matters welcomes this guest article by Alan Holland, founder and CEO of Keelvar.”
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Does Procurement Need To Break Free Of Savings? #mapthefuture

Does Procurement Need To Break Free Of Savings? #mapthefuture | Procurement | Scoop.it
“Cost savings have been procurement’s route to its present level of recognition, but is it the function’s future? Cost savings have been procurement’s route to its present level of recognition, but are they the function’s future?”
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Four Tips To Achieving Contract Compliance

Four Tips To Achieving Contract Compliance | Procurement | Scoop.it
Ensuring that the contracts you have put in place are adhered to is a tricky business but getting it right can lead to a number of benefits for the function and the business.
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New Thinking in Category Strategy Development: Plastic at Cathay Pacific

New Thinking in Category Strategy Development: Plastic at Cathay Pacific | Procurement | Scoop.it
“As category managers move along the path to better (and more sustainable) procurement, developing solid category strategies is an important step in the process.”
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Stop Paying Suppliers Late And Offer Them Choice

Stop Paying Suppliers Late And Offer Them Choice | Procurement | Scoop.it
“When can payment for goods received reasonably be expected? A buyer buys from a supplier, supplier gets paid; it’s the foundation of any business. But what happens when the balance of power sits so definitively with the buyer?”
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Procurement's Reputation Dies Hard

Procurement's Reputation Dies Hard | Procurement | Scoop.it
Having long been referred to as bean counters, procurement is slowly changing perceptions, but still has some way to go before everyone is convinced. Bean counters.
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How Do We Break Out Of Day-To-Day Procurement?

How Do We Break Out Of Day-To-Day Procurement? | Procurement | Scoop.it
The foundational duty of procurement teams is not to solicit bids and sign agreements but to deliver value to the company that hired them. Running an RFP can, at best, result in good pricing and terms.
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To Be or Not To Be Ethical – In Defence of Food Buyers

To Be or Not To Be Ethical – In Defence of Food Buyers | Procurement | Scoop.it
Categories: Professor Andrew Cox, founder and leader of the International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply, Chair of its Advisory Board, ex Birmingham University professor and procurement guru, brings us this excellent response to a...
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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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