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When Your Volume Is Too Small to Get the Contract You Want

You have a problem. A big problem. You’re a mid-sized business (aka anything smaller than a Fortune 500 company). As such, you need to make a variety of sourcing decisions. You have indirect spend and direct spend to.

How Do You Know If You Need Procurement Consulting?

No matter how good you are at your job, there comes the point where you have to wonder if outside perspective could help. After all, you’re only human. But how can you be sure if procurement consulting will actually.

Procurement Strategy: Purchase Direct Through Suppliers or a 3rd Party?

Is negotiating directly with the supplier always the best procurement strategy? When you’re considering how to best manage your contracts, you have two goals. First, you want to work with the best vendors. Second, you.

Corporate Travel Mistakes: How to Plan a Terrible Trip

My first experience with planning corporate travel was awful. I’d never planned a big company trip before, but I worked on a small team, so someone had to do it. Suddenly, there were all these details and decisions to.

The Role of the GPO in the Future of Procurement [Webinar Recap]

How can you streamline procurement? Can procurement even be effectively automated? These are questions everyone from CPOs to category specialists struggle with. Especially since you have to do more with fewer resources.

5 Reasons You're Wasting Money on Your Crew Lodging

When you manage construction projects, you have to travel – a lot. Whether you’re the foreman, project manager, travel coordinator, or general administrator you have to make sure your contractor crews have the rooms.

When You Need to Top Your Procurement Savings and You’re Out of Ideas

If you're a procurement professional and you're not already following Procurious, you should be. They continually produce excellent thought leadership content including blogs, videos, training, and discussion forums..

Do You Really Need Amazon for Business?

You probably have a tail spend problem. In other words, you are spending a lot more money and time managing the “extras” of your business than you realize. Any good procurement professional focuses on managing direct.

Procurement Training You'll Actually Use

Finding genuinely helpful content in the procurement space is easier said than done. Sure, there’s a wealth of outdated information, vague predictions, and thinly veiled sales ads, but not much expert, actionable.

Cheers to the New Year: UNA Highlights & Plans for 2019

It seems impossible that 2018 is over. Between expanding the team, experiencing record revenue growth, and receiving awards, it's flown by. None of it would have been possible without you, our clients and followers,.

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