Making a List and Checking it Twice: 5 Ways to Prepare for the New Year

Remember the last few weeks of elementary school before the Christmas holidays? Even the strictest teachers would let their classes mess around more than usual, scheduling hours of festive fun like paper-chain making or.

3 Ways to Supercharge Procurement’s Influence

Stakeholder: “Hi! Are you the procurement team?”  Procurement: “We sure are!” Stakeholder: “Would you mind helping me with this purchase?” Procurement: [Looks at document] “… It says here this has to be done by 5pm.

Taking the Hassle out of RFPs and Negotiation

Procurement wouldn’t be procurement without the process of quotes, tenders and negotiations. Or would it?  Surely by now the very notion of procurement managing a vast array of tenders, quote gathering processes and.

Unleashing the X-Factor: Procurement Software

Can you define the X-Factor? And no, I don’t mean the US/UK singing competition that has spawned countless spin-offs and a production line of hit-and-miss musicians.  What we are talking about is someone or something.

The Five Big Benefits of Joining a GPO [SlideShare]

If you've ever wondered if joining a Group Purchasing Organization could help your business, check out this SlideShare. It explains how partnering with a GPO increases your savings and gets you better contracts.

How to Choose the Best Procurement Software

If you’re reading this, your team is likely taking the plunge and investing in procurement software. You might also be the primary advocate, and you’re looking to build a business case for a new procurement management.

Procurement Strategy: What to Do When You Have Limited Buying Power

David against Goliath. That’s what it’s like when a medium-sized business tries to get a good discount from a top tier supplier. It’s a bit like buying a nice car from a dealership. You’re fully aware that you’re.

A Quick Guide to the Pros & Cons of Centralized Procurement

Centralized procurement sounds ideal. One location managing most, if not all, of an organization's purchasing decisions. Anyone who has had to function within a decentralized procurement system knows the downsides..

Purchasing Cooperatives vs. Group Purchasing Organizations

Do you want better contracts and deeper discounts than what you're able to negotiate on your own? Then you’ve likely looked into joining a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), or a Purchasing Cooperative (Co-Op). The.

Digital Procurement: How to Sell Your Team on the Tool You Want

“84% of procurement departments believe digitalization is the next step for their industry.” However, only “32% has created a plan for getting there” according to a recent Hackett Group report.  If you’re reading this,.

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