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October 2015

The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

Improving an organization’s procurement brings benefits far beyond saving money or raising quality standards. It can dramatically improve the valuation of the organization as a whole.

At a time when many companies are facing tough times, procurement is becoming recognized as an essential component of corporate strategy for leading organizations. It is well understood by CEOs […]

Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Procurement and senior executives who manage procurement are often overly fixated on savings and unit cost reduction. This is not only short sighted; it can drive perverse outcomes and does not begin to exploit the value that procurement can bring.

A corollary is that it will be appropriate at times to spend more money buying particular […]

Our Only Security is Our Ability to Change

Change can be daunting; it’s riddled with risk and challenges. Yet, it is our ability to change and innovate that offers our only security to grow and survive within a competitive market.

In this white paper we examine the importance of change in procurement and offer 10 best practices for managing change across the supply chain, […]

4 Ways to Improve Retail Supply Chain Performance through Cost Savings

By Chris Horacek, Vice President at BravoSolution
Brick-and-mortar retailers are fighting an uphill battle. Thankfully, there is some good news: some of the most successful retailers have cracked the code to improve their supply chain performance – savings, operations and the bottom line. So what do they have in common? These retailers:

Purchase smarter: to improve efficiency […]

MRO Sourcing Strategy Content Pack

By Jason Busch, Executive Editor at Spend Matters

We know MRO can be a major headache. But with so much money on the table, the opportunity to drive higher savings and truly impact the procurement results and business is monumental.

For manufacturing companies, or any business that operates a number of plant facilities, the efficient procurement of […]

Bridging the Gap between Procurement and Finance

Bridging the gap between procurement and finance is the easiest, most effective way of driving organizational growth. This whitepaper will show you how to improve procurement’s relationships and alignment across the entire organization, and start impacting the business in new and greater ways.

Procurement Leaders: The Analytical CPO

Peter Smith, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters UK

The business world constantly changes, so procurement leaders have to change with it. Whilst there has rightly been much focus in recent years on the need for procurement professionals to develop strong inter-personal skills, there is another trend that is driving somewhat different needs. To succeed now, procurement […]

Category Sourcing Scorecard – Interactive Tool

Andrew Bartolini, Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners

If you are looking for a standardized and proven category management tool to provide a framework for sourcing teams to identify and prioritize different spend categories into a sourcing pipeline, we have your solution. This interactive tool will help sourcing and procurement organizations:

Identify low hanging fruit or […]

Market Informed Sourcing

By Peter Smith, Managing Editor at Spend Matters UK & Eurpoe

Procurement expert, Peter Smith, discusses how advanced sourcing tools can release significant benefits, but only if procurement reconsiders and adapts fundamental ‘category management’ thinking processes.

eSourcing Adoption Measurement

By John Shaw, VP of Customer Success at BravoSolution

You are a seasoned leader in the rapidly maturing field of strategic sourcing and your leadership team continually challenges you to maximize the value of your team to the organization. You are, of course, resource constrained. Before you lay an open field of opportunities, yet you hold in your […]