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Improving sustainable procurement
July 16, 2021 at 10:16 AM
During the months of May and June 2021, Procurious and Ivalua surveyed over 470 procurement and supply chain professionals in order to assess the maturity levels of sustainability across multiple supply chains, what impact organisations are driving, and how sustainability can be improved by procurement teams.
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The Maistro solution to managing tail spend
July 7, 2021 at 10:50 AM
Tail spend has a specific set of challenges, quite different to those faced with the management of strategic spend. We recently spoke with several procurment leaders about some of these challenges and how they might be addressed.
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Automation - the key to procurement agility
June 28, 2021 at 8:59 AM
To be competitive and efficient in today's market it goes without saying that adopting automation in some guise is almost now a prerequisite. 
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How procurement can help establish resilient supplier networks
June 11, 2021 at 11:11 AM
During the past year, the need for more resilient supplier networks has steadily risen to the top of every CPO's importance list.
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Supply chain leaders lack data and tech for cost-saving decisions
June 1, 2021 at 10:44 AM
In early 2021, IHS Markit conducted a survey with procurement professionals under the title 2021 Supply Chain Insights Global Survey , revealing that "supply chain professionals often lack the tools, data, and platforms needed to diversify their supply chains and optimise their processes."
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Procurement investment on the rise
May 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM
In April 2021, Forrester Consulting conducted a study commissioned by Ivalua with 454 finance, procurement, and supply chain professionals in which they revealed that 50% of organisations are planning to increase their investments in procurement, and 85% recognise that procurement plays a key role in revenue growth.
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The hidden benefits of tendering for services
November 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tenders: a lengthy and complex process best used for procuring large contracts? It may be the generally accepted view, but it’s not necessarily the right one. This article will outline why competitive tenders are effective for the procurement of any services - big or small.
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Sustainable Procurement - limiting exposure to supply chain weaknesses
September 22, 2020 at 1:32 PM
When it comes to sustainable procurement, it’s easy to take your suppliers for granted when things are good. And if you do, you’re not the only one. In this blog, I'm going to cover some steps on how you can maintain a sustainable supply chain.
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What Can We Learn From Starbucks’ Supply Chain Management?
March 5, 2015 at 6:13 PM
With over 15,000 stores globally spanning 50 countries, Starbucks has massive potential for procurement waste and inefficiency as it builds a sustainable supply chain. But for Starbucks, efficiency and sustainability are the two key chromosomes that form the DNA of the company as we know it today: they sit at the foundation of its modern business model.
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