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The traits of a progressive CPO, part one
In the first part of this two-part series, The Smart Cube’s Omer Abdullah looks at the most important traits CPOs need in order to make themselves truly progressive
Predictions for 2018: Blockchain and AI to shake up procurement
GEP’s Darren Lynch explains how both artificial intelligence and blockchain will help cut the amount of time buyers have to dedicate to administrative tasks and focus more on value-adding activities
Tech trends 2016, Part IV: Procurement gets fixed.
I can sum up the state of procurement in a single sentence: The way large companies buy goods and services is broken. Even the name we give it – “procurement” – shows something is wrong.
Tech trends 2016, Part III: Enterprise Software for 2016.
Coupa’s Rob Bernshteyn offers his predictions on the trends in software and procurement technology that will rise to the top in 2016.
Tech trends 2016, Part II: The supply chain goes digital.
Ariba's Emily Rakowski looks at the implications that an increasingly digitised world will have on supply chains in 2016.
Tech trends 2016, Part I: 6 catalysts for next-level change
GEP’s Puneet Goel looks at 6 key trends that will shape the procurement tech space in 2016.
How Do We Break Out Of Day-To-Day Procurement?.
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.
Mickey North Rizza
Technology Predictions For 2015: Part I
2015 will be the year of the supplier; everything procurement teams do will have to connect back to the supply base.
The pitfalls of procurement auctions.
Procurement auction mechanisms that are becoming more common often are too simplistic and limited in many ways.
Is RFP the wrong tool for the job? - Part II
Does the RFP process help make you customer-of-choice? In fact, is there a risk its a damaging process from a supplier relationship standpoint?