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Six Methods for Addressing Supply Chain Vulnerability

Can you recall the global supply chain ever receiving more attention and scrutiny than in the past few weeks? The global pandemic will continue to wreak havoc on “business-as-usual” for virtually every manufacturer: particularly in regards to how the world…

Apr 15, 2020 Featured Content

Solving One of Procurement’s Oldest Problems

“The overall goal was to centralize the planning process to have one single procurement department.” I was taken aback when I heard Dave Girouard (founder, CEO at Upstart; former President of Google Enterprise) say this in reference to a consulting…

Jun 8, 2016 Featured Content

451 Research: Tamr expands procurement focus for catalog-based data preparation platform

In his March report on Tamr, 451 Research’s Matt Aslett reviews the company’s progress in the data preparation space and evaluates its strategy to “double down on procurement as a core vertical.” The report, titled “Tamr expands procurement focus for…

Mar 24, 2016 Featured Content

5 Pieces of Must-Have Information for Every Strategic Sourcing Manager

This is the fifth in a series of posts by Matt Holzapfel on salient topics in procurement analytics; click to read Post 1, Post 2, Post 3 and Post 4. The year is winding down, which means prediction season is…

Dec 23, 2015 Featured Content

A Modern Approach to Supplier Monitoring

This is the fourth in a series of posts by Matt Holzapfel on salient topics in procurement analytics; click to read Post 1, Post 2 and Post 3. Sourcing managers often pride themselves on their deep understanding of their suppliers,…

Dec 21, 2015 Featured Content

It’s time for procurement to become a team sport

This is the third in a series of posts by Matt Holzapfel on salient topics in procurement analytics; click to read Post 1 and Post 2. The business case for almost every merger and acquisition includes an assumption of significant…

Dec 18, 2015 Featured Content

Increase spend under management, increase savings

This is the second in a series of posts by Matt Holzapfel on salient topics in procurement analytics. Our previous post discussed the challenges procurement must overcome to improve its productivity. Fortunately, overcoming these challenges and showing dramatic improvements in…

Dec 16, 2015 Featured Content

Three Reasons for Procurement’s Slump

Best-in-class procurement performers are quietly becoming a competitive advantage for their organizations by using new technology to capture hard to find improvement opportunities. In this series of blog posts, we’ll examine the value procurement organizations are gaining by accelerating their…

Dec 10, 2015 Featured Content

Flextronics: Mastering Data Management Flexibility

A Job Really Well Done   Take a moment, when you can, to read Rachael King’s WSJ piece on global manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd and the software it has developed to manage its “complex global network of 14,000 suppliers in…

Jul 14, 2015 Featured Content