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Published: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:20:02 -0800

 



Connecting Supply Chain Planning to Profitability

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800

(image) In today’s multi-channel customer environment, companies are challenged with the task of connecting supply and demand in the face of increasing unpredictability. But companies that cultivate technology-powered collaboration between supply chain and finance achieve better growth and competitive advantage.

With the right technology in place, supply chain and finance teams can work together to increase profitability and effectiveness. Supply chain organizations that connect their plans with financial, sales, and marketing plans create an environment where they can gain clarity on demand, cost-effectively ensure supply, optimize trade promotion management, and accurately forecast revenues.

To learn more about how you can benefit from true collaboration between supply chain and finance, read our white paper.

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The Surprising Fragility Of Procurement Decisions

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:35:01 -0800

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Procurement teams pride themselves on running strong, defensible processes and selecting compliant and high-value suppliers. But what if there were hidden weaknesses lurking just below the surface of most RFP or bid award decisions?

What if seemingly innocuous factors – like proposal structures, criteria weightings, evaluator dispositions, or the time/day of evaluation – are skewing your final decisions?

In a recent webinar session, we presented to public procurement leaders about:

  • key drivers of decision fragility, as identified by Bonfire’s $12 billion of RFP/bid data
  • simple strategies to mitigate procurement pitfalls
  • how modern procurement platforms can help procurement teams streamline the RFP/bid process


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Do You Know When to Review Your Indirect Supply Base?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) Companies can have thousands of indirect suppliers to manage with limited time to manage them all, leading to inefficiencies and overspending. Learn more about these 5 triggers that get indirect procurement organizations to respond:
  • Contract renewals
  • Marketplace event
  • Performance issues
  • Supply-based fragmentation
  • “Cost Only” focus
Stay on top of your indirect spend.

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Time to Say Goodbye? 5 Signs Your Supplier Should Go

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) Learn five signs that your supplier may not be committed to helping your business make changes for the better. The right supplier acts as a valuable partner who's up on relevant industry trends, who focuses on efficiency and productivity, and who brings extra value to every transaction.
  • Do they sidestep?
  • Are they inflexible?
  • Is ambiguity their trademark?
Read this infographic to learn all the signs.

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Procurement Pros Like You: Here's What They're Saying

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) When it comes to evaluating suppliers, is your procurement team taking everything into account? Learn how your peers across the country are seeing things differently, and discover the key ways they're saving time and money.

Hear from the ones who are saving:
  • CFOs
  • Purchasing Supervisors
  • Controllers
  • Procurement Officers
Download our white paper to see all the benefits.

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Visions in Education

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) Visions in Education worked with Staples Business Advantage to develop a streamlined purchasing hub for vendor orders, resulting in:
  • Faster delivery time
  • Reduction in staff overtime
  • More students served
See why Visions In Education is expanding its relationship with Staples Business Advantage.

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Buying Power Delivered to Your Door

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) As a Staples Business Advantage Premium member, you have access to 500,000+ products, special savings and discounts on services such as car rental and flower delivery. Plus, Staples Business Advantage Premium also offers:
  • Competitive pricing
  • A savings counter
  • Exclusive member services
Shop like the big guys.

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Use Supplier Segmentation to Drive Value and Improve the Bottom Line

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) Attend this webinar to learn how to design and implement a supplier segmentation strategy that aligns with the C-suite’s goals as well as the procurement organization’s roadmap.

Watch this webinar on demand.

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Contract Management for Procurement Professionals

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:05:01 -0800

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Procurement professionals at market-leading companies like 3M, Daimler and Microsoft use the Icertis Contract Management platform to streamline the purchasing process and increase contract velocity.

This document provides an overview of how the Icertis Contract Management platform addresses the key concerns of procurement professionals.



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SMART RETAIL NEWS

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:35:01 -0800

(image) SMART RETAIL NEWS provides weekly updates on finance, government action and new technology, as well as the latest case studies on successful new care models. Our package of news from around the world includes:
  • Best Practices: management methods that consider new processes and systems to increase productivity, sales growth and the customer experience.
  • Next-Gen Retail: reporting the shift in analytics that result in significant marketplace advantage, including smart technology for CRM, inventory control, mobile POS, social media, and more.
  • Industry News: latest projects, acquisitions, regulations, and more.
At no cost, subscribers can opt-in to become associate members of the International M2M Council, the global trade association for machine-to-machine communications, including access to the IoT Content Library, featuring case studies for wireless retailers, vendors and carrier professionals!

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