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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The 12 Labors of Procurement: A Herculean Blog

Think about the word 'procurement'. What adjectives come to mind? Smart, capable, mighty, heroic...yes, that's exactly right! Keeping in line with the mood inspired by these adjectives, this blog will review The 12 Labours of Procurement as inspired by the Greek myth The 12 Labours of Hercules.[...]
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

At a Crossroads Trying to Decide on a Procurement Solution?

You're up against unrealistic deadlines, you can't seem to complete a single task before new ones pile up, and the entire office is sluggish & uncooperative. Does your workplace reality leave you lost? Now imagine you're also responsible for selecting the company's latest procurement management[...]
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

5 Ways to Free Yourself from Purchasing Chains

Procurement's three-way relationship with Negotiations and Contracts can use these words as its mantra:
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Choosing the Right Purchasing Solution for Your Business: The Rhythm Edition

Procurement is spending company money using the most cost-effective techniqueto obtain every product and service the business needs, by year, month, or week.
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

E-Procurement's Top 5 New Year's Resolutions

New Year's is the most popular time to transform a current reality into the promise of something better, and this is typically kicked off with an avalanche of resolutions. E-procurement is eager to join in the 2016 festivities with a list of resolutions that will likely last longer than your own[...]
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Cloud Breaks the Ice on Legacy Procurement Software

Here's a topic from folklore to debate: the elderly (exact age undetermined) should be put on an ice floe and left to float away into the sunset. Spoiler alert - this idea is rationalized by those who argue that senior citizens no longer offer any value once they have been superseded by a[...]
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7 Ways Category Management in Procurement is Like Making Soup

Before we begin with this recipe comparison, what is soup? It's a lot of ingredients collected in one pot that complement each other to serve a tasty purpose. Now, let's extend this idea to categories! A category is a grouping of materials or services that have similar supply and/or usage[...]
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Monday, November 9, 2015

How to Avoid Legislative Issues in Procurement

MOVING FROM RISK TO REWARD Attempting to separate potential danger from potential opportunity is like trying to remove an egg yolk from the white using toothpicks: you can't do it without making scrambled eggs. This is a metaphor for any situation that offers a large reward - hazards are a[...]
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Budgets: Optimized vs Controlled

Someone very wise once made an insightful statement about budgets. To paraphrase: budgets tell us what we can't afford. The original quote has been abbreviated, but when applied to monitoring budgets in procurement, it's a statement that Tradogram is eager to examine further.
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