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Leveraging Supplier Innovation

Rob Handfield, PhD, NC State University

We hear the words “innovation” as a source for growth in the economy over and over again. New ideas on how to manage business processes, digital technologies, ways of delivering value to customers, and supply chain linkages are all areas where we are likely to see new forms […]

La banca también compra I – Informe al Banco de España

 Por Pablo Parellada
Y es que aunque el sector automovilístico y el industrial han sido siempre los más interesados en gestionar bien las compras, desde hace unos años otros sectores como la Banca están haciendo los deberes.

Hace unas semanas tuvimos el placer de juntar en una mesa de trabajo a la […]

Procurement talent: Working with HR to get the team you need

The baby boomer generation is retiring. This isn’t news. We’ve been talking about the impending knowledge and skills gap in procurement for years now, trying to find ways to quickly and effectively replace outgoing talent with fresh faces that bring new insights and skill sets to the table.

An underused approach […]

Procurement Resolutions for 2017

With a new year comes new opportunity for procurement to shine. There are plenty of ways to generate even more value for your organization in 2017, from more emphasis on nurturing best-in-class teams that are equipped to handle today’s ever-changing landscape, to better integration of all tools and processes to […]

Manager: debes dar feedback a tu equipo

 Por Pablo Parellada
Me permitiréis que use este anglicismo, puesto que la traducción de “retroalimentar” es poco utilizada. Disculpas anticipadas a los talibanes de los anglicismos no aceptados todavía por la RAE.

A veces puedes pensar que está todo inventado… hace unos días en una formación interna estuvimos descubriendo la metodología del […]

Enabling the New Procurement Organization through Digital Transformation

Procurement has historically been under immense pressure to remain flexible and constantly adapt. Between keeping up with volatile economic conditions, product changes and regulatory requirements — all while focusing on adding value and increasing efficiency — change, agility and the ability to balance various critical, and often competing objectives, has […]

7 steps to more professional and process driven procurement

Earlier this month, we hosted an event in collaboration with LOGY (the Finnish procurement and logistics organisation). In the event Luis Peluffo Johansen, Global Category Director from ROCKWOOL International, spoke about the journey of the multinational company’s indirect procurement department – from formidably decentralised and locally isolated procurement to a […]

17 Planets of Value | Extended Q&A

In our recent webinar Planets of Value: Procurement Creates New Wealth for Organisations, Craig Lardner FCIPS provided a review of 17 Planets of Value. Several questions were asked during the Q&A session, but we ran out of time to answer a number of additional good questions. We’d like to thank Craig Lardner FCIPS for […]

Le Category Manager “Catman”, nouveau super-héros des Achats ?

Par Carine Kany

Le Catman (Category Manager) ou encore appelé lead buyer, serait-il le « sauveur » des organisations Achats ?

Il est, pour certains, le digne fils de Gripsou, dont le principal but est d’engranger un maximum d’économies sonnantes et trébuchantes.  Pour d’autres, un superman (ou Wonder Woman) faisant régner l’ordre et la discipline […]

Marketing promocional – ¿Contamos con un servicio de calidad, eficaz y adaptado a nuestras necesidades?

“Por la compra de nuestro producto te regalamos…” “Llévate nuestro producto ahora y te regalamos…” “Te regalamos… al comprar un…”

Seguro que estáis familiarizados con estas frases y que más de una vez os habéis beneficiado de alguna de ellas. Además, a veces, en vuestra empresa llevaréis a cabo estas acciones […]