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#8 Lack of Systems – Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails

#8 Lack of Systems – Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails

#8 Lack of Systems             • Cumbersome, Manual Processes and Systems             • Build a Roadmap and Prioritize             • Keep it Simple Stupid (KiSS)Coming in at number 8 in the series of the “Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails”, is “Lack of Systems”.All...

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Preparing Your Business for the Digital Supply Chain

Preparing Your Business for the Digital Supply Chain

Guest Post by: Mike Mortson, Supply Chain Game Changer.Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. Ninety-five percent said they plan to spend more this year than last, and 60 percent will spend more than $1 million...

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When the Elephant in the Room is Your Supplier!

When the Elephant in the Room is Your Supplier!

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Unless your company is amongst the very largest companies in the world then chances are your Procurement team will, at some point, be dealing with Suppliers that are larger than your company.  In a function such as Procurement...

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What is Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

What is Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Where does Procurement stand in your organization’s Value Chain? Hopefully, you’ll be able to formulate an answer to that question after reading this post. I speak with Procurement, Sourcing and Purchasing professionals every...

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Excellence Through Diversity

Excellence Through Diversity

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Where does Procurement stand in your organization’s Value Chain? Hopefully, you’ll be able to formulate an answer to that question after reading this post. I speak with Procurement, Sourcing and Purchasing professionals every...

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#10 Fail to Engage – Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails

#10 Fail to Engage – Top 10 Reasons Why Procurement Fails

By Susan Mercer-Tumilty, Consultant, ProcurePro Consulting Congratulations!  You have decided to implement a new ERP system and now you’re wondering: “Where do I begin? How can I make sure we are successful?  Who should I get involved?  How can I do this and still...

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Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation! Part 2

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation! Part 2

For close to twenty-five years I climbed the corporate ladder and worked for some of the worlds most recognized global companies; Unisys, General Electric, Manulife Financial, IBM, CIBC, Rogers and Shaw to name a few. I worked my ass off and achieved a level of...

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Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Part 1

Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Part 1

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. Theoretically you should be able to generate better service, better terms and conditions, and better cost. Yet there can be...

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Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy!

Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy!

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. The theory is simple! If you can increase spend levels through centralized spend aggregation across entities then you increase your leverage in negotiations. This leverage should translate to lower costs and better terms and...

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™

Seasoned Leadership in Action™

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Suppliers are an intrinsic part of the Supply Chain. It does not matter what business you are in, what products you make, distribute and sell, or what part of the world you are in. And it doesn’t matter where in the Supply...

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7 Strategic Reasons to Hire on Contract

7 Strategic Reasons to Hire on Contract

For close to twenty-five years I climbed the corporate ladder and worked for some of the worlds most recognized global companies; Unisys, General Electric, Manulife Financial, IBM, CIBC, Rogers and Shaw to name a few. I worked my ass off and achieved a level of...

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WHAT is Strategic Sourcing and WHY CXO’s Should Care

WHAT is Strategic Sourcing and WHY CXO’s Should Care

Economists have long noted the rise of the so-called “gig economy.” More workers are using short-term contracts and other forms of employment to provide additional income to supplement or replace permanent jobs – think Uber, AirBnB. But more and more companies in a...

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What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care?

What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care?

I’m often asked; “what is Strategic Sourcing and how is it different from Procurement and Purchasing? Where does it fit into the supply chain? What’s so strategic about it? It sounds so complicated and unnecessary. Why should I even care?” What is Supply Chain? Okay,...

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3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations FAIL

3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations FAIL

Any of this sound familiar? Then you need Virtual Procurement! “With recent minimum wage increases, I need to find better ways to control my costs and to stay profitable while still delivering the highest level of service to my customers.” “We are too small and can’t...

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How to Advance Your Career by Focusing on the Team!

How to Advance Your Career by Focusing on the Team!

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Where does Procurement stand in your organization’s Value Chain? Hopefully, you’ll be able to formulate an answer to that question after reading this post. I speak with Procurement, Sourcing and Purchasing professionals every...

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Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail!

Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail!

Guest Post by: Sheri Spinks, CEO & Founder, Grace2Diversity & Inclusion is NOT an HR InitiativeProgressive leaders recognize the critical importance and value of integrating equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into their business, culture and workforce,...

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How to Gain Alignment and Influence Stakeholders

How to Gain Alignment and Influence Stakeholders

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. Unless your company is amongst the very largest companies in the world then chances are your Procurement team will, at some point, be dealing with Suppliers that are larger than your company.  In a function such as Procurement...

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I am a Compulsive Leader

I am a Compulsive Leader

Guest Post by: Mike Mortson, Supply Chain Game Changer.Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. Ninety-five percent said they plan to spend more this year than last, and 60 percent will spend more than $1 million...

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Aptitude + Attitude = Altitude

Aptitude + Attitude = Altitude

Guest Post by: Supply Chain Game Changer. The theory is simple! If you can increase spend levels through centralized spend aggregation across entities then you increase your leverage in negotiations. This leverage should translate to lower costs and better terms and...

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The Battle for Strategic Procurement Resources

The Battle for Strategic Procurement Resources

Guest Post by: Sheri Spinks, CEO & Founder, Grace2Diversity & Inclusion is NOT an HR InitiativeProgressive leaders recognize the critical importance and value of integrating equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into their business, culture and workforce,...

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