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World Procurement Congress

World Procurement Congress 2021: Shaping tomorrow with learnings from today

Procurement Leaders’ World Procurement Congress 2021, held in association with GEP over three days, concluded yesterday. Read the full summary.

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Climbing the first rungs of the data-driven ladder

Technology has led procurement to a crossroads.

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Sustainability needs to be a catalyst for procurement digitalization

In this guest post, EcoVadis' David McClintock urges procurement to rethink supply chain monitoring tools to accelerate value and digital transformation.

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Uniper

Uniper’s approach to crowdsourcing innovative solutions

Like many functions, the procurement team at energy business Uniper had been interested in using crowdsourcing to develop new and innovative solutions to specific challenges, combining the theoretical approach with a real life case study.

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Americas Procurement Congress

Thoughts from Day 1 and Day 2 of Americas Procurement Congress

Day 1 and 2 of our Americas Procurement Congress presented procurement at an ‘inflection point’.

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Elevate the Role of Procurement

In this guest post, by Per Angusta CEO Pierre Lapree, we lay down the gauntlet for procurement's digitalisation ambitions and suggest that functions need the tools to manage performance effectively. 

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UVHN balances innovation and cybersecurity

How The University of Vermont Health Network makes sure the innovation opportunities that new technology brings are executed safely, mitigating new risks effectively.

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Do Something Great

Ovation 2021: Vision, Purpose, Self

Ovation 2021 was indeed a "Festival of Inspiration & Personal Growth." Now in our eighth year, Ovation is the most influential, global community of group-level CPOs. It was a privilege to witness the power of the Procurement Leaders’ community coming together to help shape the future of a shared recovery for organizations, industries and societies.

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Digital collaboration platform

Clariant’s approach to establishing a digital collaboration platform for agile project delivery

Speciality chemicals company Clariant have built an engine to drive innovations to support delivery of the enterprise strategy, build procurement excellence and improve operational efficiency.

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Next generation category management

Find out how CPOs will be upgrading category management through overhauling structures, focusing on growth and resilience and harnessing technology.

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Procurement agility

How procurement’s agility kept Primark moving during the pandemic

International fashion, beauty and homeware retailer, Primark, like all nonessential retailers, has experienced huge disruption during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Category Management Strategy

Discovery’s data-driven category management strategy

Following its acquisition of media company Scripps Networks Interactive in 2018, Discovery spotted an opportunity to consolidate its spend data across the newly merged enterprise.

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Procurement technology roadmap

A procurement technology roadmap to solve today’s problems

We gathered together some of the leading procurement thinkers in Asia to debate the current and future of technology in the function.

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Why procurement leaders must prioritise digital innovation to thrive in today’s economy

To succeed in a fast-changing world, procurement leaders must use digital technology as a competitive advantage, delivering an intuitive, easy-to-use experience to stakeholders on their terms

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Thoughts from Day 3 of Innovation In: Digitalisation and Tech

Over the past three days we’ve had the opportunity to hear from a great selection of speakers and presenters from across our network as they discussed all of the ways that digitalization and technology impact their businesses.

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DSM’s approach to developing a holistic digital platform strategy

Nutrition, health and sustainable living company DSM has developed a platform to centralise the user experience that is already delivering value, led by a comprehensive change management approach

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Top strategies for procurement to help grow revenues

With businesses' focus shifting from damage control to restoring growth, innovative CPOs are encouraging their procurement teams to prioritise supplier innovation and revenue opportunities

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Procurement as a growth engine

Forward thinking business leaders are exploring how procurement can bring new opportunities for growth, as they become increasingly aware of the huge potential that exists in the upstream supply base.

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Innovation vision for procurement in the next 3 years

Skills, processes and technology need to be developing harmoniously to make your procurement roadmap viable. JAGGAER's Justin Sadler-Smith digs deeper into those vital components.

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Innovation in resilient supplier networks

Identifying risk and driving resilience

As we conclude the third and final day of presentations, discussions and networking at Procurement Leaders’ IN:IN – Resilient supplier networks event, we reflect on three key take-aways from this virtual event.

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Innovation In Resilient Supplier Networks

Driving resiliency through action

Day two of Innovation: In virtual event carried over the momentum from day one of the event with a variety of great speakers who touched on several important themes pertaining to procurement’s role in establishing resilience.

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Procurement’s role in establishing resilient supplier networks

A potential competitive advantage, resiliency is a growth driver that is becoming a critical capability for organisations. Through the events of the past fourteen months supplier risk has become part of board level discussions, and after all of procurement’s efforts throughout these events, CPOs now have a clear case for why they should be central to any resiliency effort.

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