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Unpacking Request For Partner

  Ever since University of Tennessee (UT) researchers first published the book Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing, procurement professionals have asserted: “Great idea! But how can you...

From Art to Science: Avoiding Key-Person Dependency in Category Strategy Design

This extremely deep dive into a designing a category strategy should be a must read for all category managers and their leaders. It contains the following:  Building Business Discipline into...

Transforming Vulnerabilities Into Competitive Advantage – 9th Annual Supply Chain Survey Results

PwC PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting will present the results of its 9th Annual Supply Chain Practices Survey. This year’s study found that leading companies reap competitive advantage from managing their...

Creating Your Procurement Technology Action Plan

You know there are affordable technologies available throughout the source-to-pay process to enable your procurement team to work effectively however there are a few things holding you back from implementing...

Sourcing to the USA

HfS Research The USA is holding its own as a location for outsourcing services and growing in popularity as the location of choice for many companies, especially in today's economic...

Staffing Tomorrow’s Sourcing Organization

Industry Staffing Challenges - Today’s Employment Demographics & Staffing Forecasts - What This Means for Sourcing/Outsourcing Organizations - Key Steps for Developing a Resource Strategy - Talent Acquisition vs. Development...

Rise of the Human Cloud: How Agile Talent Pools Will Transform Talent Management

Organizations are under more pressure than ever to innovate, deliver quickly and respond instantly to changes in the competitive landscape. At the core of this shift is the talent strategy...

​Advantages of switching among leadership styles

Resource Origin: Phoenix Business Journal Author: Sheila Kloefkorn   "Do you know how to bring out the very best in your people? The key to successful leadership lies in adaptability....

Getting the Budget: Strategies for Funding Digital Transformation – Optis Consulting

In today's business environment, embracing a digital transformation of Procurement is fundamental for staying competitive. It can improve efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness, and can be a key driver of success...

Proactive Procurement Strategies for Mitigating Supply and Demand Fluctuations

The power of supply or demand has a systemic effect on Procurement operations as well as supplier agreements and relationships. The recent volatility in commodity prices is a true testament...

Next Generation Supply Chains – Efficient, Fast And Tailored: What We Can Learn From PwC’s Global Supply Chain Survey 2013

PwC From the 2013 Global Supply Chain Survey, we have learned that Executives are proactively managing their supply chains utilizing strategic and operational levers at their disposal thereby transforming vulnerabilities...

Unpacking Collaborative Bidding: Harnessing the Potential of Supplier Collaboration While Still Using a Competitive Bid Process

Everyday hundreds of organizations conduct competitive bids to pick the best supplier to meet their needs. In their quest to streamline the RFP process, many organizations develop rigidly standardized RFP...

The Future of Work Exchange Direct Sourcing 2.0 Report

With an ever-increasing number of talent channels, including digital staffing marketplaces, traditional staffing vendors, professional services, talent networks, and social media platforms, the ability to match project requirements with available...

The Game Changers of 2017: RPA, AI and Algorithms Part II

SIG's Sourcing Resource Center (SRC) Thought Leaders Council is presenting the second in a series of presentations offering groundbreaking insight for members on Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence...

The Global Sourcing and Outsourcing Challenge

Global outsourcing has become a critical element of the Sourcing toolkit – resulting in complex supply chains that pose unique risks. Major outsourcing destinations such as India, the Philippines, and...

Change Management – Definition

Original Source: Change Management Coach  "Why are there so many definitions? The reason for so many definitions of change management is that 'change management' is a term used to describe...
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