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How To Unlock Game Changing Tail-End Spend Savings: Leading Industry Analyst Commentary And Real World Examples

Tail-end spend management receives increasing recognition as an impactful piece of the procurement puzzle. After all, most organizations are leaving tens of millions on the table. This is because 20%...

Benchmark – 2022 – Q3 – Competitive Bidding Policies and Requirements

In August 2022, SIG conducted an informal benchmark.    We collected at a high level from the SIG buy-side community:  Policy requirements for competitive bidding process (e.g. spend amount) and...

Analyze This

With the advent of Big Data and sophisticated tools, it is now possible for procurement professionals to study granular data, including dashboards that are customized for individual users. However, it...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Transformations – The Caesars Story

Caesars | Denali In this session Mike Fath, CPO of Caesars Entertainment, the world’s largest casino entertainment company, and Conrad Snover, Partner of Denali Group will present a case study...

The Power of Procurement: A global survey of Procurement functions

Ask any business leader what their top challenge is today and – more than likely – the answer will be cost. Indeed, KPMG’s 2011 European Business Leader Survey demonstrated that...

MANAGING THE “LONG TAIL”: How Focusing on Tail Spend Management Can Directly Impact a Firm’s Bottom Line

The “80/20 Rule” is something that we see repeatedly in our business and personal lives. It is simply an accepted “rule of thumb”—a shortcut that helps us manage our affairs...

A Not-So-Sweet, Suite Situation – Simfoni

This paper takes a measured look at why suite procurement software solutions are not delivering the results they promised - despite their deep, complex functionality - and why many companies...

Services Procurement: How to boost ROI from your hidden workforce – Guidant Global

This report details the importance of services procurement in today’s increasingly agile business environment, exploring how you can ensure you get the most value out of service providers.  We’ve identified...

Procurement Lessons Learned from the Economic Downturn

4 Tactics for Achieving Operational Excellence in Any Economic Climate

Benchmark – 2022 Q2 – PO Processing Volumes

In August 2022, SIG conducted an informal benchmark on behalf of a Member in the finance industry. We collected the average number of purchase orders processed per week per FTE. ...

A Panel Discussion on Performance Metrics that Drive Appropriate Behavior and Value Beyond Cost Savings

CIGNA Microsoft | Expense Management Solutions Join the expert panel discussion on appropriate measures and metrics to demonstrate effective performance “beyond cost savings”. Whether measuring internal organizational performance, or provider...

Launching an ESG Program in Under 2 Weeks: CDK’s Journey with Arkestro

ESG programs are a high-priority topic for many enterprise procurement teams. Data from Oxford Economics reports that 88% of procurement and supply chain teams that have a clear mission statement...

No More Sleepless Nights: An Integrated Approach to Optimizing Strategic Sourcing Savings

With savings of 5% - 20% for every new dollar brought under coverage, it is no wonder that increasing spend under management is a critical issue that keeps procurement professionals...

Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2020

This eBook presents Ardent Partners latest market research on the state of procurement, sharing the intentions, strategies, and performance of more than 300 CPOs plus supplemental survey responses regarding the...

Understanding Tail-spend Management (PDF file)

World-class organizations today have a good level of control over most of their cost structure. As this visibility and control increases, eventually a point is reached when the effort required...
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