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Category Sourcing Toolkit

Category Sourcing Toolkit

If you are looking for a standardized and proven category management tool to provide a framework for sourcing teams to identify and prioritize ...
Bridging the Procurement & Finance Gap

Bridging the Procurement & Finance Gap

Bridging the gap between procurement and finance is the most effective way to drive organizational growth Procurement and finance organizations ...
4 Ways to Improve Retail Supply Chain Performance Through Cost Savings

4 Ways to Improve Retail Supply Chain Performance Through Cost Savings

For traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to survive and ultimately prevail today, the focus must turn to the supply chain and ensuring that costs ...
Moving Procurement to a Vital, Relevant and Valuable Function

Moving Procurement to a Vital, Relevant and Valuable Function

For Procurement to become a relevant and vital function requires a multitude of considerations that span people, process and technology When these ...
5 Steps to Improve Communication with Procurement Suppliers & Stakeholders

5 Steps to Improve Communication with Procurement Suppliers & Stakeholders

Procurement teams are under more stress than ever and are looking at Supplier Relationship Management as an opportunity to drive improved results ...
Putting Supplier Relationships at the Center of Your Procurement Organization

Putting Supplier Relationships at the Center of Your Procurement Organization

Suppliers are essential to the success or failure of procurement organizations So how do you get the most from them while creating a supplier ...
Four Levers of Procurement

Four Levers of Procurement

In our latest paper “Four Levers of Procurement” we explore the four levers in the procurement world Savings/Reduce Costs Cost ...
To Bid or Bust: Best Practices for Asking RFP Questions

To Bid or Bust: Best Practices for Asking RFP Questions

To do eSourcing efficiently requires a different way of looking at things Most people think that long and detailed equals thorough and comprehensive ...
Infographic: The Procurement Conundrum

Infographic: The Procurement Conundrum

In this infographic you will learn about balancing a diverse web of stakeholder interests and how to make sense of complex spend management
5 Ways to Tell if Your Procurement Team is Customer Centric

5 Ways to Tell if Your Procurement Team is Customer Centric

For a long time, procurement has worked to deliver superior value to all internal stakeholder groups: including finance, operations, marketing, ...
Top 10 Technologies for Supply Management Savings

Top 10 Technologies for Supply Management Savings

The average company is sitting on a goldmine of untapped savings opportunities that it fails to realize because it doesn’t even know about the ...
Taking the First Step on Your Next Level Supply Management Journey

Taking the First Step on Your Next Level Supply Management Journey

VFS Hi-Def Sourcing Next Level Supply Management Next Practices Value Chain Creation The acronyms and acclamations are flying fast and furious Even ...
Harnessing Supplier Competition For Your Advantage: eAuctions Make It Happen

Harnessing Supplier Competition For Your Advantage: eAuctions Make It Happen

eAuctions can generally be characterized as one of two types: reverse and forward In reverse eAuctions, bidders lower their offer price with every ...
Big Data Spend Analytics

Big Data Spend Analytics

Many manufacturing and distribution companies are wrestling with the enormous challenge of Big Data, trying to turn mountains of data into actionable ...
How to Justify Spend Analysis to Finance/IT When There’s No Clear ROI

How to Justify Spend Analysis to Finance/IT When There’s No Clear ROI

Analytics are all the rage And spend analysis plus spend analytics equals Procurement 101 So, getting some reasonable investment for reducing cost ...
Navigating the Path from Tactical Procurement Analytics to Strategic Supply Analytics

Navigating the Path from Tactical Procurement Analytics to Strategic Supply Analytics

Spend visibility is foundational to any procurement transformation because to better manage supply, you have to manage spend Spend is what you pay ...
Changing Roles of the Procurement Leader: The Analytical CPO

Changing Roles of the Procurement Leader: The Analytical CPO

The business world constantly changes, so procurement leaders have to change with it While much of the recent focus has been on the need for ...
MRO Sourcing Strategies Content Pack

MRO Sourcing Strategies Content Pack

By Jason Busch, Executive Editor at Spend Matters We know MRO can be a major headache But with so much money on the table, the opportunity to drive ...
Leapfrog the Competition by Transforming Your Supplier Relationships from Tactical to Strategic

Leapfrog the Competition by Transforming Your Supplier Relationships from Tactical to Strategic

The procurement whitepaper title makes it sound so easy but don’t be fooled There’s hard work in transforming supplier engagement In our ...
Driving Lasting Savings by Reducing Cost with Spend Compliance

Driving Lasting Savings by Reducing Cost with Spend Compliance

CPOs are tasked to manage reducing cost and increasing savings so their organizations can deliver products and services without disruption ...
5 Procurement Mistakes that Leave Value on the Table

5 Procurement Mistakes that Leave Value on the Table

At no other time have procurement organizations been in the position they are today – with immense opportunity to move beyond cost-control to ...
Next Generation Supplier Relationship Management

Next Generation Supplier Relationship Management

Next generation supplier relationship management is a core component of today’s procurement strategy As more organizations of all types ...
How to Run an Effective Proof of Concept When Evaluating Procurement Technology

How to Run an Effective Proof of Concept When Evaluating Procurement Technology

The procurement technology market can be daunting With a plethora of options available – on premise, cloud, point solutions and full-suite ...
Proving Your Procurement Value

Proving Your Procurement Value

This whitepaper looks at how procurement can forecast, track, communicate and realize the benefits and value that we all believe are possible through ...
Five Ways To Maximize Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

Five Ways To Maximize Value from Procure-to-Pay Implementations

This briefing paper looks at purchase-to-pay (P2P) implementations and key points to consider to maximize the value that can be obtained from such ...
Six-Step Quick Guide to Getting Started with Source-to-Pay

Six-Step Quick Guide to Getting Started with Source-to-Pay

When an organization is planning for implementation of a full end-to-end procurement platform, whether source-to-contract or source-to-pay, how do ...
The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organizations

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Procurement Organizations

There’s a well-kept secret fueling the profitability and growth of the world’s most successful companies, and it exists within your company, ...
IT Guide to Procurement Digital Transformation

IT Guide to Procurement Digital Transformation

Digital business transformation is a key enabler to help world-class procurement organizations deliver value by transforming service delivery, ...
INFOGRAPHIC | How Procurement Can Enable Enterprise-Level Digital Transformation

INFOGRAPHIC | How Procurement Can Enable Enterprise-Level Digital Transformation

The way procurement is delivering services is changing Is your procurement organization leveraging technology now to prepare for the future
Top Tips to Help IT Evaluate Procurement Suite Technology

Top Tips to Help IT Evaluate Procurement Suite Technology

It’s crucial to select the right procurement suite for your organization This whitepaper discusses the common areas that are overlooked by IT ...
INFOGRAPHIC | 10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

INFOGRAPHIC | 10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

This infographic highlights how strategic procurement software can drive quicker turnarounds and foster better communication between an organization ...
7 Reasons Why Projects Succeed

7 Reasons Why Projects Succeed

If you are a procurement change agent, this is the resource for you! Based on results from the most recent release of the Best Practices in Change ...
Spend and the Art of Cost Reduction

Spend and the Art of Cost Reduction

According a Deloitte Procurement survey in 2016, three quarters of CPOs cite cost reduction as a strong priority, whether related to spend analysis, ...
How Governance of Data & Technology Drive the Intelligence Spectrum in Supply Chain & Procurement

How Governance of Data & Technology Drive the Intelligence Spectrum in Supply Chain & Procurement

This first annual procurement data governance survey is an early attempt to find the prevalence, maturity, expectations and direction of data and ...
10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

10 Reasons Why ERP Fails Procurement

Factors such as constrained budgets, leaner workforces, and having to “do more with less”, coupled with the necessity to report on value ...
20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

20 Rules for Better Supplier Relationships

Relationships require work, after all no pain no gain This does not only apply to our personal lives but it also applies to businesses When it comes ...
Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free

In this toolkit, Top Tips to Make Your Procurement Suite RFP Stress Free experts will focus on how to find the right procurement suite to meet the ...
Adoption Measurement

Adoption Measurement

By John Shaw, VP of Customer Success at BravoSolution You are a seasoned leader in the rapidly maturing field of strategic sourcing and your ...
Taking eSourcing to the Next Level | Ardent Partners & BravoSolution

Taking eSourcing to the Next Level | Ardent Partners & BravoSolution

“Sourcing teams that leverage sourcing optimization generate savings rates that are on average 10% higher” Andrew Bartolini discusses the ...
A Guide to Contract Lifecycle Management

A Guide to Contract Lifecycle Management

10 Questions to Ask When Implementing a Contract Lifecycle Management System According to the Aberdeen Group, ineffective control of Contract ...
Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

Quick Wins for the New Procurement Leader

In this briefing paper, we look at why it is important for new procurement leaders, in whatever leadership role they hold, to focus on ...
10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

10 Steps to Unlock the Power of Procurement

“Procurement must move to unlocked procurement or risk obsolescence” Merriam Webster defines “conventional” as typical, ordinary and ...
The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

The Role of Procurement in Delivering Improved Company Valuation

Improving an organization’s procurement brings benefits far beyond saving money or raising quality standards It can dramatically improve the ...
Our Only Security Is Our Ability To Change

Our Only Security Is Our Ability To Change

10 Best Practices for Managing Change Across the Supply Chain In competitive working environments, these changes are commonly and intrinsically ...
New Approaches to Procurement Negotiation

New Approaches to Procurement Negotiation

“Factors such as priming, anchoring and risk attitudes can play a serious role in how we behave in negotiations Understanding these and other ...
3 Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

3 Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More

Procurement and senior executives who manage procurement are often overly fixated on savings and unit cost reduction This is not only short sighted; ...
Contract Management: Parts 1-3

Contract Management: Parts 1-3

In this 3-part whitepaper series, Spend Matters UK Managing Editor, Peter Smith, explores the concepts and key opportunities of contract management ...
Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

Supercharging Category Management: Free Yourself from Siloed Sourcing to Unlock Breakthrough Value

By Spend Matters Ltd In a world where procurement organizations are continuously tasked to do more with less, we’ll take you way beyond the ...
Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

Creating Effective Supplier Scorecards

Supplier scorecards are considered a basic tool in the supply management toolkit When developed as a part of an integrated supplier performance ...