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2016 Innovators Forum Report: Enhancing Supplier Value and Performance

Engaging suppliers as strategic partners has now become key to procurement as they begin to look for value beyond cost savings.  By enhancing supplier relationships, you will increase process...

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Achieve Sustainable Management of Research Chemicals – A Guide to Critical Capabilities

Let’s be honest. No research lab ever has made a major discovery solely by acquiring and managing chemicals well. Does that mean all research chemical management is equal, or that chemical...

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NAEP’s 2015 Innovators Forum Report

This paper provides an overview of the 2015 Innovators Forum with a distillation of the key discussion points and recommendations regarding brand management. Gleaning perspectives from of a strong...

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Rethinking the Procurement Value Equation

A common issues we see within procurement departments is that they are bogged down in manual, cumbersome processes. While some organizations focus on one pain point at a time, automating the entire...

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Energize Your Most Vital Business Relationships

In today's more dynamic and globalized energy marketplace, formal contracts define nearly every business relationship and activity - from the disposition of material and equipment to the use of time...

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Using Spend Analysis Data to Build Your Sourcing Roadmap

For many organizations undertaking a strategic procurement initiative, it's not uncommon for procurement professionals to feel like they have "bad data." Unless your organization has...

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Risk and Compliance Strategy Drivers: Changing the Game in Financial Procurement

Understanding the challenge... Today, risk to your institution can come from anywhere. Procurement processes, and the supplier relationships inherent in them, are no exception. In the past...

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Optimizing Your Sourcing and Procurement: Five Simple Rules

According to Gartner, North American companies spent $1.4 billion on sourcing and procurement applications in 2013. For their investment, companies are seeking two fundamental benefits:...

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Using Hadoop to Solve Supplier Normalization

It is an unspoken truth that users of large ERP systems frequently record their suppliers as strings in a database where a single supplier may be represented in many different ways. Because...

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Cracking the Spend Management Code: Integrated Supplier Management for Best-in-Class Results

This white paper explores the role that today's new supplier management approaches and tools play, as well as how they enable best-in-class spend management and drive improved ROI. Examples...

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NAEP's 2014 Innovators Forum White Paper

Insights and Recommended Talent Strategies for Procurement Leaders Universities need an enhanced procurement role to create strategic plans that will propel them forward to overcome new barriers...

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Game Theory in an eSourcing Application

This paper explains various fundamentals of economic game theory and how those same methodologies can be applied to help predict the market reactions to sourcing, and specifically eSourcing, events.

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Aberdeen Group on Advanced Sourcing - Maximizing Savings Identification

Organizations that more frequently use advanced sourcing techniques improve their ability to obtain comprehensive and measurable supplier responses that translate directly into increased sourcing...

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Aberdeen Group on the State of Strategic Sourcing - Building a Context for the Next Decade

Strategic sourcing is an initiative to help companies drive greater supplier savings, reduce supply chain risks, and improve corporate performance - but some are further along than others in...

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Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies - Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing

For manufacturers in every industry, the cost of direct materials is a constant challenge to bottom line results. Accounting for 20-80% of the cost of finished goods, the materials that make up the...

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Capture More Spend Under Management - Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an Advanced Sourcing Solution

Is your current eSourcing suite failing to support your sourcing needs? In this white paper you will learn: Why do most companies reach a plateau (often around 30%) in the amount of spend their...

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Stuck in the Suite Spot - The Prevalence of Excel Use Alongside eSourcing and Procurement Suites

Are you stuck in "The Suite Spot" and if so, how do you get out? In this white paper you will learn: Why Excel use for RFI and RFP creation, bid collection, and analysis remains high...

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Procurement Transformation: 5 Sourcing Excellence Initiatives Propelled by Next-Generation Technology

Embarking on new strategic procurement and sourcing initiatives? In this white paper you will learn about customer examples of advanced sourcing supporting procurement transformation and sourcing...

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Achieving the Next Level of Savings and Efficiency in Your Supply Chain

How much value will an optimization-enabled sourcing tool bring to your procurement efforts? In this white paper you will learn: What are the functional differences between some sourcing...

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Adding Advanced Sourcing to Ariba, SAP, Oracle, IBM, and Other Procurement Suites

Identify and attack the gaps in your current sourcing strategies. In this white paper you will learn: Why most companies are only capturing up to 30% of their spends with their current...

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Navigating the Complexities of Carrier Analysis and Transportation Procurement with Advanced Sourcing

What are the 7 Best Practices in Transportation Advanced Sourcing? In this white paper, you will learn real-world best practices companies use to improve transportation sourcing, such as:...

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Packaging Procurement: Three Key Considerations to Advance Your Packaging Sourcing Strategy

In this packaging procurement white paper, we present three strategic packaging sourcing practices that can be executed with the assistance of advanced sourcing technology to help fast...

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Ocean Sourcing - 5 Tips to Prepare for Ocean Freight Negotiations and Contracting

There are many challenges facing ocean freight shippers, from rising liner rates, tight capacity on containers, port congestion, and uncertainty in carrier operations. Use these 5 tips to help...

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Where Spend Analysis Meets the Supply Chain: Putting Big Data in a Procurement Context

Good performance management approaches have to rest on good data - data that is indisputably referenced by business units, corporate leadership, and suppliers alike. The spend analytics field has...

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SciQuest Spend Analysis Glossary

Download the Spend Analysis Glossary White Paper from the procurement and spend analytics professionals at SciQuest. This quick reference guide to spend analysis terms provides the insights and...

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Best-in-class features of Contract Lifecycle Management Solutions

What should you look for in a contract lifecycle management software solution? Contract lifecycle management software addresses the needs of today's companies to gain the most value possible...

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Drowning in paper invoices? Automate your accounts payable

The advantages of Accounts Payable automation are so clear and affordable that they overwhelm all of the common arguments for delaying development. Nearly every company has opportunities to move some...

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The top five barriers to successful eProcurement

Despite the obvious advantages that eProcurement promises, Forrester Research found that resistance from staff and suppliers is a major obstacle to realizing those advantages. In a nutshell,...

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10 Tips To Get The Most From Your Spend Analysis Solution

After a decade of deploying a wide variety of spend management technologies on a global scale, spend analysis experts Brian Daniels and Rod True share lessons learned from personal experiences in the...

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