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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Procurement Job Descriptions Reflect Profession’s Change

Today, just having the basic skills of sourcing good deals and saving money is not enough for procurement professionals. In a competitive job market, companies are taking skill-set finickiness to the extreme, demanding a bevy of job abilities related to analytics and company culture, for example.

Three False Assumptions About Strategic Sourcing

It is always interesting when procurement practices and priorities enter the public discourse. Since this often happens in the context of government procurement, common-sense sourcing methods suddenly become complex, over-regulated, […]

Kellogg’s: Rise and Shine for Sustainable Sourcing

The breakfast cereal and snack foods maker recently announced an ambitious new sustainable sourcing plan that will completely revamp the way it procures major ingredients within six years.

Open Innovation: Procurement Is a Partner to the Process

Open innovation empowers organizations to collaborate with new suppliers and their novel technologies. This value-add philosophy stops companies from trying to reinvent the wheel on their own, and it starts in procurement.

Imports, Flat Demand Could Keep 2015 Paper Prices Down

Sustainability, ever-rising fuel costs, and rapid transition to online communications and electronic invoicing/payments are just some movements reducing paper consumption. However, beyond communication paper, there are still some growth areas in packaging.

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