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Optimal Procurement Means Greater Profitability
One of the reasons that procurement has moved into the corporate spotlight in recent years is because more organizations are realizing the direct impact it can have on profitability. Thanks to that direct impact, companies are putting a lot of focus on ensuring that the fundamentals of procurement are... Read Article
August 22, 2015
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What Can Purchasing Pros Learn From Salespeople?
In the current business environment, purchasing professionals need to have a variety of skills. One set of skills that can greatly benefit these professionals is the ability to sell. While purchasing pros obviously have different job requirements than salespeople, there are definitely some skills that the former can learn... Read Article
August 22, 2015
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The Importance of Ongoing Supplier Evaluation
When a company discovers that they’re either purchasing something significant in an unstructured way or the need arises for a new category of purchases, it’s common for multiple suppliers to be evaluated. During the evaluation process, everything from best price to expected reliability will be taken into account. Read Article
August 22, 2015
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Benefits of Great Purchasing Software for Your Business
Businesses rely on software more than ever before. The reason that modern businesses are so heavily invested in using software is because it can provide levels of productivity that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. While organizations use a mix of general software, there are also plenty of pieces of software... Read Article
August 22, 2015
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The 3 Cornerstones of Effective Purchasing
As the role of purchasing continues to expand and grow, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the latest trends. While there is definitely value in knowing what’s new, it’s now more important than ever to have a really strong grasp on the fundamentals of effective purchasing.... Read Article
August 21, 2015
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Should Purchase Managers Take a Page Out of the Sales Training Handbook?
Whether you’re speaking to a purchasing professional or someone in another department of an organization, most people agree that the role of procurement has noticeably expanded in recent years. One of the reasons that procurement has changed is because companies have realized that when handled correctly, procurement can have... Read Article
August 21, 2015
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Automated Purchasing Process: How to Get Started
It wasn’t that long ago when most forms of automation were only accessible to very large companies. But thanks to all the rapid advances in technology that have brought costs down over the years, businesses of all sizes can benefit from automation. One area where automation can be very... Read Article
August 21, 2015
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Procurement Training for the Public Sector
Throughout the public sector, there is a lot of pressure on departments and individuals to save money. Although the mandate to save money is clear, it needs to be accomplished without degrading the quality of goods or services that are delivered. This combination creates a procurement challenge that is... Read Article
August 21, 2015
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Procurement Fraud and Corruption – What You Need to Know
Of all the areas within a company that are susceptible to fraud or corruption, the supply chain is one of the most prominent. Whether it’s questionable rebates or potentially troublesome relationships with vendors, there’s no way to eliminate the possibility of these issues with 100% certainty. Companies that take... Read Article
August 4, 2015
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What Do Purchasing Careers Have to Offer?
Although the economy has been performing considerably better in recent years, that doesn’t mean that conditions are perfect. Since numerous companies are still facing a variety of challenges, they’re looking at many different ways to help strengthen their bottom line. One of the ways that more and more companies... Read Article
August 4, 2015
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