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Commitment Matters Blog Dead-end strategies #1: Strategic Sourcing Published: 24 Aug 2017 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 25 years ago, I worked with a large Business Administration function on a project to redefine their value. Senior management had issued a challenge to all support functions, requiring them to justify their existence.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Avoiding the scrap heap! Published: 19 Jul 2017 Type: Commitment Matters Blog When it comes to complex contracts and negotiations, scrap metal may not be the first thing you think of. But a recent edition of the Canadian 'Globe & Mail' tells us otherwise: 'Despite the technological developments in the industry, the trust needed to do busines...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Shocking news: Procurement doesn't add value! Published: 17 Jul 2017 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In a press release published in Supply Management, we learn that 'a majority of Procurement models are failing to add value'. According to a study by Ayming, a business performance consulting company, less than 20% of executives feel that 'their organization has dr...
 
Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinars Ask The Expert: The ABCs of RFXs: Knowing when to use which competitive bidding methods Published: 16 Mar 2017 Average Rating: 3.9 / 5 Type: Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinars Confused by the alphabet soup of RFx? Not familiar with some of the newer, more collaborative methods used for selecting a supplier? Join Kate Vitasek - a University of Tennessee Graduate & Executive Education faculty member at the University of Tennessee - where she will hel...
 
Articles / White Papers Blockchain: what are the opportunities for Procurement? Published: 19 Jul 2017 Type: Articles / White Papers Bertrand Maltaverne writes an excellent summary on blockchain and its potential to transform trade practices. It is important to understand the implications of the blockchain technology, because it has unique characteristics that represent a breakthrough with tremendous value ...
 
Articles / White Papers Contract and Commercial Management: The Operational Guide FREE sample chapters Published: 27 Feb 2017 Average Rating: 2.5 / 5 Type: Articles / White Papers Contract and Commercial Management: The Operational Guide is IACCM's key reference work based on its body of knowledge. It is a key textbook for the certification program: Contract and Commercial Management: Practitioner Level. The Chapters below are samples of the book w...
 
Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinars CSI (Contract Scene Investigation) Procurement Webinar Published: 18 Apr 2017 Average Rating: 4.4 / 5 Type: Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinars Technology is bringing contracts to life. At last, we are moving to an environment where Procurement can extract substantial added value and use contract data to increase business influence. But many procurement organizations which have deployed - or are planning to deploy - c...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Procurement - it's time for a re-birth Published: 01 Feb 2017 Average Rating: 3.5 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There are growing voices that predict the death of Procurement. Faced by exciting new technologies, plus the opportunity to dramatically expand outsourcing (for example to an increasingly rampant company such as Amazon), such predictions are easy to understand. But are they ri...
 
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RasGas Company Ltd
2017-04-18 04:44:32

Buyers & Risk

If buyers fail to understand the risks of post-contractual opportunism that can occur when they enter into long-term collaborative relationships, and if they allow sup...
 
 
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Anonymous
2017-03-22 14:05:38

How to construct a SLA and price methodology for a contract covering outsourcing of SW purchases.

I am looking for some input in how to construct SLAs and pricing for a contract with a re-seller of software. The intention is that the supplier/re-seller will purcha...
 
 
 
 
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Anonymous
2017-02-27 23:08:09

E-Procurement Systems

Hi all, I'm looking to implement an e-procurement system for our company and am wondering what's out there, any recommendations or concerns would be very helpful.
 
 
 
 
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UBS
2017-02-20 13:29:57

Annual Account Plan

Hi All, Does anyone have an example/template for an Annual Account Plan between a customer and supplier? Thanks, Peter.
 
 
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Anonymous
2017-02-08 16:42:19

Fixed price contract

Is a Buyer entitled to re-negotiate the price of a fixed price contract after work has finished due to the fact that Buyer involved its own resources and completed du...
 
 
 
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Phillips 66
2017-02-01 14:50:15

Supplier Management "best practices"

We're starting some work around Supplier Management and Performance Management and looking for any information from others around best practices you have at your compa...
 
 
 
 
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Anonymous
2016-12-28 08:23:04

Can anyone advice what are modes to save Suppliers Cost ?

I am supporting 5 Clients and 36 Suppliers Contracts. I am targeting to save 5% of Suppliers cost. Can anyone suggest what are steps to do so ? I am taking task to val...
 
 
 
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San Diego Association of Governments ...
2016-12-16 23:21:05

Procuring Vehicles

I need to purchase some vehicles for our tollway. What is everyone's preferred method of purchasing vehicles? POs? IFBS?
 
 
 
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Anonymous
2016-11-15 10:36:15

Change of image for procurement managers

Has anyone ever come up with a good alternative name for "procurement" or "purchasing" to try and change the image procurement managers have within...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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