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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...
Commitment Matters Blog The impact of terms and conditions Published: 15 Feb 2017 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Anyone involved with public procurement knows that the terms and conditions of contract are often onerous and inflexible. Past IACCM research indicated that a substantial price premium results from these terms - essentially, a cost of risk aversion. We also know that the rigid...
Commitment Matters Blog Is Procurement a function or a process? Published: 16 Jan 2017 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Are Supply Chain, Procurement, and IT on different Planets from Category Management and Operations? Is Procurement a function or a process?
Articles / White Papers Taking Magic and Mystery Out of End-to-End Service Levels Published: 04 Jan 2017 Type: Articles / White Papers Today, most business processes are enabled by the IS organization using a set of applications on top of the IT infrastructure of network, server and storage components. To ensure that business process objectives are understood and achieved, the business unit and the IS organiz...
Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinars Ask The Expert: Procurement Innovation Published: 22 Sep 2016 Average Rating: 4.5 / 5 Type: Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinars In this webinar our expert, Søren Mølby Henriksen, explains how to create top line growth through improved profit and loss results for corporate clients. The session focused on improving customer experiences in the procurement process. During the webinar, Soren demonstrated ho...
Articles / White Papers Improving procurement in 2014 - how five predictions might affect your choices! Published: 31 Mar 2014 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Articles / White Papers Five predictions for 2014 may affect how you manage your procurement process. Each presents new challenges for contract managers due in part to a new era of growth emerging this year. More is changing than many may realize, according to researchers.
Commitment Matters Blog Who should make buying decisions? Published: 19 Oct 2016 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'Investments in organizational capabilities rather than specific technology choices separate the leaders from those who still have work to do'. This quote comes from a recent study by McKinsey, a leading management consulting company. They are referring to the adoption...
Templates Passive/Active Terms and Conditions Analysis Tool Published: 19 Aug 2016 Type: Templates When analysing the terms and conditions of the main body of a contract and its accompanying schedules, it is easy to start reading though from the beginning to the end and highlighting various clauses, wording and details that jump out. This is one way of doing it. An alterna...
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