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Where Procurement Shines: Making the Right Choice

October 25, 2016 by Guest Contributor

This series of articles focuses on one of the most strategic activities at every company and indeed on every team: making decisions. We’ve explored how the building blocks of decision-making—defining goals and developing options—are exercised and honed daily by sourcing and procurement...

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The Strategic Procurement Skill of Developing Options

October 18, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes the third article in this four-part series by expense management specialist Jack Quarles. He highlights one of top strategic skills of procurement professionals: providing internal stakeholders with options and guiding them through the decision-making process.

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A Goal Focus: Graduating from Resources to Results

October 11, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest post from Jack Quarles, an expense management specialist. The second in a four-part series, this article discusses how procurement professionals can become trusted advisors in their organizations.

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Procurement’s Epic Fail – and Golden Opportunity

October 04, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this post from expense management professional Jack Quarles. In this article, the first in a four-part series, he says Procurement has failed to create an identity which promotes its true value to the organization.

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A Successful Start to the RFP Process

August 30, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest post from purchasing professional André Kleinhenz. His research with European and American companies has shown that the most successful RFPs are for highly customized goods or services. Read on to find out why.

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How Do You Recognize a Good Procurement Deal?

August 16, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest post from KP Singh, a procurement manager at Myer with experience in a variety of indirect categories. As a procurement professional, you know when to be happy with the deal you've closed, and in this article, KP shows us how to explain a "good" procurement deal to...

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Know Your Supplier: Tips for Building a Risk-Resistant Supply Chain

July 19, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest post from Tony Noe, an experienced procurement/supply chain professional. He describes the first step to building a strong supply chain: selecting the right supplier.

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The Shift from Savings-Driven to Value-Driven Procurement

June 28, 2016 by Guest Contributor
DeltaBid welcomes this guest blog post on achieving procurement value by Ali Sadeddin. He discusses why the function must shift away from being driven by savings and work to add value through improved supplier relationships.


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5 Steps to a Transparent Vendor Communication Model

May 31, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest post from Lourdes Coss, procurement professional and author of Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques. She walks us through five steps to creating a transparent vendor communication model that works within the bounds of strict organizational policy.

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What if Savings Didn't Matter in Procurement?

May 24, 2016 by Guest Contributor

Observations from Singapore on Procurement Value

DeltaBid welcomes this guest blog post from Madeleine Tewes, a project manager at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Based on her experience working with procurement professionals in Singapore, she looks at ways Procurement can provide...

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