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How Organizational Goals Translate into Strategic Procurement Goals

March 03, 2016 by Andres Kuuse

Towards the end of every fiscal year, the leadership team evaluates the past year and plans for the fiscal year ahead. This planning translates into a clear set of organizational goals. Each department is then expected to help move the organization closer to meeting these goals. In the past,...

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What's in a Name? Procurement vs. Strategic Sourcing

February 23, 2016 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest post from LiWei Ang, Supply Chain Strategic Development Manager at General Mills. She compares the terms 'procurement' and 'strategic sourcing' and asks sourcing professionals to decide whether the terminology they use captures the true value they create.

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Procurement, Purpose, and PepsiCo

December 16, 2015 by Guest Contributor

DeltaBid welcomes this guest blog post from Richard Davis, indirect and marketing procurement specialist. He discusses PepsiCo's recent choice to eliminate its marketing procurement department, noting how this choice reflects the company's overall view of Procurement.

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Strategic Sourcing Puts Procurement on the Map

November 25, 2015 by Andres Kuuse

Putting Procurement on the map is hard work. It requires focus and a concentrated effort to prove the function can play a key role in any organization’s efforts to innovate, improve sustainability, and increase profits. In order to do so, Procurement has to become more than a gatekeeper and...

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Why You Can't Be Strategic Without Spend Analysis

September 24, 2015 by Tulika Dayal

Surprises are rarely good for procurement departments. Knowing where your risk lies, identifying your non-strategic suppliers, and eliminating them before they harm your business has become a necessity when trying to avoid supply chain breakdowns.

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How to Build a Strategic Framework for the Procurement & Supply Team. Part 2

April 07, 2015 by Jeremy Kirsten

People, process and tools is a methodology of starting to put together a strategic framework within the team. I am saying the team only because I am looking at the team and put together the means to meet the business’s needs;

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How to Build a Strategic Framework for the Procurement & Supply Team

March 31, 2015 by Jeremy Kirsten

I have seen numerous articles in LinkedIn and elsewhere regarding putting a strategic framework in place within the first 3 months or so after taking on a new role as head of Procurement.

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How to Outline Procurement & Sourcing Strategies to Meet Your Goals and Objectives

March 24, 2015 by Jeremy Kirsten

At its essence, a strategy is a high level plan needed in order to achieve a goal or objective.

In a military sense (which is where I believe the concept originated) an objective is to weaken the position of strength of an enemy in a specific location, a goal is to occupy key high grounds in...

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