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Is Expertise Unique or Can It Be Machine-Scaled?

Despite a solid case for a standardized numerical approach to proposal evaluations, not everyone is sold on using machine logic alone. And even though technology can free us from the mundane tasks of our daily duties, it doesn’t mean that we should turn our backs on such activities. Instead, people and machines should work together by leveraging each other’s strengths.

agility

Pogo Procurement: We Have Met The Enemy, and It Is Us!

The greatest threat to procurement and businesses, in general, is a lack of agility. Why do we place so much emphasis on agility? With only 4% of supply chains being “future-ready,” it seems to indicate that procurement and supply chains are not agile in their response to changing market conditions. So how can we improve our state of readiness? Let us know what you think in the comments.

ageism

Crossing the great “ism” expanse in procurement

For anyone who has worked in procurement, it’s likely that you’ve come across some type of discrimination.

We can all acknowledge and agree that any “ism” be it sexism, racism, or ageism, are challenges we must address. But recognizing a problem and determining that something needs to be done is not enough.

trust

Getting Beyond Chicken or Egg Trust in Contracting

Much like the chicken and the egg scenario, do effective contracts build trust, or does trust build effective contracts? When it comes to trust between buyers and suppliers, what role do contracts play in building a solid and dependable relationship?

Risk Management

Future-Chain—The Bold Face of Risk Management in Five Years

As with any evolution, a species must adapt to survive. For businesses (of any kind) in the next five years, adaptation will require the adoption of bold, proactive, and cross-team risk management tactics underpinned by technology. Technology that will magnify—without diluting—critical and timely information.

Sustainability

Sustainability in Supply Chain

When it comes to striving for more sustainable norms and values within our business operations and across supply chains, organizations need to ensure that all elements of their value chain are united in their intention to match global initiatives and expectations in the fight against environmental damage.