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Will Procurement Be The Hottest Job Of The Decade?

From Chief Procurement Officer to Chief Collaboration Officer – the future of procurement is all about people, networks and principles From moleskin to fishing rods, Cirque du Soleil is a company that procures a lot of strange stuff because of the nature of their business. The bungee costumes worn by …

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Will Procurement Be The Hottest Job Of The Decade?

From Chief Procurement Officer to Chief Collaboration Officer – the future of procurement is all about people, networks and principles From moleskin to fishing rods, Cirque du Soleil is a company that procures a lot of strange stuff because of the nature of their business. The bungee costumes worn by …

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Ariba Live 2017 in Sydney

Ariba Live 2017! Living Death in the Buying Department On the 22nd/23rd of August 2017 was the “Ariba Live” event at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney. I was lucky enough to get a free pass, on the grounds that I am an SAP Mentor these days. I …

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Adoption through Policy Improvement

Background: Recently, a large Hong Kong based Logistics’ Broker successfully implemented SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing and Buyer, Advanced.  Aside from the heavy adoption of the technical solution driven by a rich user experience, the establishing of relevant catalogues, the creation of clear processes and a ‘saving’s driven’ metrics culture, an …

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Recap #SAPAribaLive Prague 2017

When: June 12th – 14th 2017 Where: Prague, Czech Republic The Event: SAPAribaLive 2017   Recently I got the excellent opportunity to participate in #SAPAribaLive 2017 #MakeProcurementAwesomeAgain and to be honest I was surprised! (don’t worry! in a good way 😉 ) First of all, it’s important for you to know that …

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Making First Contact at SAP Ariba Live

It has been 5 years since Ariba joined the SAP family, so I’m wondering why I haven’t got around to learn more about one of the most recognized names in the procurement space? I get the feeling there may be others in this community who know as much (or as …

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Procurement with a Purpose

Procurement with a Purpose Aided by business networks, Asian companies are both doing good and doing well In the old days, procurement was focused on two things: minimizing costs and risk. Today, it’s all about sustainability and corporate social responsibility. According to an MIT Sloan study, 70 percent of companies …

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Buying and Selling Simple in the Digital Economy

It seems like every day, there’s a new example of how the digital economy is transforming our world. In my blog earlier this year after SAP Ariba Live, I talked about how the rapid advances in technology that have revolutionized consumer commerce were starting to reshape business commerce and procurement. …

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Pulling the Source-to Settle Family Together

Tis’ the season for bringing loved ones together.  And for many of us, family time during the holidays is a joyous event with fond memories…unless you’re the Griswolds. Oh, how Clark Griswold struggled to make Christmas an unforgettable occasion for the family.  To this day, I still peer into every …

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