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January 9, 2017

Getting more from your suppliers starts
with you

Getting more from your suppliers starts with you

Featured Resource: How supplier management is impacting organizations more than ever.

Advice: It helps to treat suppliers as customers. That seems basic, but consider why so many organizations are just now adopting that attitude. Truth is, supplier management is evolving fast; it’s critical to not only catch up, but to get ahead of the curve.

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December 8, 2016

U.N. International Anti-Corruption Day: Procurement’s Role

U.N. International Anti-Corruption Day: Procurement’s Role

The United Nations has declared December 9, 2016 “International Anti-Corruption Day” – an effort aimed at raising global awareness of the social and economic impact of corruption, particularly in the developing world. As they explain on their website, “Every year $1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion is stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of global GDP.”

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December 6, 2016

The Accelerating Rise of Cloud Platforms

The Accelerating Rise of Cloud Platforms

A recent stat quoted in a CPO Rising guide titled “The Trends (and Benefits) of Cloud-Based Technology Adoption: CPOs Take Notice” is telling: cloud platform adoption has grown by 37.5% over the past few years, up over 14% between 2014 and 2015 alone.

Chief Procurement Officers love ‘going to the cloud’ because it allows them to focus on what is most important to them: automating and repeating processes, scaling resources, and driving greater value through greater volume.”
— CPO Rising

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November 29, 2016

Concentric Supplier Risk Management

Concentric Supplier Risk Management

Today, executives in all functions and lines of business are driven to create shareholder value. Nothing can destroy the perceived value of an investment faster than negative press, which can do irreparable damage to a brand. In some cases, the cause of the criticism may not even be due to a company’s own actions, but rather those of their suppliers (or suppliers’ suppliers).

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November 17, 2016

November Determinews: Giving thanks as we look back and accelerate forward.

November Determinews: Giving thanks as we look back and accelerate forward.

As we head for another calendar turn, I’d like to thank you, our customers, for being the driving force behind making our solutions ever better as we fully implement our Cloud Platform. The best is yet to come – stay tuned as our global team sets the bar even higher in the year ahead. Get a taste in the following resources.

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