The following reports are a perspective on the happenings in the procurement function. The live conferencing experience at a ProcureCon conference allows for a more in-depth career-building dialogue with your peers about the optimization of your procurement operations.
We welcome you to learn more about the unique benchmarking and networking opportunities that are offered at the ProcureCon for Supplier Management event by reviewing the upcoming event program.
Revolutionizing eSourcing Adoption
This white paper provides clearly defined ways to establish long-term sourcing technology adoption. Sponsored by LiveSource -- Paladin Associates and VitalSmarts combine their extensive industry knowledge and comprehensive change management methodology to provide a solution with lasting positive change for eSourcing.
Download the latest LiveSource white paper to learn more about Revolutionizing eSourcing Adoption, including:
This white paper provides you with the knowledge you need to implement lasting sourcing change in your organization. Download our white paper today!
- Overcoming eSourcing adoption challenges
- Influencing organizational change
- Avoiding costly adoption failures
- Selecting the right technology
|Googlization and Amazonization of Procurement|
Infosys presents: Essential building blocks for increasing user and spend adoption
Making an informed choice on sourcing and procuring best quality products and services at the best price is challenging at any time. It is more so today, when sourcing and procurement has morphed from a tactical to a strategic function. Until recently, enterprises paid scant attention to optimizing indirect procurement since it was not considered integral to core business. However, businesses are beginning to realize the potential of indirect procurement in driving cost savings and adding business value. Procurement as a function is transforming quickly and developments such as vendor consolidation, procurement outsourcing growth, commitment-based pricing and gain share deals are driving the change. Striving to factor in these factors and address cost pressures, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) are looking for an integrated platform delivery model that focuses on IT transformation and process control to increase efficiencies in indirect procurement....
|Procurement Adoption Study|
ProcureCon and HfS Research: Procurement Adoption Study
Procurement organizations continue to experience pressure to service more strategic categories, wider geographies, and deliver greater results. Not surprisingly, many organizations have considered leveraging outside services from consultants and outsourcers to advance their capabilities.
HfS Research and ProcureCon invite you to review the current procurement capabilities of your peers and how outside procurement services play a role in the outcomes your organization creates.
|Energy and Utility Procurement|
Benchmark White Paper: Energy and Utility Procurement
Utility bills are in the top 5 categories of spending for many companies. The following report provides tangible benchmark information that will help you in developing a more strategic approach to managing energy to drive savings. Topics for discussion and takeaways include:
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How to approach energy procurement and management based on your organization's energy needs?
Is it beneficial to engage third parties in managing utility bill payments and auditing your energy programs?
Considerations to tackle the enrgy demand side as well as supply to drive savings.
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|Broadening the CPO Mandate Through Procurement BPO|
White Paper: Broadening the CPO Mandate Through Procurement BPO
In every discussion we have regarding extending the scope of procurement’s responsibility, chief procurement officers (CPOs) face the same three questions:
Until recently, the answers to these questions have been routine: policy, process, technology, hiring, and training. However, the reality of execution is more complex.
How will your customers and procurement staff collaborate?
Do your procurement professionals have sufficient category expertise to add value?
Are there enough skilled procurement professionals within the team to handle the volume of buying?
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|The Procurement Organization of the Future|
An Emptoris and ProcureCon white paper
“If you’re not leveraging your supplier’s resources, your competition is,” says Bob Hellem, VP, Indirect Procurement, ConAgra Foods Inc. His point is just one of the many topics discussed in the exclusive ProcureCon/Emptoris whitepaper below, which outlines the elements that will continue to define the procurement professional of the future. As Hellem states, one very important distinction of today and tomorrow’s procurement professional is the fact that s/he must understand how to get more out of the supplier than a quote. The whitepaper was compiled from a VIP luncheon organized by ProcureCon and hosted by Emptoris, which brought together procurement officers from companies like Boeing, Cushman & Wakefield, Paramount Pictures, The Home Depot and more. Additional topics and trends outlined in this whitepaper include:
- The evolving skill sets of procurement professionals
- A different, holistic approach to growth
- Potential for internal departmental rotation
- How to deal with the growing trend of employees changing jobs every two years
Download the whitepaper to find out how the procurement professional will continue to change and what you must know to keep up. Click on the image on the left hand side to download the Whitepaper.
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|Generation X & Y Benchmark Study|
Generation X & Y Benchmark Study
ProcureCon's Generation X & Y Benchmark Study provides compelling insights to the charachteristic dynamics of the two groups, of their interaction with the baby boomers and draws, often surprising, conclusions of how these interactions work.
Compiled in consultation with the ProcureCon Advisory Board, Jeff Ariz (PG&E) and Julianne Nachtrab (Agile-1) by Carina Kuhl (ProcureCon)
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