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Why Nearshoring and AI Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted: 07/11/2019 - 04:49
There’s growing momentum for Artificial Intelligence (AI) across a variety of industries, ranging from financial services and healthcare to manufacturing and environmental initiatives. It’s no wonder, given the power of AI to find patterns in vast amounts of data faster than humans ever could and to predict outcomes and behaviors. 
 

Improve Contract Negotiations with Relationship Management

Posted: 07/10/2019 - 06:24

In this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn Tiura interviews Danny Ertel. Danny Ertel is a Founding Partner with Vantage Partners located in Boston, Massachusetts. He joins the podcast to explain how procurement and supply chain teams can do more for the organization by aligning with the businesses that they support instead of acting as the “procurement police” and focusing only on enforcing policies.

10 Ways to Find Savings Through Analytics

Posted: 07/09/2019 - 06:48
Businesses need faster and more comprehensive spend management solutions, without the need for additional subject matter experts. To this end, our clients have benefited from improvements in insight and service delivery using 4C’s analytics platform 4Spend. Here are ten ways in which new savings can be found using analytics. 
 
1.) Categorisation and Benchmarking 
 

Unleashing Supplier Value

Posted: 07/05/2019 - 04:56
Procurement is being presented with a good problem to have. Within most organizations, most categories have been sourced many times. However, procurement is still being asked to deliver incremental value to the companies they support and are now challenged to achieve value beyond just pricing. Due to this, 70% of procurement leaders report that finding more value from suppliers is their number-one tactic to increase procurement’s value in 2019 (Gartner SCM World Future of Supply Chain Survey, 2018).

Call Center Outsourcing – An Emerging Option for Smaller Enterprises

Posted: 07/04/2019 - 01:39
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Digital transformation involves the implementation of advanced technology and fundamental organizational change. Ultimately, though, it’s all about the customer. From mobile apps for secure payment to fun experiences in retail spaces, businesses seek to leverage innovation to identify and engage customers, to gain insight into preferences and habits and to make every interaction positive and impressionable.   
 

6 Best Practices for Successful Last Mile Delivery

Posted: 06/28/2019 - 06:07
The continued growth of e-commerce is fueling the parcel delivery market. Millions of parcels are delivered daily in the U.S. alone. E-commerce and delivery companies have optimized most of the supply chain to deal with the higher workload. For example, businesses have started to process orders in minutes instead of hours. However, many companies fail to optimize their last mile deliveries, which can result in unnecessary expenditure.   
 

Imagining Resilience

Posted: 06/26/2019 - 03:19
Having resilience is an important business skill—it allows us to bounce back quickly from situations that are tough, or even traumatic. We develop coping mechanisms and resilience over time by learning from experiences that may feel threatening until we face and overcome them. Just as the novice kayaker is intimidated by white water, over time he learns how to tackle rapids that once scared him. 
 

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