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Soft Skills Make a Real Impact in Supply Chain Management

Posted: 08/30/2019 - 02:15
Soft Skills Make a Real Impact in Supply Chain Management
For what seems like decades now, the conversations around procurement and supply chain management have focused on the themes of innovation and evolution. The function, conventional wisdom suggests, is changing quickly and gaining a new, more prominent position within organizations. You wouldn’t know it to look at job listings. Conduct a quick search and you’ll find that the same skills that powered procurement through years of tactical obscurity are still (apparently) in high demand.

Innovations in Outsourcing: GEP

Posted: 08/29/2019 - 23:11
Innovations in Outsourcing: GEP

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

The client, a telecommunications major, was looking to optimize their procurement operations and streamline their ongoing technology transformation initiative. Owing to GEP’s depth of offerings and expertise in procurement and supply chain, and top-of-the chart analyst ratings, the client chose GEP as their procurement services partner to address the following challenges: 
 

    All Rise for Poland: A Thriving Outsource Destination

    Posted: 05/16/2019 - 02:13
    It’s hard to believe that up until 1989, Poland was governed and ruled by the crushing grip of Communism as the Soviet Union took over Eastern Europe after World War II and strangled economic growth. At that time, Poland was seen as a powerless country with no business prospects and frankly, no real future. 
     
    A Thriving Economy
     

    Whatever You Call It, Outsourcing to Puerto Rico Is a “Shore” Thing for U.S. Businesses

    Posted: 02/27/2019 - 07:38
    Puerto Rico may suffer a severe identity crisis when it comes to naming its category of outsourcing. It’s not really offshoring from the U.S.…nearshoring may be a better term. But as a U.S. territory, is it technically onshoring? When one thinks of that term, an image of open spaces in Oklahoma or Michigan come to mind – and that’s definitely not Puerto Rico. Do you see the dilemma? 
     

    Seeing the Light: Why More CFOs are Using Procurement as a Tool for Business Growth

    Posted: 02/25/2019 - 02:42
    A growing number of CFOs across Europe are now looking to their procurement teams to support their companies’ business growth strategies. Procurement is not just simply a back-office function, but a proactive business tool, able to deliver short-term gains and also help a business work towards long-term objectives.  
     

    Women in Global Sourcing: Canda S. Rozier

    Posted: 01/17/2019 - 00:55
    Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident? 
     
    My early career was in application/systems development (aka “programming”), but the company quickly learned that I not only was technical, but could also give presentations and was comfortable in customer-facing situations. I moved into pre-sales support and then into a role as a product manager, where one of my responsibilities was negotiating contracts with application partners.   
     

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