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10 Reasons Why 2015 Will Be A Banner Year For Invoice Discounting

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Let’s talk about receivables financing that isn’t buyer-led, aka, a low 10-digit opportunity of a pie to be split by buyers and suppliers. A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about some real money. And where there’s money to be made, you will see money coming in (e.g., from private equity players) to get a sweet slice of that pie. This paper gives 10 reasons around the how and why, so download today.

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Ask the Expert: Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Trends from Singapore and Malaysia

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This session replay features Thomas Kase on his recent travels to Southeast Asia. He spoke at ProcureCon Asia in Singapore – and also travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he spent several days with a local procurement suite solution provider, MyBiz, and some of their clients. Thomas shares some of his observations on procurement and sourcing trends in the region in the areas of CSR, corruption, transparency, multi-tier challenges, talent development, and more.

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Re-inventing Direct Procurement

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In this report based on a recent study conducted with ISM, we highlight how and where direct procurement organizations are exerting their influence and leadership (or not) on the broader extended supply chain. We also examine the impact on performance, and specifically how more advanced organizations are implementing 11 key supply management activities that transcend traditional direct procurement.

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Re-inventing Direct Procurement

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In this report based on a recent study conducted with ISM, we highlight how and where direct procurement organizations are exerting their influence and leadership (or not) on the broader extended supply chain. We also examine the impact on performance, and specifically how more advanced organizations are implementing 11 key supply management activities that transcend traditional direct procurement.

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Summer 2013 – Logistics Category Perspective: Strategies and Trends in Trucking and Intermodal

Category Watch - Free Research DownloadDespite the significant bottom-line impact that effective management can bring, there is tremendous opportunity to drive savings and other desired outcomes across logistics category segments. A number of overall strategies are highlighted in this research, and includes trends and observations surrounding the logistics marketplace that are top-of-mind for logistics sourcing professionals today.

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Summer 2013 – Logistics Pricing Review and Outlook

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This first paper in our Category Watch covers pricing trends and sourcing strategies in the logistics category, focused specifically on trucking and intermodal freight transport. Deep-dive into regional price trends and savings strategies, and understand cost-per-mile breakdowns and potential fuel savings opportunities, especially as we see a modest weakness in the early 2013 market with decreased pricing power from carriers.

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E-Sourcing: Criteria for Selecting a Provider

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Having taken a close look at over fifty sourcing (and related tools) in recent quarters – working with dozens of practitioners on shortlist and selection processes – it is our belief that a one-size-fits-all 2/2 ranking for all vendors is not terribly useful in the real world of sourcing technology adoption and use. Procurement organizations are built to reflect the nature of their broader enterprise missions. World-class athletes come in all shapes and sizes. Similarly, developing provider ratings in silos based on a “one-size-fits-all” procurement organization isn't exactly a recipe for success. This paper walks through the types of sourcing providers in the market and gives the necessary NON one-size-fits-all advice that organizations need in choosing a sourcing solution.

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Can Supplier Management Be Saved? Analysis and Technology Overview

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This paper examines some of the key advantages and recent developments in the field of supplier relationship management. MetalMiner's Lisa Reisman looks at two specific examples from the automotive industry, and then Spend Matters' Jason Busch and Thomas Kase take an in-depth look from at some of the problems companies face when it comes to supplier management - and what they can do to address them.

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Supplier Management Market Observations

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Explores recent trending in the supplier management market (i.e., supply risk management, supplier performance management, CSR/compliance management, supplier diversity, P2P on-boarding, supplier development and other related areas), including the core supplier management capabilities of SAP. Covers general deployment pitfalls to avoid regardless of which provider you've opted to go with – ERP or otherwise.

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