Downloads: Procurement Research

Intersection of Analytics and Supply Chain Risk Management

Analytics & Spend Visibility Compass - Free Research Download
Simply having access to supply risk information does little to avoid supply chain catastrophes. This research shows you how you can leverage supplier intelligence and analytics to drive early intervention in potentially high-risk situations. Includes vendor coverage.

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Redefining Sustainability: Saving Money, Reducing Risk and Going Green

Spend Matters Perspective - Free Research Download
Learn more about the direct intersection of sustainability and sourcing as well as case examples of situations where organizations have benefited from expanding their definition of sustainability to include cost savings and other benefits. We share our learnings on what business leaders are doing differently.

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Using Sourcing Intelligence to Combat Commodity Volatility – The Price Index Advantage

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download Using Sourcing Intelligence to Combat Commodity Volatility – The Price Index Advantage Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters If you ask just about any business executive in the manufacturing world to reveal their most difficult challenges, chances are that commodity volatility will top the list. At no other time in recent history have we seen so many commodities rise and fall in such a compressed period of time. Thanks in part to flexibly flowing capital in the global investment markets as well as growth patterns in developing economies like China and India, there has […]

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Beyond Sourcing and Supply Chain: Commodity Management Solution Fundamentals

Spend Matters Perspective – Free Research Download Beyond Sourcing and Supply Chain: Commodity Management Solution Fundamentals — Understanding Approaches for Pursuing the Most Volatile, Critical and [Often] Largest Component of Company Spend by Jason Busch, Executive Editor, Spend Matters Procurement executives who previously ran programs driving indirect and services procurement spend category cost savings, and direct programs to identify, qualify and implement global suppliers, now find themselves scrambling to renegotiate with suppliers who will no longer honor contract pricing terms. Yet typical discrete manufacturers, food and CPG companies across the globe are just beginning to address the structural changes they […]

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Approaches to Minimizing Commodity Volatility

Next Level Sourcing and Commodity Management – Reseach Download Minimizing Commodity Volatility Through Advanced Commodity Management and Hedging Approaches By Jason Busch and Lisa Reisman (with additional commentary from Brad Clark, FIS Senior Derivatives Broker) Effective commodity management often requires an entirely new approach to thinking and engaging suppliers. Yet it’s something that procurement organizations across the discrete manufacturing, food, CPG and energy markets must increasingly master if they’re to deliver the type of value that management teams are expecting. In contrast, successfully reducing maverick buying and improving spend compliance, while valuable, represents a fraction of the type of potential […]

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