Downloads: Procurement Research

Ask the Expert: Intellectual Property, Patents & Proprietary Procurement Solutions

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Thomas Kase, VP Research, talks about Ariba’s cache of patents, what they cover, and who might be in violation. He looks at the most recent of Ariba’s 74 patents, in particular those awarded over the past three years – and those published in the same time period but still awaiting decision by the US Patent Office. This session covers ground for both practitioners and providers.

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Ask the Expert: From Russia With Risk — Sanctions, Embargoes, and Your Supply Chain

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Supply Risk is coming to you! We couldn’t convince Putin to join us on this Ask the Expert session, but we did secure Gert van der Heijden of Spend Matters Netherlands. He covers how Russian sanctions might impact your supply chain, risk management tactics for this specific situation, different scenarios to consider, and solutions to support your contingency strategy.

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NEW! P&G: A Case Study in 10 Easy Lessons

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This paper provides 10 lessons procurement organizations can learn from P&G’s efforts to create thoughtful value through their working capital programs.

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Manufacturing and Direct Materials Sourcing: A Planning Guide for the Next Decade

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Explores five key tactics and strategies in detail as well as broader trends in the global manufacturing and policy climate impacting sourcing and related supplier management and supply chain decisions.

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Webinar Slides: Quantifying Supplier Management Returns

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A look at working capital as one of the benefits of supplier management, and a case study example of how Boston University deployed a dynamic supplier information management system that pushed the responsibility for data quality back to the source-the suppliers. Presented by Jason Busch and Richard Stack.

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Webinar Slides: Exploring the Dirty Secrets of Dirty Supplier Data

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If you fix the dirty data problem, you can potentially identify and book savings much faster than through sourcing and spend analysis projects. Provides a look at the information necessary to win the fight against contaminated and outdated data.

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Webinar Slides: Managing Supplier Risk in a Post-Recession Recession

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These slides are from the October 7th webinar, featuring a dynamic and interactive discussion take a collaborative approach in managing your supplier relationships - with three leading supply management experts.

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Driving Real Value from Multiple Supplier Framework Contracts

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Explains some of the conditions that enable frameworks to deliver a range of benefits to their users, including excellent value for money. Includes the positives and negatives of frameworks, and highlights better results can be obtained.

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Supplier Lifecycle Management

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A look at the concept of Supplier Lifecycle Management, which works from the premise that the supplier should be considered as central to procurement activities and processes.

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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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Beyond Basic Scorecarding – Supplier Performance & Development

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Examines why supplier scorecarding and vendor management programs often come up short, and tips and tactics for designing and rolling out programs to achieve lasting returns. Two case studies from the field provide recommendations for implementing and enhancing scorecarding and development programs.

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Supply Risk Management – Choosing The Right Solutions

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Covers frameworks to help sourcing professionals better examine which categories of provider (e.g., supplier information management/supply base management, spend analysis, etc.) are best suited to tackling types of supply risk and how best to apply. Also discusses many of the providers in different areas of the market to consider.

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