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sourcing optimisation

More on Coupa Inspire – Product Enhancements and a Step Change in Complex Sourcing

Last week we wrote an overview of Coupa Inspire 17, and focused on the two main announcements of the day: Coupa’s acquisition of AI fraud […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

The Future of Sourcing – Business Alignment and Cognitive Procurement

In the four short papers published already in our “Five Principles of Sourcing” series, sponsored by advanced sourcing gurus Trade Extensions, we have looked at […]

Your Complex Sourcing Dilemmas Identified and Resolved – Use Cases Reveal How

Trade Extensions works with a varied group of customers across numerous sectors all over the globe to help with their strategic sourcing exercises. Ranging from manufacturers […]

Spend Matters 50/50: Keelvar – A Provider to Watch in 2015

We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, […]

Optimising Your Game – At the Trade Extensions User Event

Yesterday we attended the second Trade Extensions European user conference at the impressive Arsenal Emirates Stadium. It was an event reserved for an exclusive number […]

Trade Extensions Launches TESS Academy – an Impressive eLearning Tool

We mentioned here that Trade Extensions had launched its “online TESS Academy,” an interactive e-learning platform to educate users and potential users on its market-informed sourcing […]

Selecting an eSourcing Toolset – How to Match Your Strategic Requirements to Technology Offerings

We are pleased to bring you another post on our eSourcing hot topic this month from Dr Alan Holland, Founder and CEO, Keelvar - sourcing optimisation […]

Freight buying — complexity is increasing and sourcing strategies need to adapt

One of the chief beneficiaries of the growth in e-commerce in recent years is the wider freight sector. And while drones may be some time off (although it could be sooner than we think with both Google and Amazon already making significant progress) the freight industry has seen a range of innovative entrants in recent years. To date much of the innovation has been on the dispatch and operations side, be it GPS tracking or route optimisation. Companies like Scurri and Shutl have secured funding, supporting their attempts to make the delivery process more efficient. However, attention is now being turned to the upfront sourcing side, with some of the leading buyers of freight transport services looking at how they source as they look to combine carriers (delivering the goods) across lanes to maximum effect. The reason is simple. Sourcing optimisation is a key driver for delivering 5 percent to 15 percent improvements in results, and given the volumes being transacted the amounts in question can be quite considerable.

Trade Extensions gives us the old 1-2-3

Advanced sourcing (optimisation, market informed sourcing, whatever you call it) solutions provider Trade Extensions has added greatly to the gaiety of the procurement business over […]

Sourcing Optimisation part 3 — the key benefits

In the final installment of a three-part series, Alan Gleeson of Keelvar, explores the key benefits of sourcing optimisation and what conditions lend themselves to […]

Sourcing Optimisation part 2 — why it is emerging only now

In the second of a three-part series, Alan Gleeson of Keelvar, explores what sourcing optimisation is and why it has taken so long to become […]