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5 Tips to Build Trust in Procurement

5 Tips: Say This, Not That to Build Trust in Procurement

Procurement must find a way to balance their objectives and goals against their end users’ needs, while maintaining trust and credibility in the eyes of the end user. Here are some examples of how you can rephrase common questions to elicit more meaningful stakeholder responses.

Vendor Management Make the Best of Your Top-Tier Vendors

Vendor Management: Practical Steps in Making the Best of Your Top-Tier Vendors

Whether you are selecting a new vendor, managing existing vendors or preparing to go-to-market, instilling a culture of good vendor management can help build your organization’s resilience. This is fundamental to any corporate strategy.

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Measure & Improve

The topic of stakeholder engagement within procurement is a common one.  This only proves how important building relationships is for procurement professionals. 

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Measure & Improve

The topic of stakeholder engagement within procurement is a common one. This only proves how important building relationships is for procurement professionals.

Time to Implement a Supplier Diversity Program

As the world becomes more diverse and socially responsible, more organizations are recognizing the importance of supplier diversity programs.

White Paper - Improving Procurement's Internal Credibility: A Guide

Credibility is something we all strive for in our professional lives. We want to be trusted by our peers and have our expertise respected by management. If you feel like your organization doesn’t value your department or your role as much as it should, download this white paper to discover actionable ideas and useful tools to start building your credibility now.

Supplier Diversity: What’s In It For You?

Procurement departments have thrown around the term ‘supplier diversity’ for years now. While companies contracting with the Federal government must have a supplier diversity mandate, procurement professionals outside of the government realm are coming to realize the significant benefits of supplier diversity.

Proving Procurements Worth

Beyond Cost-Savings: Proving Procurement’s Worth

In today’s business environment, it’s critical that every department proves its value. For procurement leaders, this often involves cost avoidance and key performance indicators (KPIs) – all effective measures for communicating to Finance. However, procurement departments offer so much more than this, and yet, these messages often aren’t conveyed to the rest of the business.

Client Q&A with Solenis

Client Q&A with Solenis

This month, we caught up Jessica Leitgeb, Procurement Specialist - Indirect, at Solenis to find out what’s going on in her world of procurement.

Client Q&A with Chain IQ

We caught up with Suzanne Aquino, Global Category Manager – Outsourcing, Offshoring and Professional Services, at Chain IQ to find out what’s going on in her world of procurement.

Client Q&A with Coach

Client Q&A with Coach

We caught up with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager, Global Procurement at Coach, to find out what's going on in her world of procurement.

Client Q&A with the University of Florida

Client Q&A with the University of Florida

We caught up with Peter Z. McKay, Business Librarian at the University of Florida, to find out what’s going on in his world. ProcurementIQ: What chal ...

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Client Q&A with Premier, Inc.

ProcurementIQ caught up with Mike Maguire, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc., to find out what’s going on in his world of procurement.

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Client Q&A with PRIDE Industries

ProcurementIQ caught up with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries, to find out what’s going on in her world of procurement.

Client Q&A with NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

We caught up with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, to find out what’s going on in the supply chain management world.