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How are top procurement professionals addressing today’s procurement challenges? What role do they give technology in reducing costs, adding value, and improving employee and customer experiences? These were some of the topics covered in a recent event held by Amazon Business, where procurement professionals had the opportunity to join a...
A recent event held by Amazon Business gave procurement professionals the chance to join a dialogue with leaders in their field. In this post, we recount key highlights from the discussion about managing tail spend. On stage were John Proverbs, Head of Procurement at KLA-Tencor, and Amir Jafari, VP of...
Explore how technology and “intelligence” have the potential to enhance procurement to be a better partner to the business and deliver even greater value to end customers.
The ability to analyze spend is critical to identifying opportunities, ensuring compliance, managing suppliers, measuring savings, and understanding trends. However, without the correct data, accurate spend analysis is difficult or impossible.
In procurement, category management means organizing purchases into units that match distinct categories of suppliers (rather than according to internal needs and processes), and then aligning management of those categories to the organization’s key objectives. With category management, organizations can pursue distinct strategies that match the realities of each category,...
Today’s procurement departments have many priorities to ensure they are contributing to the profitability of their enterprise. For the 100+ procurement leaders recently surveyed for a Spend Matters report, the top priority is to reduce tail spend.
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Amazon Business has worked closely with leading cloud-based spend management provider Coupa to create Coupa Open Buy with Amazon Business.
Research on the behavioral economics considers the role of unconscious, emotional and instinctive factors in decision making. If procurement professionals, employees and suppliers are not acting out of purely rational motives, what does this mean for purchasing?