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Will Procurement Be The Hottest Job Of The Decade?

From Chief Procurement Officer to Chief Collaboration Officer – the future of procurement is all about people, networks and principles From moleskin to fishing rods, Cirque du Soleil is a company that procures a lot of strange stuff because of the nature of their business. The bungee costumes worn by the performers of the Mystère production, for example, each have over 2,000 hand-glued sequins. Sourcing everything from crystals and buttons …

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Will Procurement Be The Hottest Job Of The Decade?

From Chief Procurement Officer to Chief Collaboration Officer – the future of procurement is all about people, networks and principles From moleskin to fishing rods, Cirque du Soleil is a company that procures a lot of strange stuff because of the nature of their business. The bungee costumes worn by the performers of the Mystère production, for example, each have over 2,000 hand-glued sequins. Sourcing everything from crystals and buttons …

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Ariba Live 2017 in Sydney

Ariba Live 2017! Living Death in the Buying Department On the 22nd/23rd of August 2017 was the “Ariba Live” event at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney. I was lucky enough to get a free pass, on the grounds that I am an SAP Mentor these days. I could not help but thing of the rather bizarre UK comic strip “Bristow” which runs in both UK and Australian …

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Ariba Network Live in Tokyo 2017 ended with great success

Event  Overview SAP Select / SAP Ariba Network Live / SAP Forum events were held in August 3 to 5 in the same place. Ariba Network Live in Tokyo 2017 event ended with great success. Date: August 3, 2017 Place: Gland Prince Hotel Takanawa, Tokyo, Japan Final Registration: 831 Attendee: 548 (65.94%) Total satisfaction About 80% of attendees were very satisfied!! I joined this event as part of SAP Ariba …

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Adoption through Policy Improvement

Background: Recently, a large Hong Kong based Logistics’ Broker successfully implemented SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing and Buyer, Advanced.  Aside from the heavy adoption of the technical solution driven by a rich user experience, the establishing of relevant catalogues, the creation of clear processes and a ‘saving’s driven’ metrics culture, an additional area of effort that led to such a positive outcome was the substantial focus on policy improvement across the …

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Recap #SAPAribaLive Prague 2017

When: June 12th – 14th 2017 Where: Prague, Czech Republic The Event: SAPAribaLive 2017   Recently I got the excellent opportunity to participate in #SAPAribaLive 2017 #MakeProcurementAwesomeAgain and to be honest I was surprised! (don’t worry! in a good way 😉 ) First of all, it’s important for you to know that my background is not in Procurement nor SAP Ariba. Mainly I have a technical background with a center on SAP technologies …

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Making First Contact at SAP Ariba Live

It has been 5 years since Ariba joined the SAP family, so I’m wondering why I haven’t got around to learn more about one of the most recognized names in the procurement space? I get the feeling there may be others in this community who know as much (or as little) as I do about SAP Ariba. SAP Mentor Joe Fox gave a really nice introduction of Ariba this February …

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Procurement with a Purpose

Procurement with a Purpose Aided by business networks, Asian companies are both doing good and doing well In the old days, procurement was focused on two things: minimizing costs and risk. Today, it’s all about sustainability and corporate social responsibility. According to an MIT Sloan study, 70 percent of companies around the world have made sustainability a top priority. And procurement is leading the way in driving it through new …

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How CPO’s Can Leverage the Power of Predictive Analysis, Big Data and SAP Ariba

The basic idea of Big Data is that analysis effort focused on analysing large quantities of interrelated business data can provide enormous amount of business value. The fundamental driving principle is that trends and correlations discovered from the data analysis can propel significant business level insights. Applying a Big Data based methodology to procurement data can extract significant insight and value. Here are 5 ways in which it can. 1- …

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Q&A with Lakshmi Hanspal, SAP Ariba’s Chief Security Officer

March marks Women’s History Month, dedicated to highlighting and honoring the incredible contributions of women, both past and present, across the world. As someone who has blazed her path in a traditionally male-dominated field of information risk, privacy and security, SAP Ariba’s Chief Security Officer Lakshmi Hanspal has made a significant impact on helping fuel customers’ businesses, building a successful team and making positive contributions to her community. Read on …

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