Alex Zhong

Podcast: Cognitive Solution Empowers Supply Chain Leaders

In this podcast, Rob Allan, program director, offering management for IBM, talks about the new Supply Chain Insights Platform, which is part of IBM Watson Supply Chain. It’s no secret that business expectations have changed and are continuing to evolve. By establishing greater visibility into supply chain data and processes and leveraging fast-emerging cognitive technologies, […]

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Anheuser-Busch: Cheers to Product Quality, Price, and Availability

When toasting this holiday season, Anheuser-Busch ensures quality, price, and availability of your favorite lager in your hand. Anheuser-Busch InBev created an integrated global procurement process that leverages the company’s scale – while promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration in an organization with many diverse talents and and areas of expertise. In fact, procurement is critical […]

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5 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Supplier Innovation

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” It’s one of the well-known quotes attributed to Apple’s founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs knew that innovation creates value, and creates success. The inverse can be true as well. With a nod to Charles Darwin, it’s not always the strongest company that survives, it’s the […]

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Procurement Analytics: Intelligence to Drive More Effective Procurement Strategies

What is the source of procurement’s value to the enterprise? How do organizations become more effective and efficient in achieving sustainable savings? In mitigating risk? How can procurement deliver even greater value to the enterprise? These questions are essential to the continuous improvement of the procurement function. They are the questions at the foundation of […]

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5 Key Findings from Procurement Analytics: Enabling the Journey to Value

Last week on the IBM Commerce blog, we provided a brief overview of the newly released research report Procurement Analytics: Enabling the Journey to Value. Today, we provide a further preview by outlining 5 key findings from the report. Procurement Analytics: Enabling the Journey to Value, as a follow up to the global IBM IBV […]

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Procurement Analytics: Insights and Best Practices from CPOs

In early 2015, IBM released the IBM IBV Chief Procurement Officer Study to examine the strategies and attributes of the world’s most successful procurement organizations. The study was based on a survey of more than 1,000 procurement executives,and the strategies of the top 10% of these procurement organizations were examined in depth. The CPO Study […]

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