Matthew McGovern

Partner with a leader for order management and fulfillment software

“… the IBM Order Management solution has most recently been named  a Leader by International Data Corporation for both mid-market and enterprise retailers” In an environment of “have it your way” consumers and digital transformation pressures, you as a retailer are in a race to deliver an optimal and consistent customer experience on the web, […]

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Bringing Cognitive to Knowledge Management in Supply Chain

“Knowledge is power,” declared Francis Bacon, the English philosopher whose advocacy of the scientific method helped spark the scientific revolution. The famed writer Anton Chekhov joined the historical dialog, noting that, “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” Dale Carnegie, the American writer, and perhaps the father of corporate training, agreed, […]

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Data Analytics: The Foundation for a Smarter Supply Chain

There’s a lot of buzz around Big Data and data analytics in leading supply chain organizations. But what’s all the buzz about? And how can supply chain organizations apply data analytics to improve their operations and outcomes? In layman’s terms, Big Data is equivalent to “massive amounts of data” or perhaps even “all data.” It […]

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Creating a Thinking Supply Chain for the Cognitive Era

We are in the early days of a promising new technology era – the era of artificial intelligence (AI). AI technologies are no longer the realm of science fiction – nor the sole domain of computer scientists and techies. According to TechRepublic (ZDNet), technology and economics are aligning in a way that puts us at […]

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Transvoyant Helps Reduce Holiday Stress by Mitigating Inventory Disruptions

Do you ever wonder how your holiday favorites are always in stock, no matter what the latest trends are, and no matter whether you’re online, on your mobile device or in the store? How do retailers anticipate what “THE” big item is going to be that year? Where do these goods come from? How far […]

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Cognitive Procurement on Display at IBM Empower 2016

IDC estimates that by 2020, half of all business analytics software will incorporate cognitive computing functionality.1 The nonprofit Pew Research Center echoes that point: “By 2025, artificial intelligence will be built into the architecture of countless functions of business and communication, increasing relevance, reducing noise, increasing efficiency and reducing risk across everything from finding information […]

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What’s the Business Case for Procurement Analytics?

    All too often, procurement strategies and\or programs seem to fall short of their optimal outcomes. The culprits are usually: Inefficient processes or systems Personnel constraints or limitations Lack of collaboration or stakeholder engagement Lack of proper analysis of the challenge and measurement of results Technologies, particularly connected and centralized ones, that automate and […]

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Top 5 Trends Shaping the Modern Procurement Landscape

  We make it a point to stay ahead of the curve and understand the critical challenges and priorities for procurement organizations at Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies. The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Study is a prime example. The IBM IBV CPO Study surveyed more than 1,000 procurement executives across 41 countries […]

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Connecting Source-to-Pay Processes is a Top Priority of Leading Procurement Organizations

Do you have unacceptable levels of savings leakage or off-contract spending? Does poor supplier visibility often lead to poor business decisions by your procurement team? Chances are your main culprits are disconnected processes—and solutions. Global companies face significant challenges to identify, capture and sustain savings—particularly when upstream and downstream processes are not well connected. This […]

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Why Procurement Should Lead the Way on Corporate Social Responsibility

What kind of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) gets a seat at the corporate leadership table? According to the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Study, one of the largest known surveys of procurement leaders, the key attributes of leading procurement organizations are that they are capable, influential and innovative. The study […]

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Big Data: A Big Focus For Procurement Organizations

A business’ capacity to generate and store data has doubled approximately every three years since the 1980s. By 2020, analysts estimate that businesses will have 300 times more data available to them than they do today. Of course, that data will do little to enhance business objectives unless it can be effectively captured, managed and […]

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