Procurement

Smarter Commerce & Strategic Supply Management

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that Emptoris was recently acquired by IBM – on February 1 to be precise. By adding Emptoris, IBM further strengthens its Smarter Commerce initiative — a strategy announced last year to redefine business in the age of the customer. Smarter Commerce is a unique approach that increases the value […]

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Supplier Management – Top of Mind for Some (but is it core to their procurement function?)

I recently had the opportunity to observe an excellent Procurement Leaders executive roundtable in London which Emptoris sponsored. Held in the sublime surroundings of the recently refurbished Savoy Hotel, 11 leading CPOs from diverse industries and iconic global brands, came together to debate ‘Supplier management – tackling risk, reducing cost, maximising value’. Clearly the topic […]

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Aberdeen Research Report: Best-in-Class Spend Analysis

Constantine Limberakis, the senior research analyst for global supply management at the Aberdeen Group, recently penned a new research report, Spend Analysis: The Nexus of Spend Management, which reviews best-in-class spend analysis practices and results based on a survey of more than 130 global companies. Limberakis notes “a continuing struggle for procurement professionals in obtaining […]

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What’s on the Mind of the CPO

We are always interested in what is top-of-mind mind for the CPO.  Of course, the economic environment, market conditions and challenges are constantly shifting – and part of our mission is to keep ahead of the curve on these environmental and business challenges, so that we can empower our customers to leverage Emptoris’ capabilities to […]

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