Read through these six questions you can ask to better align your procurement activities with your IT team’s initiatives. Alignment can be as simple as starting the conversation down the right path.
Read through this informative infographic featuring the reasons why a taking a look at your office supplies program through a new lens may make a lot of sense for your enterprise.
Enterprise businesses today frequently use more than one collaborative solution provider to keep their workforce connected. In fact, your business might work with a long list of providers with the goal of increasing productivity and collaboration. This challenges your technology team to derive a cohesive plan of action to maneuver the solutions while providing the best end user and network user experience.
There are many times in our professional careers when we need to convince others to go along with our course of action. It could be convincing our superiors to follow our strategy, compelling your employees to take on a new project or persuading a vendor to make changes. During my own professional career, I have been on both sides of this equation: I have been convincing and I have been convinced. During these experiences, one thing was constant—the need to carefully construct a meaningful business case. So, how do you get started? In this post, I will discuss the five components for making a strong case and a set of questions to help you get there.
As technology is leveraged in almost every function of an enterprise, managing IT spend can be challenging for procurement organizations. However, when procurement and IT have a healthy alignment, teamwork can deliver innovation and act as a ‘change agent’ across the enterprise.
In the second installment of our series we are moseying down to Texas, read on to understand how Texas’ energy profile foundations affect your cost of energy. (To view other posts in this series, click here.)
$500 billion is spent annually on MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) in the U.S, making MRO a target category for procurement to manage. Approximately 30% of MRO spend is on non-inventory industrial purchases; the other 70% is committed to MRO inventory.
The breakroom is an area of the office that, maybe surprisingly, holds an opportunity to help procurement cut costs in a major way. In addition to helping improve productivity by giving employees a space to recharge throughout the day, the break room and the products you stock in it can help your organization reduce waste.
Energy represents a significant cost savings opportunity if managed strategically. (To view other posts in this series, click here.)