Does Purchasing Have a Seat at the Big Table?

Approximately 70% of all manufacturing companies’ revenue is spent with third party suppliers.  The importance of the strategic management of that spend, across the entire purchasing lifecycle, cannot be overstated in terms of its impact on an organization’s financial success. But despite that imperative, do we, as purchasing leaders and professionals, have a seat at…

Why Purchasing Departments are Choosing to Evolve Digital Transformation in 2022

Purchasing Departments are accelerating Digital Transformation efforts in 2022 to escape the pitfalls of conducting business with excel, eliminate the clutter, organize their data, and ultimately become more efficient. Given the last 2 years with COVID, Digital Transformation in purchasing has become an essential hot topic, however in 2022 there’s a new twist: Purchasing Departments…

Risks in the Supply Chain are Causing Purchasing Departments to Rethink Excel

Purchasing Departments are accelerating Digital Transformation efforts in 2022 to mitigate geographic, economic, part shortages, and supplier risks in the supply chain. Digital Transformation in purchasing has become a hot topic, however in 2022 there’s a new twist: Purchasing Departments are not seeking quantum transformational leaps, rather they are opting for a rapid evolution of…

How Purchasing Cost Models Help Companies Succeed

Cost models provide buyers with valuable benchmarks to validate supplier pricing. Used effectively, they help drive optimal design, reduce the time required to bring products to market and help companies succeed. When it comes to understanding supplier cost structures, I admit that I am biased. After all, understanding supplier cost structures was what started my…

4 Keys to Purchasing 4.0

The global economy is undergoing a Digital Transformation at record pace.  Declining costs in bandwidth, storage and computing enable organizations to optimize, connect and model data to improve decision making and to drive results. Whatever the experts call it:  Industry 4.0, Digital Economy, Internet of Things, Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning…