If you could line up all the supplier data in your critical and non critical systems – how many miles would they reach? How much time is spent managing poor data? How many decisions may have been conducted based on non optimal information? The discussion about how to tackle the often thousands of suppliers and […]
EBG | Play: Resilience and Sustainable Procurement
Is there a correlation? Between being resilient and sustainable? EBG | Network had the pleasure of hosting a webinar where Pete Rau, Operations Manager at EcoVadis shared his view in the matter. What did the audience think? As always with live poll questions there are additional questions and reflections coming up after poll results are […]
EBG | Play: How do you re-build an anti-fragile supply chain?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic is not a Black Swan – i.e we should have predicted and prepared for it. One may wonder if disruption is or will be the new normal? We may say “hopefully not” and the question still remain – what can we learn from disruptions like the ones we are currently facing? […]
EBG | Insight: Basware reflections and advice
As companies get out of the first acute crisis mode there may be time to reflect. How much insight did we have into our spend and cash? How dependent on manual touches are you to get your source to pay processes through? How well can you use your entire spend and cash data to predict […]
EBG | Play: Benchmark your source-to-pay performance against the best
The idea of “the best” in process automation may be shifting. From lowering the number of FTEs and SLAs focusing on transactional efficiency. To improved value creation and data insights fed back to the organization. How do you get there and how do you know where Your organization stands? Take a look at the on […]
EBG | Insight: What is your contract management status?
EBG | Network continuously ask “the market” questions to try to learn more about what are prioritized areas and what the challenges are. Managing contract life cycles is such an area. Consider the amount of time spent and the trust built with numerous suppliers and still it has been really challenging enabling contract usage and […]
Beyond trends from industry experts | IV
An online session is a perfect way to gather know how from across the world. To enable knowledgeable professionals to share extensive experiences without leaving the office. On March 12th Jon Hansen, Procurement Insights, gather industry experts such as David Loseby, CPO, Advisor, Author and Global Board of Trustees Member of CIPS to discuss procurement […]
Beyond trends from industry experts | III
On March 12th professionals from across the globe will meet online to learn from each other about what trends may mean now and ahead for procurement. Jon Hansen is gathering intelligence leading up to the webinar and you too can draw from those insights via Beyond trends form industry experts | I and Beyond trends […]
Can technology override the need for skills?
The short answer is of course – no. Technology cannot override the need for skills in any type organization. Something that is evident every time EBG gather peers. Yet, the opposite is also true – skills alone cannot cover the capabilities technology can offer. After last years Sourcing Outlook – the second annual – EBG […]
EBG | Play: Procurement AI: From Promise To Realization
End September great minds met online to discuss digitalization in general and Artificial Intelligence impact on procurement specifically. Why so? On April 10th 2018, 25 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on Artificial Intelligence. It builds further on the achievements and investments of the European research and business community in AI. Given this announcement, […]