Category Archives: Procurement

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, the first of their kind … Continue reading

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Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. Since that time progress has been made on the elimination of redundancy and … Continue reading

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Business Networks: Changing the Buyer-Seller Dynamic

Chances are you’re already on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites that connect you to the relationships, Web services and activities you need to run your daily life. And you’ve experienced first-hand their power to connect you to the … Continue reading

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Four Strategies to Optimize Logistics Spending (Part 2)

In my last post, I shared some surprising stats about the lack of a systems-based approach for logistics procurement. Here are four critical steps for improving the process, optimizing resources and uncovering savings: Ride the automation wave. Although the American … Continue reading

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Imbalanced Investments: Transportation Spending vs. Procurement Technology (Part 1)

‘Keep on trucking’ has a new meaning. According to the latest American Shipper benchmark survey, transportation spending increased in 2012 – according to 75 percent of respondents – remaining unscathed by budget cuts. Shockingly, though, companies are failing to invest … Continue reading

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SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of … Continue reading

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Measuring Adoption to Drive Sourcing Value

Everyone has bad habits, but for procurement, bad habits can put a major dent it in the ROI of your sourcing tools. That’s because strategic sourcing is complex and challenging – success requires more than fancy software purchases. You must … Continue reading

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How Spend Analysis Drives M&A Action

With M&A season in full swing, there’s a new epiphany driving (and nixing) acquisitions that goes far beyond the typical high-level revenue and cost savings projections. Market volatility is ruling today’s economy, making timely acquisitions difficult. Complicating M&A negotiations are … Continue reading

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Keeping the care in healthcare — GPOs enlist Spend Analysis for more than just savings

GPOs have the difficult task of reducing spend while sourcing for healthcare goods. As anyone who’s made purchases with someone’s health at stake knows – this is not an area you can cut corners. At the same time, physician preference … Continue reading

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Ariba Asks is Santa Lurking on Ariba Discovery?

A $1 million RFP for coal has been posted to Ariba Discovery®, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally offered by Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Is it a coincidence? … Continue reading

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