Can buyers really be in partnership with suppliers?
It’s common for suppliers to speak of their ‘partnership’ approach to customer (or client) relationships. But can you really ever be in partnership with suppliers and what makes a supplier relationship truly a partnership?
Balancing cost reduction and strategic value
A number of recent high-profile news reports take the view that cost reduction initiatives can go too far. Can that really be the case?
Nextenders and its customers win at ‘Digital India’ awards
Nextenders were recently successful in the e-Tendering/e-Procurement category for its work with the State Governments of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
5 key skills for procurement leaders
Being one of the procurement leaders is all about being able to deal with challenging demands. Find out the 5 key traits needed to go from good to great.
Maintaining trust in the procurement process
Calls to investigate alleged irregularities in public works contracts like those reporting in BMC recently are major news. We look at how to build and maintain trust in the procurement process.
ISRO and eProcurement: out-of-this-world
How did ISRO put a spacecraft in orbit around Mars for less than the cost of a Hollywood blockbuster? Find out about ISRO and eProcurement.
Why sustainable procurement needs eProcurement
Sustainable procurement brings a range of benefits but can require a change in approach. See how eProcurement helps deliver sustainability.
Addressing complex public procurement risk
Complex public procurement projects bring with them a range of specific considerations and challenges. They demand a different approach but with the right planning, resources, methodology and, increasingly, by using the right technology public procurement risk can be addressed and complex projects procured.
3 reasons to move to data-centric eProcurement
The first wave of eProcurement platforms enabled buyers and sellers to exchange information as documents. Whilst this delivers some efficiency savings, it's only when you move to a data-centric eProcurement system that you see the full potential of eProcurement.
3 key challenges of complex procurement process
Many organisations are comfortable using eProcurement solution to run straightforward procurement activity. However, real value can be gained from adopting the same technology for complex requirements. In this blog we look at 3 way that a complex procurement process challenges your team and process.