Burgeoning inflation costs have put pressure on many businesses throughout the world and with no end in sight, it has left supply chains faced with mounting pressure. Reducing the negative impact on service and maintaining the throughput of products while struggling to keep costs down has created substantial disruption to networks across the globe.
Procurement of goods and supplies whether handled directly or indirectly all follow specific steps to evaluate demand, purchase necessary items or services, and manage orders from start to finish.
Rising energy costs and their impact on the supply chain Supply chains and their operators across the world are being faced with an unprecedented number of challenges when faced with the issue of keeping goods moving. Events like the recent pandemic, Brexit, and unexpected changes in the cost of raw materials have left many companies […]
December 2021 – Its the most wonderful time of the year! But not always if you are in the supply chain industry. The added pressure and increased sales of the 4th quarter can often result in extended delivery times, late payments and missed orders. Supply chain disruptions are commonplace and with the added pressures of […]
Nov 21 – Developing a strong supplier relationship can bring many benefits for companies that rely on receiving goods and resources. Strengthening the connection between customer and supplier can lead to better deals and financial incentives, reduced shipping times, and improved collaboration.
Oct 21 – All companies that manufacture, supply, or sell products rely on suppliers to deliver the necessary raw materials needed to make the final product. Having an efficient supply chain is just as essential as production or operational performance if companies are to succeed. The supply chain is made up of a series of […]
March 1st 2021 – Aggreko goes fully live with i2B across the globe to improve their Procure to Pay processes Aggreko has gone fully live across the globe with i2B. Starting in October 2020, i2B’s procure to pay software as a service (SaaS) i2B Connect is fully integrated with their Infor M3 system, automating direct […]
The art of negation is something any proven purchasing manager worth their salt should come naturally to. Often though, we know you can get bogged down with all the other processes you have in place for the purchasing cycle and don’t always hone in on those essential negotiation skills. We all know that the art […]
Can procurement ever be a rockstar? Procurement teams still seem to get bad rap or often get overlooked in terms of the difference they make in any organisation. Of course as a Purchase to Pay software provider and former procurement professionals ourselves, we’re going to place any purchasing manager as our lead singer on […]