Browsing: Value Creation

One of the key differentiators between Strategic Sourcing and Tactical Purchasing is the decision to invest up-front in spend analytics and opportunity profiling. This crucial planning step provides a holistic snapshot of where money was spent and the results associated with that expenditure. Done properly Spend Analysis (SA) focuses the organization and prioritizes scarce resources towards opportunities that best meet the future needs of the business.

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Spotting trends can feel more like an art than a science. It can seem particularly daunting in year that was greeted with so much uncertainty. For his first blog post of the New Year, Dalip takes a look at Marian Salzman’s latest Trendspotting report called The Big Book of Little Nexts and adds his own spin to the top trends for 2012. Read on to learn if you agree or disagree with his insights.

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