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ISTF 2020, the industrial matchmaking event of the year (December the 9th)
We’re happy to invite you to the ISTF 2020, Industrial Subcontracting Fair on December the 9th, organised by ProcurementFlow. It’s a virtual matchmaking event for connecting EU manufacturers and suppliers.
Procurement - a critical role in new product development and introduction (NPDI) process?
The terms of NPD and NPI are often mixed up or used interchangeably. They’re both are part of the process of getting products to market.
Procurement RFx dictionary
Here’s a quick dictionary of different RFx related procurement acronyms. Firstly, come the three most common terms, RFI, RFQ and RFP.
Reputational and legal risks of running an RFI/RFQ/RFP
Running an RFx poorly is first and foremost a reputational risk. If an RFP or RFQ doesn’t result in awarding a contract, you could lose your marketplace credibility.
Procurement Kanban - what is it and what are its benefits for procurement?
Procurement kanban board is a visual work management method designed to help streamline work processes specifically in procurement teams. For example, ProcurementFlow’s kanban board follows the Source to Pay (S2P) flow of Requisition, Sourcing, Ordering, Receiving, and Invoicing.
What is purchase requisition ticketing & what’s the best approach for your procurement
It’s common for the IT department to have support/help desk processes well in place with IT-specific helpdesk software like JIRA Service Desk. Meanwhile, purchasing and procurement functions are usually left without any modern tools, even though their role is as business-critical as IT. How come?
Why and how to start using an SRM software?
Suppliers, like customers, are strategic business partners. Yet relationship management practices are often very different for sales and procurement. Supplier relationship management (i.e. SRM) tends to get the short end of the stick. Poorly managing supplier relationships can mean actual loss and cost for the company.
A strategic guide to eSourcing - difference between eRFI, eRFQ and eAuction
Sourcing is more strategic, as procurement is more tactical. In the sourcing phase, you ensure that you get the best terms for price and value. This is also the phase where you can analyze your company’s spend and reduce it. Procurement deals with the flow of goods and services based on that contract.
We solved Engineer-to-order procurement challenges
The more complex manufacturing gets, the more collaborative its procurement process needs to be. For the most advanced manufacturing method, Engineer-to-Order (ETO) production, procurement means a balancing act of an array of needs in constantly changing conditions.