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Jul 9, 5:00 AM
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Do Cover Letters Still Matter?

Given the days of online applications and PDF resumes, the idea of a cover letter seems quaint. Your resume should display your career highlights. The thought of an objective statement seems pointless: I want the job so I can eat and live somewhere. But you could be missing out on a key tool that separates … Continue reading Do Cover Letters Still Matter?

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Jul 8, 8:20 PM
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Big Tech Companies Have Big Sustainability Impact

Even big companies like Apple need a little, or a lot of, help from their friends to meet sustainability goals. The tech giant with a massive global supply chain is progressing toward its greenhouse gas emissions goals. In its latest sustainability report, Apple reports slashing gross carbon dioxide emissions by 22% from 2022 to 2023. … Continue reading Big Tech Companies Have Big Sustainability Impact

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Jun 13, 5:00 AM
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How to Move Your Procurement Resume to the Yes Pile

Every job listing gets hundreds of applications. Harried recruiters and HR staff wade through a stack of procurement resumes, sorting into a Yes and No pile in the first pass. Applying for a job is a job in itself, and it seems harder than ever. Here’s a quick look at what you’re up against with … Continue reading How to Move Your Procurement Resume to the Yes Pile

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Jun 10, 5:00 AM
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Don’t Make These Salary Negotiation Mistakes

Even with salary information available from many sources, it’s still easy to undercut yourself in salary negotiations. In a way, it’s like shopping for a car. You can find a lot of pricing information online, but it’s a different story when you’re sitting across the desk from the salesperson. Talking about money with a human … Continue reading Don’t Make These Salary Negotiation Mistakes

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Jun 5, 5:00 AM
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Procurement Priorities: Insights from Amazon’s 2024 State of Procurement Report

After several years of focusing on cost reduction, the majority of procurement leaders expect their budgets to rise, according to the Amazon Business 2024 State of Procurement Report. At the same time, 98% of respondents said they planned to invest in analytics and insights tools, automation, and AI over the next few years, reflecting the … Continue reading Procurement Priorities: Insights from Amazon’s 2024 State of Procurement Report

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Jun 2, 5:00 AM
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Engage Suppliers to Drive Sustainability

Regardless of your organisation, the core value proposition of procurement remains cost competitiveness. However, in recent years Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) has been elevated to a second-leading enterprise priority to address behind operational efficiency. More than 80% of CPOs cited these two priorities in a recent Deloitte survey, and ESG is one of the … Continue reading Engage Suppliers to Drive Sustainability

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Apr 19, 4:00 AM
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How the Baltimore Bridge Collapse Impacts The Supply Chain

Just two weeks after the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsed after a cargo ship ran into it, vessels are moving through temporary channels, restoring service to this active port. Supply chain experts predict that shippers will experience significant delays and rerouting for inbound shipments. Logistics and supply chain managers should expect longer … Continue reading How the Baltimore Bridge Collapse Impacts The Supply Chain

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Feb 1, 5:00 AM
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Time for Digital Twins In Procurement?

A digital twin simulates a supply chain to provide visibility and improve decision-making and risk management. It’s not quite like a video game, but it’s close. The twin allows you to play out “what if” scenarios like rising inflation or a shipping strike through a virtual representation of connected processes. They can have a ‘transformational … Continue reading Time for Digital Twins In Procurement?

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Jan 30, 5:00 AM
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Red Flags for Corruption in Procurement

Corruption in procurement can happen anywhere at any time. Whether accepting an all-expenses-paid golf weekend from a vendor, slipping a building inspector a little cash to ignore a problem, or funneling overcharges back to the buyer, corruption takes many forms. It can happen anywhere in the supply chain. Public-sector procurement is rightfully under scrutiny for … Continue reading Red Flags for Corruption in Procurement

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Jan 17, 5:00 AM
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Procurement Supply Chain Trends for 2024

As global supply chain complexity increases, procurement pros must deal with challenging trends for 2024 and beyond. Logistics costs are rising across the board, with companies reporting a 19.6 percent increase between 2022 and 2021. While cost containment has been a priority for supply chain management, organizations must take a more holistic view to ensure … Continue reading Procurement Supply Chain Trends for 2024