A few snaps of a very successful couple of days for SourceDogg partner ADR Australia at the ProcureTECH conference in Sydney on 26 and 27 March.
The value-adding potential of procurement is now widely recognised. It was not always so. In previous times procurement occupied a peripheral position within most organisations. It was viewed in operational or tactical terms, but rarely as a strategic, value-adding activity.
Finding out what the market can provide is essential to the role of a procurer. Indeed, the term ‘reverse marketing’ has been used to capture the role of procurers in proactively identifying who can offer them what in the marketplace.
It has long been recognised that there are three important levers to increase procurement capability – people, process and technology. While much activity has been focused on the first two components, Procurement and Supply will host the first-ever two-day event focused on procurement technology.
‘Tail spend’ refers to the 20% of a company’s spending with 80% of suppliers, often comprising small and irregular amounts not overseen by a central procurement function. While separately these payments may not make much of a dent, together they can really start to add up.
Sourcing is global and so is SourceDogg! We’re currently looking for partner companies in all four corners of the globe to come on board to help us spread the word, introducing our software to new users and reaping the rewards for doing so.
The development of e-procurement technologies has opened up new possibilities for firms to inject greater transparency into supply chain management; and this is achievable without incurring major costs or disrupting existing financial and enterprise resource planning systems.
e-Procurement benefits from the cloud's reduced costs, time and infrastructure, its performance and reliability, and crucially its ability to pave the way for the implementation of best-practice information security.