SET STRATEGY

Use strategy to achieve your procurement goals

All professionals face the challenges of developing a strategy and sticking to it. In procurement, purchase, category and department strategies can bridge the gap between management’s directives and procurement’s action plans. Utilize these resources to learn how to create systems that will get you closer to achieving your procurement goals.

Current Articles

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How to Handle a Last-Minute Sourcing Meeting Like a Pro

  • Improve Credibility , Save Time, Set Strategy
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If You’re Still Using Google for Category Research, You’re Doing It Wrong

  • Assess Opportunity , Save Money, Reduce Risk, Set Strategy , Category Research, Market Intelligence, Market Research
  • White Papers

Improving Procurement's Internal Credibility: A Guide

  • White Papers , Improve Credibility, Set Strategy
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The Secret to Gaining Credibility in Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Contract Renewal: Is this Price Increase Justified?

  • Improve Credibility , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

6 Steps to Becoming a Strategic Procurement Department

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure
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Using Market and Category Intelligence to Achieve Procurement Goals

  • Set Strategy , Save Time, Save Money, Reduce Risk
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The Journey to Strategic Sourcing: A Roadmap

  • White Papers , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy , Strategic Sourcing
  • Market News

Panama Canal Expansion Spurs Growth in the Shipping Market and Beyond

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy
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Deck the Halls: How to Budget Effectively for Q4 Spending

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money
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Playing it Safe: Prioritizing Cybersecurity for Government

  • Set Strategy , Save Money, Reduce Risk
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

A Leading Financial Services Company Scores a Trifecta of Success

  • Save Money , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy
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Why You Should Build Your Credibility (and How to Do It!)

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy
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Will Seasonal Shipping Delays & Price Spikes Interrupt Your Supply Chain?

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy
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Negotiating a Win in Difficult Markets

  • Negotiate , Evaluate Supply Market, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Is It Realistic for Every Department to Be Strategic?

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Improve Credibility
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Weatherization: 4 Markets to Watch When Preparing for Winter

  • Set Strategy , Negotiate, Save Money
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Trends in Software: Automating Procurement and Business Operations

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Honeywell to Sell Off Two of its Lucrative Business Units

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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Negotiation Brief: HVAC System Construction & Maintenance

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

12 Practical Steps for Making the Best of Your Top-Tier Vendors

  • Set Strategy , Identify Suppliers, Improve Credibility
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Natural Disasters: Rebuilding From The Wreckage

  • Reduce Risk , Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
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Gas and Globalization: How Rising Production Affects Buyers

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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OPEC Cuts While U.S. Shale Booms: The Effects on Oil’s Supply Chain

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Set Strategy
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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q2 2017

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk
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Get Your Purchasing in Order: 5 Common Procurement Problems

  • Reduce Risk , Set Strategy
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Strategic Procurement: A CFO's Guide to Getting There

  • Set Strategy , Improve Credibility
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Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Houston’s Economy and Beyond

  • Reduce Risk , Save Money, Set Strategy
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Procurement Transformation: 3 Technologies to Watch

  • Save Time , Save Money, Improve Credibility, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Procurement’s Make-over

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure, Save Money, Improve Credibility
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Beyond Factory Robots: The Impact of Automation on Price Growth

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Time, Save Money
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Falling Steel Prices: The Past, Present and Future?

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money
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P-Cards: Managing Purchasing with Each Swipe

  • Save Time , Save Money, Set Strategy
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Process Water: Building A Better System

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Reduce Risk
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Invest in Wildfire Protection Techniques to Reduce Insurance Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy
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Public vs. Private: Is Procurement Any Different?

  • Set Strategy , Implement & Measure
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jessica Leitgeb, Procurement Specialist at Solenis

  • Save Time , Identify Suppliers, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Strategic Sourcing: How Government Agencies Can Maximize Their ROI

  • Negotiate , Evaluate Supply Market, Save Money, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Insider Tips: 5 Ways to Make Life Easier for Public Procurement Officials

  • Save Time , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy
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How Renewed Protectionism Is Reshaping Supply Chains

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices From a Seasoned Procurement Officer

  • Assess Opportunity , Identify Suppliers, Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

  • Reduce Risk , Assess Opportunity, Save Money, Set Strategy
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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
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Negotiation Brief: Procurement Software

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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Government Procurement's Focus on Rules Compliance

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy
  • Market News

Firms Rally Against the FCC on Net Neutrality Day of Action

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

7 Common Mistakes During the RFP Process

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Gas Giants Praxair and Linde Group Complete Deal to Merge

  • Identify Suppliers , Set Strategy
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Control & Process: The Keys to Driving Cost Out of Service Contracts

  • Set Strategy , Negotiate
  • Market News

Proposed Regulation Rollbacks Renew the Net Neutrality Debate

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Save Money, Set Strategy
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4 Tips for Creating a Thorough RFP Process

  • Conduct RFP Strategy , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Suzanne Aquino, Global Category Manager at Chain IQ

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Develop Business Requirements, Evaluate Supply Market
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Negotiation Brief: Contingent Workforce Management Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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What is the Digital Transformation of Procurement Really About?

  • Implement & Measure , Set Strategy
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Procured in the USA

  • Identify Suppliers , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager-Global Procurement

  • Identify Suppliers , Assess Opportunity, Conduct RFP Strategy, Negotiate, Set Strategy
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Trump’s Budget Blueprint & Government Procurement

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Inevitable Rate Hikes & Their Impact on Business Budgeting

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Reduce Risk
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Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy
  • Market News

Climate Change, Policy Shifts and the Corporate World

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy
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The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

  • Assess Opportunity , Develop Business Requirements, Set Strategy
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Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

  • Identify Suppliers , Set Strategy
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Price & Profit: Effects of the 2017 Oil & Gas Recovery

  • Assess Opportunity , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy
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Procurement, the Trump Administration & the Road Ahead

  • Set Strategy , Reduce Risk
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Cognitive Procurement — What Are the Implications?

  • Save Time , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Growing Markets: A Look at Trends in the Landscaping Industry

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Panama Canal Catalyst for U.S. Transportation Sector

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

Find Your Focus: Factors To Consider When Calculating Risk

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Reclaiming Water: The Rise Of Wastewater Recycling To Meet Potable Water

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity, Evaluate Supply Market
  • Market News

States Continue to Raise the Bar for Minimum Wages Across the US

  • Save Money , Reduce Risk, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Articles & Insights

IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

  • Set Strategy
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Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Procurement Q&A

Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Assess Opportunity, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

The American Red Cross’s Journey to Better Practice Supply Management

  • Improve Credibility , Implement & Measure, Set Strategy
  • Market News

OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

  • Evaluate Supply Market , Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM

  • Improve Credibility , Set Strategy
  • Best Practices & Case Studies

Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

  • Improve Credibility , Develop Business Requirements, Conduct RFP Strategy, Set Strategy
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Steel Costs Predicted to Rise After Hitting Record Low

  • Set Strategy , Evaluate Supply Market, Negotiate, Save Money
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
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The FOMC Continues its Hold on Rates

  • Set Strategy , Assess Opportunity
  • Articles & Insights

Negotiation Brief: Facilities Management Services

  • Negotiate , Develop Business Requirements, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Market News

Budgeting for Brexit: The Impact of the UK’s Referendum on US Buyers

  • Reduce Risk , Evaluate Supply Market, Identify Suppliers, Set Strategy
  • Market News

New FAA Guidelines Pave Way for Expanding Commercial Drone Sales

  • Assess Opportunity , Set Strategy