Technology

Innovative Hybrid Technology Will Safeguard COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted: 09/23/2020 - 04:49
As the world invests billions to produce a Covid-19 vaccine, it is innovative hybrid technology that will ultimately ensure its effectiveness in this fight against the virus

Recent news headlines are dominated by the news that the University of Oxford research team is seeing promising results from early trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate. Now we must turnour attention to the vital technology that ensures that doses of any viable vaccine reach locations in a state without the need for retesting.

For Procurement Leaders, True Business Transformation Starts At Home

Posted: 09/11/2020 - 05:26
To be effective, digital transformation must begin with open, honest, and scrupulous self-reflection of your digital readiness by running a maturity assessment of business processes.

Technology has advanced significantly since the days when procurement leaders were only managing RFIs and RFPs among their “little black book” of trusted suppliers. Today, big data and artificial intelligence now offer an expansive view of an entire supplier market and unprecedented access to vast wells of verified data. This advancement has opened the door to a new approach that can completely transform the strength of procurement decisions and enable procurement teams to impact a company’s bottom line in new and sometimes unexpected ways.

It Takes 50 Years

Posted: 06/26/2020 - 04:31
Industry 4.0

The world is entering its fourth Industrial Revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0. While Western economies ruled the first three industrial revolutions (steam, electrification, automation), the economies that will dominate a 4.0 World are unknown. The future is up for grabs.

The New Age of IoT and the Supply Chain

Posted: 02/21/2020 - 04:27
Internet of Things

Ushering in the era of The Internet of Things (IoT) brings with it conceptual and cultural change in supply chain management. Previous processes that were once not possible to automate, now not only function independently, but are capable of sharing data and interacting in such a way as to maximize efficient output.

While the precise impact of IoT is dependent on technology costs outweighing efficiency savings, there are several inherent benefits the supply chain can expect from its introduction.

Leading in a Detached World

Posted: 11/12/2019 - 01:42
Leading in a Detached World
Technology is great isn’t it? It allows us to interact with people from around the globe, to share ideas and instantly know the news of the day. It automates processes and allows for more value-added work to occur. However, it also keeps us from talking to the person seated next to us on the plane and creates the ability to hide behind Instagram photos when there is pain, sorrow or simply a need for someone to talk to. How often do we opt for a text message over calling because it is quicker? How many of those interactions are we missing because we are consumed with our phones?

Sculpting a Career in Total Talent Management with Dan Hanyzewski

Posted: 11/07/2019 - 02:53

Dawn Tiura:      Hey folks, this is Dawn Tiura and welcome back to the podcast series. I'm so glad to welcome to the studio today, Dan Hanyzewski. And Dan, I have known you for a number of years, but your current title has me intrigued. And we'll have to get to that. But you are now Ambassador at Certree. So, before we get to where you are today, can you take our listeners through a little journey of who you are, what made you the way you are today, things like that. Things that might be of interest.

Is it time for an eSourcing solution functionality reality check?

Posted: 10/04/2019 - 03:38
Is it time for an eSourcing solution functionality reality check?
As a rule of thumb, there is a list of 10 questions that every procurement team should ask at all solution provider demos. Some of them you’d probably expect, like questions about integration and the administration of configuration settings. Others you might not have thought of, for instance asking to what degree the company “takes their own medicine” by using the technology themselves. 
 

Forecasting the Fiscal Benefits of Remodeling to Hybrid Hardware Support

Posted: 09/06/2019 - 04:42
Hybrid Hardware Support
As IT leaders have grown to embrace the principles of hardware lifecycle management to contain IT costs, but also to maintain budget agility for sudden-surprise business drivers, more than 50% of the world’s enterprise IT departments are now opting-in to Hybrid Hardware Support models. 
 
To level-set the information shared within this article, there may be two terms that are new to sourcing/procurement readers: 
 

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