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At ProcureCon Indirect West we love giving away plenty of free content, so you can always keep up with the latest developments in the industry. Below we have a few of our most popular articles and case studies.

CPO Study 2020: Building Better Processes through Technology Driven Insights

According to findings from the ProcureCon 2019 CPO Study, 50% of CPOs consider their digital transformations as complete, or mostly complete. As time goes on, this number is set to grow, as the urgency of transforming to remain competitive becomes increasingly apparent and the work of making changes is done.

Centralization and the Development of Direct Procurement

While in the past, a decentralized approach to procurement may have been a tolerated strategy, today the majority of organizations have recognized that procurement is most effective when given the power to consolidate spending across the organization under their umbrella.

Best Procurement Sourcing Purchasing Conferences

Are you part of the procurement community and looking for a helpful place to view upcoming conferences & events? One of the best ways to keep updated on trends in the industry is by attending procurement conferences. Not only can you take away actionable insights from executives from the world’s largest companies, but you can also leave with long-term business connections with your industry peers. In this blog post, you’ll find some of the top procurement and sourcing conferences & events, why you should attend them, and what you can expect.

Biggest Procurement Risk Factors and How to Avoid Them

Every year uncovers new challenges in procurement. Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, increasing regulation, and mystifying new technology make accurate predictions almost impossible. The following are some of the greatest challenges we are looking out for and our recommendations for overcoming them.

How A Sustainable Sourcing Strategy Can Increase Revenue

Sustainable sourcing is not just the right thing to do, it can also be a powerful business strategy. Companies that commit to sustainable, ethical procurement can benefit from greater brand loyalty and improved procurement planning practices that reduce waste, all of which can boost the bottom line.

Research Brief: Procurement's Centralization and the Development of Direct Procurement Excellence

While in the past, a decentralized approach to procurement may have been a tolerated strategy, today the majority of organizations have recognized that procurement is most effective when given the power to consolidate spending across the organization under their umbrella.

Strategy For Choosing A Vendor Management System

Every business has a unique culture, vendor management systems are faced with This lofty challenge. They must be flexible enough to handle a variety of needs but strong enough to enforce business rules. They must be robust enough to connect as a hub to many different systems while keeping sensitive information private.

Indirect Procurement Trends You Need to Know for 2019

If you're an indirect procurement director, the trends for 2019 will be a mix of what you've faced in the past as well as new twists on familiar challenges. We'll look at some of the top indirect procurement trends for 2019 and what they mean for your enterprise.

How AI and Robotics Will Power the Automated Truck Convoys of the Future

AI and robotics technology are driving innovation in many corners of the procurement industry and automated trucks are set to make sure that larger loads get to their destinations in a more expedient and efficient manner than ever before.

Here's How the Procurement Industry Can Understand and Meet the Challenges of Cybersecurity

The ever-changing nature of the geo-political landscape and the technology that powers it is leading to progressively more sophisticated cybersecurity concerns. How can the procurement industry meet these challenges?

Here's How Blockchain Technology is Revolutionizing the Procurement Industry

Blockchain has the potential to be one of the most game-changing technologies in the supply chain. Already well-known for sending reverberations throughout the finance industry in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology also has a whole host of innovative applications set to revolutionize procurement.