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The History of Coupa: Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity – Part 1 (Original Post Date: September 8th, 2008)

December 12, 2022

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"COUPA SOFTWARE ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO BE ACQUIRED BY THOMA BRAVO FOR $8 BILLION."

What the World Cup 2022 Taught Me About Procurement’s Parallax View

December 2, 2022

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Which picture represents the old view of procurement (transactional, cost savings), and which one represents the true view of procurement (strategic, enterprise-wide impact)?

Are The PHISH Biting Your Procurement Department?

November 21, 2022

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As a procurement professional, how much do you rely on email and spreadsheets to communicate with your suppliers? Do you know the risks?

Does Procurement Pundit Advice Have A “Shelf Life?” Unravelling the Supplier Relationship Mystery

November 14, 2022

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When someone offers you advice, what makes it good?

Is procurement an adjunct of finance, or is finance an extension of procurement?

November 11, 2022

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Who at your company is at the supply chain wheel - procurement or finance?

“Enough with having a seat at the table talk?”

November 11, 2022

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Here are my thoughts regarding a great post by Steve Walton - what do you think?

How has procurement’s approach to negotiating with suppliers, e.g., lowest cost, impacted our ability to negotiate higher salaries for ourselves?

October 31, 2022

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According to recent data, new procurement hires receive 9% to 10% more than existing employees within the same company.

To what degree should Rotax and their Canadian Parent Bombardier Recreational Products be held responsible for the “unauthorized” use of their engines in Iranian-made Russian military drones?

October 25, 2022

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Rotax engine found in Iranian-made drone used by Russia to bomb Ukraine - to what degree is procurement responsible?

Getting Procurement Out of The Digital Transformation Rabbit Hole, e.g., Cost Savings and Digitalization

October 24, 2022

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Why do procurement digital transformation initiatives succeed or fail?

Making A Case for Maverick Spend and A Maverick Mindset

October 18, 2022

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Why is maverick spending bad? Maybe in the right circumstances it is good - but what are those circumstances?