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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 21, 2017

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Q&A: Rainer Machek, SynerTrade

May 17, 2017 |

Rainer Machek is Executive Vice President at SynerTrade, a Germany-based global provider of digital procurement solutions. We caught up with Rainer at a recent Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Global Summit to find out a bit more about his organisation and … Read More

Is procurement the key to unlocking innovation within organisations?

April 21, 2017 |

Depending on your business sector, the department you work in or your job function, innovation means different things to different people. Procurement professionals may view innovation as a long-term strategy, given the tremendous potential for delivering efficiencies and cost savings … Read More

How retailers can drive sustainable savings through strategic sourcing

April 11, 2017 |

Growing economic uncertainty has seen many businesses look to procurement for a means to increase savings and ultimately drive growth. This is especially true in the retail industry where common issues include mounting costs, struggling suppliers, increased competition and expanding … Read More

What your suppliers aren’t telling you (and why you should worry)

February 27, 2017 |

In a multi-partner service delivery model, transparency and visibility are essential to an effective security and supplier risk management (SRM) strategy. Yet a wide range of evidence suggests that this transparency is sorely lacking in many cases.

According to a … Read More

Using SRM to manage risk in the food and drink industry

October 23, 2014 |

When it comes to balancing risk management with supply chain efficiency, few industries can boast the level of complexity that surrounds the food and drink sector.

The industry combines common supply chain issues such as logistics, cost pressure and supplier … Read More

On the Shoulders of Giants

July 14, 2014 |

I wrote an article recently for Outsource where I attempted to describe a utopian ideal as far the relationship between customer and supplier of outsourced services is concerned. I even went so far as to suggest some ideas that may … Read More

Playing Ball

July 2, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #28 Summer 2012

 

 

The inevitable firm, but fair, deadline reminder from the editor has given me welcome respite from a complex and gruelling multi-sourcing negotiation for a large enterprise client.  … Read More