ProcurePulse February 2021

Ideas and Resources to Reshape The Future of Procurements

The early weeks of 2021 reveal a continuation of 2020’s trends. Lockdowns and consumers staying home put e-commerce into overdrive, and the momentum shows no signs of slowing. A step-change in consumer behavior will inevitably spiral through the supply chain, and procurement is no exception.

Forward-thinking CPOs have already moved past the bottom line and “saw that only focusing on cost is definitely not sufficient. They need to step up even more in a strategic position to really support the business growth from a revenue perspective. The question is, how? Will procurement leaders’ roles take on new significance?


The stories below offer a look ahead at procurement and sourcing in 2021 and beyond.

Sourcing & Procurement

The Time for Procurement to Lead Value Capture | Mckinsey

With companies facing more pressure than ever to deliver savings, procurement teams can offer not only short-term relief, but also long-term rewards.

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3 Win-Win Strategies to Negotiate with Vendors | Aavenir

Discover how to handle complicated, high-level business negotiations with vendors in this blog. Learn about the Top 3 Strategies to handle negotiations.

Mitigating Supply Chain Risks from Cyber Attacks | Aavenir

How secure is your supply chain? Do you even know what cybersecurity risks your suppliers are creating?

Contract Management

Contract Analytics: Measuring KPIs using Dashboard | Aavenir

Want to know how modern CLM solutions help the leading contract managers to achieve rising levels of contract KPIs? Learn how Digital Workflow and AI can help.

Contract Review Checklist for Services Vendor​ | Aavenir

Leverage this checklist to get immediate visibility into services vendor contract. management risk exposure as per key components of enterprise-class supplier risk assessment programs.

Third-Party Risk Management | Gartner

Identify and monitor the risks throughout third-party relationships. Leading organizations are moving from a point-in-time approach to one that is iterative.

Invoice and Payments

EBook: The AP Metrics that Matter in 2021 | Adrent Partners

In today’s competitive business environment, having access to accurate and real-time metrics can be a game-changer. Check out this annual eBook, “Ardent Partners’ AP Metrics that Matter in 2021”

How can AP automation help SMEs survive? | Finextra

For finance teams, the move away from physical workplaces highlighted the impracticality of continuing with manual accounts payable for SMEs. Read how SMEs think more strategically about their long-term work processes.

Events & Webinars

Explore some useful articles published on leading websites in past few weeks.

Spend Matters: Future of Procurement – Aligning with Enterprise IT Strategy

IOFM: 4 Steps to Transform Accounts Payable

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