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How Top Procurement Professionals Conduct Reverse Auctions - Procurious

Reverse auctions have been around since the late 1990s, and have been regularly used as a tool by procurement professionals to obtain better pricing and lower supply costs.

Supply Chain Optimization Plan for Startups and Growing Firms

Supply chain of any company is something that gives business the opportunity to realize increased short and long-term cash flows and cost savings... 

Tea Farmers Text Their Way to Supply Chain Collaboration

How do you get 50,000 tea farmers and distributors in regional India working together to build collaboration and supply chain transparency?

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It’s election time! All over the place, actually. General election fever/exhaustion is dominating headlines in the UK...

Procurious Big Idea #4 – Getting Procurement From Automatic To Manual

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How Top Procurement Professionals Conduct Reverse Auctions - Procurious

Reverse auctions have been around since the late 1990s, and have been regularly used as a tool by procurement professionals to obtain better pricing and lower supply costs.