The Ukraine crisis – How is it impacting the supply chain?

The Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t the first disruption to the supply chain, and the recent crisis between Russia and Ukraine makes it clear that it won’t be the last either. Every fact in the world, no matter how banal – such as the Ever Gi...

What are low-value spot purchases?

Nowadays, spot purchases represent a large part of productivity in the procurement area. Unlike long-term contracts with suppliers, with recurring and high-value purchases, spot purchases are small transactions, and have low added value for the bu...

20 predictions for 2022, as compiled from over 300 articles

Every procurement professional must be aware of what is happening in Brazil and the world, regarding technological trends, political and economic situations, and market transformations. This is because one of your main challenges in the procuremen...

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Supplier selection: learn how to hire the best ones

As it has a direct link with profitability and image of businesses, the issue of supplier selection must be seen as extremely important for organizations. In Finding Nemo animation movie, the character Nemo asks Dory: – How do you know that ...

5 skills every buyer must have in 2022

Changes in the procurement area occur all the time. To keep up with the fast pace of change, it’s crucial for buyers to develop skills and refresh their knowledge frequently. As the relevance of the procurement area increases in businesses, ...

The future of procurement is sustainable: circular economy, ESG and supplier management

What future will we build for the next generations? And why do we must act now? This is a question with many answers and only one certainty: we – people, businesses and governments – are responsible for promoting actions that can significantly dec...

Uncertain scenarios: tweaking the procurement area in real time

Do you know the meaning of responsiveness? This word, which has gained impulse with the emergence of Internet and different types of communication devices (mobile phones, tablets, desktops, etc.) means the ability to respond quickly – or properly ...

Discover the best solutions for the procurement area in 2022

In the last two years, to minimize the impacts of a crisis caused by covid-19, digital transformation turned from a business strategy to a matter of survival. It hasn’t been different in the area of supplies. Businesses have adopted digitiza...

Expectation vs. reality: 7 KPIs to go far beyond assumptions in the procurement area

“Expectation vs. reality” is one of the most popular memes on the Internet today. On one side, an image represents what a person deduces or imagines. On the other, the real thing – which is usually quite different from what has been im...

7 benefits of cloud computing for the supply chain

The migration of supply chain processes to cloud computing is a strategy more and more adopted by businesses. Such movement has become even more evident with the expansion of remote working in recent years. The benefits of the cloud for supply cha...