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...

7 behavioral skills to be a good procurement leader

Being a good procurement leader goes well beyond the technical knowledge required by the area. Behavioral skills are more and more demanded for this position. For this reason, procurement leaders must know themselves and be an example to their tea...

Know why Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is the role of the future

Currently, the prominence of the Procurement area is related not only to cost reduction, but also to its capability for innovation as a competitive strategy. While savings are one of the area’s key goals, the Deloitte’s Global CPO Surv...

Discover the comparative map of Mercado Eletrônico’s e-Procurement solution

The procurement area is no longer just a purchase department for a very long time now. Nowadays, that area is recognized as a vital one for any business to take off. And despite the complexity of the B2B procurement cycle, technology has been chan...

5 trends in Supply Chain 4.0

In the near future, refrigerators will be able to identify products that are about to run out. They will also select items straight from your favorite supermarket. And all that in an automated way, through a mobile app. For corporations that alway...

Negotiation in procurement: the art of developing strategic partnerships

Negotiation isn’t an innate gift, but a skill that can be constantly learned and perfected. The concept of “knowing how to negotiate” isn’t restricted to the business world either – children are excellent negotiators, for i...