Sustainability and innovation as competitive factors in the procurement area

The commitment of organizations to sustainability and how they handle environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects boosts their capacity for innovation, along with new business opportunities and greater competitiveness. Hence the growing int...

Learn the 5 pillars of strategic negotiation, led by an expert from Harvard

Negotiation is one of humanity’s oldest practices. The techniques have improved over the years, of course, but the goal is still the same: to close the best deals. In procurement, negotiation is an indispensable factor and a true art when it...

What is important for a supplier to stand out in the digital realm?

The digitization of purchasing processes is already a reality in organizations. Today, with just a few clicks, buyers can find and hire new suppliers. Therefore, positioning yourself online is no longer a choice but a requirement to ensure the sur...

Common feedbacks for a procurement professional and how to build on each one

The buyer’s profile has changed. The ‘order taker’ is a thing of the past and has given way to a strategic professional, with skills that go well beyond technical issues. Behavioral skills have become more and more relevant to pr...

What is the automation of procurement and how you can implement it in your company

The automation of procurement processes is now a reality in many businesses, due to the several good results they generate for business procedures. By transforming manual steps into more agile, cost-effective, safe and even sustainable operations,...

Traditional leadership x collaborative leadership: collaboration can be the key to your team’s success

Leadership is one of the key factors that can represent the difference between success and failure of a procurement team. Along the years, the growing needs of more and more efficient work environments caused the emergence of new leadership styles...

How can technologies meet future supply chain needs?

Although we can’t predict the future, we can state that the supply chain will be more and more digitized, connected and integrated. In the coming years, the sector will be driven mainly by robust technologies such as blockchain, artificial i...

Women in the Supply Chain: Luana Oliveira, from Flora, talks about female leadership in the sector

Luana Oliveira, Head of Indirect Procurement and Outsourcing at Flora, is our second expert invited to the ‘Special ME – Women in the Supply Chain’ event. She told us that she’s from São Paulo, daughter of northeastern migrants, ...

Aline Dias from Wickbold Shares Career Insights and Procurement Challenges

The ME Women in Supply Chain Special is just getting started. We invited Aline Dias, Procurement Manager at Wickbold, to talk about her career, achievements, and main challenges in the industry. With 17 years of experience in the field, the execut...

Women in the supply chain and positive impacts for businesses

In historical terms, the procurement area is composed mostly of men, but this reality is changing already. According to Gartner, women respond today for 39% of the workforce in the supply chain. The survey also points out that only 14% of them hol...