Publications

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Procurement process mining - Latest methods and technologies

Report/Study

DECEMBER 2019

Procurement process mining - Latest methods and technologies

Will participating in British public tenders still be possible for EU businesses after Brexit?

Articles

OCTOBER 2019

Will participating in British public tenders still be possible for EU businesses after Brexit?

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How will Brexit disrupt EU businesses’ procurement policy?
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OCTOBER 2019

How will Brexit disrupt EU businesses’ procurement policy?

Brexit poses serious threats to the efficiency and financial health of European businesses trading with UK suppliers. In joining the debate on Brexit, CKS is pleased to release a three-part article series, exploring a cross-range of potential impact [...]

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The Future of European Public Procurement
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AUGUST 2019

The Future of European Public Procurement

European public procurement has traditionally lagged behind when it comes to technology, but do new data techniques offer an opportunity for things to change? [...]

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Reduce Public Spend in Smart Cities through Advanced Procurement
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MAY 2019

Reduce Public Spend in Smart Cities through Advanced Procurement

By 2050, the urban population will grow to over 70% with more than 4.8 billion people living in cities. [...]

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AI Impact on S2C & P2P - Study March 2019
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MARCH 2019

AI Impact on S2C & P2P - Study March 2019

Most Procurement decision-makers can feel surrounded by AI. Indeed, this technology is bound to deeply transform how Procurement organizations work. However, if the benefits are certain, the ways to implement AI are still unclear. CKS has interviewed [...]

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Buying in FCA: a new trend in international trade?
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MARCH 2019

Buying in FCA: a new trend in international trade?

The multimodal dimension of international transport has "forced" some major customers to redeploy internal logistics resources in order to optimize the cost and efficiency of their supply. [...]

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Why it is time for Procurement organizations to improve their analytics strategy
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FEBRUARY 2019

Why it is time for Procurement organizations to improve their analytics strategy

Procurement leaders are well aware that new technologies are merely beginning to impact their daily tasks and performance. [...]

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The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Purchasing Controlling
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JANUARY 2019

The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Purchasing Controlling

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly tangible reality for private and public organizations. Many Purchasing Departments are preparing for the arrival of this technological groundswell which will profoundly transform them. [...]

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Purchasing, synergy and savings sources in a merger-acquisition
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OCTOBER 2009

Purchasing, synergy and savings sources in a merger-acquisition

Why merge? To reach critical size, increase profits, expand internationally… And even more so, to create synergies! [...]

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The role of the Purchasing Department in Corporate Social Responsibility
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MAY 2007

The role of the Purchasing Department in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Relations between Human Resources and the Purchasing Department
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APRIL 2005

Relations between Human Resources and the Purchasing Department

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The new job profile for Purchasing Managers - A proprietary study by CKS carried out in partnership with Actencia
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OCTOBER 2004

The new job profile for Purchasing Managers - A proprietary study by CKS carried out in partnership with Actencia

Purchasing has now gained a seat on Boards of Directors. Beyond the objectives to reduce costs, Purchasing Directors must also participate in a company's international development, contribute to reducing “time to market” and to encourage innovation. [...]

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