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April 2019

CKS sponsors Ivalua Now in Chicago

Chicago 19 April 2019 – CKS Consulting is proud to announce it will be a Bronze Sponsor of Ivalua Now – “The Art in Procurement” which will take place in Chicago, IL from 29 April to 1 May 2019.  CKS has been a key partner of Ivalua for the implementation of S2P projects in Europe for the past fifteen years. At Ivalua Now, two CKS product lines will be featured. First, CKS Auctions [...]

April 2019

PARIS

Interview with Nicolas Couet, Purchasing Director at Plastic Omnium

How will AI impact the Procurement function? We had the pleasure to meet with Nicolas Couet, Purchasing Director at Plastic Omnium Automotive, to have some answers. M. Couet brought us some first inputs on how this technology is seen in the purchasing community especially from the perspective of a global purchasing organization. 1. What Procurement tasks do you see soon become automated? In general, [...]

April 2019

PARIS

Why Procurement Organizations Need More Data

In 2019, it is not enough to rely solely on internal data for procurement organizations. It has become obvious that data is everywhere and keeps growing. This reality is particularly true for data generated outside the organization. In the search of new insights, the convergence of data from multiple sources appears to be very beneficial for those who manage to leverage it. However, very few [...]

March 2019

BRUSSELS

The Challenge of Reverse Auctions: Interview with Pierre-Édouard Labbé

We recently went to Brussels to meet Pierre-Édouard Labbé, CKS Auctions Manager, to discuss reverse auctions. An innovative approach that is already transforming the way Procurement organizations handle this process. 1) Hi Pierre-Edouard, could you present yourself to our readers? Hello, I graduated from the business school HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris in 2012 and I am currently the [...]

March 2019

PARIS

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 many Procurement and Tech leaders from various countries to determine where things are going. We have also estimated the impact of [...]

March 2019

Buying in FCA: a new trend in international trade?

In an era where large companies tend to outsource all activities away from their core business (security, cleaning, IT outsourcing, etc.), the return to downstream vertical integration redefines, to a certain extent, the limits of this outsourcing. The multimodal dimension of international transport has "forced" some major customers to redeploy internal logistics resources in order to optimize the [...]

February 2019

PARIS

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. The arrival of new technological breakthroughs, fueled by an explosion of data, is a blessing in disguise. In a highly competitive world, organizations need actionable insights from their data to improve performance. It’s especially critical when it comes to the procurement [...]

February 2019

PARIS

The impact of AI on "Procurement" tasks

The "Purchasing" function (including S2P) is on the verge of a new transformation. Its positioning and contribution will be disrupted in the coming years by the new digital revolutions. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Big Data are entering a phase of relative maturity and their implementation is now much more "tangible". Machine Learning" or "Natural Language Processing" are [...]

February 2019

BRUSSELS

CKS Auctions-as-a-service selected by a top Indian automotive industry company

CKS Auctions is proud to announced its services offer has been selected by a Tier-1 Indian automotive company to accompany them in the development of their auction strategy. Following a proof of concept auction that was carried out a few days after the completion of the RFQ  phase and the technical alignment, the purchasing management of this company decided to generalize the practice of [...]

January 2019

PARIS

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. Purchasing processes (S2C & P2P) naturally handle a large volume of data. They are at the crossroads of other equally data-intensive processes (quality, compliance, [...]


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