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August 2019

PARIS - BRUSSELS

The Future of European Public Procurement

Over the next two years, artificial intelligence and other data-driven techniques will change the public sector procurement workforce significantly. Beyond this bold statement, European public procurement has traditionally lagged behind when it comes to technology, but do new data techniques offer an opportunity for things to change? Artificial Intelligence, as well as other data management [...]

August 2019

Building the Future of Facility Management

With the rise of data-driven solutions, it has become obvious that Facility Management will also have to evolve. Similar to the Procurement function, Facility Management is undergoing a rapid digital transformation, transitioning from a support function whose goal is to drive cost /energy savings and operational efficiency to a function that creates an added-value to the organization by boosting the [...]

June 2019

PARIS - BRUSSELS

Announcing CKS Auctions Webinars in partnership with Ivalua

On June 19th, CKS Auctions will host a series of webinars, in partnership with Ivalua. These webinars will be available in several languages such as French, English, and Spanish. Our dedicated team of consultants will present the advantages of reverse auctions for Procurement organizations as well as the Ivalua solution. Several guests including a former Indirect Purchasing Procurement Director will [...]

May 2019

PARIS

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. Aging infrastructure and massive population growth are huge concerns for cities. In this context, it is crucial to upgrade existing tools and truly embrace the “smart city” idea. A new Procurement policy can make a profound impact on a nation or industry. Procurement is a major [...]

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 [...]


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