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We solved Engineer-to-order procurement challenges
The more complex manufacturing gets, the more collaborative its procurement process needs to be. For the most advanced manufacturing method, Engineer-to-Order (ETO) production, procurement means a balancing act of an array of needs in constantly changing conditions.
What are discretionary costs and how to manage them?
In times of turmoil and crisis, discretionary costs are the first place where you can quickly pull back to stay afloat
Efficient RFQ process
The RFQ process can be divided into four steps: preparation, processing, awarding, and closing. It is one of the most powerful processes a buyer can use to get price information from the supplier market.
Mysterious RFx - what’s the difference between RFI, RFP, and RFQ?
I had been working in procurement for a couple of years when I finally realised that request for quotation (RFQ) and request for proposal (RFP) are not the same thing
Remote work in procurement - why and how to do it
We’re living in an era of the fourth industrial revolution. Yet our ways of life and work still largely stem from the second revolution that took place nearly 150 years ago.
What the coronavirus has taught us about supply chain management (yes, really)
Coronavirus is testing the global supply chains as we’re witnessing a real-life experiment on how a virus outbreak can affect the economy in a matter of days.
5 steps to bring spend under management
Keeping spend under management is an integral part of any efficient organisation. But before you can manage anything, you need to thoroughly understand the terms, processes and expected outcomes relevant to your company.
Press Release: Andrea Bonelli starts working as Country Manager for Italy
ProcurementFlow a B2B software enhancing teamwork and reducing procurement cycle time, is pleased to announce that Andrea Bonelli has joined the sales team as Country Manager and Solution Expert.
Define and conquer your indirect spend
In any given company, there’s one category of spend, that usually flies under the radar and that no-one can really fully grasp. We’re talking about indirect spend, or indirect materials and services (IMS). If left unmanaged, it can become an umbrella for waste and inefficiency