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Supplier Qualification and Onboarding: definitions and flows for a successful vendor management

on May 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging procurement teams to rethink the whole Supplier Qualification and Onboarding process, with active suppliers adjusting how they work, and new suppliers bypassing the qualification process for initial onboarding to keep operation flowing. 

However, the Supplier Qualification Management (SQM) is essential to mitigate all the risks connected to the onboarding process, which can seriously affect your business. That’s why in this article we are going to define what is Supplier Qualification and why you need to implement right the qualification for initial onboarding.

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Supply chain resilience in the face of a global pandemic

on May 12, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on global trade, disrupting industries, economies, and supply chains. Prolonged lockdown periods caused a supply and demand shock. Governments, businesses, and individual consumers struggled to procure basic products and materials. Most of them were forced to confront the fragility of the modern supply chain to achieve better supply chain resilience.

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Smart Contracts and Tokens for supply chain automation

on March 24, 2021

Smart contracts and tokens for supply chain automation are of paramount importance.

Tokens are digital entities that may be used as a digital representation of physical assets (ingredients, subproducts, etc.) and information. Furthermore, with tokenization, suppliers reap the ultimate benefits of blockchain assets. Tokenization forbids duplication, making it non-fraudulent and ensuring accurate tracking and proof of ownership in a transaction. And not just these.

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Smart procurement in the digital age: how procurement will look like in 2025

on February 22, 2021

How procurement is evolving over time and how procurement will evolve to smart procurement in the digital age?

As strategic sourcing becomes more predictive, transactional, data driven procurement is becoming more automated, and supplier relationship management is becoming more proactive. Smart procurement in the digital age need to be integrated through intelligent procurement operations that help companies reduce risk and scale to their growing needs.

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