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August 30th, 2023 – Procurement Weekly Digest #22

Hey there,

Today is the 22nd edition of our weekly Procurement Tactics digest. In this email, we’ll keep you up to date on everything a procurement professional should know.

Have a great week!

1. This week’s procurement news

"Polestar continues to push for sustainable sourcing and manufacturing"

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"Volkswagen Group reorganizes semiconductor procurement"

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"Coalition demands answers from Starbucks over sourcing practices"

Read full article here

2. New & popular articles this week πŸ“š

1. The 10 Strategies for Effective Cost Reduction
There are strategies organizations can implement to reduce procurement costs and improve profitability without having a negative impact on product quality and processes.

Updated: 24-08-2023

2. Questioning & Listening Skills – 9 Things Every Professional Must Know
First, we’ll discuss why they are important and how you can apply these skills to help you land great deals when negotiating. We are also going to tell you the 5 mistakes that you should avoid when asking questions in negotiations.

Updated: 25-08-2023

3. AI in Procurement – The Ultimate Guide of 2023
AI in procurement is growing in popularity due to the advancements in technology. But how does it change the procurement industry?

Updated: 23-08-2023

3. What we’re working on πŸ“Š

We’re in the middle of 2 exciting events.

1. Last week we officially launched theΒ Mini-MBA for Procurement Professionals.Β 

It’s unlike anything you’ve seen from us before. And the first feedback we received has been excellent!

2. Next Tuesday we’ll have our first-ever procurement webinar:

The 5 Biggest Mistakes When Setting Up Procurement Automation

When:Β September 5th, 16:00 CET
Where:Β Sign up for the online webinarΒ here
Important:Β There will be limited spots for this webinar, so sign up fast
Recordings: Can’t make it to the live webinar? Sign up anyway, and you’ll receive a video of the recording

4. Image to make your colleagues smile πŸ‘‡

Procurement News #22

Review of the week

“Thank you for everything! It was a tremendous learning experience for me. I enjoyed every aspect of the program. It helped me to enhance and upskill myself. The support is also great and kept me motivated throughout the course.”

– Marc Johnson

That was it for this Procurement Tactics Weekly Digest. I hope you enjoyed it.Β Have a great week!

Marijn Overvest
Founder Procurement Tactics

Marijn Overvest Procurement Tactics


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