30 01.2018

Top 3 Procurement Challenges and How to Overcome Them

2019-02-18T15:38:46+01:0030. January 2018.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“Business must be the solution, not the problem!” (D. Weaver) Top 3 Procurement Challenges and How to Overcome Them Procurement is one of the core departments in a business. If properly structured an organized, it brings numerous benefits and adds value to the company. However, tasks procurement professionals face every day are everything but [...]

23 01.2018

Procurement evolution

2019-02-18T15:29:19+01:0023. January 2018.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“Strive for continuous improvement instead of perfection.” (K. Collins) Procurement evolution Saying procurement is “as old as mankind” wouldn’t be far from the truth. Namely, the first evidence of the existence of supply can be found in ancient history, three thousand years before Christ, where records on how the Egyptians purchased Pyramid materials were [...]

16 01.2018

5 Tips for Successful Negotiations

2019-02-18T15:24:07+01:0016. January 2018.|Procurement, Procurement Professionals, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“In business as in life, you don't get what you deserve – you get what you negotiate.” (C. L. Karrass) 5 Tips for Successful Negotiations The main task procurement professionals have is to procure products or services by getting best possible deals and maintaining good quality. Some people are born with good negotiation skills, [...]

9 01.2018

Top 3 Procurement Trends in 2018

2019-02-18T15:16:29+01:009. January 2018.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Professionals, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“Innovation is change that unlocks new value.” (J. Notter) Top 3 Procurement Trends in 2018 Every New Year brings new trends. With great excitement we await for predictions and announcements of innovation and new technology that will bring positive changes in our lives in the forthcoming year. Since we’re very curious, we’ve done some [...]

19 12.2017

What are eAuctions and when to use them?

2019-02-18T15:04:18+01:0019. December 2017.|Digital Transformation, eAuctions, Procurement, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“All models are wrong but some of them are useful.” (G. Box) What are eAuctions and when to use them? One of the most powerful tools procurement softwares offer are eAuctions. eAuctions in Procurement are a unique market concept where buyers and sellers don’t negotiate face to face, but sellers compete with each other [...]

12 12.2017

Gathering Market Information Through RFI

2019-02-18T14:43:56+01:0012. December 2017.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“Research is creating new knowledge.” (N. Armstrong) Gathering Market Information Through RFI Regardless of the industry your business is in or which products or services you purchase, it is very important for you to conduct a quality market research before starting the procurement process. Supply and demand are constantly changing, and adapting your business [...]

5 12.2017

Risk Management in the Supply Chain

2019-02-18T14:49:20+01:005. December 2017.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Analysis, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” (W. Buffet) Risk Management in the Supply Chain The main risk of the 21st century is lack of knowledge! If we don’t have enough knowledge of our procurement department and our company in general, it is very likely for us to become run over by the [...]

28 11.2017

Strategic procurement – key to business success

2019-02-18T13:57:16+01:0028. November 2017.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Analysis, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” (W. Churchill) Strategic procurement – key to business success Almost every day we hear about strategic procurement, but in practice, businesses rarely apply this concept. Application of strategic procurement is one of the most powerful models available to procurement professionals [...]

21 11.2017

Will technology replace procurement professionals?

2019-02-18T13:54:56+01:0021. November 2017.|Digital Transformation, Procurement, Procurement Professionals, Procurement Tuesday|0 Comments

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.” (E. W. Dijkstra) Will technology replace procurement professionals? Procurement is one of the most important departments of the company. However, in many companies it is still very traditional, slow to [...]

20 11.2017

Ensolva as a part of the 12th Procurement Conference

2019-02-18T13:49:07+01:0020. November 2017.|Digital Transformation, Other, Procurement, Procurement Analysis, Procurement Professionals|0 Comments

Ensolva as a part of the 12th Procurement Conference Last week, we've been a part of the 12th Procurement Conference, named Digital Era of Procurement. It took place in Westin Hotel Zagreb on 16th November and was organized by Lider business weekly and the Croatian Association of Procurement Activities (HUND). At the conference, greatest [...]