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The secret Sauce of successful Sourcing (LAP Nuggets - Episode 1)

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The secret Sauce of successful Sourcing (LAP Nuggets - Episode 1)

Have you ever wondered, why some of the strategic sourcing cases failed and others were successful?-In a series of episodes we gonna introduce you, what we’ve learned from our LAP Alliance networks’ multiple engagements and successful sourcing cases with LAP. With the LAP Nuggets we’ve furthermore developed and assembled applicable tools, that are easy to understand and will reduce your risks during strategic sourcing significantly!

In this episode we’d like to introduce you the secret sauce of successful souring - Strategic Alignment!

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What means Agile from a Procurement point view?

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What means Agile from a Procurement point view?

If you’d ask 10 agile coaches you’ll get 11 answers what agile means to them. You’d argue isn’t there one definition for it?-Sure there is, the „Agile Manifesto 2001“, but everybody does it’s interpretation slightly different. Inspired by the blog post „Building Agile Partnerships - Lean Agile Procurement“ by Simon Reindl, Certified LAP Trainer recently wrote about Lean-Agile Procurement I’d like to share what agile means to me from a procurement point of view. Therefor we’ll also refer to the agile manifesto.

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In a fast changing world is the team the main asset!

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In a fast changing world is the team the main asset!

Côte d’Azure in France, April 25+26 2019 - Together with guests from Air France KLM and David Kershaw from the UK Cabinet office we spent 2 days on our first LAP Retreat 2019, exchanging, challenging, developing Lean-Agile Procurement (short LAP) and most important had some fun & beers!-This blog post is a short summary about and why our concussing was valid for us as well: „In a fast changing world the team is the main asset!“

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Agile@Procurement - Down under takes over!

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Agile@Procurement - Down under takes over!

During our exciting 2-days Lean-Agile Procurement certification workshop in Auckland some of the participants came and said to us: „Wow this is so awesome, but our boss/peers/etc needs to know about that too!“-As agile we are we setup some FREE one hour slots called Lean Coffee’s, where those participants could invite wherever they liked. This blog post is about what we’ve experienced & learned during those coffee sessions. Be aware, down under is about to take over the Lean-Agile Procurement movement!

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1st 9 LAP Trainers Certified by LAP Alliance

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1st 9 LAP Trainers Certified by LAP Alliance

London, October 11 + 12th - Barclays hosted our first train-the-trainer (TtT) workshop and participated actively in parts of the training. We now have a global footprint of Certified Lean-Agile Procurement Trainers, to overcome the increasing global demand.

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3D-Printed Aircraft Engine - Is your Procurement as agile?

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3D-Printed Aircraft Engine - Is your Procurement as agile?

This week GE released this great GIF of its 1,300-horsepower advanced turboprop (ATP) engine in which more than one-third of the components have been built through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The company is showing off its creation in real life at this week's big air show in Oshkosh, WI. In other words hardware development is getting more and more agile, is your procurement as agile?

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Does the RfP Process need a MAJOR Upgrade - Episode 3: RfP 3.0 'Request for Participation'

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Does the RfP Process need a MAJOR Upgrade - Episode 3: RfP 3.0 'Request for Participation'

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets have a look at the RfP 3.0, the request for participation and how this improves competitive advantage of buyers and suppliers.

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 2: The Facts

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 2: The Facts

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets have a look at some interesting facts and experiences  from the field handling complex tenders with the classic RfP process.

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 1: The History

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Does the RfP Process need a major Upgrade? - Episode 1: The History

Looking back in the history of the RfI/RfP process we see, that it’s source was developed in another time at the end of the 19th century. Of course the new channels like phone, email, web, etc. allowed new possibilities and increased efficiency. However the core of the process stayed nearly the same and struggles with increased demands of complex orders. Do we may be need a major upgrade after almost 120 years?

Lets first look back in history, how it come to the todays RfP Process.

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Good Practice in procurement of business Services & Results of the Performance Excellence Study 2016

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Good Practice in procurement of business Services & Results of the Performance Excellence Study 2016

The conference about good practice in procurement of business Services in Bern, organized by procure.ch and University of St. Gallen (UNISG) Research Institute for Logistics Management brought together an amazing group of pan-european/-industry procurement experts. The UNISG presented their Results of the Performance Excellence Study 2016 and the top performer an open and honest insight about their current state in procurement. I really hope this kind of event will be continued!

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1st Survey: State of Agile Procurement

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1st Survey: State of Agile Procurement

It's my pleasure to present the 1st survey "State of Agile Procurement" summarized and translated from the German, Source: Komus : Kurzstudie Agiler Einkauf (2017).
My key learning of the survey is that lean-agile procurement is leading edge and might become the option to disrupt the procurement industry. Nevertheless the transformation is still at the very beginning.

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