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Kodiak Community Blog

Kodiak Community Blog delves into the latest trends, news and controversies surrounding Supplier Relationship Management, Sourcing, Procurement, Technology and Supply Chain Management as a whole.
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ProcureTech: The Fast-Growing Software Category no one is talking about.

August 19, 2020

The ProcureTech domain offers various solutions for purchasing automation, maintenance of supplier data, risk management, supply chain visibility, spe...

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Do you know your best Supplier?

August 6, 2020

Who is your best supplier? If you don’t know, chances are you need a new framework for supplier performance evaluation.

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COVID19: Is This the Death of Global Supply Chains?

May 26, 2020

Will COVID19 create a Death of Global Supply Chains and a rebirth of Local Supply Chains? Or, have we just begun ‘Going Global’?

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What if your Supplier had a Yelp Review?

April 14, 2020

What if supplier evaluations were as simple as looking up a restaurant on Yelp? This is why we rate!

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Procurement Teams want Pretty Simple Solutions.

March 30, 2020

Procurement practitioners are challenging ProcureTech vendors to solve complex problems with easy-to-use, easy-on-the-eye, solutions.


Business Continuity Plan Activated due to Covid-19

March 16, 2020

The current status is that all Kodiak Rating personnel are urged to work remotely, and none of our current employees have been affected by the Covid-1...

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An open letter to the Coronavirus

March 3, 2020

All that media coverage you’ve been so proud of… That’s the exact same coverage that’s going to be your downfall. The team at Kodiak Rating - alongsid...

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How to Buy a ProcureTech solution, and actually use it!

February 14, 2020

As digitalization continues in various business disciplines, organizations are on a conveyer belt of change, alongside a smorgasbord of new technology...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement

December 4, 2019

To help those survivalists out there who might feel a bit lost at the moment, Kodiak Rating has prepared a list of a few things you can’t leave the ho...

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AI + Data = Supply Chain Risk Management

November 13, 2019

Procurement teams are combating complexity in multiple dimensions, one of which is a digital complexity; figuring out how in the world they’re going t...


Malin Schmidt joins speakers at SFKs World Quality Day 2019

November 4, 2019

Kodiak Rating’s is proud to announce that our CEO & Founder, Malin Schmidt, has been selected to speak at SFK’s (Svenska Förbundet för Kvalitet) World...

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9 Big Takeaways from one Digital Procurement Event.

October 18, 2019

About a month's time has passed since Kodiak Rating had the opportunity to attend DPW 2019 as one of the 20 digital procurement growth ventures select...

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Procurement is suffering from Paralysis by Analysis.

September 26, 2019

Digitalization in procurement has taken a lot longer than in other industries. But, why? What is it about procurement organizations that makes them so...

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Suppliers are friends, not food!

July 8, 2019

Whoever said that business needs to be a carnivorous affair? We don’t need to be chewing up our suppliers and spitting them out like fishbones!


Kodiak Rating joining Sourcing Outlook 2019

July 5, 2019

Come find Kodiak Rating at EBG Network’s Sourcing Outlook 2019 on October 10th, 2019. The who’s who of Procurement and Sourcing will meet in the fall ...

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How to Build a Digital Procurement Ecosystem in 8 minutes.

June 10, 2019

Instigating the mapping/implementation of a digital procurement ecosystem requires a definition of the elements in the process you’d like to digitaliz...

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Responsible Sourcing: How to make Sustainability happen, for real.

May 16, 2019

Responsible Sourcing is a business-critical activity, in which participating actors are equally accountable for the ethical, social, environmental and...


Kodiak Rating selected as one of 20 innovative startups to join Digital Procurement World 2019.

April 15, 2019

Kodiak Rating is humbled and excited to announce that our team will be attending DPW 2019 in Amsterdam after being hand-picked as one of 20 innovative...

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Turning your Procurement Team’s Flywheel.

April 12, 2019

The flywheel then serves as a model to be mirrored in the everyday operations of an organization or team. With persistence and will, continuing to pus...

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Procurement Terminology is a Mess

April 2, 2019

Not everyone in the organization always knows what we’re talking about because sometimes we don’t even know what we’re about. So, this is a wake-up ca...

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30+ Ways to Conquer Supplier Risk and Performance Management.

March 14, 2019

Supplier Risk Management and Performance Management are the building blocks to long-term, and fruitful, supplier relationships. Find out 30+ parameter...

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What’s Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

February 28, 2019

How is it possible, that a function serving as one of the greatest creators of sustainability and quality management in the line, cost-based savings, ...

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What every Procurement Team can learn from Marketing Automation.

January 30, 2019

Procurement is a function, activity, and role that is increasingly business critical to an organization’s overall value chain. In fact, many organizat...


Kodiak Rating is heading to SaaStr Annual 2019!

January 22, 2019

Late January and February brings a chilling cold over the Nordics, but Kodiak Rating is heading to California to thaw out our bones and sharpen our ex...