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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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11 Best Practices for Awesome Supplier Self-Assessments

August 23, 2019

Supplier self-assessment may seem like a small part of an overall SRM strategy, but in reality, self-assessment is a cornerstone of organizational due...

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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...

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3 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for your Procurement Organization.

January 18, 2019

I'm one and a half weeks deep into 2019 and I ate half a bag of potato chips last night as I simultaneously began to lose interest in ‘book #1’ of my ...

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Project Procurement vs. Category Management: What’s right for your Procurement Strategy?

January 3, 2019

As to how procurement will add value in an organization lies within defining a scope for the role of a procurement strategy: Long-Term or Short-Term? ...

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7 Trending Business Practices disrupting Traditional Procurement.

November 26, 2018

Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. Due to globalization, growing consumer demands on transpa...

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The Faces of Kodiak Rating – Introducing a Customer Success Champion

November 22, 2018

Sometimes we forget that organizations require the harmonization of a lot of moving parts, and it's seldom that the people that fill those roles recei...

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Buzzwords: The Destruction of Procurement Technology.

November 12, 2018

I’m a blogger. I’m a copywriter. And, I’m going to tell it like it is. Buzzwords are the destruction of Procurement Technology.

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Your Procurement Team is Too Old, and becoming Too Young

October 18, 2018

Your procurement team is too old; face it. And, they’re not getting any younger. But, there’s a new wave of talent on the way in, and they’re about as...


Early Technological Adoption leads to Supply Chain Excellence

October 9, 2018

High levels of confidence in the areas of technological adoption indicate a positive step towards acceptance of supply chain technology implementation...

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Supplier Quality Management: Drive Value by Safeguarding Value

October 8, 2018

Supplier quality management is an overall evaluation of delivery and performance within the boundaries of agreed upon terms and conditions of supplier...

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4 Must Knows to Create Collaborative Innovation with Suppliers

September 12, 2018

Supplier bases are a great source of potential innovation. But, unlocking collaborative supplier innovation requires clearly defined strategies and op...

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7 KPIs your Procurement Team may be ignoring.

August 30, 2018

A procurement strategy should be structured with a clearly defined set of goals and an overarching vision. Having clear goals in mind will allow your ...