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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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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 ...


Kodiak Rating joins the festivities at 600 Minutes Procurement.

August 20, 2018

600 Minutes Procurement, a true meeting of the minds in Swedish Procurement, is hosted by Management Events at Quality Friends Hotel on September 25, ...

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Quality over Quantity: How-To create Key Supplier Relationships.

August 16, 2018

Supplier relationships should be built methodically, assessed objectively and nurtured strategically. Suppliers aren’t just your vendors, they are pot...


Focus on Valuable Supplier Relationships builds value for Counter Culture Coffee

August 13, 2018

Counter Culture Coffee’s engagement in their supply chain, and visible reporting, serves as a reminder that supply chains aren’t just a means to recei...

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6 Lessons every Procurement Team can learn from IKEA’s IWAY

August 9, 2018

IWAY, the ‘Ikea way of purchasing’, Ikea’s code of conduct (CoC) for suppliers was introduced to ensure that the drastic changes the organization was ...

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Blockchain: The Technology Reshaping Supply Chain Management.

July 30, 2018

Blockchain technology is one of the most hyped amongst the currently developing technologies, hypothesized to make one of the greatest impacts in supp...

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What is Change Management’s role in the Digital Transformation of SCM?

July 4, 2018

Implementing change and managing change are no easy task, and for that very reason change requires infrastructure, processes and clearly defined actio...

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What is Procurement, really?

June 15, 2018

With all oddities aside, I work with procurement professionals, work in an organization that services procurement professionals, market a digital proc...


UN report investigates Blockchain Application for Global Supply Chain

June 12, 2018

The UN/CEFACT’s report focuses on Blockchain technology’s potential to impact the elements of trust that are of exponential importance to global suppl...


Vinnova backs Kodiak Rating’s Blockchain Innovation for better global Supply Chain transparency

June 5, 2018

After making headlines just two months ago for raising $12M SEK in risk capital, Kodiak Rating (cloud-based SRM platform provider) has been chosen to ...

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User-Enabled Procurement: An Age of Smarter Solutions.

May 11, 2018

This is an age of technological independence, and API-driven innovation, breeding procurement technologies that are more agile, scalable, integrate-ab...

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The Three Pillars of Digital Procurement – Building a Foundation for the Future.

April 27, 2018

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”

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Indirect vs. Direct Procurement: Is one more important than the other?

April 18, 2018

Procurement is a complex business function, nuanced from organization to organization, and unconsciously tied to many facets of a company’s corporate ...

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3 Keys for Enhancing your Strategic Sourcing.

April 3, 2018

Strategic Sourcing is a procurement strategy for value creation within purchasing processes, focused on building mutually beneficial results for all p...