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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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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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Supplier Relationship Management: Where’s the ROI for your Business?

May 25, 2018

SRM is a discipline built for leveraging the relationships between buyer, and supplier, to build value for an organization’s top-line value while cutt...

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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...

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The Facts and Myths of Procurement. (Part 1)

March 15, 2018

Distinguishing a brand, strategy, product, or even a website is nearly impossible in this world, oversaturated with sameness. Campaigns and initiative...

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Analytics… Procurement’s new Best Friend.

March 12, 2018

While there are no absolutes in business… you can be damn sure analytics are going to play a big role in the future of procurement, and supply chain m...

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The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency

March 2, 2018

Still, today, supply chain transparency holds a prominent position in concerns for consumer and business, alike. Transparency has become an organizati...

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The Beauty of the SaaS business model.

February 23, 2018

The days of glacial traditional on-premise software models, and their implementation teams, are long past due. SaaS offers customers capabilities that...

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The People of Procurement: the Unseen Champions of your Business

February 19, 2018

Procurement is amongst some of the most rapidly changing business areas, and maybe for the better. Only time will tell if the coming digital transform...

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The Green Supply Chain: True Sustainability, or just one — BIG — Marketing stunt?

February 1, 2018

Brands labeled with Green Supply Chains have started becoming synonymous with sustainability, trustworthiness, quality and forward thinking.

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A Supplier Development Program might be the Secret Sauce your business needs…

January 24, 2018

Procurement and sourcing teams are heavily reliant upon the effectiveness of the suppliers they choose to collaborate with. Relationship management be...

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Procurement 2.0 — Procurement, with a higher purpose.

January 16, 2018

Procurement 2.0 offers a shift away from the traditional portrait of cost-driven and siloed procurement. In the age of digital transformation and s...

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The Future of the Chief Procurement Officer… Is already here.

January 3, 2018

Without an acceptance to disrupt and transform from top to bottom, is there even an opportunity to change at all? CPOs (Chief Procurement Officers)...

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Cognitive Procurement — Autonomy, Agility and still in it’s Infancy.

December 1, 2017

Procurement is undergoing a digital facelift. The ball has started rolling, but when will it reach its final destination?

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The Journey of one Banana: A Supply Chain in Motion.

November 17, 2017

The complexity of planning, transportation, collaboration, time and labor that went into the supply chain of that banana — being severed on my brother...