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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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5 ways Supplier Ratings can help Procurement to Buy Smarter!

June 16, 2021

Your life as a procurement, sourcing, or supply chain practitioner is complex. Navigating a global supply chain is complex. Managing supplier relation...

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Procurement and Sustainability: your company’s Yin and Yang

June 1, 2021

Procurement and Sustainability are your business’ Yin and Yang.The question is; are you harnessing the natural power they create together?

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The Secret Recipe for smooth Supplier Management

April 15, 2021

Kodiak Rating team shares our secret recipe for smooth supplier management including strategy, process & solutions. Bon Appétit!

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Supplier Diversity: one small step for Procurement, one giant leap for the world.

March 23, 2021

Procurement needs to be the champion of change if the adoption of supplier diversity will ever surpass the status quo. If you are committed to diversi...

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7 common Signs of excellent Procurement Teams

March 3, 2021

Procurement is a function that has long been at cross-roads; dare to transform within people, process & technology, or keep doing what has always work...

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Procurement’s Most Valuable Players

January 11, 2021

Look to your left, and now your right, and maybe even in the mirror. You can likely spot the MVPs in your procurement organization.

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A New Age of Negotiation: What’s in it for We?

November 26, 2020

It’s a natural emotion to desire a favorable outcome within negotiations. But, there are two sides to every negotiation table. This means that your fe...

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Procurement: Drowning in Data, starved for Intelligence.

November 2, 2020

Global Trade has grown to a value of 25.3 Trillion USD, reported in 2018 ( 2019). At the same time, the global availability of information & da...

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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!