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Collaboration and Sourcing: Insights and Inspiring Perspectives from ISM 2018

There are few better opportunities than learning from, sharing, and networking with the brightest minds in your industry. Last week, over 2500 global procurement and supply chain professionals gathered at ISM 2018, the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) annual conference in Nashville, TN. The conversations were nothing short of inspiring. We were elated to have… read more

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Tech Sales

Meet the Scouts: Taig McNulty, Enterprise Account Executive

In Meet the Scouts, we get to know the people who make the Scout magic possible. This week, meet Taig McNulty, Enterprise Account Executive! It takes an average of 18 calls to connect with a buyer. Despite the most clever efforts (no, I don’t mean the “did you get eaten by a bear” emails, those… read more

Adventures in Extreme Sourcing with NYC Sourcing Leaders

What do a deluxe porta potty, a railroad across the world’s highest sand dune, a sanitary product prototype, and a curving shower curtain have in common? They’re all prototypes of sourcing innovation. After all, if it exists, it can be sourced — and, as the latest NYCSL meeting at MDC Partners demonstrated, even if it… read more

CPO Trends

Powerful Predictions: Are These Expert CPO Trends on Your Radar?

New technology drives change. And generally in a positive way. Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen sales, marketing, IT, and security undergo massive shifts in process, capability, and strategic importance. And yet, the procurement and sourcing industry is only in the early stages of technology adoption. Deloitte’s recent Global CPO survey found only one… read more

In the [Product] Picture: Supplier Segmentation

In this blog series, we keep you in the picture with the latest and greatest from Scout’s product team. Supplier Segmentation is on deck this week. Over to Chris Crane, co-founder and VP of product… Earlier in the year we released Supplier Performance Management, which answers the age-old question of how to maximize value from… read more

Announcing Scout's March Madness Winner

The Results are In: Announcing Scout’s March Madness Bracket Winner

Arguably the greatest postseason in sports, NCAA’s March Madness bracket competition has made yet another trip around the sun. With 90% of workers agreeing that office pools build better camaraderie, it’s no wonder so many professionals took part in this year’s competition (college basketball fan or not). Conversely, it’s practically impossible to fill out a… read more