Tag Archives: strategic sourcing




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

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Procurement Plan

3 Keys to Supporting Savings with your Procurement Plan

While you’ve probably taken a ride with Uber, you might be less familiar with how strategic its procurement team is to the company’s overall success. By creating a foundation built on collaboration and alignment, Uber’s Head of Global Strategic Sourcing has developed and executed on a solid procurement plan over the last 2+ years, with… read more

Turn Complex RFPs into Scalable Success with a One-Stop Shop for Sourcing

Today’s environment brings a lot of uncertainty for businesses. For technology companies especially, improving time to market is a must for achieving growth goals in the next 3 years, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Industry Outlook. For the CPO and their team to make an impact, they’ll need to show sourcing’s value beyond a savings number… read more

Why Scout? Three Takeaways for Sourcing Users

“Why Scout?” It’s a valid question — and we have an answer for you. Over the course of the next few Fridays, we will be sharing how Scout impacts users across the enterprise. If you missed last week’s “Why Scout” for the C-suite, get up to speed! This week, we’ll dive into what Scout offers… read more

Why Scout? Three Takeaways for the C-Suite

“Why Scout?” It’s a valid question — and we have an answer for you. Over the course of the next few Fridays, we will be sharing how Scout impacts users across the enterprise. First up, find out why the C-suite loves Scout. Imagine detailed sourcing insights right at your fingertips, giving you the transparency needed… read more

Pop Quiz: Is The Way That You’re Sourcing Working?

Is the way that you’re currently sourcing working? Here’s a quick yes-or-no quiz to find out: Are you tired of getting bogged down in spreadsheets and email? Y / N Does a lack of visibility have you spending more time managing work than actually doing it? Y / N Have you ever wondered what strategic… read more

Driving Innovation: Harvard Business Review Research Paper

Sourcing and procurement can offer a fresh and different perspective—asking hard questions and driving a competitive environment.      – Neil Aronson, Head of Global Strategic Sourcing at Uber As Neil’s quote attests to, today’s high-performing procurement teams have evolved into an essential contributor to enterprise success. In its new research paper, Harvard Business Review… read more

Strategic Sourcing in the Age of Collaboration

Over the past 20 years, companies have started investing more in the strategic work of sourcing and procurement, rather than the transactional work.   – Mike Daher, Sourcing & Procurement Leader, Deloitte Consulting Enterprises are beginning to realize – and embrace – the strategic capabilities of sourcing. To realize their full potential, sourcing leaders today must reform, automate, educate,… read more

Sourcing in the Driver’s Seat

For the most part, sourcing and procurement already have the proverbial seat at the table. Now, it’s time to focus on another seat: the driver’s seat. Steered by enterprise-wide goals and objectives, sourcing can drive better business outcomes and a bigger impact on the bottom line. Greg Tennyson, CPO of VSP Global (and Scout customer!), and Stan Garber,… read more

Strategic Sourcing, Simplified

Want to have your cake and eat it too? We’ll leave the baking to the pros, but we can offer up more strategic and simpler sourcing on a platter. Here at Scout, our goal is to simplify strategic sourcing. That means streamlining the process through a really user-friendly interface (if we’re still going with the… read more