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Procurement Transformation: A Modern Road Trip, Part 3 – The Weather

By Alyson Warner |

Preface: For Part 3 in Velocity’s Road Trip blog series – “The Weather” AKA Client Partners – we were fortunate enough to have a real-life Client Partner guest write for us.  She has exposed some vulnerabilities that all organizations face prior to or during a Transformation, but many are too shy to admit.  So, without…

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Procurement Transformation: A Modern Road Trip, Part 2 – The Vehicle (a.k.a. Technology)

By Brian Shuey |

As our blog series continues taking a Road Trip along the Procurement Transformation highway, it becomes crucial (and abundantly obvious) that you’re going to need to select the right “vehicle”, better known as the technology, for your road trip!  As you well know, there are plenty to choose from, but generally speaking, they can all…

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‘Will somebody please tell me what Procurement Transformation is?!’ Don’t overthink it…

By Brian Shuey |

My dad and I were enjoying a beer during a rare moment of silence one Sunday afternoon earlier this summer after I finally got both of my kids down for a nap at my parents’ house.  We both had our feet up on the extra stools around the patio table while the breeze blew cool…

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Procurement Transformation: A Modern Road Trip, Part 1

By Sarah Nelson |

As we all look back at an excellent summer you might find yourself sitting outside the dressing room while your teenager searches for school clothes patiently waiting to pay, the only reason they agreed to allow you on this outing.  As you swipe through photos of the summer you reflect on the memories you’ll cherish…

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Your longtail onboarding program shouldn’t have to be like getting glasses

By Michael Jasper |

For the longest time, I had a small but bothersome bruise on my left shoulder. This came from my wife constantly nudging me when I asked her what time it was, or what the captions on TV said. Occasionally there would be a matching bruise on the right shoulder from where she would let me…

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What type of business partner are you?

By Maulik Shah |

While consulting on some recent procurement transformations, I began to take notice that many companies seem to forget what it means to be a good business partner. Do we, as businesses, just not want to take the time to invest in real relationships anymore? I have seen many “okay” partnerships, lots of “poor” ones, but…

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My latte spend, friend or foe?

By Sarah Nelson |

“But if the budget is balanced, what does it matter?” I say to my patient new husband who has found my hidden stash of lattes.  Let’s back up a bit. There are cost savings to be found when a company knows exactly what they are spending their money on, spend analytics is the tool that…

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Is your S2P initiative on thin ice?

By T Grant Dearborn |

As you know, we at Velocity Procurement try to share our experience and expertise using a more familiar and relatable style. The same goes for how we view the subject of “successfully deploying S2P SaaS solutions.” There are a lot of takes on how to get it right, but our take on transformation makes it…

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Build it and they may not come?

By Sarah Nelson |

We’ve sat around this table too many times to count, the procurement team listening wide-eyed as we discuss the functionality of an automated, inclusive procurement solution.  It truly is the “Field of Dreams”… to the Procurement Team.  Streamlined procurement operations with a cohesive suite of automated, cost saving, analytics in one centralized platform are what…

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The Evolution of Our Velocity

By T Grant Dearborn |

So, what’s the difference you might ask, between Velocity Sourcing Group and Velocity Procurement? Simply put, you asked us for more, and we delivered. Many of you that know us, know that we grew this firm from our strategic sourcing roots. Prior to founding the firm in 2007, each of the co-founders, Maulik and I,…

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