Technically speaking

22 June 2009
Buyers are doing all they can to help their organisations not just survive these difficult times but, with any luck, thrive. One part of the answer could be how you can use technology to its best advantage to not just cut costs, but reduce risk and even generate revenue. In the latest issue of SM, out on Thursday, we explore various ways in which you can use information technology to assist. Experts tell us how the best players are using e-auctions, we speak to those who’ve used systems to help buy some of the more tricky categories such as marketing and recruitment services, and an argument is made for renting instead of buying new IT. This is a vast topic making it impossible to cover every possible way in which you can harness IT across all stages of the supply chain and procurement process – so help us fill in some gaps. Have you got any advice for peers on what’s worked for your organisation? Can you offer any examples of how you have employed technology to make savings?
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