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GM’s Bolt underlines how new contracts are needed for supplier innovation

GM’s Bolt underlines how new contracts are needed for supplier innovation

A flexible approach to supplier contracting is needed for Supplier-Enabled Innovation. Sticking with traditional ways will undermine procurement’s efforts to drive innovations from the supply base.

China’s Mobike: innovation and collaboration disrupts a market

China’s Mobike: innovation and collaboration disrupts a market

The technology inside the rapidly expanding bike-sharing app, Mobike, is breaking ground in its use of the Internet of Things – collaboration is a key part of its success

New purpose, new direction: managing change in Supplier-Enabled Innovation

New purpose, new direction: managing change in Supplier-Enabled Innovation

A different kind of procurement is required to capitalize on Supplier-Enabled Innovation

Tapping into external R&D spend with Philips

Tapping into external R&D spend with Philips

The amount of products created from external expertise is rising at Philips, underlining the Dutch company’s determination to access the R&D capabilities of suppliers and other third parties

60 seconds in the start-up spotlight

60 seconds in the start-up spotlight

Innovative technologies were on display last week as a group of start-ups pitched to Philips, but what role should procurement play in their assessment?

Philips' High-tech Campus office highlights importance of working cross-functionally

Philips' High-tech Campus office highlights importance of working cross-functionally

A recent visit to Philips’ office at the Hi-tech Campus in Eindhoven revealed how cross-functional collaboration is at the heart of the company’s supplier innovation strategy

Advances in 3D manufacturing shows potential of start-up collaborations

Advances in 3D manufacturing shows potential of start-up collaborations

A closer look at some of the groundbreaking recent advances in 3D printing reveals a common trend: each has been powered by collaboration

Building a reputation as a customer of choice

Building a reputation as a customer of choice

Becoming a customer of choice is essential to facilitate Supplier-Enabled Innovation, but requires that procurement change how it interacts with the supply base

Adopting different metrics for supplier collaboration

Adopting different metrics for supplier collaboration

The measures of success in supplier collaborations are altogether different to traditional buyer-supplier relationships. To adapt, procurement must implement new metrics systems

Is innovation the cause or antidote to procurement job erosion?

Is innovation the cause or antidote to procurement job erosion?

While innovative technologies will almost certainly replace a range of job roles in procurement, the function can remain an active employer by transforming and investing in new skills

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