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Let’s say a costly and lengthy dispute hits your organization with high court costs and settlement fees!

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Everyone knows that “business hates uncertainty.” It poses clear threats to business, but offers significant opportunities as well.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, risk management

Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from the book “Contract and Risk Management for Supply Chain Management Professionals” published by X. Paul Humbert, Esq1.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, contract management, communication

Late payments and extended terms are still an issue for firms globally. But changes in business culture and increased policy attention seem to be heading in the right direction.

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Topics: contracting excellence, organization & people, contract management

People are asking about NEC contracts – are they appropriate for us? Do they support collaboration? Can we use them anywhere?

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, contract management

We all need to understand the impact blockchain is having on industry and supply chains today.  Not at all futuristic – it’s happening now -- but many people don’t have a clue what it is!

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Topics: contract /commercial management, supply chain management, contract management

Whether you are a customer or a supplier, Speed to Contract (“S2C”) produces benefits. The faster parties come to “yes,” the sooner critical products or services can drive a customer’s business success, the quicker involved personnel can shift to other tasks, and the earlier revenue streams can hit the supplier’s books.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, contract management

Imagine a start-up.  It has seed capital and a pristine whiteboard on which to map business processes. With no constraints tying managers to how they operate today, they can design and implement sales tools and systems that reflect their optimal desired state.  

They can deliver these solutions to the organization’s new employees as the only way to manage and conclude a sale. It’s such a nice dream!

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If you know about artificial intelligence (AI), but are doing everything manually, you’re not alone. Although Contract Management (CM) systems and other digital technologies have made CM more efficient, you and many others might be performing time-consuming, error-prone manual processes without realizing it’s costing you time and money.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, technology, contracting excellence

At some point, a dispute will spark in one of your business relationships and threaten your business – unless you’re armed with a thorough dispute prevention strategy.

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Topics: contracting excellence, organization & people, contract management

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