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We all have dealt with a contract at some point in our lives but now, we stand at a crossroads between manual and automation – and to the extent possible, it’s time to switch.   The first choice should be smart contracts. 

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Topics: contract management, contract, Smartcontracts

Interview with Dr. Chris Bauman, Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE)1 program, University of California (UCI), Irvine.

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Topics: entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, innovator, intrapreneur

Tim Cummins, President of IACCM; Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

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Topics: strongertogether, IACCM, conference, creatingvalue

I talk to Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) all the time about their challenges and frustrations. Few if any seem held back by a lack of confidence or uncertainty about whether procurement needs digital transformation. In fact, CPOs are most often frustrated, because they know what they and their teams are capable of doing on behalf of the enterprise, but they don’t necessarily have the support required to translate that potential into results.

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Topics: procurement, contract management, supplier, digital, transformation

Becoming a contract negotiator was not my goal when I started my professional career. I worked as an intern and paralegal first and then I start working at Avaya, my current employer, where I discovered what a contract negotiator is and does.

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Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, was a key driver of business transformation over the last 25 years. Today, it is the management of external relationships that needs urgent attention. By streamlining these commercial operations with RRP, organizations can potentially reduce operational costs by at least 20% and generate improved revenue and savings from their trading relationships.   

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An ancient Indian parable speaks of six blind men trying to describe an elephant. As they share their perspectives, they begin arguing because they cannot agree on a common description of the elephant. Because each felt a different part of the elephant, they were all in fact correct and at the same time, missing an opportunity to understand the full and complete vision of these amazing beasts.

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Although traditional methods of procurement still exist in some organizations, more and more enterprises are turning en masse toward digital procurement — the practice of converting purchasing management processes from analog to digital information-technology-based systems.  This transformation couldn’t come at a better time!

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I see so many negotiation advisors worldwide straining to improve horse and buggy negotiation techniques by working hard for just a bit more speed and efficiency. But research shows something is wrong.  To put it briefly, I have found that up to 42% of the potential in every negotiation is overlooked, not shared, or goes unnoticed.

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If you confide in Victor Perton that you are discouraged and pessimistic, he’s likely to smile, pull out a mirror, let you see your reflection, and hand you a marker.  What’s he up to?  It’s your first lesson in optimism!

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Topics: contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

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