Including Diverse Suppliers

Is increasing diversity in your supply base a priority for your company? While this is an important goal, traditional methods and portals for identifying diverse suppliers can actually be counterintuitive to your inclusivity efforts. When diverse suppliers register and provide information that lives in a separate space, the extra steps required to identify and learn […]

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tealbook Welcomes Marcy Bucci to tealbook as Executive Advisor, Sales

  We are very excited to welcome Marcy Bucci to the tealbook team as Executive Advisor, Sales.   Marcy brings extensive experience, most recently in creating a global business segment at an established global services firm focused on procurement transformation. Prior to that, Marcy worked at a global procurement intelligence and technology company (Beroe), focusing […]

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tealbook CEO Stephany Lapierre on negotations.ninja Podcast

tealbook founder and CEO Stephany Lapierre appeared on Mark Raffan’s negotiations.ninja podcast, where she spoke about her innovative approach to supplier intelligence and its significant value in negotiations. Some highlights from the stimulating discussion are below, and the full episode can be listened to here. On what Stephany hears from leading procurement professionals Stephany touched on […]

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The Upside of Supplier Intelligence

Overview tealbook recently partnered with The Hackett Group to research the cost, effort, and business impact of supplier discovery and qualification. The resulting data became the foundation of a four-city series of executive roundtables focused on exploring and capturing the strategic impact of working collaboratively with the right suppliers and having easier access to peer […]

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Having a Knowledge Retention & Management Plan

In a recent blog post, Zoe Meinecke of Openview Partners wrote about the symptoms that are present in organizations that lack a knowledge retention program. As she points out in the following quote, knowledge management is often more theoretical than it is practical, leaving leadership teams with a significant (and costly) void of actionable information. “In […]

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The Role of Supplier Intelligence in Elevating Procurement’s Impact

Greg Tennyson and I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Phil Ideson (The Art of Procurement Podcast) to talk about the primary findings of our Executive Roundtables held this past spring. The Executive Roundtable dinners were attended by 40+ forward-thinking procurement executives from across the US and generated over 12 hours of engaging […]

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tealbook’s Next Generation: Driving the Future of Accessible Supplier Intelligence  

I have spent my working life building enterprise software companies as a software developer, a designer and an executive. Usually I’ve been involved from the very beginning, but when I joined tealbook as COO it was already growing fast. What really had me hooked was a vision I shared with Stephany Lapierre (CEO) and Geoff […]

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You’ll be in good hands with the tealbook Concierge Service

tealbook is launching the recently piloted supplier discovery Concierge Service. It is now available to all current tealbook enterprise clients. tealbook’s VET is easy to use and provides instant recommendations that leverage your supplier data and knowledge from your peers. tealbook’s Concierge Team takes your supplier discovery searches a step further: validating that the suppliers […]

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Accelerating the Impact of Procurement Centers of Excellence

“Procurement is starting to see value as a path forward to a strategic, consultative role. And companies are structuring their Procurement organizations to deliver this mission.” Charlotte Spencer-Smith, The Rise of the Procurement Center for Excellence Last week, I read and shared an article from Pool4Tool on the growing role of process efficiency through procurement […]

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Procurement Needs Actionable Intelligence

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Procurement professionals have significant supplier and market intelligence needs. Whether for strategic sourcing, category management, supplier relationship management, or new solution innovation, actionable information is a key input for strategic procurement teams. And this information must be up to date and trustworthy in order to increase procurement’s impact on the organization. Procurement gathers information and […]

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