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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Increased Procurement Agility through Improved Mobile Connectivity

Procurement is becoming a more agile, interactive corporate function. In order to support this expanded outreach, we need instant access to information and a way to capture and preserve knowledge. Given the prevalence of mobile technology, procurement is quickly transitioning from a laptop-based function to one empowered by handheld smart devices. In a recent article […]

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Discovering Supplier ‘Category Jumpers’

Every strategic sourcing project procurement runs includes a step for supplier discovery. Usually it takes place early in the process, and may even be run in parallel to spend analysis. The goal of both efforts is to understand what the current and potential suppliers are – known and unknown, internal knowledge and external information – […]

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tealbook CEO Stephany Lapierre Recognized as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know”

tealbook CEO Stephany Lapierre Recognized as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know"

Toronto, Ontario – Feb. 27, 2017 – PRLog — tealbook announced today that CEO Stephany Lapierre has been selected as a 2017 ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine. The provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy or academia who helped their supply […]

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