tealbook is a CIX Top 20 Recipient

What is CIX? CIX is a ‘must attend’ technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas. CIX was launched in 2008 by Canadian investors who wanted one destination which curates and showcases the best emerging tech companies from across […]

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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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Delivering Trust

Editor’s note: Ian Woodbury is the COO of tealbook, and he has played a critical role in making sure that the trust at the heart of the company’s value proposition is also at the core of our organization.  Building trust is simple. Promise to do something. Do it. Repeat. The pace of modern business doesn’t […]

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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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The Cost of What You’re NOT Doing

One of the things we talk about all the time here at tealbook is the cost of inefficient supplier discovery and knowledge management. Those costs take a few different forms: Time: How many weeks/hours/minutes is procurement spending every year using tools such as the Internet to search for suppliers qualified enough to invite to sourcing events? […]

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Divide and Conquer to Achieve Supplier Knowledge Management

Question: As a procurement professional, have you ever been handed someone else’s legacy supplier information or category overview/playbook and been able to use it to come up to speed faster on the category?  Answer: Not nearly often as you should have been. Knowledge management is one of those things that everyone in procurement knows we […]

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Changing the Game for Suppliers

Why have suppliers supported tealbook from its beginning? Well, there is the obvious. Being where clients are when initiating the supplier search process at the exact point of need is a good place to be when you are looking to grow your business. But tealbook is much more. It changes the game. Here’s how: 1) It’s […]

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From feedback to features

Employees often join an organization with established supplier relationships from previous companies. Very often, employees aren’t up to speed on supplier relationships in their new organization, and haven’t learned about preferred suppliers’ capabilities. In larger companies, employees know alliances exist with established networks; however, they find it difficult to identify the agencies that are part […]

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