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11 Body Language Essentials for Your Next Negotiation

"If you aren't in control of your body language, it doesn't matter how much you've prepared for a negotiation. Here are some top tips. Negotiating successfully is about more than...

Strategic Sourcing Program Development, Implementation and Management

Topics: Getting Started Understanding Where You Are Today Prioritizing the Opportunities and Initiatives Gaining Company-Wide Approval and Sponsorship Realizing the Benefits Designing Waves Staffing for Success Practical Use of Metrics...

Top 10 Skills for Today’s Supply Chain Professional

Two years have elapsed since our last white paper outlining the right mix of skills for the modern-day supply management professional. During the past 24-months additional insights have emerged giving...

Session 37 Microsoft_Denali Sourcing Services – Procurement Transformation at MS (PDF file)

MS Overview FY10 Procurement Transformation Highlights Dev & Test Strategy Development and Management Sourcing Sourcing- Evolution from Strategic to Tactical Evolution from Strategic to Tactical Delivering Sourcing Through Managed Services

Procurement’s Transformation from Tactical to Strategic – Retooling Your Organization for Better Category Management

In this whitepaper, Denali Group discusses essential components necessary to allow procurement to shift from a tactical mindset and retool for strategic category management. We’ll examine topics such as resource...

The Procurement Technology Lifecycle: Part II – Funding the Technology

Part II of Denali Group's three-part "The Procurement Technology Lifecycle" series is designed to assist decision makers as to how to best develop a business case for attaining approval for a...

Building Category Market Intelligence: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximize Results (PDF file)

This presentation has a step by step guide for defining and valuing of market intelligence, building category specific market intelligence, and applying market intelligence.

Jan. 20, 2009- Supply Market Predictions for 2009 (PDF file)

This presentation includes 2008 supply market trends and predictions for 2009

Improving the Reach and Execution Capabilities of Your Sourcing Organization (Power Point presentation)

Topics discussed: Grow the Reach of Procurement, Improve and Expand Sourcing Execution, Review Relevant Case Studies

Session 11A: Knowledge is Power: How can Market Intelligence be leveraged in Outsourcing and Sourcing engagements? (PDF file)

Market intelligence for sourcing : supply risk management, cost reductions, budget planning, Credibility. How are leading companies leveraging market intelligence.

Session 13: The Economic Environment and It’s Impact on Sourcing by Denali Consulting (PDF file)

The Economic Environment and It's Impact on Sourcing: Panelist questions.

Creating A Center-Led Procurement Organization Amidst Geographic And Cultural Diversity

Veolia Environmental Services | Denali Group Veolia Environmental Services created a Center-led Strategic Sourcing department in August 2007. Over the last seven years, these efforts have significantly reduced working capital...

IntelliSource: NetApp’s Innovative, Customer-Centric Procurement Operations

One of the most critical aspects of managing a successful global strategic sourcing organization is building and maintaining partnerships. Growing and sustaining cost savings success depends on the formation of...

Embracing a Category Management Mindset: How to Think Like a Strategic Category Manager

The Era of Category Management is now. The humble procurement function has evolved from purchasing to strategic sourcing and now to strategic category management. To leverage the power and latent...

Just Do It: Amplify Cost Savings, Influence More Spend and Enhance Your Procurement Brand with A Center-Led Sourcing Execution Center

Nike is a growth company. Its business has accelerated globally in recent years and the Procurement Team has been challenged to keep up with the pace of the business. To...

Strategic Sourcing is Dead, Long Live Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing as we know it is dead. The new Strategic Sourcing is less bureaucratic, more nimble, more practical and more customer service-focused. Purchasing consistently struggles to earn a seat...

Best and Next practices in Contract Management: How to Unlock More Value through Contracting

Contracting is a critical, yet often overlooked, phase of the procurement lifecycle. It is also one of the most time consuming burdensome phases.  Learn what leading companies are doing to...

Change Your Game in Category Management: Play to Elevate Procurement

The era of Category Management is upon us, and today's category manager needs to have a wide range of strategic capabilities. To help you and your category managers achieve this,...

Journey to Leadership: The Transition from “Manager” to “Leader”

Many people think that leadership is a given once you have a certain title. But it's not the manager-or-higher title that makes you a leader...that's only the beginning. What matters...

Revealing the Secrets of Best-in-Class Procurement Organizations

Denali and SIG recently conducted an Indirect Spend Management Benchmarking Study to determine how best-in-class procurement organizations are driving more value today. Participants included more than 30 large-cap, North American...