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Sustainable Procurement: A Necessity for the Dutch Market

In today’s business world, sustainable procurement has changed from a “nice to have” to an absolute “must have. This concept, which seeks to meet a company’s needs for goods or services while minimizing its impact on the environment, is indispensable for companies seeking to increase their acceptance with current and future customers. But how does

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De toekomst in inkoop

The Future in Procurement: Creating Value Across the Supply Chain

Recent years have highlighted the indispensable role of procurement in value creation. As we look ahead to the trends of 2024 and beyond, we see that procurement can make an even more critical contribution. The world experienced significant turmoil between 2020 and 2023: supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tensions, technological advances, changing consumer needs, new sustainability

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Inkoop versus aankoop

Procurement versus Purchasing: The Key Differences Explained

In today’s business environment, it is essential to make a clear distinction between procurement and purchasing. Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they represent two different financial systems with their own objectives and processes. Understanding this distinction is crucial to a company’s success, especially in a market like the Netherlands where efficiency and strategic

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Inkoop in 2024

Procurement in 2024: Five Essential Strategies for Maximum Savings

In a world where the procurement industry is evolving faster than ever before, xentys is at the forefront of supporting professionals and organizations in the Netherlands in this transformation. Inspired by Simfoni’s recent webinar“Rethinking Procurement: Capturing & Realizing Savings in 2024,” we share five crucial insights that not only shape the future of procurement but

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