Publications and news from procurement and supply chain management

In order to provide our clients with the best possible advice on their challenges, we keep a close eye on current events and trends. Gain new insights through our studies, White Papers and our client magazine or read our assessment of current developments in numerous specialist articles and press publications. For more insights please register for our client magazine.
Responding to the red sea crisis
Nearshoring

Responding to the red sea crisis

What can companies do now and how can they protect themselves against supply bottlenecks and rising freight prices in the long term?

Develop creative strategies to achieve NEGOTIATION Excellence
INVERTO Magazines

Develop creative strategies to achieve NEGOTIATION Excellence

Negotiations take place everywhere in business, most of all in procurement, for example in awarding contracts and annual meetings. Nevertheless, many procurement departments do not succeed in exploiting the full potential of these negotiations.

Nearshoring Study Results 2023
Studies and subject papers

Nearshoring Study Results 2023

Companies are working on stabilizing global supply chains and considering restructuring options like nearshoring and friendshoring. INVERTO's survey, involving 95 decision-makers, shows that these trends are seen as long-term changes in procurement strategies.

Further Publications

The future of risk management in procurement
White Paper

The future of risk management in procurement

In addition to the core results of the latest risk management study, this white paper explains in four steps how to set up a professional risk management process in line with the times.

Empowering sustainability in healthcare to tackle the transiti...
Healthcare and Pharma

Empowering sustainability in healthcare to tackle the transiti...

Companies must start reducing greenhouse gas emissions to prevent irreversible climate change damage. With the 5th highest CO2 emissions globally, the healthcare sector must lead the transition to net zero, with procurement support essential for success.

Procurement and Supply Chain trends for 2024
Focus papers

Procurement and Supply Chain trends for 2024

More than half of a typical company’s total annual budget will be spent with external suppliers. Yet CEOs often spend only 1% of their time with these vital partners, relying on their procurement team to manage the relationships.

Results of the Raw Materials Study 2023 in cooperation with Ha...
Studies and subject papers

Results of the Raw Materials Study 2023 in cooperation with Ha...

Around 100 corporate and procurement decision-makers shared their opinions and current approaches to raw materials management in procurement with us this year.

AI in Procurement – Digital Panel 2023
Digital Procurement

AI in Procurement – Digital Panel 2023

In a recent high-profile panel discussion key thought leaders from various industries debated the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the realm of procurement. The insights shared during this discussion shed light on how AI is revolutionizing the procurement landscape.

Interview on negotiation excellence with Matthias Schranner
INVERTO Magazines

Interview on negotiation excellence with Matthias Schranner

Matthias Schranner used to be a police negotiator; today, he advises politicians and businesses. He talks to us about the most serious mistakes when negotiating, the role your value system plays, and getting the timings absolutely right.

Interview on negotiation excellence with Barry Nalebuff
INVERTO Magazines

Interview on negotiation excellence with Barry Nalebuff

Does power in a negotiation always lead to better negotiation outcomes? According to game theorist and Yale professor Barry Nalebuff, the answer is no.

Negotiating with strong brands – A sophisticated competi...
INVERTO Magazines

Negotiating with strong brands – A sophisticated competi...

Buyers from businesses who want to negotiate successfully need to prepare very thoroughly and base their approach on partnership.

Procurement negotiation strategy and process design
INVERTO Magazines

Procurement negotiation strategy and process design

Companies that invest extensively in preparation for negotiations with their suppliers and develop a detailed negotiating strategy can achieve significantly better results.

International Negotiations: Cross-cultural success
INVERTO Magazines

International Negotiations: Cross-cultural success

Negotiations with people from other nations are part of everyday life in most procurement departments. Some of our expats report on their personal experience negotiating in their chosen home country.