Gordon Donovan takes the opportunity to look back at 2014, and look forward to 2015 both in terms of what’s happening in procurement as well as some new year’s resolutions to consider for 2015. What happened in 2014 Google has just released its year in search 2014. We searched for hope, fear, to understand, … Continue reading How to achieve the perfect work/life balance for a productive 2015
There is no single accepted global name or branding for what we are discussing here. It is category management, the sourcing process, the purchasing wheel, supply management or sourcing material group management. The philosophies of different companies and their purchasing departments have led to different definitions. To avoid confusion, I will use the term category … Continue reading Category approach, simply tactical excellence…
There is fierce competition for the most interesting and challenging roles in procurement. Role content is constantly changing; procurement specialists and sourcing managers need to be more analytical and sharpen their finance skills. Only being able to slice-and-dice spend data will not be enough. Managers will expect you to be able to do a should-cost-analysis, … Continue reading Job survival skills : get a grip on the numbers
As a bonus for the festive season, we have wrapped one final discussion from our forum. The discussion topic nicely links with other Procurious content you can catch up on and one of our key events next year. The Good or the Bad? What makes a great Procurement boss? What attributes a leader requires can … Continue reading What makes a great Procurement boss?
Well that was the year that was… and we’ve had quite the journey! Despite our young age we’ve already secured a place in the final of the UK Blog Awards 2015 #UKBA15. None of this would’ve been possible without sterling efforts from our guest bloggers, including: Gordon Donovan, John Viner-Smith, Helen Mackenzie, Elaine Porteous and more. … Continue reading Procurious favourite posts from 2014
Operation Santa Claus: the results from 2014’s Unbelievable Challenge are in! The Unbelievable Challenge is an open architectural design competition open to young architects and designers to find the best idea for a logistics centre for Santa Claus. The competition was organized jointly by Ruukki Construction, the City of Oulu, Helsinki Design Week and the architecture and design … Continue reading Santa’s supply chain: the challenge to build a new logistics solution
Father Christmas is looking for logistic professionals who want to help out with Santa’s substantial delivery backlog. Despite what fable tells us, Father Christmas/Santa/St. Nick is secretly a long-haul truck driver. The reindeer and sleigh are just a cover… sshh let’s keep this between us eh? Now you can make like Santa and get in … Continue reading Get your Christmas logistics fix with this Euro Truck Simulator