It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas (yet…), but Halloween. The ghoulish ‘holiday’ has, in the past, only truly been embraced by our compatriots across the Atlantic. However, in recent years it has gained a strong foothold in the hearts, minds and, importantly for retailers, wallets of the Brits. In America, an estimated … Continue reading Halloween – A (Trick or) Treat for Supply Chains
Manners maketh the Manager? Can you remember the last time someone genuinely said to you “thanks for doing that, good job!’? I bet it felt good. Even though you had to do whatever that task was, it was great getting that feedback. I’ll double the wager and say that you thought something positive about that … Continue reading Do Manners Matter for Motivating your Staff?
The last article I wrote on The Faculty’s latest research paper ‘Making it Stick’ was very well received by you all, in fact, its one of my most read posts on Procurious. This strong response has encouraged me to dive back into the report to look for more gold. As the report clearly states, more … Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Savings Stick
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) has announced that Dave Dwyer will be promoted to the role of Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations. Mr Dwyer brings more than 20 years of logistics and supply chain experience to his new role, having previously held management … Continue reading Sharp announce Dave Dwyer as New Supply Chain Head
A recent project has prompted me to focus this month on the efficiencies of teleconferences. Lack of agendas, side conversations, inaudible background noises, late attendees, accent and language difficulties, alongside poorly facilitated calls that seem to go in circles, are just some of the everyday teleconference challenges. Although teleconferences are not a new phenomenon, somehow … Continue reading How Productive Are Your Teleconferences?
“In a ditch calling for a shovel” is a favourite saying from my husband’s long repertoire of business expressions. In my recent blog 6 sure-fire ways to become a CPO, I talked about the high levels of frustration people feel when roadblocks get in the way of their ambitions and career progression. It started me … Continue reading 5 Ways to Beat the Procurement Blues
For gender balanced leadership, moving from 10 per cent to 30 per cent representation doesn’t happen ‘naturally’. In a couple of recent posts on LinkedIn, I’ve explored the areas of women’s representation in politics and on boards, and have been pondering why achieving a critical mass of women seems so challenging. Here’s a summary of the … Continue reading Gender Balanced Leadership – Token Representation to Critical Mass