Latest Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM) system streamlines procurement processes and user interface, freeing up scientists’ valuable time. In the pharmaceuticals and life sciences business, time is the most precious resource. The more time available to be spent on research, the more ability scientists have to innovate. To support this, procurement processes need to be accurate, … Continue reading Maximising Scientists’ Most Precious Resource – Time
The prohibitive cost of lifting payloads out of the Earth’s atmosphere is hamstringing humanity’s conquest of the solar system. The space elevator may soon make chemical rockets a thing of the past. At the Coupa Inspire conference in May this year, keynote speaker Richard Branson announced plans to have Virgin Hotels orbiting the planet within … Continue reading How The Space Elevator Could Open Up Interplanetary Supply Chains
Chris Sawchuk reveals an alarming disconnect between the most pressing issues for Procurement, and our ability to address them. The number one priority for Procurement leaders this year? “Reducing Costs,” says Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Director of The Hackett Group. Before you stifle a yawn and declare this a no-brainer, it’s actually … Continue reading The Big (and Alarming) Procurement Disconnect
How many times have you heard someone compare eCatalogues to spreadsheets? It’s time to clear up the differences! This article was originally published on Suppliers Matter. That’s what the owner of a small office supply company asked me back in 1999. I was an independent supplier enablement consultant, and it was taking me longer than he … Continue reading eCatalogues are Just Spreadsheets, What’s the Big Deal?!
Addressing 800+ delegates at SciQuest Next Level 2016, Stephen Wiehe’s enthusiasm for design, disruption and innovation is infectious. Stephen Wiehe, CEO at SciQuest, is clearly a man who likes to ‘make stuff’. A tinkerer, a designer, an ideas-man, maybe a little bit of a tech-head. Opening Next Level 2016 with a take on ‘Procurement’s Future … Continue reading Uber: The Great, Untold Procurement Story
It’s only a matter of time before the procurement profession realises that it’s dehumanised the sourcing process, a move that will negatively impact the industry. Procurement needs a new measure of success that reflects its impact, not its output. This is according to a Melbourne-based procurement coach, and self-proclaimed procurement disrupter, Matt Perfect. Procurement with Purpose … Continue reading Has Procurement Dehumanised The Sourcing Process?
An acute skills shortage in the construction supply chain is impacting both budgets and the quality of projects. A new survey from the Scape Group has highlighted the impact of the skills shortage in the UK construction industry. The ‘Sustainability in the Supply Chain’ report surveyed over 150 contractors, subcontractors and senior managers at public sector organisations. It … Continue reading Construction Supply Chain Skills Shortage at Breaking Point