From here to eternity: what does the future of procurement technology look like? Download Wax Digital’s Procurement 2020 report here Procurement technology has undergone a long road of change that has consequently altered procurement functions, processes and the very nature of the business itself. But while we spend much of the time understanding how technology is governing what … Continue reading What’s The Catch-22 In Procurement Technology?
What’s the weirdest, wackiest item you’ve ever had to source? JAGGAER takes a spooky look into its cabinet of procurement curiosities. People buy odd things for curious reasons. The same holds true when buying for an organisation – with great purchasing power comes access to some really weird objects. Procurement Curiosities We explored our purchasing catalogue to see … Continue reading The Cabinet of Procurement Curiosities
Have you ever been guilty of presenting fake news or “alternative facts” to your CFO? Integrity is a cornerstone of the procurement profession, but benefits realisation is one area where supply managers sometimes play fast and loose with the facts. It seems everyone is talking about fake news at the moment. The term came to … Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Spreading Fake News in Procurement
The end of the financial year is approaching, which means many companies are preparing for performance reviews. Is this a good time to ask for a pay rise? If you’ve been thinking about asking management for a pay rise, you’re probably not alone. The end of the financial year provides the ideal forum to talk … Continue reading 9 Tips For Negotiating A Pay Increase
WikiLeaks has released new information on CIA programs aimed at monitoring Apple device owners. Has the CIA redirected iPhone shipments to its own facilities to infect them with spyware? For many readers of the latest data dump from the controversial website WikiLeaks, two surprising facts stood out: The CIA has been hacking iPhones, Macbooks and … Continue reading WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Interference in iPhone Supply Chain
It doesn’t matter what technology your organisation adopts, or what digital transformation you endure; procurement relationships will always be essential for success. At the Big Ideas Summit 2017, we once again challenged our thought leaders to share their Big Ideas for the future of procurement. Chris Cliffe discussed why relationships really matter. The world around … Continue reading Real Relationships Really Matter
Futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson warns that unless we act now, there’s a good chance we’ll find ourselves unemployed as early as 2020. Sorman-Nilsson spoke with Philip Ideson as part of Procurious’ Even Bigger Ideas, a 5-part podcast series sponsored by State of Flux. You can access the series exclusively on Procurious. Futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson wants procurement professionals to ask … Continue reading Four Ways To Ensure You Still Have A Job In 2020