Is your CPO a real procurement rockstar and do they keep you up to date with all the goss’? Tania Seary offers a five-point checklist for vetting your prospective boss. Everyone loves a good throwback article, which is why we’re hopping in our time machine to bring you back some of the biggest and best … Continue reading Best Of The Blog – 5 Point Checklist For A Rockstar Procurement Boss
Change, change, more change and a hefty helping of uncertainty pretty much sums up the current regulatory landscape. Seal Software explore why winning the game has become more of a battle in an ever changing world. Nothing sums up the current state of regulatory affairs quite like the acronym, VUCA. V – Volatility U – Uncertainty C – … Continue reading Navigating The Changing Rules Of The Game In A World of Uncertainty
No-one else is responsible for your career, which means you’ve got to take the controller and drive your own successes. Pauline Rolfe, speaker at this year’s Quest Women in Procurement event, shares her experiences of taking control and escaping the passenger seat. There is a lot of responsibility that comes with being asked to deliver a speech … Continue reading Own It: Taking Control Of Your Own Procurement Destiny
Want to know what it takes to really make it in the procurement world? Cognitive tech expertise? A firm background in supply management? Nope – 72% of the ISM and ThomasNet 30 Under 30 Stars agree there’s another, essential ingredient to success… Last month, THOMASNET and ISM announced the 2016-2017 winners of the 30 Under 30 Rising … Continue reading One Skill To Rule Them All
When it comes to blanket purchase orders, how clued-up are you? Could you articulately define a blanket order and do you know the advantages and limitations? Bogdan Tomassini-Buechner tells you everything you could possibly need to know! Business purchases must be researched and documented, making the process somewhat drawn out by necessity. While there are … Continue reading Don’t Be Suffocated By Blanket Orders: Here’s Everything You Need To Know
France’s new legislation, The Duty Of Care Law will prevent serious human rights risks and threats to fundamental freedoms. Will other countries follow suit? It would be wise for procurement professionals to pay close attention to France’s new sustainable procurement legislation. The Duty of Care law, which affects organisations with over 5,000 employees, is likely … Continue reading Duty of Care Law: You Got The Green Light In France!
Even in a world where data is king, IBM CPO Bob Murphy believes there is nothing so important as professional development and human relationships. The numbers are eye-watering. IBM CPO Bob Murphy looks after a $70 billion spend – $25 billion internally and $45 billion 3rd-party. The company has around 150,000 contracts across 17,000 suppliers, … Continue reading IBM CPO: You’re Finished If You Think You’ve Finished!