U.S. sanctions are being applied more vigorously than ever to perceived foreign foes. What risks do these sanctions pose to our supply chains and what Mitigation Strategies Can be Used? The United States (U.S.) had $2.21 trillion Dollars in exports in 2016 according to the U.S. Department of Commerce (D.O.C)i, and an estimated 10.7 million … Continue reading International Supply Chain Risks: How U.S. Sanctions Can Kill Your Deal
Great category management is like a killer TED Talk – it’s strategic, it’s well researched and it’s delivered with true passion. Have you got what it takes? Our webinar, Breaking the Groundhog Day Mentality: Enabling A True Category Management Mindset takes, takes place at 1pm GMT on 29th November 2017. Register your attendance for FREE here. … Continue reading Could You Do A TED Talk On Your Category?
What debt conditions, putting pressure on our global economy , should procurement pros make themselves familiar with? And how can we mitigate supplier risk? This blog was written by William B. Danner Two leading authorities on corporate financial health, Dr. Edward Altman, Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at New York University’s Stern School of Business and creator of … Continue reading Debt as a Source of Risk in the Supply Chain
We should probably all be grateful that Black Friday is over and done with for another year. But what have we learnt from the biggest shopping day of 2017? There’s nothing quite like the cold panic of a missed opportunity. Particularly if said opportunity comes in the form of a heavily discounted HD television, bargain … Continue reading TGINF- Thank God Its Not (Black) Friday
Are you a #procurement value-creator, or a cost-reducer? Perhaps you’re neither of these – or both? Procurious member Remy de Lavergne has created a new matrix that shows, among other things, just how far the profession has come. “Procurement is the process of finding, agreeing terms and acquiring goods, services or works from an external source, … Continue reading Introducing the Lavergne Procurement Matrix
Ever feel like you’re being stabbed in the back by your procurement boss? You’re definitely not alone and we have the stats to prove it! When Procurious put out a call for procurement survey participants, we were delighted when 500+ professionals across more than 50 countries shared their insights and wisdom. Amongst our most startling … Continue reading Why Don’t You Trust Your Procurement Boss?
Every leadership role in every business comes with its own set of imperatives, a set of tasks that must be focussed on to guarantee success. But what imperative should a great category manager follow? This article was written by Lynn Rideout – Director Procurement Services, Denali – A WNS Company. Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Fred Wilson once … Continue reading Three Imperatives Of Every Successful Category Manager