Establishing a pool of preferred or pre-qualified suppliers is a great idea as long as you are actively managing your supplier pool. Here’s how it’s done… Last year Government Technology published an article describing how the state of Colorado has turned to a process they call “mini-RFP’s” to streamline and expedite procurement in their IT category. The … Continue reading Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool
What is blockchain? How can it impact your organisation and help establish trust? Why should procurement be embracing it? We answer all of your burning blockchain questions… Blockchain belongs to the (long?) list of buzzwords that are part of the growing hype surrounding new technology. Many people equate blockchain with Bitcoin, the first relatively mainstream … Continue reading 4 Reasons for Procurement to Back Blockchain
Brexit is complicated and it’s very, very messy. And what happens during the next couple of years will be determined by a number of political factors… At last month’s CPO roundtable Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe based at Kings College London, spoke to us about the long-term causes of Brexit and … Continue reading Brexit: What Happens Now?
Learn how to persuade your colleagues and suppliers with 6 tips from 20th-century propaganda masters. Guest post from Invaluable.com. Since their introduction in 1984, Dr. Robert Cialdini’s six principles of persuasion have become the framework for understanding the science of influence. Each principle is distinct and outlines different methods for effective persuasion. Mastering the art … Continue reading 6 Principles of Persuasion Explained With Propaganda Posters
Shark Tank star, entrepreneur and talent expert Andrew Banks presented at the 2018 CPO Forum as a guest of our Premium Sponsor, American Express. Here are the highlights for this top-rated speaker. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what leads to career success. If you pose the question on Google, you’ll find opinions ranging from … Continue reading A Shark at the 2018 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum
Looking for a new procurement job? The good news is that there are a whole load available that are yours for the taking… you just need to broaden your vision! Do you have your eye on an exciting opportunity in international category management, predictive data analytics, or do you have a passion to make sourcing … Continue reading Where Are All The Great Procurement Jobs? Broaden Your Vision
Everyone procurement team is talking about AI, cognitive technology and machine learning. But for these technologies to work at their best, your business needs to be prepared… There is a lot of talk these days about Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Sourcing, Machine Learning, and data-driven procurement. Almost every major procurement organisation in the world talks about how … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Organisation for the Cognitive Revolution