If you’re forever complaining that all your stakeholders want from procurement is cost reduction, consider this: maybe it’s your fault. Here’s how to fix it. Over the years I have seen and agreed with a tendency in the area of procurement and supply management about the movement to become a broader function; one that … Continue reading It’s Procurement’s Own Fault That The Business Thinks We’re Only About Price
Procurement will be the single largest instrument in the world to change the world… “Frankly procurement is at the same level, in my eyes, as auditing, accountancy and that level of excitement. There’s more excitement in the hashtag #Birdsarentreal – because people believe in that more and with more emotion than this.” Olinga Taeed became … Continue reading Blockchain: Procurement’s Secret Weapon
Is your organisation about to embark on an initiative to purchase and implement procurement software? Well, you’re bound to fail. Unless, of course, you address these landmines.
Travellers on Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’ are given a stark visual warning about why the mountainous gravel pass is considered one of the world’s most dangerous supply routes: hundreds of crosses line the track to commemorate the frequent fatalities. Formally known as La Cerretera de los Yungas, the vertigo-inducing path was once notorious for claiming the … Continue reading World’s Most Dangerous Supply Chains: Bolivia’s Death Road
Giving up on New Year’s resolutions? For a fresh perspective, try these three suggestions to start 2019 in the best possible way. I gave up New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. More importantly, I have never looked back. This wasn’t a decision made in defeat because I couldn’t achieve my resolutions. After all, I … Continue reading Forget New Year’s Resolutions! Do These 3 Things Instead
Amazon is pioneering a new method of customer-centric inventory management. For decades, inventory managers have been focused on finding optimised warehouse layout to increase its surface area, provide efficient transit and reduce transit times. The fundamental premise has been that a warehouse should accommodate maximum inventory which can be picked and shelved safely. The layout … Continue reading Why Inventory Management Need Not Be Organised
What better time to set and start tackling key objectives for 2019? Your new year’s resolution is to be better than best-in-class… In this time of personal New Year’s resolutions, it seems appropriate for leaders to also consider a resolution for their departments. For Procurement leaders in particular there couldn’t be a better time to … Continue reading Your Procurement Resolution: Don’t Settle For Best-In-Class