The unfortunate truth, though, is that most organisations only have a limited amount of resources available to identify and monitor the kaleidoscope of risks that exist in their global supply chains. This article was written by Sondra Scott, President – Verisk Maplecroft More often than not, creating a safe supply chain is thought of as … Continue reading Six Steps To Building A More Responsible, Resilient Supply Chain
It’s normal for businesses to experience some personnel loss each year. However, the goal of retention is to keep that loss at a minimum. Employee retention refers to an organisation’s ability to keep, or retain, its employees and reduce turnover. It’s usually measured as a percentage of the employees who were present from the beginning … Continue reading 5 Critical Factors for Improving Employee Retention
The framework is dead – long live the framework? As the public sector moves to make collaborative procurement easier, the Dynamic Purchasing System may be the key to long-term planning. So you know all about collaborative procurement frameworks in the public sector? Are you planning on using them in the short-term to kick start your … Continue reading Dynamic Purchasing Systems – The New Normal?
“The overall standard of the speakers and content was very strong, and here are four points that stood out for me as positives.” Yes, I was looking forward to the Procurious Big Ideas Summit last Thursday. But when I got up to see pouring rain and realised that the opening session was all about Brexit, … Continue reading Big Ideas Summit – A Review
Do you have the drive, interest, motivation and confidence to adapt to a multicultural situation? In the last article in this series we discussed what cultural intelligence (CQ) is and how it is an important tool in working effectively across distance, culture and time. I described the four main components of CQ, which are CQ … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders: Do You Have The Drive?
Are you responsible for sending your people into danger? In a new Procurious blog series, The World’s Deadliest Supply Chains, we investigate the most high-risk supply chains out there… The sight of 1900 rolls of toilet paper would not usually excite your typical urban dweller, but when the consignment supplies a remote Antarctica camp of … Continue reading World’s Deadliest Supply Routes: Antarctica
How do you achieve effective procurement by giving all departments the possibility to purchase directly, what the risks of such an approach and how can you reduce them? Most mid-sized and big businesses already have a dedicated department responsible for providing a company with everything from paper to spare parts for production line repairs. Why … Continue reading 4 Reasons To Get Your Whole Business Doing Procurement