What does digital transformation mean for the procurement and supply chain profession? How will it help CPOs to mange risk in their supply chains? The concept of digital transformation has been around for quite a while, ISM CEO Tom Derry argues. “In the late 90s we started doing reverse auctions and e-auctions. Not too long after that dynamic discounting began to enter the equation and FinTech … Continue reading Could You Afford To Lose $2 Billion In Sales?
People often cultivate an air of mystique about the type of person it takes to be in a senior leadership role. Abby Vige bursts that bubble… Influencing up is about taking ownership of yourself and not waiting for things to be handed to you no matter how lowly or isolated your role is. There is … Continue reading Bursting The Leadership Bubble – You Have Got What It Takes
The core activity of Procurement 4.0 will be to deliver <<as a service>> in the same way that cloud technology has evolved… At Ivalua Now The Art of Procurement earlier this month, Emmanuel Erba, Group Chief Procurement Officer – Executive Vice President -Capgemini discussed what the journey leading us to Procurement 4.0 could look like. In … Continue reading 5 Steps To Providing Procurement As A Service
If you think change is easy, you must be doing it wrong! These 4 strategies can help… Why do we say change is hard when we make changes every day; we change clothes, what we eat, where we go. We change meetings, appointments, schedules constantly. So what is it about change that makes us put … Continue reading 4 Strategies For Managing Change The Right Way
Travel is complex, costly, affects the vast majority of your organisation’s employees, and everyone has an opinion on best practice. It is also one of the most “mature” categories managed by procurement professionals. So why so many challenges? Travel was one of the very first categories ever formally managed by procurement. It is what I like to call a “mature … Continue reading Rush Hour: High Risk, Hidden Costs and Unexpected Travel Spend
Dying to move on? Then try lying. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone if you lie to get a job… More than half of us confess to not telling the whole truth on our CVs and one in ten people have even managed to land a new role as a result. However, there are certain do’s and don’ts … Continue reading Half Of Us Lie To Get A Job – Can You Get Away With It?
If the pot of gold at a contract’s end is realised savings, why do so few contracts provide adequate cover for completion delays and overspend? It’s time for the public sector to get serious about damages. In procurement we are no strangers to contracts overrunning or budgets being exceeded. As hard as procurement professionals try, … Continue reading Delays and Overspend – Do Your Contracts Have Your Back?