Supply chain professionals are no doubt an important link in any supply chain but it is but one link in the end-to-end process. Working in any supply chain management role can be all-consuming as well as challenging -but we can’t work in a vacuum. Supply chain professionals are no doubt an important link in any … Continue reading Where Does Your Supply Chain Begin and End?
Influence expert Julie Masters demonstrates how online employee advocacy can supercharge the amplification and cut-through of your procurement content. While we’re all searching for the latest and greatest way to get our company and brand out there, you might be surprised to find one of the most effective and underutilised methods sitting right under your … Continue reading 3 Ways To Amplify The Profile Of Your Procurement Team
The Kraljic Matrix revolutionised Procurement in 1983. Now the world looks very different. Is it time for an upgrade? The year was 1983. This was the year that the Internet was created. Bill Gates unleashed Microsoft World on the market. Star Wars Return of the Jedi was playing in the cinema. I was nine. And … Continue reading What Can Yoda Teach Us About The Kraljic Matrix?
Sorry to bother you, I know you’re all so much busier than me. It’s me, the chief procurement officer; the one who buys the custard creams. Dear C-suite, Sorry to bother you, I know you’re all so much busier than me. It’s me, the chief procurement officer; the one who buys the custard creams. Just … Continue reading A Letter To The Board
To meet the ever growing list of procurement objectives, procurement leaders must effectively transform their organisations. While most organisations have begun this journey, many hit roadblocks along the way, which could easily have been avoided. During our latest CPO roundtable in London, sponsored by Ivalua, Arnaud Malardé, Senior Product Marketing Manager – Ivalua discussed how … Continue reading Minding The Procurement Gap: Where You Are Vs Where You Think You Are
In a digital future, relationships will continue to matter when it comes to risk management… I recently attended a procurement event, and, over lunch, I had an interesting discussion with other procurement practitioners about supply chain risk management (SCRM). One of the people at the table stated that his organisation was not looking into increasing … Continue reading Lessons In Risk Management: Unity Is Strength
When you’re busy it’s easy to let things slide and ignore contract management in the procurement process. But the idea that you’re saving yourself time by doing so is a paradox we would be well-served dismissing. You’ve taken your time meticulously following the procurement process from inception of the idea through to contract award. You’ve … Continue reading The Time Paradox of Contract Management