This article was originally published on the Icertis blog. Procurement is a complex part of global business that carries serious commercial and regulatory risk. These risks are especially pronounced when a company does not have an effective way to centrally manage its contracts. In a recent survey conducted by ProcureCon, leading procurement officials were asked about … Continue reading 5 Big Procurement Challenges Addressed by Enterprise Contract Management Software
When you landed your first professional job, did you change the way you spoke? Perhaps you thought you’d sound more professional if you talked with a slightly more sophisticated accent or littered the conversation with a few long words – or maybe, you just wanted to fit in and speak like everyone else. Or did colleagues continually ask “What did you say?”, which … Continue reading Would you Change Your Accent to Appear More Professional?
The US escalating a trade war with China by imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The ongoing debacle of European trade policies over Brexit. The perennial Middle East crisis over oil. 2019 has not been easy for global businesses and their procurement professionals. But given that it is only one-quarter of the exhaustion, could we … Continue reading Navigating the Choppy Waters of the Future – An Expert’s View
Well conducted research is beginning to appear and it does not look good for the open plan office… The open plan office is the badge of the thoroughly modern work space. It’s as much a part of the office of the future as unlimited free snacks and Fussball tables in the common room. But research … Continue reading Is It Time To Get Rid Of The Open-Plan Office?
While digital technologies have made the pathway to digital transformation the opportunity that every organisation is seeking to capitalise on, what many organisations get wrong is the focus on the technology… There’s no doubt that we have been in the digital revolution for a while now. It may have been a slow start as we … Continue reading The One Thing Everyone Keeps Getting Wrong About Digital Transformation
What does blockchain mean for your supply chain? Few people working in supply chain roles have a clear understanding of how this fledgeling solution called blockchain is, or could be, applied in their organisations. There is much hype and misinformation in the marketplace and much of it is due to the unproven nature in practice … Continue reading Is Blockchain The Next Big Thing For Supply Chain?
At the Big Ideas Summit 2019, Justin Sadler-Smith, Head of UK & Ireland, Procurement & Supply Chain at SAP Ariba shared his view of procurement in an insightful and thought-provoking presentation. Among the issues that Justin talked about was an ever-decreasing time for procurement to react to the changing market environment and put actionable strategies … Continue reading 5 Ways To Achieve Marginal Gains In Procurement