If A.I. can’t tell the difference between an apple and an owl, can it really take over our jobs? The future has arrived. Technology trends have moved from being forecasted, to disruptors to being, well…here! But how prepared is procurement to step up to the challenge? Will procurement evolve to incorporate and embrace these technologies … Continue reading How Prepared Is Procurement For The Arrival Of The Tech Disruptors?
When it comes to getting the most out of your budgets, it’s not enough to just minimise your spend any more. The best approach may actually be trying not to spend any money at all – an anachronism to any procurement professional. It was the great philosopher, Ronan Keating, who once sang of procurement, “You … Continue reading The Best Procurement – Not Spending Money?
There are four steps sourcing professionals can take to win the hearts and minds of their marketing colleagues… “Once upon a time, Martians [men] and Venusians [women] met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they … Continue reading 4 Steps For Sourcing Pros To Win The Hearts Of Marketers
An interview with the Senior Research Director at The Hackett Group, Jimmy LeFever. Welcome to Zycus Procurement Experts Outlook 2019. In this interview, we have Senior Research Director, Procurement Advisory Practice at The Hackett Group, Jimmy LeFever. Zycus: What is the most prominent trend visible in 2019? Jimmy LeFever: Digital transformation is the ruling trend … Continue reading Procurement Experts Outlook 2019
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s time for procurement to consider a procurement strategy angle it has never thought of before. “Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Heart. Go Planet!” “By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!” If you were … Continue reading Captain Planet, Power Rangers, Voltron … and Procurement
How do you thrive in the new world where we need to be in control of our mind and embrace technology as it becomes more powerful. In a new article series we explore the four fundamental C’s of success. How do you thrive in the new world where we need to be in control of … Continue reading The 4 Fundamental C’s of Success – Part 4: Consciousness