At times of enormous disruption to global supply chains, it’s easy for procurement only to think about direct spend. But it’s just as critical to ensure value is delivered in outsourced service contracts. “Today’s health and economic crisis, as a result of coronavirus, means that typical approaches to cost management will need careful consideration as … Continue reading 5 Cost Levers To Pull Right Now With Your Outsourced Services
Working can feel impossible when you have to collaborate with someone you don’t like. Here’s how to do it. Michelle* had recently taken on the role of CPO at a large manufacturing organisation. It was a job she’d been planning, and pining for, for years, so she was heavily invested in making it a success. … Continue reading How To Work With People You Don’t Like
Motivate your suppliers rather than merely manage them As we have already seen in a former blog, enterprises often fail at maximizing the value of collaborating with smaller companies. Convinced that their sizes and brands will attract suppliers anyway, they entrench themselves behind the gates of rigid procurement processes. They miss the huge opportunity of … Continue reading Supplier Motivation, A Key Component of Supplier Management
Is it even ok to still want to become a CPO this year, or soon? Read expert insights from a recruiter about on how to do just that. It’s been challenging, of late, to give our careers the usual focus they need and deserve. But with the coronavirus situation looking like it may get under … Continue reading Aspire To Be A CPO? Know This.
What can be done by procurement and supply chain management professionals NOW and SOON to stay ahead of this challenge? With COVID-19 still spreading across the globe, it’s clear the economic costs will have a huge impact on organisations. It was reported back in February that 94 percent of Fortune 1000 companies were already seeing … Continue reading Source-To-Pay 2020: The New Normal
How should you set your supply chain up for coronavirus recovery? Find out the steps here. With the majority of the world still in lockdown, no detailed blueprint for economic recovery, and no vaccine in sight, the end to the coronavirus pandemic still seems a while off. But reassuringly, there’s signs that we may now … Continue reading How To Set Your Supply Chain Up For Coronavirus Recovery
What are the best ways to ensure you have your CEO’s backing for a tech implementation project? You’ve come up with your specification and your supplier selection is complete. Your chosen tech solution has beautiful features and the potential to fulfil your wildest efficiency dreams. But you’re worried that the attraction won’t spread through your … Continue reading How To Make Your CEO Fall In Love With Your Tech