COVID-19 is permanently redefining the role of procurement organisations… Transformational procurement trends that were already underway are now rapidly accelerating due to new working realities. Procurement organisations will be expected to play new roles as companies respond to and recover from this pandemic and its fallout. Organisations will need to actively identify and contain various sources of … Continue reading How The COVID-19 Crisis Will Permanently Change Expectations From Procurement Organisations
Your tech solution should be delivering the benefits and ROI set out at the start of the agreement – but how do you prove this to your CFO? Making a substantial investment in a technology solution is not something that any organisation takes lightly. Getting the green light to go ahead often involves significant stakeholder … Continue reading How To Prove The ROI On Your Tech Solution
There’s a lot we can learn about resilience from this world-famous explorer. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, the last few months have been particularly challenging. And while we’ve all struggled, those of us with one quality may have universally coped better than others. That quality is resilience. Resilience, … Continue reading How To Be More Resilient
Spend Analysis can help build a roadmap on category sourcing and capture savings. I firmly believe that spend analysis is probably the simplest yet smartest exercise a procurement department can conduct. And I’m not talking about leveraging a spend cube technology and running a GL file to get some rapid classification, albeit, that is the … Continue reading Spend Analysis Is A Secret Weapon
The coronavirus crisis has created a number of challenges for hiring. Here’s how to hire the best people during this difficult time. It’s a fact that most business leaders already know, but one that this crisis has highlighted more than ever, and that is: your people are your everything. In volatile and stressful situations like … Continue reading Here’s How To Hire Better People
Could the age of influence be drawing to a close? Or does it now reflect the changing attitudes to advertising and promotion in the social media environment? Cristiano Ronaldo (186 million followers), Ariana Grande (165 million) and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (159 million) have gathered some of the largest audiences on Instagram. But a celebrity status and a huge following … Continue reading The Age of Influence – Are you a Player?
A review of the key elements in supplier management for manufacturers and how Source-to-Pay procurement technology can support the journey towards supply chain resilience and agility in times of crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains, procurement organizations around the world are scrambling to react. There are many supply chain management lessons to … Continue reading Procurement Technology – What It Can And Can’t Replace In A Manufacturer’s Journey Towards Supply Chain Resilience And Agility