Blog / Euan Granger
NATO is considered to be the “principal security instrument of the transatlantic community and expression of its common democratic values” – but its goals extend beyond militaristic ones.
An ever-increasing number of procurement organisations are going through digital transformation and change programs, yet the question remains of how to select the right provider to support these. Spend Matters’ new Procurement Services Provider Directory aims to help.
. Artificial Intelligence is a true performance lever that is currently being employed in a variety of businesses and professions, but it still has a lot of room for growth. Procurement executives must be aware of both the attractive prospects and the problems that AI-powered management in Procurement entails.
Forgot offshoring and chasing savings through low cost economies – you definitely need to think local when it comes to your supply chain this year. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: local suppliers should absolutely be the foundation, if not the majority, of your suppliers. Not only are they an important part … Continue reading Why Local is Best for your Supply Chain Right Now
Switching to more sustainable products is one thing, but what do we collectively need to do in order to make ethical consumerism a reality? If your house is anything like mine, three and a half weeks after Christmas there’s still a sizable pile of presents you haven’t found a permanent home for. Between new clothes, … Continue reading Is Ethical Consumerism Just a Pipe Dream?
Fashion brands are paying greater heed to environmental and social concerns in the manufacturing of clothing. But will the industry ever be truly sustainable? How does your January usually look? Are you using it to relax after the mayhem of Christmas and New Year? Or are you braving the sales in person, or online, looking … Continue reading Can Clothing and Fashion Really be Regarded as ‘Sustainable’?
Did your New Year’s Resolutions include finally improving your diet? While you might think you are kicking goals for you and the planet, you might need to look closer at some of your ‘sustainable’ choices. When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, making positive changes to our diet is usually one of the most common. … Continue reading Is Healthy Food Really as Sustainable as You Think It Is?
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… the definition of ethical sourcing! If you haven’t heard the term ‘ethical sourcing’, it’s high time you did! The movement to ethical and sustainable sourcing has grown exponentially in recent years, with more people prepared to pay more for products and services that … Continue reading What is Ethical Sourcing, and How Do You Know You’re Doing it Right?
The latest announcement from CIPS regarding its governance appears to contradict the mission at the heart of the organisation. Think of the most well-known professional bodies in the world and you will conjure a mental picture of a centrally run Institute, designed to manage and develop its profession, but ultimately with its members at its … Continue reading Is CIPS’ Latest Announcement Undermining its own Mission?