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A Shark at the 2018 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum
Shark Tank star, entrepreneur and talent expert Andrew Banks presented at the 2018 CPO Forum as a guest of our Premium Sponsor, American Express. Here are the highlights for this top-rated speaker. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what leads to career success. If you pose the question on Google, you’ll find opinions ranging from … Continue reading A Shark at the 2018 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum
5 Reasons Business Partnering is Procurement’s Secret Weapon
Unlocking the benefits of business partnering won’t happen overnight, but if you can get it right, partnering can supercharge relationships between procurement, your stakeholders – and your suppliers. “For me, business partnering is about building trust,” says Keith Bird, Managing Director of The Faculty. “It’s also a marker of the maturity of your procurement function.” … Continue reading 5 Reasons Business Partnering is Procurement’s Secret Weapon
Paydirt! Resources Sector Supply Chain GM Wins Prestigious Award
Hot off the press: the Asia-Pacific region’s 2018 CPO of the Year and Future Leader in Procurement (FLiP) of the Year have been announced at The Faculty’s Gala Dinner. Dramatically shifting the impact of procurement in a truly international role, MMG General Manager of Supply Chain Ron Brown has been recognised for delivering major procurement … Continue reading Paydirt! Resources Sector Supply Chain GM Wins Prestigious Award
Fight Or Flight? How To React To Change
Curl up in a ball, or seize the moment – what’s the best way to move forward in a period of uncertainty and change? One thing we know, given the past 18 months, is that dramatic political change leads to economic uncertainty. With protectionist sentiment rising, trade remaining stagnant, the US economy led by a … Continue reading Fight Or Flight? How To React To Change
Trailblazing CPO Commercialises Procurement
Broadspectrum CPO Crowned Asia-Pacific’s CPO of The Year Flipping the old perception of Procurement as a back-room entity on its head, Broadspectrum CPO Kevin McCafferty has been recognised for introducing a value-based approach to procurement and dramatically transforming the function into a customer-oriented, bottom-line focused team. McCafferty’s achievements in consistently achieving both financial and operational … Continue reading Trailblazing CPO Commercialises Procurement
Perception vs Reality – What Your Suppliers Really Think of You
Have you ever wondered what your suppliers really think about you? How big a gulf exists between the perception (what you think) and the reality (what they think)? You may believe you have effective processes, but do they agree? Do your suppliers really feel like a “valued business partner”, or is that just empty rhetoric? The … Continue reading Perception vs Reality – What Your Suppliers Really Think of You
Don’t Discount the Outliers – Steal Knowledge From Them!
Outliers are frequently discounted in statistics. But in procurement, it’s worth being more open minded – they may have great knowledge to share. The Faculty is excited to share its “Outliers” Best-Practice Case Studies paper here on Procurious. Stealing from your peers may sound ethically questionable at best. However, in today’s fast-paced and increasingly frenetic business environment, … Continue reading Don’t Discount the Outliers – Steal Knowledge From Them!
Meet the Procurement Young Gun Making Her Mark Globally
It’s a big deal to be charged with the task of managing a significant spend portfolio that covers the Asia-Pacific region. But this BP strategic sourcing manager takes it all in her stride. Meet Joanna Graham, winner of the 2016 Future Leader in Procurement Award. Graham looks after procurement for the retail networks of one of the … Continue reading Meet the Procurement Young Gun Making Her Mark Globally
Have you met the Chief Procurement Officer of the Year?
It’s taken less than two years for Johanne Rossi to implement and lead a major transformation at fuel and oil giant Caltex Australia. Her goal is to transform the company to become the customer of choice for suppliers. What this means is Caltex gets higher quality, a lower total cost of doing business, priority supplier support … Continue reading Have you met the Chief Procurement Officer of the Year?
Smashing through the bamboo ceiling
You’ve heard of the glass ceiling – the male privilege which has historically prevented women from rising to the top of their organisations. Less well-known, however, is the concept of the “bamboo ceiling”. It refers to the processes and barriers that serve to exclude Asians or people of Asian descent from executive positions in Western-run … Continue reading Smashing through the bamboo ceiling