Procurement tech guru Bertrand Maltaverne explores the benefits, limitations and pitfalls of chatbots in procurement – with some animated examples! “Hey, Siri,…” “Alexa,…” “OK Google,..” Digital assistants are ubiquitous. We talk to them (Siri, Alexa, Cortana, etc.). We chat with them (Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Skype, WeChat, etc.). They are in our phones, in our computers, … Continue reading Best Of The Procurious Blog – “Hey, Procurement…” The Rise of Chatbots in Supply Management
They say a picture tells a thousand words. How about a procurement meme? Okay, millennials. Strap yourselves in, because I’m going to attempt to meme. Is meme even a verb? Perhaps not, but that isn’t going to stop me. For older readers who don’t really know (or care) what memes are, don’t worry – I’ve … Continue reading Best of the Procurious Blog – Procurement In 7 Memes
What sort of fallout can you expect to see from a supply chain scandal? What should you do when a risky event takes place? Tune in to today’s podcast on risk in procurement and supply chain, featuring ISM CEO Tom Derry and Procurious Founder Tania Seary. Today we’re faced with complex supply chain challenges. In … Continue reading Risky Business in Procurement and Supply Management
Automation, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies are changing our world and redefining the future of work. Organisations need to gear up to manage this transition wisely and understand the new rules of the game. This article was written by Kumeshnee West The fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country … Continue reading 3 Steps To Building A Future-Proof Organisation
As you’ll know from your personal life, the most loyal friendships are earned through experiences, challenges, and good times. So why should be any different with your suppliers? If you have a vendor who constantly demonstrates great performance and continues to deliver and deliver and deliver…reward them! Give them extra projects or new developments and … Continue reading 3 Mistakes That Will Destroy Trust Between Procurement And Suppliers
With 41 per cent of procurement professionals expecting there to be fewer procurement and supply jobs available in the year 2030, career longevity will be held only by those with the right skills. Fans of The Twilight Zone will remember the Time Enough At Last episode, where it takes a nuclear apocalypse before a frustrated bank clerk … Continue reading Procurement 2030: Time Enough At Last?
Why are organisations appointing CPOs from outside of the profession, what’s the no. one category that will produce future CPOs and should there be a new label for the role of CPO. The modern day CPO is vastly different to the CPO of a decade ago – both in terms of management style and the … Continue reading 3 Attributes Of The Future CPO