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. The fourth industrial revolution has the potential to disrupt every industry in every country through large-scale automation, adoption of emergent technologies, … Continue reading Three Truths For Building Future-Proof Organisations
A group of the USA’s most influential procurement leaders gathered at ISM2018 to discuss digital transformation, the evolution of the CPO role, procurement’s influence and the gig economy. In a press-only event at ISM2018, ISM CEO Tom Derry brought together four CPOs from some of the world’s leading organisations to debate the biggest issues facing … Continue reading 4 American CPOs Nailing Change
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
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 “Hey, Procurement…” The Rise of Chatbots in Supply Management
Rather than adopting the “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” mantra, I wanted to share some new insights into Watson that I gleaned at IBM’s mega thought leadership event – Think 2018. 1. Watson needs education – but it’s a fast learner! When you think of Watson, you probably think of a computer that … Continue reading “Wat the?” 5 things I learnt about Watson Supply Chain in Vegas
Elon Musk promised that the Tesla Semi reveal would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension”. The truck is certainly a game-changer for the logistics industry, but Tesla faces some steep challenges if it plans to win over the commercial market. We can’t wait to see these trucks on … Continue reading Would You Order A Tesla Electric Semi?
Eight months after its launch, the International Standard for Sustainable Procurement (ISO 20400) has the potential to help procurement professionals stamp out the worst aspects of supply chains worldwide. But what can be done to create a groundswell of support for this voluntary Standard? ISO 20400 creates a standard that will enable every organisation … Continue reading Take the Positive Procurement Pledge