Ever felt like a different perspective on that age-old plea: “Help! I need to be more strategic!” would do your procurement team the world of good? Here’s what a CFO has to say on the matter… Register now as a digital delegate for The Big Ideas Summit Chicago! What do we hear from procurement professionals … Continue reading Strategic Procurement: A CFO’s Guide To Getting There!
Do you know a young gun who’s already making their mark on the supply management profession? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Nominations are now open for ISM and THOMASNET.com’s “30 Under 30” Supply Chain Stars program. It’s already happening. In companies large and small all over the globe, Millennials are being asked to step up into very senior … Continue reading The Hunt Is On For 30 Under 30 Millennial Role-Models
In workplaces that have less structure and much greater independence, where we can bring our own technology to work and use it to innovate, what does the future hold for procurement? Disruption has become something of a buzzword lately. With brands like Uber, Airbnb, Airly and Tesla making headlines in Silicon Valley it’s very easy … Continue reading Is Independence The Next Procurement Disruptor?
Why are our procurement teams falling so short when it comes to delivering on strategy? Changing mind-sets and attracting fresh talent will help start the party! Register now as a digital delegate for The Big Ideas Summit Chicago! Shockingly, 60 per cent of CPOs believe their teams do not have the skills to deliver … Continue reading Do You Have The Right Skills To Deliver Tomorrow’s Procurement Strategy?
You don’t always have to reach for the stars in procurement! Sometimes it’s ok to crank it up one notch at a time. AstraZeneca CPO, Dapo Ajayi, explains why. Career Boot Camp 2017 launches on 4th September, featuring podcasts with 5 global CPOs. Sign up here (It’s FREE!) We’d never say it’s a bad thing for … Continue reading Crank It Up A Notch With AstraZeneca’s CPO
If your business is engaged in international commerce, you’re probably struggling to toe the line with supplier risk management. Automation, alerts, and third-party data are your best defense. Managing supply chain risk is no walk in the park. Exogenous events like the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona have drawn attention to the EU’s rules to … Continue reading Automation: Who Says You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See?
In recognition of how central social currency is, procurement pros are using their social networks to build, influence, and deliver results. The question is: do you know enough to be dangerous? Connectivity is central to how we live and work in 2017. When something exciting or unexpected happens, many people immediately share the news, and … Continue reading Social Currency In Procurement: Do You Know Enough To Be Dangerous?