As we move towards a new decade is the emphasis in the procurement world changing – are we going to see a new age, where the Art of Procurement comes to the fore? Much of our focus in the last twenty years or so within the procurement profession and within our specific procurement functions has … Continue reading The Science And The Art Of Procurement
The new “hot” technology generating hype in 2019 is Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Here’s how it can help procurement… Procurement is, by nature, in the business of relationships. Whether it’s managing suppliers or stakeholders, the success of any procurement organisation relies heavily on building relationships between people. Despite this, many procurement professionals do not have … Continue reading Could RPA Make Procurement Jobs More Human?
How should procurement professionals be addressing cybersecurity within their organisations and addressing the weak links? Google and McAfee estimate there are 2,000 cyber- attacks every day around the world, costing the global economy about £300bn a year. The widespread adoption of digital solutions for the management of big data is a threat that is making … Continue reading Cybersecurity – What Does It Mean For Procurement In 2019?
Do these technical procurement terms have a place in today’s organisation? Technical procurement terms. Whether you love ’em or loathe ’em you’ll probably have experienced definition disagreements and C-suite confusions. And that begs the question, do they have a place in today’s organisation? For Nick Dobney, Former Global Head of Procurement – Puma Energy, procurement … Continue reading Three Technical Terms Procurement Pros Should Stop Using Now
The wonder of digital is the array of choice and opportunity it brings. To drive a successful digital agenda and succeed in the digital age however, mindsets need to build on leadership fundamentals while also shifting to respond to the new environment. Digital, the awe and the promise, filling us with inspiration and fear at … Continue reading Three Key Mindset Shifts To Lead In The Digital Age
Are smart contracts, enabled by blockchain, the next big thing or just a temporary hype? What is a contract? Put simply, a contract is any agreement that is built on the logic “if…[ABC] – then…[XYZ]”. And we make these kind of arrangements very day both in business and our private lives. If I’m working on … Continue reading Are Smart Contracts A Game Changer for Procurement?
We investigate the perennial deadly hazards of operating on the world’s truly most remote supply route: the ‘road’ to the International Space Station. Are you responsible for sending your people into danger? In a new Procurious blog series, The World’s Deadliest Supply Chains, we investigate the most high-risk supply chains out there. The fiery disintegration … Continue reading Space Trucking: The Challenges Of Managing A Supply Chain That Is Truly Out of This World