Procurement’s fight for strategic recognition could be seen as a fight for its very survival. Could it be time to assemble around a collective idea before the endgame starts? Have you heard the one about procurement being outsourced as a function? Where organisations finally tired of not getting the value they need and hand over … Continue reading Could Group Purchasing Organisations be Procurement’s Endgame?
Blockchain – is it the answer to procurement and supply chain’s prayers? Or is it over hyped, another ‘technological innovation’ that promises much and delivers little? I must admit I was leaning towards the pessimistic camp – when were those great use cases really going to happen? I signed up for the Procurious webinar to … Continue reading Three Reasons I’m Excited About Blockchain
A happy workforce is a productive one. That’s why more and more organisations are taking account of employee wellbeing in their business travel activities. Recently, a term that has been trending among procurement professionals is ‘employee wellbeing’. It refers not only to the physical and mental health of your workforce but also to the idea … Continue reading Want to be Number One? Put Employee Wellbeing First
Having an understanding of Cultural Intelligence in one thing. Knowing where and when to apply it is a different thing altogether. Over the last few months we have discussed the idea of what Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is, the 4 key components that comprise CQ and how they are can be utilised in the workplace to … Continue reading Bridging the Cultural Gap – A Case in Point
The theme of money is a very common one in the world of books and film. So what can our favourite fictional characters teach us about increasing our savings? It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that procurement can learn a lot about saving from literary and film characters. Money is a common … Continue reading What Literature and Film Teaches us about Savings
This article was written for Procurious by Sievo. Find out more about them here. Have you ever had a hard time explaining what you do to friends or family? Do you love your job but get the sense other people find it boring? We all know sales drives growth, marketing builds brands and the buck … Continue reading Creating a Procurement Video to Make Your Mum Proud!
Just because a machine can learn from mistakes doesn’t mean it is self-aware and about to deploy robots to destroy humanity throughout time and space. But it does mean that increasingly, machines can take on more and more human work. On 11 February this year, President Trump signed an executive order directing US government agencies … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence Destroying Your Job?