A special report from ISM on the impacts of Hurricane Harvey has found there will be ongoing challenges around pricing, speed of delivery and certain commodities due to the storm’s destructive path through Houston, Texas. Facts, not fear. Back in July 2016, ISM’s CEO Tom Derry told Procurious why his organisation had put out … Continue reading Assessing the Impact of Hurricane Harvey
Does the rise of eAuctions mean the professions’ hard-won negotiation skills are now irrelevant? On Procurious, we’re keeping a close eye on the rise of procurement-related technology and what it means for roles and skill-sets across the profession. One such technology – the eAuction – has proven itself to be a highly efficient way of … Continue reading Negotiation Skills? Going Once, Going Twice…Gone!
Corporate CEOs have historically remained silent on politically divisive issues to avoid a potential backlash from consumers and their own employees. Last week, this rule was turned on its head. Three high-profile advisory councils were disbanded by U.S. President Donald Trump last week after a cascade of CEO resignations over his response to the Charlottesville … Continue reading Is the era of the fence-sitting corporation over?
Procurious’ flagship event, the Big Ideas Summit, is landing in Chicago in September – and we want YOU to be involved! The Big Ideas Summit is landing in the Windy City, and this is your chance to be a part of it! If you can’t join us in Chicago in person on Thursday 28th September … Continue reading Big Ideas From The Procurement Capital of the World
Does the idea of a corporate microchip implanted into your body make you squirm, or are you fascinated by the possibilities? “Hold your breath – one … two … [stab].” A Wisconsin-based marketing company (Three Square Market) recently hired a piercing professional to inject microchips into 50 of its staff. The radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips … Continue reading Attention All Employees: Report For Microchipping
At what point should a growing business bite the bullet and professionalise procurement? New research from Wax Digital has found that the right time is surprisingly early in a businesses’ growth, but it’s usually done on the back foot. As professionals in the sector we tend to think that procurement is the sole domain of large organisations spending millions … Continue reading The Procurement Tipping Point
Whole Foods: it’s fresh, it’s organic and it comes with a hefty charge. So where on earth does Amazon fit in? Procurious investigates… Last week, to the public’s surprise and the retail world’s horror, Amazon announced that it was buying organic supermarket chain, Whole Foods. For the meagre (in Amazon terms) sum of U.S.$13.7bn the … Continue reading A Whole (Foods) New World For Amazon