ISM has done it again, with three globally-recognised keynotes announced ahead of its highly anticipated annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. About this time every year, the Institute for Supply Management announces its keynotes for its upcoming annual conference. As usual, the lineup for ISM2018 is impressive, with Mitt Romney, Arianna Huffington, and John Rossman set … Continue reading Check Out The Keynotes for ISM2018 Nashville
Imagine an aircraft that can take off and land vertically, but isn’t a helicopter. It has an intelligent pilot, but there’s no human being sitting at the controls. Boeing has propelled itself into the world of futuristic aircraft with its acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences. Boeing announced on Friday that it will acquire Aurora … Continue reading Boeing Acquires Robotic Aircraft Maker
Nearly all the pieces are in place for the long-overdue surge in electric car production. But before the automotive industry can finally transform itself, there’s one supply challenge that remains to be solved. Prices for rare earth elements are rising. China holds one third of the world’s reserves, and – alarmingly – 97% of … Continue reading The Supply Vulnerability That Could Kill The Electric Car
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