Beer, bacon supplies at risk as a national shortage of food-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) threatens a whole range of everyday consumables. Why is there a CO2 shortage in the UK? Food-grade CO2 in the UK is sourced from European ammonia plants, which usually close for maintenance in the summer months when demand for fertiliser … Continue reading Life Without Beer, Bacon and Crumpets?
Brexit is complicated and it’s very, very messy. And what happens during the next couple of years will be determined by a number of political factors… At last month’s CPO roundtable Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe based at Kings College London, spoke to us about the long-term causes of Brexit and … Continue reading Brexit: What Happens Now?
Shark Tank star, entrepreneur and talent expert Andrew Banks presented at the 2018 CPO Forum as a guest of our Premium Sponsor, American Express. Here are the highlights for this top-rated speaker. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what leads to career success. If you pose the question on Google, you’ll find opinions ranging from … Continue reading A Shark at the 2018 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum
Not all heroes wear capes! But surely there are few people more deserving of a superhero’s recognition than the procurement pros fighting against modern slavery day in, day out….? Last week, a heavy-hitting list of 100 modern-day abolitionists was splashed across social media following the 2018 Annual UK Top 100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index Recognition Dinner in London – … Continue reading 7 Procurious Influencers Who Are Smashing Modern Slavery
#ISM2018 keynote Arianna Huffington is on a mission to end the collective delusion that burnout is the price we pay for success. In 2007, Arianna Huffington collapsed in her office. “I hit my head on my desk, broke my cheekbone, and came to in a pool of blood. I asked myself the question: is this … Continue reading Arianna Huffington: No More Brilliant Jerks In the Workplace
ISM2018 is nearly upon us! With an action-packed agenda featuring no less than 100 educational sessions to choose from, it’s vital that attendees arrive in Nashville with a plan. I’ve made the 22-hour journey from my home town of Melbourne all the way to the sequin-studded city of Nashville, Tennessee, to report on the jewel … Continue reading Navigating The World’s Largest Procurement Conference
Only six per cent of CPOs possess the strategic leadership trait of being able to lead digital and analytical transformation in their organisation. What’s going on with the skill gap? It seems that everyone’s talking about digital transformation. Every procurement team globally lies somewhere on the maturity curve that begins at one end with 1990s-style … Continue reading Digital Transformation Skill Gap Shock