Turn on the auto-reply, pack your suitcase and strap yourselves in – it’s #procurement conference season. Why are so many great conferences packed into the same few weeks of the year? Yes, the weather is usually reliable, but having successive (or even overlapping) conferences forces procurement pros to pick and choose carefully. And your conference … Continue reading Conference Season Is Upon Us!
The social media world is a scary place and unfortunately it’s scaring away the professionals and organisations who need it the most. How do you embrace today’s internet culture and use it to your advantage? The Procurious London CPO Roundtable was sponsored by Basware. Elizabeth Linder, Founder and CEO of The Conversational Century joined YouTube in … Continue reading 3 Ways To Win The Internet (You Don’t Have To Be Justin Bieber…)
She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s cute – but she works in procurement?! No, thanks! Here’s why you should never, EVER, go out with a procurement pro. “Psst – hey. Hey, bro. I heard you’ve got a thing for Jenny on the third floor?” “Yeah, man – we’re going out to dinner tonight. First date!” “Dude. … Continue reading 4 Reasons You Should Never Date a Procurement Professional
Feeling down? You’re not alone! Today is Blue Monday, a date widely claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept of the most miserable day of the year was first publicised back in 2005, dreamt up by a public relations agency on behalf of holiday company Sky Travel. Put simply, the … Continue reading Welcome to the Most Miserable Day of the Year
“Every Who down in Whoville liked working, a lot … until one day The Boss met a clever robot.” Continuing the tradition of a festive poem in the run-up to Christmas, check out this modern retelling of The Grinch from Procurious’ Content Director, Hugo Britt. Every Who down in Whoville liked working, a lot… until … Continue reading How The Robots (Nearly) Stole Christmas
Do you remember the Tickle-Me-Elmo War of 1996? What about the Cabbage Patch Kid Riots of 1983? No amount of long-term forecasting can prepare manufacturers and retailers for the moment a product becomes the “must-have” toy of the season. Robert Waller, a clerk at a Canadian Wal-Mart, told a harrowing tale about toy-mania in an … Continue reading Christmas Supply Chains and Fist Fights in the Toy Aisles
Looking for some holiday reading? We review Christopher Hepworth’s “The Last Oracle”, a fast-paced thriller starring Sam Jardine, the world’s greatest negotiator – and a procurement professional! As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point. Rex Daingerfield is the owner of … Continue reading Meet the James Bond of Procurement