Where does procurement’s remit start and end? As these lines get more and more blurred, it might be time for procurement to take charge and start the painful weaning process. Time and again the procurement profession has asked for a “seat at the table” and the opportunity to be seen as a strategic business partner. … Continue reading Weaning Stakeholders off the Procurement Welfare Programme
If you’re forever complaining that all your stakeholders want from procurement is cost reduction, consider this: maybe it’s your fault. Here’s how to fix it. Over the years I have seen and agreed with a tendency in the area of procurement and supply management about the movement to become a broader function; one that … Continue reading It’s Procurement’s Own Fault That The Business Thinks We’re Only About Price
Is your organisation about to embark on an initiative to purchase and implement procurement software? Well, you’re bound to fail. Unless, of course, you address these landmines.
Sign up as a digital delegate to be in with a chance of winning a Parrot Bebop drone worth £449.99!! Sign up as a digital delegate for Big Ideas Zurich (it’s free) On the 10th December we’ll be donning our hiking boots, picking up our trekking poles and embarking on a new adventure. Brace … Continue reading Reach Your Summit at Big Ideas Zurich
A candy fix. Underwear from Victoria’s Secret. An obsession with purple. Real maverick expenses from the front-line of procurement, and how to reign them in. Anyone who works in an office environment has experienced a scenario that goes something like this: There’s something you need to do your job, so you just go out and … Continue reading How to Reign In Even The Wildest Maverick Spenders
Indirect spend is a notoriously difficult area to bring under control, but it also offers enormous saving potential … if you can get it right! There’s a lot of buzz online at the moment about indirect spend because we’re barrelling towards one of the major events for indirect on the U.S. procurement calendar: ISM INDIRECT2018. … Continue reading 5 Challenges in Indirect Procurement
The recent cases of tragic deaths caused by food allergies has opened afresh the debate on fully transparent supply chains. Many of you will have seen or read news reports in the past couple of weeks regarding the tragic deaths of two women due to severe allergic reactions to eating pre-prepared food. In both cases, … Continue reading Food Allergy Deaths Avoidable With Blockchain