The coronavirus pandemic disrupted Procurement in unimaginable ways. Running Procurement from home is possible, but is it sustainable? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the workforce in ways we have never experienced, affecting also Procurement departments and Procurement Outsourcing (PO) providers. Shared service center locations first across Asia and then the rest of the world became … Continue reading Working From Home Is Resilient, But Is It Sustainable In Procurement?
Don’t get caught out by using a template without thinking! The result can give you nightmares! I was recently asked to describe the worst procurement project that I had been involved in. While not the worst, this story certainly highlights the importance of engaging procurement teams early and not blindly following templates! The scenario I … Continue reading RFP Beware – It’s Not Just About Ticking The Boxes
COVID-19 is permanently redefining the role of procurement organisations… Transformational procurement trends that were already underway are now rapidly accelerating due to new working realities. Procurement organisations will be expected to play new roles as companies respond to and recover from this pandemic and its fallout. Organisations will need to actively identify and contain various sources of … Continue reading How The COVID-19 Crisis Will Permanently Change Expectations From Procurement Organisations
The coronavirus crisis has created a number of challenges for hiring. Here’s how to hire the best people during this difficult time. It’s a fact that most business leaders already know, but one that this crisis has highlighted more than ever, and that is: your people are your everything. In volatile and stressful situations like … Continue reading Here’s How To Hire Better People
Could the age of influence be drawing to a close? Or does it now reflect the changing attitudes to advertising and promotion in the social media environment? Cristiano Ronaldo (186 million followers), Ariana Grande (165 million) and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (159 million) have gathered some of the largest audiences on Instagram. But a celebrity status and a huge following … Continue reading The Age of Influence – Are you a Player?
Are you the office Narcissist? This article seeks to demystify an unloved aspect of the human psyche. If working from home for 6 weeks has taught me anything it’s that I get a lot out of human connection. I realised that I analyse my own behaviour through interacting with others. They act as a mirror. … Continue reading Are Procurement Professionals Inherently Narcissistic?
4 must-have requirements for your next P2P solution Finding the best Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution to meet your organization’s needs and goals is no small feat. The ideal P2P solution will take the entire organization to the next level through improved realized savings, compliance, and operational efficiencies. So, how do you identify a best-in-class P2P solution? … Continue reading What’s Under The Hood? Identifying Potentials Gaps With P2P Providers