Nine in ten of us do NOT want to go back ‘normal’ once lockdown ends. So how do procurement professionals negotiate a new WFH arrangement – that works for them and their employer? With half the world in lockdown we are starting to get used to the ‘new normal’…. and after an initial reluctance, most … Continue reading Happy At Home Alone? 5 Ways To Negotiate Your New Normal
How do you pivot your operations? Here’s how. We discover how one fashion house started making scrubs. Imagine, for a second, that during this pandemic, procurement simply wasn’t needed within your organisation. Your boss then came to you and said that the business valued you and thought you had some transferable skills, so they had … Continue reading How One Supplier Pivoted From High Fashion To Scrubs
Criminals exploit COVID-19 fear with fake medical equipment. Here’s how world governments are fighting back. COVID-19 means huge opportunities for criminals. They are taking advantage of essential goods demand by flooding the market with their own shoddy versions – exploiting public fear. Here’s a look at the most common (and concerning) fake products on the market. … Continue reading Fake Masks And False Cures: The Dark Side Of COVID-19
Companies ‘spy’ on remote employees using tracking software. Great for productivity? Or a massive invasion of privacy? Covid restrictions are starting to ease, and soon the global workforce will swap their comfy sweats for a morning commute. It won’t happen overnight, however. Leaders like UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson want people to stay spread out, … Continue reading The Spy Who Loved Me – To Track Or Not To Track? That Is The Question
Do we need a fundamental reimagining of what our procurement ecosystem looks like? We think so. Here’s why For so many around the world, the experience of the coronavirus has been like waking up from a dream, only to realise you’re still in it. You knew the world around you, or you thought. But suddenly, … Continue reading The Coronavirus Has Exposed How Delicate Our Procurement Ecosystem Really Is
If you haven’t dealt with an employee testing positive for COVID-19, you probably will in the very near future. How are you going to manage it? It’s a complex challenge that calls for quick and decisive action from business managers. The best practice will vary, depending on your workplace. HR and workplace experts across the … Continue reading An Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19: What Now?
There are ample opportunities for savings in outsourced services implementing the right models for balanced success. Just over six months ago, I left my role in a well-established procurement advisory firm to take a deep dive into the outsourced services category. My spend management sense told me this category was still untapped by procurement. Now, … Continue reading Out is In: an Outline of the Outlook for the Outsourced