Three procurement experts share their strategies for mitigating supply chain risk during the second half of 2020. The Economist put it best in early July: “You may have lost interest in the pandemic. It has not lost interest in you. COVID-19 is here to stay. People will have to adapt. The world is not experiencing … Continue reading Navigating The Next 150 Days: Three Experts Share How to Strengthen Supply Chain Defenses
Has your pay been cut due to COVID? Here’s what to do if it has. There’s no doubt that the economic effects of the coronavirus have been significant, with job losses being so severe that many countries are comparing this situation to the Great Depression. But for those of us who have fortunately retained our … Continue reading My Pay Has Been Cut. What Should I Do Next?
A clean start: tips and tricks for corporates to create a COVID-safe workplace. One of the biggest misconceptions out there right now is that cleaning is booming, says Estelle Lewis, who is the group executive general manager for partnerships at cleaning services and hygiene products company IKON Services. The company, which provides cleaning services and … Continue reading CPO Digital Forum: Crown Resorts And IKON Services
How do you set a strategy for your procurement function? Discover what not to do. In 2020, we’re all au fait with the word ‘strategic.’ Procurement needs to be strategic, metaphorically yells every advice piece we read. What’s the strategy behind that, what’s your function’s strategy, what’s the strategy this year? Exclaim C-suite executives we … Continue reading How To Set A Procurement Strategy Part 1: What You’re Currently Doing Wrong
How do you play office politics to your advantage? Here’s four skills you’ll need to do so. Let’s face it, no one, bar perhaps a few actual psychopaths, goes to work because they love the politics of it. In fact, toxic office politics is often cited as one of the key reasons people quit, and … Continue reading How To Navigate Office Politics (Without Selling Your Soul To The Devil)
Writing off Procurement as the department that finds things for the cheapest price is to write off a complex and important decision-making mechanism that expertly considers several vital factors over “buying cheapest”. It is saddening how some organisations still think the only idea of Procurement is to buy the cheapest. This leads to numerous erroneous opinions about Procurement … Continue reading Buying The Cheapest – The Biggest Myth About Procurement
What traits are required to succeed as a contractor? Here are the 5 must-haves. For those of us that have only ever had full-time, permanent jobs, the idea of contracting may seem scary or strange. Why put yourself through all that uncertainty? What do you do when it ends? What if you fall in love … Continue reading 5 Traits You’ll Need To Succeed At Contracting