Innovation and change – we know we need to do it but taking the first step is always hard. However, waiting until change is forced upon us could lead to even more pain. “Execution is all about timing – people don’t want to do things differently…until they have to” James Varga, CEO – The ID … Continue reading Is The Secret To Change And Successful Innovation A Matter Of Timing?
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?
NOW is the time to start a robust process to select, fund and implement a new technology system. Your CFO needs some love right now – supply chain isn’t something they’ve had to worry about much before…because you had it all covered!! For the first time in their careers they’ve had to get into the … Continue reading C’mon Procurement Pros – Pucker Up And Get Your Tech Dollars Now
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
Spend Analysis can help build a roadmap on category sourcing and capture savings. I firmly believe that spend analysis is probably the simplest yet smartest exercise a procurement department can conduct. And I’m not talking about leveraging a spend cube technology and running a GL file to get some rapid classification, albeit, that is the … Continue reading Spend Analysis Is A Secret Weapon
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