Latest research tells us that not only are women as good as men, most of the time they are better. So what’s holding companies back? There are a lot fewer female managers than male managers. But you’d be wrong to assume that’s because women are not as good at leadership. The latest research tells us … Continue reading Are Women Better Managers Than Men?
Challenges and failures are all very well, but procurement only gets to develop if we talk about our wins. And we can all win if we learn from the best. The Queensferry Crossing is a magnificent structure and feat of design and engineering. At 1.7 miles (2.7km) long, the bridge is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed … Continue reading Building Bridges (Literally) – The Best of Procurement
Individuals of great talent can have a significant and disproportionate bottom line impact in jobs that are highly complex… According to McKinsey’s global talent survey. Talent will increase productivity by 800 per cent in jobs that are very highly complex, but by just 125 per cent in high complexity jobs and just 50 per cent … Continue reading Talent And Motivation Are Critical To The Success Of Your Business
Got major procurement issues in your organisation? You may well be able to use technology and automated procurement to solve them. The procurement process is much more complex than it looks. The more complex it is, the higher the number of issues. An automated procurement process can help you prevent and resolve these issues. However, … Continue reading Traditional vs Automated Procurement Process
What critical factors do you look for in your suppliers? What does an organisation have to offer to get their foot in your door? When you think of procurement, and get beyond the savings agenda, then the first thing that comes to mind is managing suppliers. While employees may be the life-blood of an organisation, … Continue reading Critical Factors for Selecting your Suppliers
The US escalating a trade war with China by imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The ongoing debacle of European trade policies over Brexit. The perennial Middle East crisis over oil. 2019 has not been easy for global businesses and their procurement professionals. But given that it is only one-quarter of the exhaustion, could we … Continue reading Navigating the Choppy Waters of the Future – An Expert’s View
At the Big Ideas Summit 2019, Justin Sadler-Smith, Head of UK & Ireland, Procurement & Supply Chain at SAP Ariba shared his view of procurement in an insightful and thought-provoking presentation. Among the issues that Justin talked about was an ever-decreasing time for procurement to react to the changing market environment and put actionable strategies … Continue reading 5 Ways To Achieve Marginal Gains In Procurement