Category management is still misunderstood as a specific function in procurement. While understanding the category is important, the focus should be on the word “management”: managing internal stakeholders, understanding their needs, and managing suppliers by understanding their needs to find win-wins, generate value and ensure continuous improvement. Jaggaer’s Georg Roesch explains. Category management is not … Continue reading Advanced Category Management: It’s Not Just About Savings
Classifying your spend data? A big waste of time, surely … or a crucial step that needs to be taken without delay? The Classification Guru Susan Walsh explains why this needs to happen immediately. So, picture the scene: it’s budget time and as far as you can see everything is under control, the bottom-line balances … Continue reading A Waste Of Time Or A Gold Mine? Why You Need To Classify Your Spend Data ASAP
When it comes to professional accreditation for procurement and supply chain, there are several options available. But, as it turns out, all are equally good for your professional development. Unlike other professions, procurement and supply chain does not have one, single governing professional body. While this does make things slightly more complicated, it does provide … Continue reading 3 Key Differences Between CIPS & ISM Certification – But Why It Doesn’t Matter!
In light of COVID-19, is the status quo still the best way, or is it time to move away from Globalisaton to embrace Localisation and its benefits? Tania Seary explains what such a gargantuan shift would entail and how you can master it. The supply chain strategy paradigms we have held close and true for … Continue reading LEAD LIKE A BOSS: MASTER GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SHIFTS
The critical moment between signing a contract and handing it over to the business seems like the perfect time to take the hands off the wheel and celebrate. But don’t pop that champagne just yet – this is a time for procurement pro’s to shine! Ensure you remain front and center for the contract roll … Continue reading Is Your Contract Rollout Turning Into A Psychodrama?
With the world economy in such a state, layoffs, redundancies and furloughs are commonplace – but even so, you can appear indispensable to your organisation. There’s no denying that this year has been a year that will be remembered, and definitely not for the right reasons. Many of us know of, or personally know, someone … Continue reading How To Keep Your Career On Track During A Recession
Dirty data can be costly – but accurate data is always a great investment. Make sure your data has its COAT and you’ll never be out in the cold, writes Susan Walsh If your data doesn’t have a COAT, there could be a range of bad or costly decisions made which could affect the business … Continue reading Make Sure Your Data Has Its COAT