Is procurement less, just as, or more important this decade than the last? Find out as we take a walk down memory lane… It’s the dawn of a new decade in procurement, and goodness me, how things have changed. From the digitisation of just about everything, to the introduction of big data, 2020 looks vastly … Continue reading A Decade In Review: Procurement In 2020
This is the most popular month to make a career change, which means there’s even more competition – if you want to stand out from the crowd, it pays to be prepared. Job-seeking is not a numbers game – all you need is one great job offer. So, get yourself ready to be open to … Continue reading 20 Ways To Get Job-Ready for 2020
The new “hot” technology generating hype in 2019 is Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Here’s how it can help procurement… This article was written by Bertrand Maltaverne, and first published in February. Procurement is, by nature, in the business of relationships. Whether it’s managing suppliers or stakeholders, the success of any procurement organisation relies heavily on … Continue reading Could RPA Make Procurement Jobs More Human? – Best of the Blog 2019
The risks associated with ethical sourcing have never been higher. How can you go global without compromising your ethics? For enterprises with complex, global supply chains, the risks and challenges associated with ethical sourcing have never been higher. Over the past decade, supply disruption has gone from being an exceptional event to at least an … Continue reading Going Global While Being Ethical? Smart Contract Management Can Help
With so much written on Artificial Intelligence it’s hard to know where to look. However, there are companies from whom we can take our lead. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics in business right now. It’s also a bit like teenagers and sex. Everyone seems obsessed with it, everyone feels left out, … Continue reading 7 Companies Pioneering Artificial Intelligence in Procurement
Procurement is evolving and developing and leaders have a chance to create a function to meet all an organisation’s future needs. But first they need to remember the importance of the human factor. Procurement leaders now have an unprecedented opportunity to be the architects of a new function that puts customer satisfaction front and centre. … Continue reading Procurement Needs the Human Factor
The world of work is changing, with the younger generations taking advantage of flexible working. But how can organisations safeguard their IP in this new world? For some of us, it feels like we have just got over the shock of seeing Millennials coming into the workforce (generally considered to be those born in the … Continue reading Is Your IP Safe From Flexible Workers?