Digitisation, automation, and the shifting state of global trade are the three macro-trends predicted to affect Procurement and Finance the most over the next few years. According to ourworldindata.org, global exports today are 40 times larger than 100 years ago. Much of this due to long-term relentless focus on developing free trade – across the … Continue reading Navigate Global Trade in 2020 and Beyond
It can be hard to create a buzz around contract management. Get it wrong and it can sting badly. Get it right and the results can be honey-sweet! Procurement can sometimes be a real flash in the pan. The commercial squad can descend on any project that looks big enough, ugly enough or sexy enough. … Continue reading How to Create a Buzz Around Contract Management
Planning your next holiday email marketing campaign and struggling to stand out? Here are some top tips to help you steal the show. Holiday email marketing campaigns can make or break a business. A study by Experian performed a couple of years ago shows that emails promoting special offers and incentives sent during the two … Continue reading Email Marketing – July the 4th Be With You!
No-one can predict the future. But we could all use a truthsayer to help us protect ourselves in the here and now… In most supply chains, communication is point-to-point and one direction. There is no single, shared record of events across multiple parties. This is no longer an efficient or effective way to do business … Continue reading Blockchain: Supply Chain’s 21st Century Truthsayer
With Brexit headlines continuing to dominate the daily news, what have been the biggest lessons for procurement leaders on how to approach geopolitical risk? As cross-party Brexit talks collapsed, stockpiling reached its highest level since records began in the 1950s. A final decision on Brexit looks like it has, yet again, been thrust into the … Continue reading Four Ways Brexit Has Rattled CPOs
How do you motivate your procurement team to reach peak performance? Start by asking the right questions.
Procurement professionals are in a unique position to step up and make a positive impact. Here are three areas where procurement professionals should direct their attention… In an age when people want to work for companies who are doing good in the world, when consumers vote with their wallets and achieving supply chain transparency is easier than … Continue reading Three Ways To Make An Impact In Your Procurement Career