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  • 4 Ways Diversity Makes A Rock-Solid IMPACT

    Cultural diversity – whether it’s racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual – is an increasingly hot topic that shows no signs of slowing down. Let’s examine why diversity in the workplace has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a critical business imperative. Diversity leads to a higher market share While communities are becoming increasingly culturally diverse, businesses…

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  • How to Make Sure You’re Not Being Sold Smoke And Mirrors

    Can you spot the difference between theoretical and real ROI? Basware’s Eric Wilson gives the run-down on preventing value leakage in Purchase-to Pay.  Register now free of charge as a digital delegate for Big Ideas Chicago! Buying enterprise software is no easy undertaking – there’s a lot of factors to consider, multiple stakeholders to please and…

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  • Is the era of the fence-sitting corporation over?

    Corporate CEOs have historically remained silent on politically divisive issues to avoid a potential backlash from consumers and their own employees. Last week, this rule was turned on its head. Three high-profile advisory councils were disbanded by U.S. President Donald Trump last week after a cascade of CEO resignations over his response to the Charlottesville…

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  • IBM Global Procurement’s Radical Transformation

    Transformation has become the new norm as organisations respond to an onslaught of shocks. But is there a best-practice way to go about transforming a procurement function? We interviewed Procurious Partner, IBM Global Procurement, to discover why they’ve been recognised on the global stage for their approach to the challenge. If you were to stop…

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  • Trump Has Exposed Corporate America to a Carbon Tariff

    Putting aside the issue of catastrophic global warming for a minute, let’s look at a very possible consequence of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement – retaliatory measures from other nations in the form of a carbon tariff on American products. Well, there goes the planet. Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has dominated the…

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  • Colin Powell Talks Security, Trade and Trump at #ISM2017

    While many attendees at #ISM2017 were waiting to hear what General Colin Powell would say about President Trump, the former Secretary of State also provided some valuable insights into supply management. “An army marches on its stomach,” says Powell to a packed ballroom at #ISM2017. “It’s the logistics that allows you to face an enemy.”…

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  • Networking No-Nos

    You only get one opportunity to make a first impression, so don’t blow your chance to make a positive contribution to your personal brand equity by making some classic mistakes at your next procurement networking event. The way you approach networking in a crowded room depends upon your personality. Is it your first time at…

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