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
Institute for Supply Management CEO Tom Derry compares the Trump administration’s trade policies to “self-inflicted friendly fire” in the first of our 10-part Tuesdays with Tom podcast series. “In military conflicts, one of the outcomes we most dread are instances of ‘friendly fire’, when you mistakenly fire on your own troops. I think the current … Continue reading Tuesdays With Tom: Trump, Trade and Turning Disruption into Opportunity
Seven tips for making headway with your cognitive sourcing project. I will never forget visiting the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington for the first time 30 years ago and seeing the Apollo capsule. Like so many others, I was amazed at how basic the technology was that took us to the moon. … Continue reading Is AI Doing Your Head In?
How are the smash-hit singles of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton relevant to procurement? Let’s find out. Procurious has landed in Nashville! This iconic town is everything we hoped for – the neon lights, the honky-tonk venues, the gift shops brimming with cowboy boots and sequin-studded denim jackets. But Nashville is also known … Continue reading 5 Nashville Chartbusters For Procurement Professionals
Ever get the feeling you’ve been barking up the wrong tree? Let’s cut out the second-guessing and focus on the four essentials that Chief Financial Officers want from procurement. Andrew Porter values having a good night’s sleep. As CFO of the Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC) and President of the G100, the peak body for … Continue reading Revealed: 4 Things CFOs Really Want From Procurement