Innovation and change – we know we need to do it but taking the first step is always hard. However, waiting until change is forced upon us could lead to even more pain. “Execution is all about timing – people don’t want to do things differently…until they have to” James Varga, CEO – The ID … Continue reading Is The Secret To Change And Successful Innovation A Matter Of Timing?
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted Procurement in unimaginable ways. Running Procurement from home is possible, but is it sustainable? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the workforce in ways we have never experienced, affecting also Procurement departments and Procurement Outsourcing (PO) providers. Shared service center locations first across Asia and then the rest of the world became … Continue reading Working From Home Is Resilient, But Is It Sustainable In Procurement?
Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to business are facing a new uphill struggle – employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another 3 months. Workers who were furloughed back in April are being gradually invited back to work, although some are being … Continue reading Coronaphobia: Have You Got It?
There are ample opportunities for savings in outsourced services implementing the right models for balanced success. Just over six months ago, I left my role in a well-established procurement advisory firm to take a deep dive into the outsourced services category. My spend management sense told me this category was still untapped by procurement. Now, … Continue reading Out is In: an Outline of the Outlook for the Outsourced
Think parenthood and COVID-19 have nothing in common? Think again. Read on for 5 lessons that parenting a toddler has taught me and how these apply to emergency procurement situations. It is pretty difficult working from home with a toddler at any time, but even more so during a lockdown. I fell into despair last … Continue reading What A Two Year Old Taught Me About Emergency Procurement
How should you set your supply chain up for coronavirus recovery? Find out the steps here. With the majority of the world still in lockdown, no detailed blueprint for economic recovery, and no vaccine in sight, the end to the coronavirus pandemic still seems a while off. But reassuringly, there’s signs that we may now … Continue reading How To Set Your Supply Chain Up For Coronavirus Recovery
As you sit home in your COVID-free sanitised domestic bubble, there’s a war raging outside your door. As social distancing and lockdown measures are implemented around the world, a growing number of food and grocery players have been forced to ramp up their capability to handle last mile delivery. And it’s no mean feat. Supply … Continue reading Grocers Battle In COVID-19 Last Mile Delivery: Supply Chain News