Well fellow Purchasing professionals, it would seem that it’s time for us to wake up and shout a little louder and more often, as today, July 13th, is World FM Day. When is World Purchasing Day?
This month we are pleased to profile Nicolas Passaquin (Global Head of Sourcing Delivery) of Thomson Reuters on the role off-shoring has played in their Sourcing transformation. Nicolas has been at Thompson Reuters/ Reuters since 2003 and previously worked for Numico and Air France
Hopes and dreams did not come more fresh and varied than at the Procurious big ideas summit the other day in London. Many of you may have seen the blog posts and social media around the event and I thought I would share an FP view on what was discussed
by Anna Del Mar
All of the current “leaders” in the Strategic Sourcing Suite market were established before 1999. So who are these leaders, what do they offer, and, more importantly, why are they increasingly looking the same?
How short term tactical and exploitative behaviour destroys trust, destroys creativity and alters behaviour
A good procurement organization does need to start to think about the longer term effects and consider how we would adjust category strategies to cope. Have you started to?
The Modern Slavery Act of 2015 came into force in October of last year and businesses with turnover in excess of £36 million will be “required to produce a statement, in each financial year, setting out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their own business and their supply chains”
Creating a strategic procurement function in a diverse investment company in the Middle East
Future Purchasing suggest ten enablers to achieve Lord Carter's Procurement Transformation Recommendations across NHS England
by Jon Hughes
Continuing our own summary of Carter’s 15 recommendations and assessing the likely impact that these recommendations could have on procurement, particularly from a leadership, structural, process and capability perspective
by Jon Hughes
FP have been following the work of Lord Carter closely and have made inputs from a strategic and change management perspective. Here is our assessment of the likely impact that his recommendations could have on procurement
by Jon Hughes
We search for the 1 percent margin for improvement in everything we do' he has said, and it is clear that this relentless search for improvement in all areas has had a dramatic effect on the team and its ability to win or place highly on such a regular basis
Creating group procurement expertise in a de-centralised business
What is procurement doing, believing or saying that’s contributing to the reaction we’re getting from others in the organisation?
by Alison Smith
It occurs to me that, as procurement professionals, we could let ourselves be inspired by category management. It is, after all, a powerful process designed to deliver sustainable change and there are plenty of parallels we can draw
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the UK’s key measure of inflation for goods and services, has been negative for two consecutive months in September and October 2015. Is there a case for an annual price decrease letter?
by Paul Lee
The news that one company PepsiCo is getting rid of its Marketing Procurement team to the Marketing press reminded me of the scene in the Wizard of Oz
by Tina Fegent
A few other ways of looking at procurement contribution such as cost avoidance, added value and increased revenue
Platts’ Global Petrochemical Index has been at its lowest level since May 2009. That sounds like good news for consumers but is it good news for Procurement?
by Paul Lee
Procurement in the future may be a job with a great deal of power, with a lot of time spent in Africa and some planet hopping! Read on...
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