And the winner of an iPad for completing our 2016 Category Management Survey is...
by Mark Webb
Day to day demands drag us away from our plans to communicate regularly and find out from our colleagues ‘what is going on’. Many of us are too busy keeping on top of emails and attending today’s meetings to fulfil our intention to ‘check in’ on how that oh-so promising supplier is doing now they have won the contract
One of the ongoing challenges of Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management is the need to stretch our understanding of the world around us. As a part of that, we are running a short series of book reviews
Why aren’t customers making full use of Strategic Sourcing Suites? I think there are a number of reasons, which can be boiled down to four
Almost a month on from the Brexit vote and the dust is beginning to settle. The FTSE100 dropped sharply but has since recovered and now exceeds pre-vote levels as investors look forward to increased international sales. So what does this mean for UK Procurement?
by Paul Lee
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
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