A Procurement Professional’s Twelve Days of Christmas. An alternative version of the Christmas song for you to enjoy!
Despite the general indicators pointing to another slowdown in growth, procurement and purchasing folk should see this as an opportunity to build and develop our standing in our businesses
Post-Truth is an increasingly relevant part of the political discourse around us. The level of uncertainty we can now see suggests that we should be pulling out our category strategies and testing them to see the effects of change in particular directions.
Daniel Pink introduces us in Drive to the concept of progression in how we are motivated. Recognising early, survival based motivation for humans as Motivation (approach) 1, he explores Motivation 2 (the carrot and stick we are all familiar with) and then introduces Motivation 3 as a concept
SRM is a core subject in the world of supply chain, but it is a surprisingly Cinderella subject - it goes in and out of fashion, the programs developed often seem to have core components missing, resource allocation is patchy and there’s a constant cry of ‘show me the money’.
For anyone working in a Transformation role , the blockchain revolution starts in 2017. If you don’t know what that is, you need to as the realities of the digital transformation are already upon us. Those that grasp the opportunities first could gain a first mover advantage
In many supplier - customer relationships, the contract provides a significant focus. Some organisations have a strong approach to managing the outcomes of the contract and in some cases, this drives the entire focus of the organisation, both in terms of contract creation and in the way in which focus is directed during the delivery of the contracted goods and services
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?
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