Future Purchasing Blogs

Archived under "May 2017"

There is a real challenge in the world of adult education, even when it relates to the ambrosia that is Procurement training. How do we get the training to stick?

by Alison Smith

Without a competency framework Category Management can be a lot like parenting. By concentrating on category management as a competency, the skill sets that make the most difference get lost or are ignored.

by Alison Smith

We’ve all seen it – the new broom CPO sweeps in to the organisation, listens carefully to the business objectives, the current plans and trajectory and the people and creates the new 3-5 year plan to ‘get the house in order’ but..

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

There’s many disciplines where coaches are seen as a necessity – sports being a popular one. Why do we throw the belief in the positive impact of coaching out of the window when we walk into the office?

by Alison Smith

Price variation drives a whole set of behaviours for procurement, and to the detriment of a huge range of potential value which is left to one side in category management

by Allison Ford-Langstaff