Future Purchasing Blogs

Archived under "August 2017"

The answer is compelling. Category Management is a critical lever to deliver improved procurement and can improve business performance by up to..

by Mark Hubbard

There are few other areas of the business that still have so much untapped potential. Even the most sceptical CEO would be missing a trick not to explore this

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Next time you claim on your CV that you have run transformation programmes, just think again whether that is the right term, as yours could be a change programme. Here we explore the difference

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The challenge here is how to engage a discussion in which the approaches taken by both sides can be explored and developed in a positive, value creating way rather than seeking to take the maximum from the other party

by Mark Hubbard

If your organisation pulls together a bunch of ‘catman’ templates in some sort of vacuum, that’s simply ‘playing’ with category management

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The greatest asset your company can have in Procurement revealed. 72% of companies don’t yet do this!

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

To illustrate how a standard but flexible approach can be achieved, here are some very specific questions my clients and I have recently asked when reviewing key categories

by Paul Haycock

Business leaders are recognising that Procurement is a major untapped source of potential competitive advantage. Here's why..

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The value of in-depth supplier analysis and a well-designed, rather than a generic RFI, at the earliest opportunity is absolutely critical in the creation of category strategy especially in markets like FM

by Ian Satchwell