Future Purchasing Blogs

Tagged by topic "Business & Stakeholder Engagement"

Five strategies leading CPO's use to ensure category management is a key driver of high business performance

by Kathrine Western

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

Joint accountability for delivering category targets with stakeholders” is identified as one of the top practices that organisations should implement to improve its category management. How to make it work..

by Tony Squires

The critical factors to consider when formalising the Category group planning approach and aligning it with the corporate business planning cycle

by Simon Brown

Category Management must be aligned to business strategy and business process else it will become an irrelevance.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

80% of organisations have yet to implement the truly effective goal setting that will allow them to get the best from their procurements, you might well raise an eyebrow. However, this is exactly the conclusion we can draw from Future Purchasing’s latest global category management survey

by Kathrine Western

Despite what many procurement professionals may say, Category Management is far from embedded as a way of working within our profession

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Here are five steps to improving communication with internal stakeholders by incorporating relatively simple but extremely effective ways of working:

by Kathrine Western

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

by Kathrine Western

The Christmas Purchase Requisition. The 12 Days of Christmas like you've never seen before!

by Paul Lee

The most bizarre agency review that I’ve ever been involved in took place a few years ago...

by Tony Squires

I am always struck by how easy it is for procurement professionals to mislead and misunderstand each other, when ultimately we are usually striving for the same thing!

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Sharing insights from conversations with category stakeholders differently using a Wordle

by Alison Smith

Making Category Management a business rather than Procurement process, is the goal of many leading organisations

by Mark Webb

Creativity in procurement requires a different mindset, body posture, environment and sometimes even different voice and persona

by Alison Smith

06/01/2015

What Is TRACK8?

All you need to run Category Management within your organization with the following features...

by Simon Brown

"The best conversation I have ever had with a procurement person"

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Allison Ford-Langstaff debates Public Sector Procurement Opportunity with David Cameron

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

A business needs budgetary forecasts - I just wonder whether the way in which compliance to these are managed is always helpful

by Alison Smith

Which personality test should we use in procurement?

by Anna Del Mar

Why procurement processes are like sat nav's

by Alison Smith

Is procurement the Met Office for business supplier relationships?

by Alison Smith

What can procurement learn from channel hopping?

by Alison Smith

21/02/2014

Suitcases

Lessons in procurement from real life

by Alison Smith