The United Kingdom has chosen a path leading to its separation from the European Union. However, you feel about the rights or wrongs of that decision, there is a lot to be learned from the set up and delivery of a complex negotiation, in which both sides are playing for high stakes.
by Mark Hubbard
What reaction would you have had if the political parties had each just wheeled out the same strategy as they had at the last election?
by Alison Smith
Future Purchasing and Palambridge announced today that they will partner to increase procurement's contributions to competitive advantage - bringing together procurement experts, technology, and intelligence on demand via a virtual platform
by Mark Webb
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Future Purchasing
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.
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
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
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”
Preparing for a meeting with government...
Spend Matters names Future Purchasing as one to watch
by Mark Webb