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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

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

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

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

We’re making decisions all the time without giving ourselves the appropriate time to determine the best course of action. The reality is we don't plan and prepare enough

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

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

Plus an insight into why many organisations fail to deliver strategic procurement.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Rebecca Lonsdale, Procurement Director at Britvic has some nice words for us

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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

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

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Clearly there is a very strong link between transformation and benefits delivery, otherwise there would be no point. But a 'show me the money' approach can affect or even derail true transformation at strategy and category level

by Paul Haycock

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?

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The marketplace, benefits and pitfalls of eProcurement and eSourcing applications

by Mark Eveleigh

Future Purchasing suggest ten enablers to achieve Lord Carter's Procurement Transformation Recommendations across NHS England

by Jon Hughes

Continuing our own summary of Carter’s 15 recommendations and assessing the likely impact that these recommendations could have on procurement, particularly from a leadership, structural, process and capability perspective

by Jon Hughes

FP have been following the work of Lord Carter closely and have made inputs from a strategic and change management perspective. Here is our assessment of the likely impact that his recommendations could have on procurement

by Jon Hughes

We search for the 1 percent margin for improvement in everything we do' he has said, and it is clear that this relentless search for improvement in all areas has had a dramatic effect on the team and its ability to win or place highly on such a regular basis

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

What is procurement doing, believing or saying that’s contributing to the reaction we’re getting from others in the organisation?

by Alison Smith

A few other ways of looking at procurement contribution such as cost avoidance, added value and increased revenue

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Focussing on the lessons Champagne can give us in areas of market and pricing understanding

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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