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Why is it that the most significant factor in driving procurement performance is ensuring a linkage between organisational strategy and category management delivery ?

by Mark Hubbard

FP weekly Blog; Identifying possible interventions in a category which could deliver additional value to your organisation.

by Mark Hubbard

Co-Creation, its is about procurement working intently with other parties or stakeholders within the business to develop the outcome needed by the business.

by Mark Hubbard

Deep under the North Pole, the final effort is underway, making sure that the wrapping lines are moving at full power and the dispatch team is ready to go. As ever, the elves in the Procurement team (this really is e-procurement) are having a moment to reflect on the challenges of getting this far.

by Mark Hubbard

16/12/2019

Saving the NHS

The NHS is a centrepiece of the U.K. It is a unique, open access healthcare system, virtually free at the point of use. It is also the fifth largest employer in the world (after the us and Chinese military, Indias railway and either India post or China post, depending on years), and consumes more of the U.K. GDP than defence and education together. And it’s in trouble.

by Mark Hubbard

Both Procurement and Sales need to have a good grasp of the customers strategy; one side to make sure they are addressing the core needs of their customers strategy, the other to make sure they are servicing the needs of that strategy.

by Mark Hubbard

The Future Purchasing Global Category Management Leadership report contains a list of the 23 top practices and 4 key measures which show how to be great at category management and deliver at least twice the benefit than others achieve. For each of those practices and measures, it has a list of recommendations for improvements in each area - clear, unambiguous, actionable recommendations. What’s not to like?

by Mark Hubbard

It is one of the great questions for procurement professionals - where are we compared to our peers? It’s a real challenge to understand both whether our own approaches are adequate, or what the effort required to make any improvements would actually deliver.

by Mark Hubbard

Sustainability continues to be a compelling subject. Last week, the Financial Times ran an article asking ‘Can we break our addiction to plastic’?( https://on.ft.com/2WLNdEh ) In this, the challenges of our dependency on plastic packaging was highlighted, and it explored some of the challenges of change. Different consumer behaviour is required, along with different supply chains, different manufacturing facilities, different transport and logistics solutions.

by Mark Hubbard

Within all the skill and effort on the pitch, it was also notable that considerable thought had been put into other areas to give an advantage to one side or another. One standout element of this was the way the England team faced the haka with their own v formation.

by Mark Hubbard

The Future Purchasing Category Management Leadership report is in its 4th edition this year, and there is a notable headline evident across the findings. The gap between those who excel at category management (the Leaders) and those who are still developing their approach (The Followers) is growing.

by Mark Webb

Here we are in the beautiful city of Barcelona for Procurecon 2019 at Procurecon 2019

by Mark Hubbard