Future Purchasing Blogs

Tagged by topic "Procurement Leadership"

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

I believe it’s the stereotypical beliefs and roles we have about what procurement is that gets in the way of us truly providing value to our organisations.

by Alison Smith

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

Daniel Pink introduces us in Drive to the concept of progression in how we are motivated. Recognising early, survival based motivation for humans as Motivation (approach) 1, he explores Motivation 2 (the carrot and stick we are all familiar with) and then introduces Motivation 3 as a concept

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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

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

Sharing insights from conversations with category stakeholders differently using a Wordle

by Alison Smith

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

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

As Benjamin Franklin famously said “By failing to plan, you are preparing to fail”

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

I have not seen a more compelling case for change in any other private sector organisation

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