Future Purchasing Blogs

Tagged by topic "Risk Management & Sustainability"

Right now, we’re in the midst of something that is genuinely detracting from our ability to focus on the longer term. The short-term has gotten right in the way of anything else. Propping up supply chains is more critical than finding long-term value. Finding alternative suppliers is more essential than ensuring all value is identified and delivered. Innovation takes a distant second place to delivery.

by Mark Hubbard

Third Party Management (or TPM) is the overall management of the risk, service, contract and relationship with a third party. Even in pre-Covid-19 times, some or all aspects of TPM were already highly important for many sectors.

by Mark Webb

Over the three days at Procurecon, a host of topics get covered, all of which impact on how we need to think about procurement, and how we might adopt and amend our approaches to meet the challenges ahead. This Blog talks about those challenges and how to address them.

by Mark Hubbard

Another underlying theme, breaking out in side discussions and covered in at least one mainstream presentation: that is ‘sustainability’. This, in part, links to the need for procurement activity to be closely aligned with the strategic direction of our organisations

by Mark Hubbard

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.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

How short term tactical and exploitative behaviour destroys trust, destroys creativity and alters behaviour

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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