If Elon Musk describes something as tricky, then you know that it’s something organisations should be paying close attention to. When someone who: has plans to colonize Mars, is the founder of the second largest provider of solar power systems in the United States, heads the most credible manufacturer of electrical cars, was instrumental in the … Continue reading Why Elon Musk Thinks Supply Chain is “Tricky”
Alex Kleiner says that procurement organisations need to throw off their linear thinking to increase flexibility and collaboration. At the Big Ideas Summit 2016, we challenged our thought leaders to share their Big Ideas for the future of procurement. From ideas that have the potential to change the very nature of the procurement profession, to … Continue reading Big Ideas Summit 2016: Big Idea #7 – Disrupting Linear Thinking
Wherever you look, procurement is in the news. And Procurious is helping to drive this by pioneering conversations in the media. So come, read all about it! Here at Procurious, our goal is always to help our community advance. We do this by sharing effective strategies and fresh insights on the latest hot button news, … Continue reading Read All About It! Procurious Pioneering Conversations in the News
In a cost-conscious organisation, ensuring that your professional development opportunities are budget friendly is key. The time has come around again, at least in my organisation, to set development plans for the year ahead. I’ve come across objectives from becoming more knowledgeable about a topic to completing a formal qualification. Budget Friendly Development Whatever you … Continue reading How to Make Your Professional Development Budget Friendly
Why do you need to keep your personal brand on social media up to scratch? Well, if you don’t your dream job might just pass you by. We’re looking back at some of Procurious’ most popular content from the past 12 months. Prompted by some discussions around Procurious HQ on social media profiles, we felt … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Is Your Personal Brand Picture Perfect?
With an eclectic agenda ranging from a keynote on nuclear energy, to a discourse on treehouses, UPMG2016 is shaping up to be a highly informative conference. The 85th Annual Utility Purchasing Management Group (ISM UPMG) is just on the horizon. The conference has grown significantly in the past decade, and has come to be recognised as one of … Continue reading Plants (Nuclear) and Treehouses – Growing Procurement at UPMG2016
Indirect procurement implementations are tricky. Take into account power dynamics, and there’s an emotional conflict that needs to be overcome too. At a recent CIPS event in Zurich, the topic was disruption in indirect procurement. There were some excellent presentations and lively discussions afterwards on working with business functions. But when I raised the fact … Continue reading Power Dynamics: Emotional Conflict in Indirect Procurement