Still debating maverick spend in your organisation, griping about tail spend or struggling to implement the right systems? Perhaps P2P is holding you back! This article was written by Eva Milko. Is it me or has not much changed in the world of Purchase-to-Pay (P2P)? Twenty-five years have come and gone and yet we continue to discuss … Continue reading Is P2P Keeping Us Stuck In The Mud?
The struggle might be real but, according to VSP’s CPO, the solutions are many when it comes to building the most effective procurement teams! The conversation around talent shortages in the procurement space has been going on for five or ten years now. I’ve come to realize that the real problem is not the lack of … Continue reading The Struggle is Real: Building Effective Procurement Teams
After the tragic death of at least 58 people in the Grenfell Tower fire, confusion remains over whether the decision to use combustible panels in its construction was in accordance with British building regulations. The Guardian and the BBC have both reported that Reynobond panels with a combustible polyethylene (PE) core were used in … Continue reading Cladding Purchase in the Spotlight After Grenfell Tower Fire
As algorithms, virtual assistants, and bots infiltrate conversational interfaces across business applications, in the crosshairs is company spend tracking and control. This is the panacea we’ve all been waiting for to an age-old problem. Messaging services like Slack are ground zero for a new generation of integrated bots in the workplace. Most have stopped … Continue reading How Algorithms Will Add Super-Intelligence To The Way Your Company Spends Money
Social media: It’s vast, it’s unstructured, and it’s overwhelming. But the value for supply chain is there to be extracted! According to Business Insider, social media sharing outpaces some of the most data intensive B2B activities: Facebook processes 500 times more data each day than the New York Stock Exchange and Twitter exceeds NYSE’s daily … Continue reading The Value of Social Media Voices in Supply Chain
The Internet of Things (IoT) is designed to make our data more useable. What opportunities and concerns does it present within logistics, where it is referred to as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ? The trends of Supply Chain technology are shaping the future of logistics management. The common thread is the push toward hyper-interoperability, where technology, people and process … Continue reading IIoT: Tomorrow Thinking for Supply Chain
If your marketing expertise is a little below par, don’t despair! Marketers need your help and luckily there’s a lot procurement can do… How much do you know about ATL, BTL and TTL? Learning marketing speak is the first step in gaining support of your colleagues over the fence and establishing your credibility. The marketing … Continue reading Is Marketing A Procurement Blind Spot?