Centralised? Centre-led? What’s the difference, and how do I know which operating model is best for my organisation? Starting a new job can be both stressful and exhilarating. The people are different, the location is strange and the way they work is peculiar to that enterprise. There may be a seven-level procurement organisation chart or … Continue reading Procurement Operating Models Explained
So much about Brexit is still a mystery. But one thing’s for sure – procurement pros can help their organisation turn a negative into a positive! It’s impossible to say precisely what the role of procurement will be in the post-Brexit world; the future is simply too uncertain. And it’s easy to infer this sense … Continue reading 5 Ways Procurement Can Make Brexit A Breeze
As human beings, we are naturally averse to risk and uncertainty. But our lives are little more certain than a game of poker – and we’d do well to embrace that! Caspar Berry, professional poker player extraordinaire, knows exactly what it means to take risks. But he admits that it can be a scary business. “People … Continue reading A Little Less Hesitation, A Little More Risk Taking
IBM’s CPO, Bob Murphy, talks soft skills, AI and what he’s looking for in his leadership team at IBM… This Article was written by IBM’s CPO, Bob Murphy. Procurement professionals should be excited about Artificial Intelligence and robotic automation. We’re looking to these technologies to handle the repetitive tasks, the more mundane pieces of work, … Continue reading What Is IBM’s CPO Looking For In New Hires?
The world is in dire need of a 21st century William Wilberforce to realign the corporate moral compass on this increasingly pressing issue of modern-day slavery In the early 1800s, the politician and social reformer William Wilberforce famously spearheaded the movement to abolish slavery. His campaign was long and hard-fought, beginning in 1787 with the … Continue reading Could The 21st Century Wilberforce Please Stand Up?
Procurement tech guru Bertrand Maltaverne explores the benefits, limitations and pitfalls of chatbots in procurement – with some animated examples! “Hey, Siri,…” “Alexa,…” “OK Google,..” Digital assistants are ubiquitous. We talk to them (Siri, Alexa, Cortana, etc.). We chat with them (Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Skype, WeChat, etc.). They are in our phones, in our computers, … Continue reading “Hey, Procurement…” The Rise of Chatbots in Supply Management
Turn on the auto-reply, pack your suitcase and strap yourselves in – it’s #procurement conference season. Why are so many great conferences packed into the same few weeks of the year? Yes, the weather is usually reliable, but having successive (or even overlapping) conferences forces procurement pros to pick and choose carefully. And your conference … Continue reading Conference Season Is Upon Us!