Are you responsible for sending your people into danger? In a new Procurious blog series, The World’s Deadliest Supply Chains, we investigate the most high-risk supply chains out there… The sight of 1900 rolls of toilet paper would not usually excite your typical urban dweller, but when the consignment supplies a remote Antarctica camp of … Continue reading World’s Deadliest Supply Routes: Antarctica
How do you achieve effective procurement by giving all departments the possibility to purchase directly, what the risks of such an approach and how can you reduce them? Most mid-sized and big businesses already have a dedicated department responsible for providing a company with everything from paper to spare parts for production line repairs. Why … Continue reading 4 Reasons To Get Your Whole Business Doing Procurement
In a perfect business spend management scenario, all spend is digitised. You know what your organisation has committed to spend before a single dollar goes out the door… In a perfect business spend management scenario, all spend is digitised. You know what your organisation has committed to spend before a single dollar goes out the … Continue reading Three Ways To Hit 100% Pre-approved Spend
If you feel like you’ve exhausted every avenue for finding cost savings, a Group Purchasing Organization could be the answer to your challenge. There’s a gripping scene in the last chapters of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days where the ever-dapper hero, Phileas Fogg, finds himself on a steamboat from New York to … Continue reading Out Of Savings Ideas? Here’s How To Unlock A New Level Of Buying Power
We’re seeing people on the spectrum unleash their intellect, experience and creativity across the company and around the world. Recently I was invited to participate in a golf tournament. Golf is more than a game to me: it’s social; it’s outdoors; and it’s competitive. I’m always up for some good competition! Unfortunately, I just don’t … Continue reading Golfing for a Spectrum of Opportunity
50 per cent of the population can’t be wrong, right? But just why is podcasting so popular and why do we keep listening? In 2017, when I received a call from Colin Beattie, one of the best leadership and cultural transformation architects I know, I had no idea at all about podcasts. So when Colin … Continue reading When Did Podcasting Become So Cool?
Procurement professionals need to think in more innovative ways about how we can drive competitive advantage and shareholder value for our organisations. In my recent article, I talked about “the Art of Procurement”, and suggested that the time is right for procurement to move beyond our traditional focus on transactional improvement and basic cost reduction. … Continue reading New Goals for Procurement – Driving Revenue Growth Through Supplier Collaboration