Mind the Gap? We most certainly do but will it finally start to narrow? Funny memes, inspiring posts and far too much fake news – we are being inundated with information to entertain, amuse, inform and frighten us while we are in lockdown or self isolation. However, one post that really caught my eye was about the value of people’s work – … Continue reading How COVID Could Kill Excessive Pay?
Is sustainability shelved for now? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several of the biggest issues facing the profession before February 2020 – sustainability, social procurement, and supply chain diversity – to plummet in priority while organizations refocus on cost and risk reduction. Given that 78% of companies anticipate a financial impact due to the crisis, … Continue reading Has COVID-19 Pushed Sustainable Procurement Off The Agenda?
What do these thought leaders think about covid-19 when we asked them recently at Big Ideas Summit London 2020? As of yesterday, the number of coronavirus cases topped 500,000 worldwide – doubling in just over a week. While we can all do our part to stop the virus spreading, there is an added pressure on … Continue reading Coronavirus: What You Need To Know According To These Procurement & Supply Chain Thought Leaders…
It’s been a disastrous year, but still, we’ve all got one big question: What will my procurement career look like this year? Over the past month, many of us have been glued to our phones with a sense of dread, waiting for the next phase of the coronavirus crisis to hit. But with many countries … Continue reading Crisis Mode: What Will My Procurement Career Look Like This Year?
What are the perils of working from home? Many of us have dreamt of this moment. No commuting. You can work in your PJs. Watch daytime TV. Do a spot of gardening. Eat your lunch on the sofa. And still get all your work done. Yes… it should be heaven. Instead, your internet speed is … Continue reading Working From Home? WFH Is More A Case Of Warring Family Hell
Will AI kill the purchasing function? (Spoiler: this is far from certain.) Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to scare many buyers and procurement teams. They wonder if “machines” are going to replace their jobs. AI combines: big data – the availability of vast amounts of data machine or deep learning – an ability to predict based … Continue reading AI: Threat Or Benefit?
Debriefing after a procurement process is an important chance for reflection and giving feedback to bidders. Follow these 5 tips to ensure you debrief efficiently. Debriefing respondents after a procurement process can seem a thankless task – and provokes an audible sigh. This is not because there is no love for the market, it’s because … Continue reading How To Debrief Suppliers… And Why You Need To