There’s a lot we can learn about resilience from this world-famous explorer. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, the last few months have been particularly challenging. And while we’ve all struggled, those of us with one quality may have universally coped better than others. That quality is resilience. Resilience, … Continue reading How To Be More Resilient
How do you pivot your operations? Here’s how. We discover how one fashion house started making scrubs. Imagine, for a second, that during this pandemic, procurement simply wasn’t needed within your organisation. Your boss then came to you and said that the business valued you and thought you had some transferable skills, so they had … Continue reading How One Supplier Pivoted From High Fashion To Scrubs
Think parenthood and COVID-19 have nothing in common? Think again. Read on for 5 lessons that parenting a toddler has taught me and how these apply to emergency procurement situations. It is pretty difficult working from home with a toddler at any time, but even more so during a lockdown. I fell into despair last … Continue reading What A Two Year Old Taught Me About Emergency Procurement
“Intrapreneurs” – named the most in-demand skill of 2020 A few months ago, it would have seemed impossible. A motor manufacturer making ventilators. A fragrance brand producing hand sanitiser. Or a luxury fashion firm sewing scrubs. Businesses across the globe have demonstrated an incredible ability to pivot on the head of a pin and change … Continue reading It’s The #1 Must-Have Skill Right Now… And The Good News Is You’ve Probably Already Demonstrated It.
They have been a staple in the Easter diet for many children (and adults too!) for decades. But just how does Cadbury make the Creme Eggs we enjoy so much? The humble Cadbury’s Creme Egg has been an Easter staple since its launch nearly half a century ago. Global sales of the eggs are over … Continue reading Easter Procurement – How Do They Make Yours?
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
How can you make sure you’re not overlooked for jobs and other opportunities if you want to keep working in your 60s and 70s? When Paul McCartney wrote “When I’m Sixty-Four” as a teenager, he probably thought he would be retired in his mid-to-late 60s. Instead he has continued to work well into his 70s … Continue reading Will They Still Want You, When You’re 64?