Are our supply chains tunnel-visioned, or do they support a diverse range of ethnic minorities, women, military veterans, people with disability, or ex-offenders trying to build a new life? A few months ago, Beyoncé dropped a surprise new single. Hang on, what’s that got to do with Procurement with Purpose (PwP), I hear you say? … Continue reading Beyoncé And Supply Chain Diversity
Based on our research, here are five ways that procurement professionals can generate more social value from their next construction project Many governments around the world, including the UK, are focussing on construction-led recovery post-COVID. Here are 5 ways Procurement can play a key role in re-shaping not only our buildings and the way we … Continue reading 5 Ways Procurement Is Building Better Communities
A new survey of 500+ professionals reveals where procurement must focus to establish leadership and earn executive trust. Procurement: it’s your time to lead. New research from Procurious and Coupa, released today, reveals that nearly two thirds of professionals have seen trust increase with the c-suite over the past three months. Similarly, more procurement leaders … Continue reading Procurement’s Time To Lead Is Now. Here’s How to Take Advantage.
How do you set a strategy for your procurement function? Discover what to actually do. How many times have you heard the word ‘procurement strategy’ throughout your career? Hundreds, if not thousands? And how many times have you seen one created and executed brilliantly? Hmm. In 2020, especially after this year’s crisis, we all know … Continue reading How to Set a Procurement Strategy Part 2: What You Should Be Doing
How do you set a strategy for your procurement function? Discover what not to do. In 2020, we’re all au fait with the word ‘strategic.’ Procurement needs to be strategic, metaphorically yells every advice piece we read. What’s the strategy behind that, what’s your function’s strategy, what’s the strategy this year? Exclaim C-suite executives we … Continue reading How To Set A Procurement Strategy Part 1: What You’re Currently Doing Wrong
Writing off Procurement as the department that finds things for the cheapest price is to write off a complex and important decision-making mechanism that expertly considers several vital factors over “buying cheapest”. It is saddening how some organisations still think the only idea of Procurement is to buy the cheapest. This leads to numerous erroneous opinions about Procurement … Continue reading Buying The Cheapest – The Biggest Myth About Procurement
When done right, creating content can be an amazing tool to grow your personal brand. So, what makes brilliant thought leadership content? Let’s take a look… Do you dream of being the world’s number one procurement influencer or one of our profession’s Gamechangers. Well, blogging is an important step in raising your profile. Here’s how … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Writing Brilliant Blogs